Useful Links

Sponsors:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Associations and Organisations:

 

ABANA - Artist Blacksmiths Association of North America

 

Arts Council of Ireland / An Chomhairle Ealaíon

 

Arts Council of Northern Ireland

 

BABA - British Artist Blacksmith Association

 

Cape Breton Blacksmiths Association

 

Crafts Council of Ireland

 

Craft Northern Ireland

 

E tenders

 

Institut de Formation et de Recherche pour les Artisanats des Métaux (Ifram)

 

Irish Georgian Society

 

Irish Master Farriers Association

 

National Heritage Ironwork Group

 

The Heritage Council

 

The Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths

 

Visual Artists Ireland

 

 

 

Forums:

 

I Forge Iron

 

The Metal Artist Forum

 

 

 

Publications:

 

Hephaistos

 

Rural Craft Publications

 

The Blacksmith's Journal

 

 

 

Tools and Machinery Suppliers:

 

 

 

Farrier supplies based in Co Wicklow cater mostly for the Farrier but they do have some blacksmithing tools.   Phone: 01 458 2608.    Email: sales@farrier-supplies.ie

 

ANGELE is a German blacksmith tool site and has a wide selection of forging tools.

 

Axminster is a good site for general tools and also have inexpensive blowers that can be used for forges.

 

The Blacksmiths Depot is a US site with some very good tools. Contact them directly for shipping to Ireland.

 

Centaur Forge is another US company specialising in blacksmithing tools.

 

Vaughan's are an English company specialising in blacksmithing tools.

 

 

Coke Bean Suppliers:

 

R. Ridge
Coal, Slate and Stone merchant,
22a Castle Street,
Shrewsbury,
SYI 2BJ
(Sorry - no phone number as yet)

 

Hargreaves
Distributors for Monckton Coke Beans
Speak to Ian Moulson on 0044 1530 510303

 

 

 

Material Suppliers:

 

 

 

 

Pure Iron is available from Don Barker which is new iron with no carbon added:
Phone: 0044 1904 607711, email: mail@pureiron.com  http://www.theblacksmiths.co.uk

 

 

 

Miscellaneous:

 

Mohill Horse Fair - Sunday 26th October 2014
http://mohillhorsefair.com


A map of the artist blacksmiths, developed by the Forum Metal Connection.
This website (Metal Connexion) has a twofold purpose :
- Technical purpose : the forum allows exchanges between the metalworkers,
- Commercial purposes since the forum, which is also designed to provide information about wrought iron work to the 'general public', directs visitors to a selective menu of artist blacksmiths
http://metal-connexion.fr/carte/ferronnerie-d-art.php