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Another award for Ireland's Toy Soldier Factory

Yes, Ireland has a toy soldier factory.

HERE IS A good ‘did you know’…

Europe’s only toy soldier factory is located in Ireland – in the tiny village of Kilnamartyra in the Macroom area of Cork to be exact.

The Prince August visitor centre has just been awarded a Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence for the second year in a row.

The owners say they are delighted to have been, once more, recognised by travellers on the worldwide travel site.

The accolade rewards excellence in hospitality and is given to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on the site.

“Winning…is a true source of pride for the entire team at the toy soldier factory and we’d like to thank all of our past customers who took the time to complete a review on TripAdvisor,” said Lars Edman, owner . “There is no greater seal of approval than being recognised by one’s customers.”

The factory runs demonstrations and workshops every day and is popular for families holidaying in the area.

One father writes about a recent visit: “I will admit, it may seem a little childish at first, but I think my wife and I had just as much fun as our 8 year-old daughter. The help was friendly, and very accommodating.

The factory itself, was not much to look at or much of an experience, but making your own toy and painting it, was a very fun experience for our family. Before we knew it, we had spent over an hour painting our toys.

“I wanted to stay longer and continue to paint my toy, but my daughter’s rumbling stomach indicated it was time to leave.”

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How much do you want to visit there now?

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