About Us


luke in his leather apron 

PREMIUM QUALITY TABLETOP GAMING

Dakota Irish means artisan quality, handcrafted wooden tabletop gaming accessories as well as incredibly unique and stunning dice. It combines my passion for artisan craftsmanship and woodworking with my love and appreciation for dice and role-playing games (like Dungeons & Dragons).


I started this journey in the summer of 2017 when I opened my Etsy shop and listed my first product - wood dice trays. To date I’ve built a strong following on Etsy and am now in the top 5 shops in Ireland and top 2000 globally.  And in 2018 I opened this site in order to directly serve you guys.  


I am constantly releasing new products and evolving my current offerings and (as always!) I have huge plans for 2020 :) I hope you enjoy your visit!


You can also check me out on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter @dakotairishie. Thanks for stopping by! 


- Luke McIntosh, owner, designer and craftsman.

 

 

 

WHAT PRODUCTS DO WE CREATE?

rosewood dice tray and tower
luke making a dice tray

HOW DO WE SOURCE OUR MATERIALS?

HOW DO WE CRAFT OUR PRODUCTS?

spalted beech burl with purpleheart divider

WHY SHOULD YOU BUY OUR PRODUCTS?

 

 

Luke McIntosh

Dungeon Master, Owner, Designer, Craftsman

Luke works from his studio in Co. Carlow Ireland along with his assistant, Whiskey, a cat that’s always pretty pissed off, three kids, an amazingwife.com and 2 other pups who the Bernese pretty much thinks he owns.  Because he's huge.

Luke also DMs a weekly homebrew D&D 5E campaign where he emotionally and mentally tortures his players while making them think they're enjoying themselves.  He also plays the occasional video game.

Mrs Dakota Irish

Hoomon Relations, Marketing, Recruitment

Róisín helps keep the shop on track by making us do tedious, necessary things and helping Luke with marketing and advertising. She also comes up with great dice names and gets the credit for coming up with the name Dakota Irish! She's also kinda cute.

Whiskey

Chief Assistant, Mascot, Destroyer of Tissues

Whiskey is a Bernese Mountain dog who thinks he’s a person and counts chewing up 20 euro notes among his many eating habits.  He also enjoys belly rubs, destroying tissues, plastic items, toys, and pens. Whiskey helps out in the workshop by blessing dice, keeping up morale and getting in everyone's way when it's busy.

 Staff portraits by Dominique Green - @greedomie