Holden Leathergoods was established by Conor Holden in 1989. Today, we are the longest established leather goods brand both designed and made in Ireland – we celebrate 30 years in Dingle this year!
Conor with his wife Claire and their team of artisans, design and make the highly desirable luxury bags and accessories in their workshop on the shores of Dingle harbour. An uncompromising commitment to quality and design have earned us an international reputation and clientele, with customers returning year after year to seek out new designs and leathers.
Visitors are encouraged to call out to the workshop and studio shop for a truly unique experience. Well signposted off the Slea Head drive on the Wild Atlantic Way, approximately 2 miles from Dingle, the workshop is open all year.
The uniqueness of this location presents visitors with an unparalleled opportunity to see the team of craftspeople create our renowned luxury bag and accessories. After a drive along the tree- lined avenue, visitors can meet the makers, Tashi our newest addition to the Holden team and sip a freshly brewed coffee all while browsing the handmade goods in our studio shop. Toilets and picnic facilities add to an all-round memorable experience - a trip never to be forgotten. The workshop ( open all year) is off the beaten track, but it is well signposted and drive takes you through unspoilt countryside and woodland. Directions: Leaving Dingle for the 'Slea Head' drive, travel approximately 3km then turn left off the main road and follow the signs.
Green Friday Ireland is a movement to highlight the value of Small Business in Local Communities. As a small business owner, designer and maker, I am delighted to be part of this campaign.
It is encouraging businesses to focus on how they offer value, experiences, and human connection first to their customers and asking customers to think more consciously about businesses within the community and how we can support them.