Kilkee Forge helps both corporate and private clients with a specific design brief to fulfill their needs through the design, development and creation of bespoke works.

We are a small business with a big reputation for the design and creation of bespoke contemporary artworks. 

Owned and managed by Conor Murray, the family have been in  the line of blacksmithing for five generations. This business has evolved with the times and what we now do straddles the boundaries of industrial design, architecture and art. Conor has combined these elements and was named as the overall winner of 'Ireland's Best Young Entrepreneur 2019' for county Clare. 

The family forge which dates back to the 1700's is situated just 50 metres from the current design studio and forge on the west coast of Ireland from which today's team operate. 

Today at our metal design studio, we place ourselves in the realm of publicly and privately commissioned artwork, utilizing both traditional skills and modern techniques. We combine the age old skills of hot forging with modern CAD / CAM technology to reach and exceed our clients' expectations.



Public commissions

2019

'Origins', Templemore, Co. Tipperary 

2018

'Bláth na h-Inse', Ennis, Co. Clare

'Headford Lace Bench', Headford, Co Galway

2017

'Treasure Trove', Kilkee, Co. Clare

'OLT Entrance Sign', Templemore, Co. Tipperary

2016

'The Centurial Sphere', Ennis, Co. Clare

'The Homecoming Ship', Kilrush, Co. Clare

2013

'National Famine Memorial', Kilrush, Co. Clare

2009

'Grave of the Yellow Men', Kiltrellig, Co. Clare

2006

'Kilballyowen Scroll', Kilbaha, Co. Clare

'Five Pilots Memorial', Kilbaha, Co. Clare

2005

'Nell Galvin Memorial', Moyasta, Co. Clare

Current Memberships

Visual Artists Ireland (VAI)

Professional member of Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI)

Irish Artist Blacksmith Association (IABA)

British Artist Blacksmith Association (BABA)

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