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If you're looking for a genuine souvenir by which to remember your visit to Ireland and don't want something "made in China" (or elsewhere), browse through this list for inspiration.
There are many many artisans, craftsmen and craftswomen working in Ireland today, and many places where you can meet the person who created your piece of pottery, clothing, jewellery or artwork.
This is not intended to be a comprehensive list covering the whole of the Island, however, it does include many favourite visitor destinations.
If you're looking for antiques or art, then a browse in Powerscourt Townhouse may turn up a treasure.
"This is Knit" is also housed here: for all your knitting or crochet supplies, including yarn dyed in Ireland, and patterns created by Irish designers (eg "Aoibhe Ni")
If you haven't got time in your itinerary to visit the Avoca Woollen Mill in Wicklow, then call into their Dublin shop in Suffolk Street, just around the corner from the Visitor Centre.
Gorgeous woollens (rugs, shawls, scarves etc), clothing, toiletries etc can be found in this lovely shop.
If you're looking for a hand-made leather bag - and have a generous amount of euros to spend, then call into Holden Leather Goods, located off the R559 on the outskirts of Dingle, heading towards Slea Head. (signposted from main road)