James Collins and Thomas McDonnell

Posted on April 08 2019

James Collins and Thomas McDonnell

Traveller tinsmithing is an important part of Ireland’s craft past, so we are very lucky to be working with master craftsmen, James Collins and Thomas McDonnell. Based in Finglas, they are two of the few working tinsmiths in the country and their skill is truly something to behold. Watching them work is like watching a story unfold...two dimensional becomes three dimensional in a matter of minutes. We've put the ponchers (mugs) to the test, and yes, they do keep the tea very hot, and yes, the tea does taste awful good out of them...as for the latter, we can't tell you why; it just does. Try it for yourself, you'll be a willing convert.