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Spiddal Craft & Design Studios

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Great Craftsmanship

Some wonderful studios with unique artisan designs. Great cafe on site with the most wonderful... read more

Reviewed December 12, 2018
Hilary B
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Basket weaving

Did a weekend workshop with Ciaran, amazing to come away with two baskets that look like real... read more

Reviewed November 5, 2018
County Sligo, Ireland
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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...more
Ceardlann | An Spideal, Spiddal, Ireland
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Reviewed December 12, 2018

Some wonderful studios with unique artisan designs. Great cafe on site with the most wonderful homemade cakes. There is a huge variety of crafts on offer and lots of parking available. The beach is directly opposite and a there are a number of good pubs...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed November 5, 2018

Did a weekend workshop with Ciaran, amazing to come away with two baskets that look like real baskets, excellent tuition. The Café is also superb and ghe other craft shops offer a great selection of gifts, so a lovely spot to stop off

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank NAB17
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

We suffered some bad irish weather and found these design studios. Neatly set up and good to have a wander. I eapecially enjoyed the leather and celtic jewelry.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 18, 2018

You have not seen Ireland if you were not here its just heaven on earth just kick back and relax take in the beach and a stroll around the village

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 6, 2018

Enjoyed browsing all the artists shops and purchased my gifts to bring home. Large variety of craftspeople have studios there and are working on new projects. There is a lovely place to have lunch there as well.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 25, 2018

We are from the United States (Colorado)… I make it a point to support local artists. We were in Ireland for 2 weeks and the only purchase was from Maire Ni Thaidhg in her handweaving Studio. Maire was in her shop weaving and how great...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank dreamdesigns
Reviewed September 23, 2018

A lot of handcrafted items, especially of note are the wovens that are made onsite. If you are interested in finding a handwoven scarf, wrap, or throw then Máire Ní Thadg is a must visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 21, 2018

One stop that we always find worthwhile when driving the Galway bay coastline is the craft village, lovely cafe, the Sicilian Lemon cake is to die for, and the staff here and the craftspeople in the Studios are all so friendly! It is always great...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank JohnHautz
Reviewed August 16, 2018

Every time on visit to Galway is a must. The food is not to be missed and always take a treat home for a cup of tea. The craft shops are wonderful. Buy what you will not get in NZ. T shirts with Irish sayings,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank margaret g
Reviewed August 14, 2018

We were bike touring heading West along the coastal road when we noticed the craft village. One of the advantages of touring by bicycle in my experience is that you see more and when you see more you tend to stop more frequently. At the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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May 20, 2016|
Response from Linda G | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I drove there but I am sure there will be a bus because it is very famous.
July 22, 2015|
Response from Ceardlann | Property representative |
All the shops are completely wheelchair accessible.