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Spiddal Craft & Design Studios

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Address: Ceardlann | An Spideal, Spiddal, Ireland
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+353 86 806 7352
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Ceardlann/Spiddal Craft & Design Studios is a small complex of craft...

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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Good to see all open in February

Stopped for a quick visit and bought a few presents in the craft shops. a very pleasant way to spend time on a wet blustery February day.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stopped for a quick visit and bought a few presents in the craft shops. a very pleasant way to spend time on a wet blustery February day.

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cork ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Didnt expect the shops to be open during a weekday on a wintery February day. A nice place to visit - cafe looked busy . visited a few of the shops and picked up a few lovely gifts

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A collection of artist and craft cottages and a very nice eatery with views of ocean and bay. Hand made crafts, and more at this village all in easy walk from town center of Spiddal.

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Spiddal, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Great place to fine beautiful original gifts and meet the artists. Lovely place to stop for a while and take a stroll.

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Galway, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

A nice place to visit. Lots of small shops where you can see some of the people at work creating stuff. Stop off for a cup to tea at nice café.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Stopped Herron Spiddle Barna Road on a cold grey windy day. The craft shops were open even thought it was Sunday and looked closed. We spent a lovely couple of hours looking and buying local crafts then went into a cafe shop on site which served lovely homemade foods, chutneys etc

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

We went on a weekday in November so not necessarily peak season but the shops were open and weren't really worth stopping at. The jewelry seemed cheap and over priced but certainly had some unique options. The other shops were tourist traps with cheap T shirts and mass produced crap claiming to be authentic but could be found at any... More 

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ConamaraGerry, Owner at Spiddal Craft & Design Studios, responded to this review

Well Meghan K. Were you really in the Spiddal Craft Village? I am the owner / manager of the 'Cheap T-Shirt Shop'. I'm glad you think our t-shirts are 'cheap'. Many people think they are a bit too expensive, but then again they are all unique designs in the Irish (Gaelic) language, screen-printed by hand on the premises and certainly... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We visited in November so it was very quiet. I could imagine it being very busy in the warmer months. Lovely collection of shops with a wide range of goods. Great for unique presents. Nice spot to meander and then a coffee/tea

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Small but interesting group of crafters on coast outside of Galway city. Was nice to walk and see many unique items mixed with some touristy generic items. Would return if in area.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Check out Ciaran Hogan's basket shop and workshop. Ciaran's baskets, crafted from a handed down tradition, are works of art aswell as function, a lovely blend of natural colours and exquisite workmanship. And if you've time why not try it yourself, as I did, on one of the basketmaking weekends. We were a small class, got lots of attention and... More 

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