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Studio Donegal

the Glebe Mill, Kilcar F94 EYF4, Ireland
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Fantastic traditional tweed factory and shop in the beautiful village of Kilcar. Some fantastic... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
decbres
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Very Interesting watching a weaver!!

Stopped at this place to look at their woolen goods. Was surprised how receptive they were to... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2018
Lisa M
,
Chapin, South Carolina
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Studio Donegal is a family run hand-weaving and clothing manufacturing business located in the picturesque village of Kilcar, County Donegal. Visitors are invited to tour the facilities and observe our hand-weavers at work Monday to Friday. Admission is free. In our factory shop we offer our tweed throws, men’s and ladies clothing, hats and accessories as well as Donegal Yarns knitting wool and a selection of contemporary and traditional knitwear. We also stock a selection Irish made jewelry to complement our tweeds and complete our range.
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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the Glebe Mill, Kilcar F94 EYF4, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic traditional tweed factory and shop in the beautiful village of Kilcar. Some fantastic products available and great to see weavers in action as you are able to see them work and find out how wool is turned into such lovely products. definitely worth a...More

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Reviewed 14 May 2018

Stopped at this place to look at their woolen goods. Was surprised how receptive they were to allow visitors to watch their weavers and sewers "in action." We got to watch a weaver at the loom; he stopped to talk with us about how he...More

Thank Lisa M
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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Very friendly reception and free access to see the weavers upstairs in action. The weaver was very informative and showed us the process. Then we went downstairs where the wool is received and carded and made ready for the looms. We were suprised that the...More

Thank Robert E
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

There's no shortage of woolen shopping in Donegal, but this place is nice. They had some beautiful pieces, plus yarn if you want to make your own sweaters!

Thank Alicia W
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

Not only the hand loomed in house made articels are very nice, also the statements from the weavers directly by the weaving looms was very interessting. It's impressive to see al the old machines still again working day per day.

Thank Urs790
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

Wonderful shop that spins and weaves the wool into clothing and beautiful rugs. They even took time to take us upstairs and showed us the old fashion machines and explain how it all worked. Plenty to see and buy beautiful tweeds. They were the Sweetest...More

Thank Regina R
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Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We traveled here going between Slieve League and Donegal-- we saw some signs while driving and decided to stop in. They had beautiful wool products and we needed up with a great blanket and wool cap. The owners were incredible friendly and informative and watching...More

Thank Joseph P
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

We stopped at Kilcar having been recommended to see Studio Donegal, not only to see the beautiful clothes, scarves, hats and blankets but also to see first-hand how they are still traditionally made - skills that have been handed down through generations. We went upstairs...More

Thank Lisa L
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Reviewed 16 June 2016

Fabulous quality traditional weaving upstairs and a shop full of wonders below. Friendly knowledgeable staff, a few bargains.

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Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

We were treated to a full tour of this studio by the masters of weaving. There is mechanization of a few processes but the weaving is all done by hand. We met two skilled and dedicated weavers who took precious production time to discuss their...More

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johndeburg
12 March 2017|
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Response from studiodonegal | Property representative |
Hi John, Thank you for your enquiry. You are very welcome to visit us, however the Mill is not a suitable environment for dogs or indeed pets of any description. We would suggest you either leave your pet in the car or... More
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