McAuliffe's Craft Shop
McAuliffe's Craft Shop
5
10:00 - 18:00
Monday
10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 18:00
Thursday
10:00 - 18:00
Friday
10:00 - 18:00
Saturday
10:00 - 18:00
Sunday
11:30 - 18:00
About
Céad míle fáilte Welcome to Mc Auliffes Craft Shop, Dunfanaghy, an Irish family-run business that spans three generations celebrating and promoting Ireland’s rich heritage of craft and design. Our products are sourced and handpicked to provide you with a unique and complete lifestyle shopping experience. Mc Auliffes Craft shop is a treasure trove of perfect gifts. We stock everything from Jewellery, Fragrances, Crystal, Pottery, Crafts, Knitwear, Accessories and Fashion, to name but a few! We provide the very best of Irish and International craft and design under one roof so you can have more time to enjoy the beauty of the Wild Atlantic Way and the spectacular Donegal scenery.
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  • Noelle M
    County Dublin, Ireland10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dunfanaghy gift, interiors, clothing emporium - a real delight
    Was told about this shop in lovely Dunfanaghy and oh boy, it didn't disappoint. It calls itself a craft shop but it's so much more - I'd call it an interiors, clothing and gifting emporium. Better than Kilkenny Design and Avoca, it has a big emphasis on Irish brands (see Mindy Brownes trays I purchased in the photo) and craftsmanship but international too. You could spend hours in here (two big floors) and we did, taking a break for coffee across the road. Helpful, non-pushy staff. Christmas 2024 is now sorted - see a sample of the stuff I bought, now back home in London. Love McAuliffe's and will be return later this year.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 April 2024
  • Shirley M
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful, immersive experience at McAuliffe's Craft Shop
    What a wonderful discovery! Walking into McAuliffe's was so much more than entering another store. It was evident immediately that this was more of an immersive experience - staff so lovely and discreet - not following me around! From the scents, to the background music and then to the wonderful array of top Irish products. It seemed like every county was represented in the inventory - every price point as well. I bought gifts ranging from 12 euro to 350 euro (that one was for myself!) to bring back to my family and friends in Chevy Chase MD. I loved Avoca and Kilkenny Design, but McAuliffe's seemed to be more curated with a wider variety. Bought a lovely Nicholas Mosse bowl at The Gallery too. Thank you Dunfanaghy and McAuliffe's
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 14 April 2024
  • Brian B
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Diffused the problem (excuse the pun)
    I had purchased a diffuser that was boxed up and labelled. When I got the item home it turned out to be wrong. It was a diffuser which was of no great value really. The scent I was looking for was absolutely lovely when I smelt it in the shop. However I got it home and it was a completely different scent in the box (and although nice in itself, wasn’t the one I had purchased) . I sent an email to the shop and it was picked up by Conor. He located a box of the scent we were looking for and is posting it out to us. The diffuser price was €10. Not a lot of money, but the fact he’s went to the trouble of posting one out to me, the gesture is priceless. They’ll get my business every time I return to Dunfanaghy to surf.
    Visited July 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 July 2024
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RP8279
County Donegal, Ireland55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Friends
We visited the gift shop today and were impressed with the high awareness of COVID safety measures in place during the full experience. Limited customers allowed in at the one time and masks been worn by staff and customers. The shop has local made products as well as other Irish made products which make this a hidden gem in Donegal. Worth visiting. Will be back again.
Written 5 August 2020
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Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. The safety of our customers and staff is paramount, so we were glad you mentioned the procedures we have in place to help keep everyone safe. Secondly, promoting Ireland's rich heritage of craft and design is our true passion, your lovely words about the shop, and the products we carry were truly uplifting during these trying times. We look forward to welcoming you back again.
Written 16 October 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Noelle M
County Dublin, Ireland10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Was told about this shop in lovely Dunfanaghy and oh boy, it didn't disappoint. It calls itself a craft shop but it's so much more - I'd call it an interiors, clothing and gifting emporium. Better than Kilkenny Design and Avoca, it has a big emphasis on Irish brands (see Mindy Brownes trays I purchased in the photo) and craftsmanship but international too. You could spend hours in here (two big floors) and we did, taking a break for coffee across the road. Helpful, non-pushy staff. Christmas 2024 is now sorted - see a sample of the stuff I bought, now back home in London. Love McAuliffe's and will be return later this year.
