Yarn Stores by County

Antrim
Sewing Centre 18-28, High St, Antrim, County Antrim BT41 4AN Tel: 028 9446 8192
The Dressmaker 14a, Seymour St, Lisburn, County Antrim BT27 4XF Tel: 028 9260 5684
Selections 33, North St, Carrickfergus, County Antrim BT38 7AQ Tel: 028 9335 1118
A stitch in time Main St, Ballymoney
A Twaddle 56, Main St, Ballymoney, County Antrim BT53 6AL Tel: 028 2766 4159
Glen Gallery 48 Fenagh Rd, Cullybackey, Co. Antrim

Armagh
Yarn Barn: 19, North St, Lurgan, Craigavon, County Armagh BT67 9AG Tel: 028 3832 7923
Cordiner & Hayes: 118, Union St, Lurgan, Craigavon, County Armagh BT66 8ED Tel: 028 3832 2989
Creative Ideas: 70, Market St, Tandragee, Craigavon, County Armagh BT62 2BP Tel: 028 3884 1944
The Emporium: 1a, High St, Lurgan, Craigavon, County Armagh BT66 8AA Tel: 028 3832 9515
Yarnhouse: 28, Church St, Portadown, Craigavon, County Armagh BT62 3LQ Tel: 028 3839 3337

Belfast
Cherryvalley Post Office: 15, Kings Square, Belfast, County Antrim BT5 7EA Tel: 028 9079 6457
Craftworld 23-29 Queen Street, Belfast, BT1 6EA. Tel 028 9024 9000
Delaneys: 35, Springfield Rd, Belfast, County Antrim BT12 7AB Tel: 028 9028 6680
Jean’s Wool Shop: 26, Cregagh Rd, Belfast, County Antrim BT6 9EQ Tel: 028 9045 6388
Simpson Sewing Shop: 14, Callender St, Belfast, County Antrim BT1 5BN Tel: 028 9032 2983
Wee Ellie’s: 92, York Rd, Belfast, County Antrim BT15 3HF Tel: 028 9035 1073
Au Naturale: Rosemary street, Belfast
Sew n sew: the Inn Shops, Belfast (haberdashery)

Carlow
Shaws, Carlow Town (department store)

Cavan
Singer sewing shop, Main St, Cavan
Stop and Stitch, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan. Closed on Monday. Tel: 042 9666866

Clare
Feirin, Parnell St, Ennis
Curragh Fabrics, Market St, Ennis
Kenny’s, Main St, Lahinch
Woolen Mills Shop, Doolin
Blarney Woollen Mills: Bunratty (tourist)

Cork
Knit (formerly The Craft Mills), Midleton, Co. Cork. Tel: 086-78-8806*
Opening hours: Thursday, Friday & Saturday 10.30am – 5pm.

Cork Wools, Market Parade, Cork City
Blarney Woolen Mills, Blarney (tourist)
Vibes and Scribes, Cork City
Youghal Knitwear, 23 Princes Street

Derry
Wool & Things: 8 Society St, Coleraine, County Derry BT52 1LA Tel: 028 7035 1784
The Wool Shop: 19 Craft Village, Shipquay St, Derry, County Derry BT48 6AR Tel: 028 7126 0959

Donegal
Studio Donegal
Wool ‘n Things, Main St., Donegal Town, 074-972-3088

Down
Rainbow: 73-75, Bridge St, Banbridge, County Down BT32 3JL Tel: 028 4062 8820
The Wool Shop: 24, Frances St, Newtownards, County Down BT23 7DN Tel: 028 9181 7378
The Wool Shop: 4, Railway Court, Bangor, County Down BT20 3BU Tel: 028 9145 2801
Knit One Purl One: 15, Rathfriland St, Banbridge, County Down BT32 3LA Tel: 028 4062 4884
Special Occasions: 18, Mountain Rd, Kilkeel, Newry, County Down BT34 4BB Tel: 028 4176 9494
The Wool Shop: Railway St, Newcastle, County Down BT33 0AL Tel: 028 4372 2961

