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Spiddal Craft & Design Studios

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Basket weaving

Did a weekend workshop with Ciaran, amazing to come away with two baskets that look like real... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
County Sligo, Ireland
One great spot a little gem in Ireland

You have not seen Ireland if you were not here its just heaven on earth just kick back and relax... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Athlone, Ireland
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“basket making”(13 reviews)
“basket weaving”(18 reviews)
“craft centre”(6 reviews)
Ceardlann/Spiddal Craft & Design Studios is a small complex of craft workshops situated right on the coast of Galway Bay, with beautiful views of the Burren and the Aran Islands.Visitors get a chance to see some of Ireland's finest craft items being...more
Ceardlann | An Spideal, Spiddal, Ireland
+353 86 806 7352
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Did a weekend workshop with Ciaran, amazing to come away with two baskets that look like real baskets, excellent tuition. The Café is also superb and ghe other craft shops offer a great selection of gifts, so a lovely spot to stop off

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We suffered some bad irish weather and found these design studios. Neatly set up and good to have a wander. I eapecially enjoyed the leather and celtic jewelry.

Thank shuikeshoven
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You have not seen Ireland if you were not here its just heaven on earth just kick back and relax take in the beach and a stroll around the village

Thank texastomcowboy
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Enjoyed browsing all the artists shops and purchased my gifts to bring home. Large variety of craftspeople have studios there and are working on new projects. There is a lovely place to have lunch there as well.

Thank Joyce S
Reviewed 25 September 2018

We are from the United States (Colorado)… I make it a point to support local artists. We were in Ireland for 2 weeks and the only purchase was from Maire Ni Thaidhg in her handweaving Studio. Maire was in her shop weaving and how great...More

1  Thank dreamdesigns
Reviewed 23 September 2018

A lot of handcrafted items, especially of note are the wovens that are made onsite. If you are interested in finding a handwoven scarf, wrap, or throw then Máire Ní Thadg is a must visit.

Thank toju2k
Reviewed 21 September 2018

One stop that we always find worthwhile when driving the Galway bay coastline is the craft village, lovely cafe, the Sicilian Lemon cake is to die for, and the staff here and the craftspeople in the Studios are all so friendly! It is always great...More

1  Thank JohnHautz
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Every time on visit to Galway is a must. The food is not to be missed and always take a treat home for a cup of tea. The craft shops are wonderful. Buy what you will not get in NZ. T shirts with Irish sayings,...More

1  Thank margaret g
Reviewed 14 August 2018

We were bike touring heading West along the coastal road when we noticed the craft village. One of the advantages of touring by bicycle in my experience is that you see more and when you see more you tend to stop more frequently. At the...More

1  Thank TruthfulTraveler1964
Reviewed 10 August 2018

If you are in the area the craft studios are a must. The cafe is excellent. The craft studios are a mine of interesting and wonderful items for sale. Some truly gifted people work together here.

1  Thank mannion18
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20 May 2016|
Response from Linda G | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I drove there but I am sure there will be a bus because it is very famous.
22 July 2015|
Response from Ceardlann | Property representative |
All the shops are completely wheelchair accessible.