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Triona Design

Ardara, County Donegal, Republic of Ireland, Ardara, Ireland
+353 74 954 1422
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Great sweaters and tweeds

Very nice tweeds and sweaters. They have an old weaving machine that they use for demonstrations... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
lucineia2016
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Miami Beach, Florida
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Great service!

Excellent service.... both in the shop in Donegal and then the aftercare we received. Can't... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2018
Julie K
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Step inside the home of Donegal Tweed at our Visitor Centre and Factory based in the picturesque town of Ardara Co. Donegal. Just a 20 minute drive along one of the most scenic routes that Donegal has to offer you are sure to be greeted with a warm welcome and an Irish Coffee at Triona Design. Our Centre is approved by Bord Failte and we offer a unique experience to all our visitors. Inside you will find a life size replica cottage of the Mulhern family home and get the opportunity to step inside and see for yourself where it all began. We also offer a Weaving Demonstration from one of our Master Weavers on 200 year old Hand Looms and enjoy an audio visual display detailing the history and heritage of Donegal Tweed. Alongside our tour you can pourchase our own Triona Donegal Tweed in our factory store and also purchase a selection if Irish Knitwear and rare Irish Gold Jewelery.
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 18:00
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Ardara, County Donegal, Republic of Ireland, Ardara, Ireland
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice tweeds and sweaters. They have an old weaving machine that they use for demonstrations on how tweed is woven. Staff is friendly but not pushy. They serve Irish coffee while you shop which was a nice touch. Wide selection of wool sweaters too

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Excellent service.... both in the shop in Donegal and then the aftercare we received. Can't recommend them highly enough!

Thank Julie K
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Not just a shop but a weaving palace with people to explain and show how loom weaving works.The staff could not be more helpful and the clothing is exceptionally good.Spent some time with a weaver showing us the working loom in the premises.

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Reviewed 12 January 2018

My heart was set on purchasing a custom-made woolen suit while traveling in Ireland. After numerous disappointments in other shops Triona Design was willing to work with me on making my dream come true. Within about an hour, the staff helped me choose a fabric,...More

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Reviewed 4 November 2017

We dropped in on a blustery Sunday and were given a warm welcome and a tour of the new cottage at the back of the shop - it was SO interesting and then we had to for sure buy some clothes - a shirt for...More

Thank Jim B
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

This visitor centre is so fabulous and family owned! I really felt like I was walking into an exclusive experience where I learned not only about the tweed making but the family's history in the business. I purchased a blazer from them that is fabulous,...More

Thank Courtney Alexa S
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

My husband and I had the pleasure of visiting Donegal Tweed Visitor's Center as part of a tour. We enjoyed it immensely. Dennis was amazing and the hospitality was great. We also enjoyed the shopping experience afterwards and would definitely recommend it to our friends...More

Thank dsampson2017
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

A family business, making their own jackets particularly, buying in locally made jumpers and cardigans. Also offer jewellery and some crafts. There are excellent original woollen garment outlets with local design and wool in Killarney, Loch Ness, Co Clare but this is the best store...More

Thank Neil T
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

Great experience meeting a family that goes way back in the knitting business. From actual demonstrations of wool spinning, knitting, and looming to shopping for that right gift to take home. You are welcomed with a great Irish Coffee.

Thank Michele D
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Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Very interesting shop with a wide variety of products. The salesperson was acting as a guide too, telling stories about way of producing goods on sale, which was very interesting. Beautiful capes, shawls, sweaters and much, much more to buy. Definitely worth stopping and having...More

Thank Maria Anna M
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