Dublin
The Constant Knitter: 88 Francis Street, Dublin 8.
Winnie’s Wool Wagon: 3 Woodbine Park, Blackrock, Co. Dublin
Dublin Woolen Mills: 41 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin 1
Hickeys: Henry Street, Dublin 1
Springwools: Walkinstown, Dublin 10
Stitch: 74 Shantalla Road, Beaumont, Dublin 9. Phone: 01-8429033
This is Knit Powerscourt: Powerscourt Town Centre, South William St, Dublin 2. Phone: 01-6709981 (Blackrock shop is moved to this location)

Dublin – not primarily yarn shops
All Rooms: Liffey St, Dublin 1 (households)
Bernadette’s: Old County Road, Crumlin, Dublin 12 (children’s clothing)
Blarney Woollen Mills: Dublin (Tourist)
Cleo’s: Kildare Street, Dublin 2 (Knitwear)
Crown Cleaners: 1st floor, Clare Hall Shpping Centre, Malahide Road (drycleaners)
Jennifers: Palmerstown Shopping Centre, Dublin 20
McAloon’s Drapery: 15 Edenmore Shopping Centre, Raheny, Dublin 5 (Fabrics)
Rita’s: Walkinstown, Dublin 12 (Uniforms)
Royal Cleaners: Cabra Road, Cabra (drycleaners)
Shaws: Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin (department store)
Singer Sewing shop: Parnell Square, Dublin 1 (sewing machines)
Ta-ta: Main Street, Rush (children’s clothing)
The Spinning Wheel: Artane Indoor Market, Butterly Industrial Estate, Artane. Ph: 0857477024. E-mail: SpinningWheel@Irelandmail.com. Opposite Artane Castle Shopping Centre.
The Sweater Shop: St. Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre, Dublin 2 (knitwear)

Fermanagh
Grandma’s Attic: Commons, Belleek, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh BT93 3EP Tel: 028 6865 9955
Knit one, Purl one: Indoor Market, Main St, Enniskillen

Galway
Pippa Blue (aka Yarn/Lola Rose): 1 Middle Street, Galway
Hickeys: Eyre Square Centre, Galway
Ryan’s Homestore: 7 Lombard Street, Galway
Mairead Sharry Fiodoir & Sniomhadoir (Spinner & Weaver) Baile Lurgan, Inis Oirr, Aran Islands, Co Galway

Kildare
Basic Stitch: Celbridge
Craftspun: Naas
Treasure: Naas Main Street, handmade.treasure@gmail.com
The Cottonwood Tree: Kilcullen, 045 484482

Kilkenny
Cushendale Woolen Mills: Graignamanagh

Kerry
Spin a yarn : 43 New Street, Killarney, Co. Kerry. Telephone: 064 66 27674, Email: joandjean@spinayarn.ie.
Kerry Woolen Mills: Dingle
Commodum: Dingle, Kerry
Yarn Shop: Inishfallen Mall, Killarney
The Craft Alley 6B Scotts Street, East Avenue Road, Killarney. Phone: 064 6630800
Blarney Woollen Mills: Killarney (Tourist)

Limerick
Lena’s: Limerick
Singer Sewing shop: Limerick
Hickey’s: Cruises St, Limerick (fabrics)

Louth
Ferdia Wool Shop, Main St., Ardee, Co. Louth. Tel: 041 6857820

Mayo
John O’Briens: Shop Street, Westport, Co. Mayo
Tel: (098)27051

Meath
The Craft Cottage, Irish St, Ratoath, Co. Meath
Ph: 01 8027537 Website: http://www.craftcottage.ie

Singer sewing shop: Navan
The Spinning Wheel: High St, Trim. Ph: 0469437475. Email: SpinningWheel@Irelandmail.com.

Sligo
Crafters Basket
O’Briens Haberdashery: Shop Street, Westport
The Gingham Duck: High Street, Sligo
Annie’s Crafts: Emmett Street, Ballymote, Co. Sligo. Phone 071 9197644.

