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 blacksmithing, architecture and art. 

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.

From public and private commissions to blacksmithing classes and demonstrations, our output is varied and unique. Take a look through the pages of this website to get a better understanding of what we offer. 

Public commissions


Manchester Martyrs' information plinth, Kilrush, Co. Clare

National Enterprise Awards 2023


National Enterprise Aawards 2022


'Clare County Nursery Memorial', Kilrush, Co. Clare

'Headford Lace Bench #2', Headford Co. Galway


'Origins', Templemore, Co. Tipperary 


'Bláth na h-Inse', Ennis, Co. Clare

'Headford Lace Bench', Headford, Co Galway


'Treasure Trove', Kilkee, Co. Clare

'OLT Entrance Sign', Templemore, Co. Tipperary


'The Centurial Sphere', Ennis, Co. Clare

'The Homecoming Ship', Kilrush, Co. Clare


'National Famine Memorial', Kilrush, Co. Clare


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


'Kilballyowen Scroll', Kilbaha, Co. Clare

'Five Pilots Memorial', Kilbaha, Co. Clare


'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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