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Spiddal Craft & Design Studios

Ceardlann | An Spideal, Spiddal, Ireland
+353 86 806 7352
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Funky lil craft village with nice Cafe

There are all sorts of handmade unique crafts. If you're looking for something special for someone... read more

Reviewed yesterday
James D
Inspiring and creative

The Craft Village in Spiddal is a short drive west of Galway. The Craft Village offers shops with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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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“basket weaving” (17 reviews)
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Ceardlann | An Spideal, Spiddal, Ireland
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+353 86 806 7352
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Reviewed yesterday

There are all sorts of handmade unique crafts. If you're looking for something special for someone at home in Ireland or even if you're a tourist looking for a souvenir you're bound to find something special here instead of some generic Cead Mile Failte type...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Craft Village in Spiddal is a short drive west of Galway. The Craft Village offers shops with different types of crafts (leather, iron, toys, wood, and much more). We started our tour in the village at the very, very good cafe that offers several...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely little craft village with lots of varied and interesting shops and a nice cafe. A must see for craft enthusiasts!

1  Thank Andrew D
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

I had a wonderful weekend with Ciaran at Spiddal Craft & Design Studios, learning to make baskets from willow. Ciaran is a terrific teacher & great fun. I was amazed at the two fantastic baskets I made & they have impressed all my friends &...More

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Reviewed 10 February 2018

Visited Ciaran in the Ceardlann in Spiddal for the 2 day basket course - thoroughly enjoyed it! Ciaran is an amazing basket maker and most patient teacher. I came away with two lovely creations - very happy altogether. Lovely location too

2  Thank geraldineosullivan1
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

Excellent tuition from Ciaran in very relaxed surroundings. Highly recommended for anyone with an interest in basket weaving

1  Thank ColetteCF
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Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Such interesting shop with many crafts from Basket Weaving to a silversmith.Artists.Pottery handmade crafts and a wonderful cafe to have a cuppa and snack after visiting this quaint centre.

Thank Maria O
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

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

1  Thank MarielleRenee
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Reviewed 17 September 2017 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
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

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

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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.
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AilineHanlon
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Response from Ceardlann | Property representative |
All the shops are completely wheelchair accessible.
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