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Cushendale Woollen Mills
Graiguenamanagh Co. Kilkenny
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Cushendale Woollen Mills has a weaving heritage which dates as far back as 1778. Over six generations one family have created bespoke textiles from Irish wool, lambswool and mohair at their historic woollen mill in County Kilkenny.

A remarkable history and a commitment to quality shapes everything at Cushendale Woollen Mills. This is the last remaining woollen mill in Ireland and was first established in 1204 with Duiske Abbey. They collect local Irish fleece to dye, card, spin and weave, preserving those skills and crafts which are part of the national heritage.

A deep knowledge and craftsmanship forged over 240 years, coupled with the pure water of the 1204 millrace gives Cushendale textiles both their distinctive colours and quality. Yarns are hank dyed which is a delicate and signature process that enhances the fibres for a softer finish.

During a visit to the mill you will see one of the oldest spinning machines still in use in Ireland today, learn all about wool and hear the story of the family who have shepherded this national treasure over six generations.

The mill experience runs from May to October every Thursday and Friday at 15:00 and Saturdays at 11:00. Booking is required.