Making history fun

One of Ireland’s best-hidden attractions. The family-owned Toy Soldier Factory has been established in Ireland since 1976. It is situated in the beautiful little village of Kilnamartyra, halfway between Killarney town and Cork City on the main N22 road only a short distance from Macroom town. A trip to our newly renovated visitor centre is both an educational and fun experience for all the family. The factory produces hundreds of different black rubber moulds that allows you, the customer, to Make & Paint your own figure from a model soldier, fairies, seasonal ornaments, chess sets, animals and other figurines in metal as many times as you wish. 

Take part in a 40 min workshop suitable for adults and kids!!

1: Choose your figure
2: Cast it
3: Paint it
4: Take it home!!

The visitor centre also has a treasure trove of hand painted figures:

  • Lord of the Rings Characters
  • Fairies
  • Mightiest Dragons
  • Michael Collins Irish Heroes 1916
  • Traditional Toy Soldiers
  • Leprechauns
  • Historical Chess Sets

All available at Factory Prices!!


From 29th June you will be able to book your very own table in our New huge workshop area.  This will give you peace and mind knowing you and your family are safe. 

Please note! Due to government guidelines with social distancing, there will be limited places available.

Pre-booking is essential.

  • Gift shop filed with hand-painted soldiers and themed chess sets from many time periods in history
  • Fantasy creatures
  • Jolly leprechauns
  • Jewellery, Puzzles, Pewter gifts, Papo figures, Irish heroes, figures from JR Tolkien’s Books, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

Open Daily Year Round

Monday to Friday: 09:00–17:00
Online booking is essential


“We Make it & You Paint it”

Covid19: From 29th June 2020 you will be able to book your very own family table in our New huge workshop area.

Pay a table deposit of €12 and pay for the workshops when you arrive, (deposit will be deducted from final total)

More Information at

Useful Information

Gift shop on-site as well as Picnic Area, Coffee Dock, Tuck Shop

Free parking for cars, coaches and jaunting cars

Getting There

Halfway between Cork and Killarney. 
40min drive from either. 
Well signposted on N22. More information on their website – ‘How to find us’ page

Map Location: 51.900673, -9.082187
Contact Toy Soldier Factory

Kilnamartyra Village
, Macroom, Co. Cork, Ireland

Eircode: P12 FN79
T: +353 (0)26 40342
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