From the mid-19th century the Roberts family of Carrigaline Co. Cork ran corn and flax mills. The mills closed in 1922. Hodder Roberts felt that as bricks were made locally at nearby Ballinphellic perhaps pottery vessels could also be made. He took a sample of clay to the famous potteries in Stoke-on-Trent, England, to establish if it were suitable. There he met  Louis T. Keeling, a local pottery school graduate. Keeling carried out tests on the clay and produced a functional teapot. Following this success, Carrigaline Potteries was opened in 1928. Its products bear the marks Carrigaline Pottery or Carrig Ware.
This eggcup with its lovely shamrock pattern was manufactured c1960s.


The silver in this ring is sterling silver, and is stamped with the .925 stamp.
This round ring is 20mm across and 5mm deep.
The ring is fully adjustable to fit all sizes.


Carrigaline Co. Ireland, vintage china, Irish shamrock design, maker's mark, rou