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Donegal Designer Makers

Main St, Ardara, Ireland
+353 87 102 3100
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More than just a tourist shop!

This is one of my favourite arts shop in Co. Donegal and it is situated in a charming wee town that... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Travel52_11
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Belfast, United Kingdom
I bought something!

As an Irish native it is rare that I would find in a 'tourist' shop anything that I would want to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
mark g
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Cork, Ireland
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This unique shop/gallery stocks only Donegal craft and design work and is run and staffed by the craft_makers themselves. The crafts include jewellery, pottery, textiles, wood and hand_painted silk. Prices range from 3 to 500 euros.
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  • Very good7%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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Hours Today: 10:30 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
LOCATION
Main St, Ardara, Ireland
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+353 87 102 3100
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of my favourite arts shop in Co. Donegal and it is situated in a charming wee town that has a really nice cultural vibe to it. The shop is just lovely. It really caters to every budget which is not often the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As an Irish native it is rare that I would find in a 'tourist' shop anything that I would want to buy for myself. There were lots here. Great light space with well laid out beautiful local desiger/makers products.

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Reviewed 6 June 2018

An interesting collection of local craft and artisan goods. If you are looking for quality clothing or that special something from Donegal then this is a good place to look. Prices are not cheap but they can be justified by the quality.

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

We loved the variety of goods here from blankets, scarves, jewelry, etc. All things are made in Ireland. The clerk was very helpful as I found a blanket, but i wanted the same fabric in a scarf. He tried calling the weaver, but they were...More

Thank Alphaj
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

I went along with the wife and spent 30 minutes sat in a comfy sofa, as she did her specialty... shop. She ended up getting some locally made soap, and bits and pieces, including a fine wool hat, but she really went mental for the...More

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Reviewed 22 July 2017

Lovely store with lots of unique items from local designers on sale. Well worth a visit if your looking for something a bit different

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Reviewed 23 June 2017

This shop is well worth visiting. There's a variety of handmade unique items, including jewellery, artwork, clothing, and even greeting cards. The items are made by local craftsmen and craftswomen. The sales staff are helpful, and there's no pressure to buy.

Thank DerAlteBach
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Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

What a great shop right in the heart of town. Lovely pieces of art, clothes, jewelry made by local artists. It was so enjoyable to shop through the store. I wanted to buy everything. One piece was more beautiful than the other. Person that was...More

Thank Olena S
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Reviewed 31 May 2017

I hesitated at first to go in here, thinking that prices would be high, but was pleasantly surprised to find a broad array of items and of price points. All are made locally nearby in Donegal. Some really exceptional pieces of jewelry, art work, clothing...More

Thank turas_10
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

I stumbled upon this place by accident and came away over a 100 euro lighter! Lovely pieces by local crafts people. The place is calm and enticing with a lovely selection no pressure to buy but helpful staff. If you want a nice keepsake from...More

Thank mamma f
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