The Craic | Smooth Dublin Churchwarden Wood Pipe | 15”

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People all over the world love to have a good time. Whether you’re partying wicked hard in Boston or having hella fun in California, many areas have their own terms for these jovial celebrations. In the pubs and streets of Ireland, you may even hear, “What’s the craic?” While this may sound like “What’s the crack?” to US American ears, it’s really a way of asking “What’s good?”, “What’s going on?”, or “How are you?”. 

Expand your arsenal of good-time terminology with The Craic. Made from quality cherry wood, this Dublin style churchwarden pipe features a marble-patterned, curved aluminum stem with a saddle style tip. Perfect for travelers, party-goers, and classic smokers.


• Length: 15 in (38.1 cm)

• Material: Cherry wood with acrylic mouthpiece

• Pipe Style: Dublin, Churchwarden

• Box Contents: Shire Pipe, poking/tamping tool, bowl screens, and pipe cleaners

• Packaging: Classic Shire Pipes packaging

Mortise and tenon stem connection for non-singular styles

Every Shire Pipe comes with a removable charcoal filter

Use & Care

Follow these guidelines to get the most from your Shire Pipe.

Pack your chosen cut firmly, and aim for a moderate amount of airflow - not too tightly, not too losely. You can check this by taking a few test puffs before lighting.

Using a circular motion, carefully apply a flame over the entire surface of the material in the pipe bowl, drawing gently on the mouthpiece. Tamp down, and re-light.

Take your time. Puff gently - inhaling fully is not necessary.

Tap or gently scrape out the bowl immediately after use. Clean your pipe frequently for the best flavor experience.

Over time, a carbon deposit ("cake") will build up inside the bowl. Do not allow this layer to get thicker than 1/16" (2mm), as it could damage the bowl. Use the provided poker multi-tool to gently remove any excess carbon.

Use the included pipe cleaners to clear any build-up from the stem. Use isopropyl alcohol - not water - on a cotton swab to deal with particularly stubborn tar. Unless you are displaying it, store your pipe with the bowl facing down to allow any excess moisture to evaporate.


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