Written 6 April 2024
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Shirley M
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
What a wonderful discovery! Walking into McAuliffe's was so much more than entering another store. It was evident immediately that this was more of an immersive experience - staff so lovely and discreet - not following me around! From the scents, to the background music and then to the wonderful array of top Irish products. It seemed like every county was represented in the inventory - every price point as well. I bought gifts ranging from 12 euro to 350 euro (that one was for myself!) to bring back to my family and friends in Chevy Chase MD. I loved Avoca and Kilkenny Design, but McAuliffe's seemed to be more curated with a wider variety. Bought a lovely Nicholas Mosse bowl at The Gallery too. Thank you Dunfanaghy and McAuliffe's
Written 14 April 2024
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Brian B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Family
I had purchased a diffuser that was boxed up and labelled. When I got the item home it turned out to be wrong. It was a diffuser which was of no great value really. The scent I was looking for was absolutely lovely when I smelt it in the shop. However I got it home and it was a completely different scent in the box (and although nice in itself, wasn’t the one I had purchased) . I sent an email to the shop and it was picked up by Conor. He located a box of the scent we were looking for and is posting it out to us. The diffuser price was €10. Not a lot of money, but the fact he’s went to the trouble of posting one out to me, the gesture is priceless. They’ll get my business every time I return to Dunfanaghy to surf.
Written 18 July 2024
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Roisin C
London, UK57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Some great gifts and also beautiful crafts and knits . This is a step above from the usual gift shop and well worth a visit .
Written 11 September 2019
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Hi Roisin, thank you so much for your kind words regarding Mc Auliffe's Craft Shop, and for taking the time to leave a review. We love getting feedback like this, and we hope to welcome you back to our store again soon.
Written 5 October 2019
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Julie S
Dunfanaghy, Ireland2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Lovely hand crafted items, a must see if in Dunfanaghy, gift wrapping offered as well! Always find something special. Staff is very friendly and helpful.
Written 9 April 2023
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pampat
County Donegal, Ireland4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
Lovely shop to browse and buy in. Nice mix of items from gifts and jewellery to locally produced Aran knits and tweeds. Well worth a visit.
Written 26 May 2019
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Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for Mc Auliffe's Craft Shop. Donegal is home to some amazing knitwear and tweed. It's great to have so many quality suppliers nearby. We are delighted you like our store and we hope to welcome you back again soon.
Written 5 October 2019
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444MariaT50
Belfast, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
Lovely shop for gifts etc. Very pleasant staff. A great range of products including irish themed gifts. A great selection of greetings cards.
Written 10 April 2019
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Hi Maria. Thank you for your lovely comments about our shop, and for taking the time to review us. We source and handpick all our products, so we were delighted that you liked the stock we carry. Customer service is also extremely important to us, so thank you also for your kind comments regarding our staff. We will be opening a new retail space upstairs in July which will provide a bit of a different product offering, so keep your eyes peeled for that. Thanks again, and we look forward to welcoming you back to the shop again soon.
Written 1 June 2019
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Alastair B
Groomsport, UK71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
Always worth a visit when in Dunfanaghy - it stocks a good range of local and unique crafts, and the staff are helpful and knowledgeable.
Written 23 September 2018
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Thank you very much for your lovely comments regarding Mc Auliffe's Craft Shop, and for taking the time to leave a review. We strive to provide the best in Irish and International craft and design, so we were delighted to hear that you like the range of stock we carry. Customer service is equally important to us and its always great to hear when customers are happy. Thank you once again, and we look forward to welcoming you back to the store again.
Written 1 October 2018
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DugganFamilyDublin
Dublin1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
This is a great place to browse around for an hour or so. Lovely jewellery, gifts, and a nice range of clothing (including rain jackets if there's a need!). Staff very pleasant.
Written 14 August 2018
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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review, and for your positive comments regarding Mc Auliffe's Craft Shop. Providing quality giftware & fashion along with excellent customer service is very important to us, so its great to hear you liked our stock and had a positive experience with our staff. We look forward to welcoming you back to the store again.
Written 1 October 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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