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The Weavers Cottages
Clonegal, Co. Carlow
The Weavers Cottages in Clonegal village are beautiful restored cottages. First built in the late 17th century by a man called Alexander Durdin built, which is why they are sometimes known as the Durdin Cottages.

A Weavers Cottage, located in the village of Clonegal, is full of charm and character. The cottages were a 17th century construction by Alexander Durdin and were built for local weavers. Originally there was a row of 6 cottages, comprised of a pair of semi-detached, two-bay, single storey dormer cottages with attic conversion. The cottage would have been part of the cottage industry prior to the mechanisation of the craft.

The cottages were used for weaving when the trade was at its height. The cottages now feature many articles and pictures from those times. From time to time the cottages are used for spinning, bread making and crochet demonstrations. They are also used for evenings of story telling, music, song and dance. There is a beautiful heritage garden at the back. Why not call in and explore these beautifully restored Weavers Cottages.

Tips from locals

Learn a traditional skill like spinning, weaving or butter making at the classes occasionally held at the cottages.

Family friendly
Free to visit
Hidden gem
Rainy days
Contact details
Weavers Cottages, Main Street, Clonegall, Co. Carlow, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend 1 to 1.5 hours here.

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