Cushendale Woollen Mills

Cushendale Woollen Mills, Graiguenamanagh: Hours, Address, Cushendale Woollen Mills Reviews: 5/5

Cushendale Woollen Mills
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Speciality & Gift Shops • Factory Outlets
08:30 - 12:30, 13:30 - 17:30
Monday
08:30 - 12:30
13:30 - 17:30
Tuesday
08:30 - 12:30
13:30 - 17:30
Wednesday
08:30 - 12:30
13:30 - 17:30
Thursday
08:30 - 12:30
13:30 - 17:30
Friday
08:30 - 12:30
13:30 - 17:30
Saturday
10:00 - 13:00
About
Since the mid 1800s, our Cushen family have been producing natural fibre textiles of unique colour, design and craftsmanship in the historic town of Graig-na-managh, Co.Kilkenny. We continue to preserve the traditional skills of dyeing, spinning and weaving allowing us to produce high quality, authentic Irish natural-fibre textiles. Our mill shop is open daily where you get see a selection of our products made in our adjacent mill including Irish wool blankets, lambswool throws, mohair throws and a range of fashion accessories and knitting yarns. We also sell a selection of gifts from other makers. Mill experience Tuesdays and Thursdays 3pm, Saturdays 11am. (1 April to 30 Sept) €7pp, ideally book in advance.
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< 1 hour
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joyceflynn
Dublin, Ireland14 contributions
Beautiful Sustainable Irish Craft
Jul 2020
My husband, daughter and I did a tour of Cushendale Woollen Mills, which was amazing. It is fantastic to see traditional skills preserved. The passion that goes into the production of their products is unbelievable. You can purchase both traditional and contemporary style products from their onsite shop or online. They showcase quality Irish design / craft at its best. I would definitely recommend the tour as it was so interesting and to visit their website to see their fabulous range of products.
Written 30 July 2020
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Rhona42
Dublin, Ireland47 contributions
Lovely shop
Jul 2019 • Couples
We enjoyed our visit to this interesting shop. Lovely chat with the very friendly owner Philip. Beautiful stock , fab colours. Would highly recommend a trip to it.
Written 27 July 2019
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Hi Rhona, thank you for your kind review and delighted you liked our shop. Hopefully we might see you again sometime 😊
Written 28 July 2019
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Kate R
Elk River, MN51 contributions
Mr. Cushen knows.
May 2019
I learned all manner of things during this informative show and tell. I would have liked to have seen more of the mill, but there really is not room in most of the building. However, he does demonstrate one rare and old machine that is still the best for winding bobbins. He talked about wool, the dyes, the water, the whole process of weaving, and what it turns out like if you do different things. This was a highlight of my trip. Prices at their store are the same or cheaper than everywhere else too, btw.
Written 30 May 2019
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Hi Kate, Thank you for visiting us and your kind review. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience here with us in our mill. Warm regards The Cushendale team
Written 31 May 2019
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Jim H
Western Ireland, Ireland58 contributions
Fantastic Experience
Nov 2018 • Solo
Fantastic tour of the mills with an excellent narrative from Miriam Cushen as to history and prospects for this, very traditional family business - well worth the visit and the town if Graignemanagh is quaint, traditional and worth a few hours and a lunch.
Written 30 November 2018
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Thank you visiting James and for the lovely review. Glad you enjoyed your visit to our mill and Graignamanagh - it truly is a lovely place!
Written 2 December 2018
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ThelmaJane
Kilkenny, Ireland2 contributions
A wonderful tour - authentic
Sep 2018 • Friends
What an amazing experience to see this working woollen mill. We were guided by owner Philip Cushen who has a wealth of knowledge. It is incredible the craftsmanship and level of detail in the products from beginning to end. I particularly love the baby blankets as gifts.
Written 28 September 2018
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Thanks for joining us and for the review. It's a pleasure to share our story 😊
Written 29 September 2018
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EsTKildare
kildare27 contributions
A real privilege to see inside this old mill.
Aug 2018 • Family
We visited Cushendale Woollen Mills recently, and were amazed with the history of the mill down the generations of the Cushen family. Wonderful to hear about wool being treated & dyed and then see the machines that turn it into yarn, and have been working there for years & years. The yarn is then used to create a wonderful array of throws, scarves etc. in the mills and there's also a little shop to browse through. It's a rare opportunity to see history in action - the same process being used for generations - even the young children on the tour were enthralled.
Written 3 September 2018
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Really appreciate the positive comments about your visit. Please come back another time.
Written 17 September 2018
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IrishCineaste
Dublin1 contribution
Rare opportunity to see heritage craft at work
Aug 2018 • Solo
Really enjoyed this tour and talk at Cushendale Woollen Mills. Friendly staff, very interesting talk about this history of the company, its location and the work they do. Seeing the machines in motion and hearing from a skilled craftsperson such as Philip Cushendale explaining how they create such beautiful products was a real highlight. It brings home how important these craft businesses are. Worth booking a visit if you're in the area.
Written 30 August 2018
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Thank you for visiting and for the review. It is great to get the positive feedback on what we do😊
Written 17 September 2018
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Brendan T
2 contributions
A wonderful find
Aug 2018 • Family
We were so lucky to take the tour of Cushendale during Heritage Week, and what a wonderful experience it was! A family-owned business since the 1800s, the passion and dedication of Philip and his family is evident from the tour and the fantastic quality of their products. Follow the entire process from sheep wool through to the finished product on this fascinating tour. The rich heritage and an opportunity to see a working woollen mill in operation makes this a unique and unmissable tour. Go out of your way for this!
Written 29 August 2018
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Thanks very much for the review Brendan and glad you enjoyed the tour. You're welcome back anytime!
Written 17 September 2018
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Sheona F
Dublin, Ireland4 contributions
Heritage Week tour of Cushendale Woollen Mills
Aug 2018 • Family
Wonderful tour of the Mill during Heritage Week. Not only did we hear about the family and mill's history but we got to see some of the equipment working. Absolutely fascinating. We also saw some of the finished rugs, throws, scarfs and other products made. The wonderful soft water in Graiguenamanagh makes it possible to produce the most beautiful colours! I'd highly recommend a trip down here.
Written 28 August 2018
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You're welcome back anytime, happy you enjoyed hearing our story.
Written 13 September 2018
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Anne N
4 contributions
Wonderful
Aug 2018 • Solo
Took a tour of the mill as part of Heritage Week and found it fascinating. Wonderful talk by the owner on his own family history milling and weaving as well as very informative on the whole process of turning sheep's wool into woven cloth. Loved the old world style machinery mixed with the new. Lovely friendly staff/owner's very helpful with added information about Graiguenamanagh too.
Written 27 August 2018
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A pleasure having you, glad you enjoyed your visit.
Written 13 September 2018
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