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Our Story

Muck ‘n’ Muffins is located in the village square in the coastal resort of Dunfanaghy. Having studied Ceramic Design at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, sisters Deborah and Emma Moore established Muck ‘n’ Muffins in 2000. Their vision was to convert the old 1800’s grain store located in Dunfanaghy Square into a pottery studio, gift shop and cafe.
Born and raised in Dunfanaghy, this location has given Deborah and Emma an abundance of inspiration, which is reflected in their work. Appreciating the beauty of the surrounding Irish countryside, the rugged landscape, the untouched coastline, the protected forests, and the wild changeable weather offers spectacular imagery and a natural pallet of colours to inform their work.

pottery Studio

Our oldest and most popular work is our Cow Parsley design. This weed grows wild in fields, along roads and ditches. We gather it from Killahoey Beach in the Winter time when it dies and then becomes a woody stalk. We roll this stalk into the clay, which leaves a beautiful imprint. Every single pattern is different making each piece so special. This imprinted clay is fired in the kiln and then glazed and fired once again.

The Potters

Deborah and Emma Moore in their pottery studio at Muck ‘n’ Muffins.

The Cow Parsley Design

“We roll this Cow Parsley stalk into clay, which imprints a beautiful pattern”.

The Coffee Shop

..a selection of tasty treats…

The coffee shop looks out over Sheephaven Bay and accross to Hornhead. The menu offers a variety of sandwiches prepared to order, paninis, lasagne, quiche, oven-baked jacket potatoes and lots more.

Our excellent selection of desserts and tray bakes are very hard to resist.

Our coffee is freshly ground but if you’d like something a little stronger, we can offer you a glass of wine or prosecco.