Prince August is Ireland's only Toy Soldier Factory. See the Mould Maker making the moulds or cast a toy soldier from a mould and watch the painters paint the toy figures.
Prince August Toy Soldier Factory is one of Ireland's best hidden secrets situated between Killarney town and Cork City on the N22 main road, only a short distance from Macroom Town.
A trip to the Visitor Centre is both an educational and fun experience for all the family. The Factory produces hundreds of different black vulcanised rubber moulds that allow you, the customer, to cast your own model soldiers, chess sets and other figures and animals in metal as many times as you wish.
Thousands of tourists every year visit the Toy Soldier Factory and experience firsthand how to cast a miniature. You can also take part in a friendly tour of the factory.
The gift shop is filled with hand painted soldiers and themed chess sets from many time periods in history as well as fantasy creatures, even jolly little leprechauns. The Visitor Centre also has an impressive collection of gorgeous jewellery, statues, pewter, silver, pottery, glass and leather giftware from many local Irish artists. All Non- European Union visitors can also avail of 17.26% tax back.