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Spiddal Craft & Design Studios

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Basket course with Ciaran Hogan.

Had a great time doing the weekend basket course with Ciaran. Having done a couple of courses... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Seon K
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Basket making course with Ciaran Hogan, Caooladoir

What a great way to spend a weekend. A two day basket making course with Ciaran Hogan at the craft... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Helen D
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“basket weaving”(19 reviews)
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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 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time doing the weekend basket course with Ciaran. Having done a couple of courses before I can say Ciaran is an excellent teacher. You’ll walk away with baskets you never thought you’d be able to make. The setting is perfect for the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Seon K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Only a pottery studio and art store open. All others despite open signs were locked shut. There were 2 stores who had signs to reopen in March but the others had no such signage.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great way to spend a weekend. A two day basket making course with Ciaran Hogan at the craft viloage in Spiddal. A small class, max of 7 people, great individual attention, and the joy of bringing home two beautiful willow baskets each. Precious...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Helen D
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Some wonderful studios with unique artisan designs. Great cafe on site with the most wonderful homemade cakes. There is a huge variety of crafts on offer and lots of parking available. The beach is directly opposite and a there are a number of good pubs...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 5 November 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 20 October 2018 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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 18 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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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.