Welcome to my website. My name is Padraig Larkin , I am a basketmaker based in Cloghan, Co Offaly, Ireland. I am originally from Clonfert in Co. Galway but have been living in Cloghan for the last 30 years.

padraig in his sally garden

Since my introduction to basketry I have become immersed in the craft, learning a lot of new skills through some excellent courses, books and good old fashioned trial and error. I have developed my own style based largely on traditional methods with a strong emphasis on quality and pride in my work.

I learned my craft from Joe Hogan, one of the foremost basketmakers in Ireland. Joe works and teaches out of his home in Lough Na Fooey near Clonbur in Connemara.

I am a member of the Irish Basketmakers Association.