About Irish Dresden

Established in 1907 in Thuringia, Germany, Irish Dresden has been producing hand-crafted lace porcelain products in beautiful Dromcolliher, County Limerick, Ireland for more than 50 years.

Connecting Ireland & Germany

It is said that fact can be stranger than fiction. And in many ways, the facts of the Irish Dresden story sometimes seem more remarkable than fiction.

Even the name “Irish Dresden” has an enigmatic atmosphere, with obvious German and Irish associations; and indeed it is the famous porcelain lace figurines, which ultimately link the two countries within this history. The name certainly suggests that a long and winding road was travelled before Irish Dresden’s tradition of craftsmanship and excellence continued in Ireland.

And there is no doubt that the reality of Irish Dresden is an incredible story of a unique hand-crafted porcelain lace product, and a resolute, determined family which, against all the odds, refused to abandon this unique artistic tradition which goes back more than 100 years.