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“beautiful shop”
Review of Avoca

Avoca
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Avoca is probably the most upmarket shop you will find in this part of Ireland. Situated just outside the lovely village of Letterfrack overlooking the sea, it's a treasure trove of beautiful things. Once mainly a knitwear shop, it has expanded to sell the exquisite Avoca brand of clothes, textiles and woollens, and much, much more. You can spend ages browsing its kitchenware, books, Irish music, jewellery, trinkets, outdoor wear (which you will need if you haven't brought it with you on a trip to Ireland), all displayed in a charming environment. A word of warning, this shop is very expensive even for Ireland but a purchase is a bit of a treat to treasure for years to come.

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Reviewed May 16, 2013

This is really NOT a craft shop. It's a shop that sells mass produced goods, brands that are well-known in The British Isles and beyond.

In my opinion it trades on the memories of the days (long ago) before Avoca took over the shop, in those days you could find unique items of knitwear and clothing and things to decorate your house with, woven goods made on hand looms and knitted goods made by hand knitters, plus unique pottery. Now it all appears to be factory made and all available elsewhere. Some of the goods are very nice but I'm not even sure that they are made in Ireland.

It's just a shop really, not a craft shop. The views from across the road are glorious and if you stop to take photographs it's worth going over to the shop but don't expect to find something unique made by a crafts person that only you will have.

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