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Spiddal Craft & Design Studios

Ceardlann | An Spideal, Spiddal, Ireland
+353 86 806 7352
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Basket Weaving Course - Spiddal

Visited Ciaran in the Ceardlann in Spiddal for the 2 day basket course - thoroughly enjoyed it... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
geraldineosullivan1
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Limerick, Ireland
Basket weaving with Ciaran Hogan

Excellent tuition from Ciaran in very relaxed surroundings. Highly recommended for anyone with an... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
ColetteCF
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Galway, 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 made right in front of their eyes. The crafts include Handweaving, Jewellery and Stained Glass making, Screenprinting, and various forms of art, Traditional Basket Weaving and a Photographic Studio. An Spailpin Fanach, the Irish Cultural shop, produces it's own unique designs in quality T-Shirts and Hoodies, as well as a wide range of books and music, representative of this Gaelic speaking area. The craft village also boasts one of the finest cafes in Ireland, An Builin Blasta. IIt certainly is well worth a visit.
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Ceardlann | An Spideal, Spiddal, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Ciaran in the Ceardlann in Spiddal for the 2 day basket course - thoroughly enjoyed it! Ciaran is an amazing basket maker and most patient teacher. I came away with two lovely creations - very happy altogether. Lovely location too

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent tuition from Ciaran in very relaxed surroundings. Highly recommended for anyone with an interest in basket weaving

Thank ColetteCF
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Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Such interesting shop with many crafts from Basket Weaving to a silversmith.Artists.Pottery handmade crafts and a wonderful cafe to have a cuppa and snack after visiting this quaint centre.

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Reviewed 24 September 2017

We stopped at the craft village in a whim, and I'm so glad we did. This delightful and enchanting craft village boasts many different craft artists, selling their wares in the front, and working in the back. Wool, jewelry, glass, ceramics, baskets, and more. A...More

1  Thank MarielleRenee
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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Another of Ireland's gems disguised rather than hidden as a series of rustic cottages. A great taste of local crafts, with variety and a range for everyone. An absolute delight to visit. And in the rain too...

1  Thank Teresa C
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Stopped here on our 16 tour of Ireland. Stopped in Galway for a couple of days and toured the coastal road to the Sky Road, awesome. On our way we stopped here in Spiddal where we looked through the many shops offering authentic hand crafted...More

Thank canadianoutbacker
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

SPIDDAL It is a small area in Connemara Ireland, It has a Craft Village and Cafe which is the main attraction in Spiddal,People might have a chance to see it when they're driving through the Atlantic way but if you're not then I would recommend...More

1  Thank AriPadilla
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

For anyone in the Galway area, a visit to Spiddal is a must! We were able to get so many authentic, hand-made items here for ourselves and for gifts for others! There is an art gallery, jewelry store, ceramic store, clothing store, cd/clothing, wood shop,...More

Thank Josie1391
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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

A MOST enjoyable workshop with Ciaran Hogan, master of basket-making. Excellent tuition and you get to take your beautiful baskets home with you. Splendid scenery and great craic, fine cups of tea and sea-food chowder for lunch in the cafe next door. Can't recommend highly...More

Thank Helen R
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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

What a quaint and picturesque little place! We found this by accident and would recommend it to pass an hour away. With all the little shops offering a different type of handmade gift there is something for everyone. Because everything is handmade prices are expensive...More

Thank Rebecca V
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Dalton_traveler
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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.
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AilineHanlon
22 July 2015|
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Response from Ceardlann | Property representative |
All the shops are completely wheelchair accessible.
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