The Home Of Irish Music
McNeela Instruments are Irish traditional music instrument specialists. They provide the Irish traditional community with flutes, bodhráns, concertinas, whistles, banjos, bouzoukis, mandolins, octave mandolins, harps, fiddles, guitars, and accessories. They strive to provide premium products. When handcrafting and developing instruments they have the players needs and wants in mind. Their main focus is to supply a high standard of instrument which produces an outstanding sound.
The History of McNeela Instruments
McNeela Instruments are a family run business. The McNeela family, originally from Mayo, grew up in East Wall, Dublin City. There are 4 boys in the family all with a great interest in traditional Irish music. It all began when Paraic, the third son, crafted his first bodhrán in 1978. He always loved to work with his hands, and as he also loved Irish traditional music, he thought he would combine his two passions and make bodhráns full time. He started making bodhráns professionally in 1979. His father owned a newsagent in East Wall and Paraic sold his first products from there. At this time, bodhráns were relatively new to the market however, as traditional music became very popular, demand grew for his instruments. Paraic began to selling his bodhráns into music shops and eventually he expanded into supplying other traditional instruments.
Paraic now works with his brothers Rory and Seán, and along with the invaluable help of Vivien Pilson, they export Irish traditional instruments all over Ireland and internationally. McNeela Instruments are proud of their development of new Irish traditional instruments. They experiment by trying different materials, testing a new shape or working with a new part manufacturer. It can take years for a new product to make it to market from conception to final manufacture. The very popular Wren Concertina and Phoenix Concertina took 5 years to develop. Paraic is now working with John O'Brien making a brand new premium low whistle using the latest in Swiss precision engineering. When handcrafting and developing new products the main objective is to make strong sounding, reliable products and in order to achieve this nothing can be rushed.
As McNeela Instruments grew they added more products to their collection. They are now proud to be a one stop shop for everything traditional. They have their own line of products including McNeela Concertinas, Flutes, Violins, Mandolins, Bodhráns and they also supply a range of products from other makers such as Des Seery Flutes, Roy McManus and Tony Dixon Whistles.
We have many more instruments that are not displayed on site so if you can't find what your looking for please contact us. And lastly we operate an instrument repair and restoration service. If you live in Dublin why not visit us at our factory showroom in Baldoyle Industrial Estate.
New hours of business
Mon-Fri 9.00am to 5.15pm
Sat 11.00am to 2.00pm
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or phone Paraic on 087 256 9672
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You can also call us on: (00 353) 1-832-2432
Or if you live in Dublin why not visit our factory showroom in Baldoyle Industrial Estate?
Unit 137 Grange Dr, Baldoyle Industrial Estate, Dublin 13, Ireland.
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