Tipperary
Black Sheep: 51 Kenyon St 087 6493559
Carri’s: 51 O’Connell Street, Clonmel
O’Connors Supermarket (aka Joey’s): Nenagh
Tangled Yarns: Davis Rd, Clonmel

Tyrone
Amanda’s Wool & Craft Shop: 137-9 main st, Fivemiletown, BT75 0PG. Phone: 048-89522154
Crafty Yarns: Unit 5 Market Centre 17 Main Street, Strabane BT82 8BH

Waterford
Monica’s: Mary Street, Dungarvan, Co Waterford (Children’s clothing)
Knit: Midleton
Pins and Needles: Stephen St, Waterford City
Blarney Woollen Mills: Carrick on Suir (Tourist)

Westmeath
Tot’s Paradise: Mullingar (Uniforms)

Wexford
Castlehill Crafts: Castle Hill , Enniscorthy
Coleman Doyle’s store end of South Main St, Wexford (giftwares)
Hunters Redmond Road,Wexford town
Corry & Co. Mallin St, Wexford (yarn and fabric)

Wicklow
Love to Knit: 6 Goldsmith Terrace, Quinsboro Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow. Phone: 01-2116009
The Yarn Room: Ashford Village, Co. Wicklow, Open Tuesday through Saturday only
Woolen Mills factory outlet: Laragh. Co. Wicklow

22 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. mary cosgrove
    Jan 18, 2011 @ 18:20:09

    Knitting Yarn suppliers in Co.Clare Feirin, Parnel St Ennis, Co.Clare
    Curragh Fabrics, Market st, Ennis

    Kenny’s, Main St, Laninch, Co.Clare

    Reply

  2. Diane
    Apr 25, 2011 @ 20:13:16

    Hi there,

    A fellow Ravelry member was brought some yarn from Westport, CO Mayo and it is not labeled and needs more info on her yarn.

    I am guessing it comes from a shop called The Sweater Shop but am wondering if you can lead us to any other yarn stores in Westport?

    Thanks,
    Diane

    Reply

    • irishknitting
      Apr 26, 2011 @ 12:33:50

      Hi Diane,

      This has turned into a bit of a treasure hunt! I’ve looked and looked, and these are the only possibilities I can come up with for where the yarn was purchased:

      John O’Briens, Main Street
      Anthony Ryans, Bridge Street
      There also seems to be a store called Carraig Donn on Bridge Street, but I can’t seem to be able to find out is they only sell knitwear or if they also sell yarn.
      Derryaun Crafts is not in Westport town, but is only a few miles away.

      I can’t find any mention of a Sweater Shop in Westport. It occurs to me that maybe Foxford Woolen Mills sell some yarn in one of the shops, but I couldn’t find any reference to yarn on their site, only ready made blankets etc.

      It seems Westport could do with a yarn store!

      Sorry I couldn’t come up with anything more definitive.

      Sinéad

      Reply

    • MOLLY T
      Sep 12, 2011 @ 20:20:14

      THERE IS A WOOL SHOP IN WESTPORT CALLED ,O BRIENS NOT SURE OFWHAT STREET IT IS ON

      Reply

      • irishknitting
        Sep 12, 2011 @ 20:27:20

        Thanks Molly, You’re right, it’s John O’Briens. I’ve added it to the list.

  3. Bess Lysy
    Apr 28, 2011 @ 16:33:12

    Hi;
    Anyone out there that can still get real Irish wool, not the acrylic blend just wool? I have bought quite a bit of the wool years ago but when trying to get more Blarney Woolen Mills has told me that they don’t sell real wool anymore. At one time they had some very beautiful wool that they called tweed wool. I got some heather tweed and a beautiful purple tweed. I would very much like to try and get more of the same wool. If anyone can help point me in the right direction I would be most grateful.

