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Review of Studio Donegal

Studio Donegal
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Kilcar
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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54 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Stunning”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

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

Visited June 2016
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English first
Pahrump, Nevada
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25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Masters of the craft!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 craft. Thrilled and honored by their gift. Just wish there were more Donegal apprentices waiting their chance to learn this perishing art. We couldn't leave the shop without purchasing a beautiful sample of their skills.

Visited May 2016
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Saco, Maine
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52 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Hand Made Woolens”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

Stopped in here on a recommendation from a friend, and we're glad we did. It is just off the main road from Donegal to Sliabh Liag, so it is easy to get to. There is a small shop in which they sell their hand wovens, but the best part is the visit to the actual factory where the goods are made. Employees were all very welcoming and informative. It was interesting to see the loom in action. We bought a number of items and had them shipped back to the States. Don't miss this place if you are touring around County Donegal.

Visited April 2016
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Valparaiso, Chile
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Interesting & Informative”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015

Took a group there in August - very informative - loved watching how the old hand weaving looms operate. Thank you!

Visited August 2015
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Surrey, England
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79 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Living History in action”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

Unique opportunity to see traditional production techniques more often found in a museum. Friendly place. Save some space in your luggage for a wearable piece of hand crafted quality clothing.

Visited July 2015
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