Woollen Mills

There are several woolen mills still operating in Ireland, spinning Irish (and foreign yarns):

Donegal Woollen Mills
This mill produces mainly tweed yarns and is possibly best known for its Kilcarra Aran Tweed which has recently been renamed to Studio Donegal.
Here is a great blog post about a visit to the Donegal Mill.

Cushendale Woollen Mills
Cushendale produce yarn & fabrics. Some of the yarns they produce include 4 ply & DK 100% wool and 70% Mohair 30% Wool Bouclé.

I recently visited Cushendale Mills in Graignamanagh, Co. Kilkenny and I blogged about it here.

Kerry Woollen Mills
This mill produces carded wool for spinning as well as aran and aran tweed yarn.
You can read a short blog post about it here.
If anyone has blogged about a visit here, please contact me & let me know & I’ll link to your post here.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. wspines
    Aug 04, 2012 @ 17:29:51

    I am coming to Kerry in mid November. I am familiar with Kerry Woolen Mills and Milltown farmers market and won’t miss out on them, but would be interested in taking a class with a willow basket maker and or join in with a spinning group. Any help that you could give me would be appreciated
    Carole Adams

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  2. Sally
    Mar 07, 2013 @ 03:00:51

    Hello -we are going to be visiting Ireland this fall and am looking for places to take knitting classes in the following areas: Adare Manor, Galway, Ballina, Tully/Kenmare, Kildare(ring of kerry area)….appreciate any input.

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