    Thanks
    Bess

    Reply

    • irishknitting
      Apr 28, 2011 @ 16:56:05

      Hi Bess,

      There are still plenty of Irish wool yarns available. I think the tweed one you are referring to is Studio Donegal “Donegal Tweed”. It was previously known as Kilcarra Donegal Tweed. Kerry Woollen Mills also produce a 100% wool Aran weight yarn, and Cushendale Woollen Mills produce gorgeous 4ply and DK weight wool and a mohair/wool bouclé yarn.

      All of these yarns are readily available here, and online from http://www.theyarnroom.com.

      Hope this helps!

      Sinéad

      Reply

      • mary cosgrove
        Apr 17, 2014 @ 16:55:24

        Good wool shop in Portumna, Co.Galway, very helpful owner

  4. Mary
    Oct 04, 2011 @ 17:58:17

    Hi, The Craft Cottage in Ratoath Co. Meath sells Arts and Crafts supplies including a wide range of yarns and crafts for kids. Would you mind adding us to the list above.

    http://www.craftcottage.ie or http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Craft-Cottage/190728200991996

    Thanks
    Mary

    Reply

  5. Niall McCann
    Mar 07, 2012 @ 10:09:53

    Good Morning, Can I ask you to put our Wool and Craft shop on your site.
    We are an online shop Called The Wool Shop, 3 Osborne Terrace, Bunmahon, Co Waterford, 051-292962 http://www.thewoolshop.ie.

    Online Sales of Knitting Patterns, Knitting Yarn and Knitting Wool including Tivoli, Rico ,Sirdar and Stylecraft. Free Shipping see site for details.

    Reply

  6. Roberta Books
    Feb 16, 2013 @ 21:21:45

    I have some wonderful Ecru yarn – 100% Merino wool, Carraig Donn label. The label says Lodge Road, Westport, CO Mayo, Ireland. I wondered whether it were available online.

    Reply

  7. Rose
    Oct 24, 2013 @ 07:56:21

    hi there, The contact details for Vibes & Scribes , Arts Crafts Fabric and Wool Shop are
    3 Bridge St, Cork
    (021) 450 5370
    http://www.vibesandscribes.ie

    Reply

  8. Carrie Kavanagh
    Mar 02, 2014 @ 13:41:56

    The Knitting Room, 99 Malahide Road, Donnycarney, Dublin 3. Ph: 831 4464 fb: & website http://www.theknittingroom.ie/
    Thank you to all who came to visit to buy yarn or take a class. Carrie

    Reply

  9. fb2625
    May 06, 2014 @ 17:57:03

    Hi all, is there any store in dublin 15, blanchardstown?

    Reply

    • Rick
      May 20, 2014 @ 11:33:12

      Hi,
      There is a shop at Supervalu in Blanchardstown village called News and Yarn, and yes, half news agent and some yarn!
      Hope that helps!
      Rick.
      Rico Design Ireland.

      Reply

  10. Paula
    Jun 28, 2014 @ 20:17:26

    Killarney
    Spin a Yarn is no longer in business it seems.

    Reply

  11. Liz Parker
    Aug 13, 2014 @ 22:49:42

    Hi Liz here from Stitches Main Street Ballybay Co.Monaghan. We stock yarn from Stylecraft JC Brett and Dy yarns along side embroidered personalised gifts find us on https://www.facebook.com/StitchesEmbroideryPrinting
    or call 086 8947009

    Reply

  12. Sinead
    Aug 18, 2014 @ 10:57:10

    Hooked on Wool
    Main Street
    Dunboyne
    Co. Meath

    Reply

  13. Mary Sharkey and Gorretta Sheehan, Bantry Yarns New St. Bantry Co. Cork
    Sep 25, 2014 @ 14:55:11

    Just to let you know that we have a lovely yarn shop here in Bantry West Cork its called Bantry Yarns and Tea Room. We opened in September 2012 and we are situated at New Street Bantry Co. Cork

    Reply

  14. msheneghanspanish
    Mar 25, 2015 @ 20:43:53

    Hi
    Just to let you know there is a new wool shop in Swinford, Co.Mayo called In Stitches. It´s upstairs in a place called Mahon´s Carpets and Curtains on Dublín road.

    Reply

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