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Address: the Glebe Mill, Kilcar, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 74 973 8194
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09:00 - 17:30
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:30
Sat 09:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Studio Donegal is a family run hand-weaving and clothing manufacturing...

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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A classic Tweed shop

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... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2017
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Ronkonkoma, New York, United States
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Ronkonkoma, New York, United States
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Reviewed 19 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 people. A must see.

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Chicago, United States
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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 the hand lookers make the products was really interesting. I've worn my hat often and... More 

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Sligo, Sligo, Ireland
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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 and watched the wool being wooven into the most fantastic garments which are also on... More 

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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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Pahrump, Nevada
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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 craft. Thrilled and honored by their gift. Just wish there were more Donegal apprentices waiting... More 

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Saco, Maine
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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... More 

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Valparaiso, Chile
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Reviewed 22 November 2015

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

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Surrey, England
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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.

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 18 July 2015

Free to tour the factory floor. All of the employees were very friendly and welcoming. It was interesting to learn about how the tweed was made. It was interesting that they mostly use wool from Australia/NZ instead of Ireland wool since it is much more coarse. They made nice pieces, but there was a lack of sizes, so we ended... More 

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Marquette, Michigan
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Reviewed 6 July 2015

While in Southwest Donegal, we visited other shops that carried woven articles. Studio Donegal's items were the most beautiful handwoven articles I have ever seen (and I've traveled in other parts of Ireland). The colors reflect Donegal and with the selection of hues and colors, you are certain to find something that will match your taste. There are blankets, sweaters,... More 

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