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Spiddal Craft & Design Studios

Ceardlann | An Spideal, Spiddal, Ireland
+353 86 806 7352
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Wonderful! Must stop if traveling along the coast of Galway Bay!

We stopped at the craft village in a whim, and I'm so glad we did. This delightful and enchanting... read more

Reviewed yesterday
New York City, New York
Simply stunning Spiddal

Another of Ireland's gems disguised rather than hidden as a series of rustic cottages. A great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Teresa C
Buckingham, United Kingdom
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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 made right in front of their eyes. The crafts include Handweaving, Jewellery and Stained Glass making, Screenprinting, and various forms of art, Traditional Basket Weaving and a Photographic Studio. An Spailpin Fanach, the Irish Cultural shop, produces it's own unique designs in quality T-Shirts and Hoodies, as well as a wide range of books and music, representative of this Gaelic speaking area. The craft village also boasts one of the finest cafes in Ireland, An Builin Blasta. IIt certainly is well worth a visit.
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  • Average7%
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Ceardlann | An Spideal, Spiddal, Ireland
+353 86 806 7352
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Reviewed yesterday

We stopped at the craft village in a whim, and I'm so glad we did. This delightful and enchanting craft village boasts many different craft artists, selling their wares in the front, and working in the back. Wool, jewelry, glass, ceramics, baskets, and more. A...More

Thank MarielleRenee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another of Ireland's gems disguised rather than hidden as a series of rustic cottages. A great taste of local crafts, with variety and a range for everyone. An absolute delight to visit. And in the rain too...

1  Thank Teresa C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here on our 16 tour of Ireland. Stopped in Galway for a couple of days and toured the coastal road to the Sky Road, awesome. On our way we stopped here in Spiddal where we looked through the many shops offering authentic hand crafted...More

Thank canadianoutbacker
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

SPIDDAL It is a small area in Connemara Ireland, It has a Craft Village and Cafe which is the main attraction in Spiddal,People might have a chance to see it when they're driving through the Atlantic way but if you're not then I would recommend...More

1  Thank AriPadilla
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For anyone in the Galway area, a visit to Spiddal is a must! We were able to get so many authentic, hand-made items here for ourselves and for gifts for others! There is an art gallery, jewelry store, ceramic store, clothing store, cd/clothing, wood shop,...More

Thank Josie1391
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A MOST enjoyable workshop with Ciaran Hogan, master of basket-making. Excellent tuition and you get to take your beautiful baskets home with you. Splendid scenery and great craic, fine cups of tea and sea-food chowder for lunch in the cafe next door. Can't recommend highly...More

Thank Helen R
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

What a quaint and picturesque little place! We found this by accident and would recommend it to pass an hour away. With all the little shops offering a different type of handmade gift there is something for everyone. Because everything is handmade prices are expensive...More

Thank Rebecca V
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Lots of interesting craft workshops. Particularly liked the glass workshop and basket maker. Very good cafe with well prepared food.

1  Thank jmatts
Reviewed 23 July 2017

We stop here yearly to check out the shops. One of our favorite is the shop who sells T -shirts and Sweatshirts. Will stop in again

Thank kathy49
Reviewed 21 July 2017

This was almost a one stop shop for us for gifts to take back home. Lots of different types of crafts and artists make this an interesting place to stop. The glass shop was of particular interest.

1  Thank 17KAG
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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.