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Donegal Designer Makers

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Don't Miss This Gem

My wife and I came upon this crafts cooperative by chance and found it one of the nicest stores in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bob W
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Lovely shop

Really lovely items in this shop. A wide variety of locally made textiles and crafts and beautiful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
rambler2008
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Brighton UK
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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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Main St, Ardara, Ireland
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+353 87 102 3100
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I came upon this crafts cooperative by chance and found it one of the nicest stores in A data. The quality and originality of the crafts were outstanding. A number of artists have their work on sale and some are award winners...More

Thank Bob W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really lovely items in this shop. A wide variety of locally made textiles and crafts and beautiful photography.

Thank rambler2008
Reviewed 27 July 2018

This shop is a nice change from tourist tat - the crafts are beautiful and well made and the girl who was serving was friendly and helpful.

Thank PatOcarson
Reviewed 12 July 2018

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

Thank Travel52_11
Reviewed 3 July 2018

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.

1  Thank mark g
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.

1  Thank Colin F
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
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

Thank johnbeattie2015
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

Thank Brenda D
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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