When touring the weaving mill, visitors get a real sense of the skill and expertise of the weaving team. These dedicated local craftspeople have been working with Avoca for many years. For some, the weaving trade has been passed down through the generations of their family. The tour begins in the visitor centre where the story of the mill is told, from 1723 right up until today. The Mill Tour is an interactive experience, where the weavers are happy to chat to visitors whilst they work and explain the full weaving process, from raw wool to the finished product. Admission is free and it is a great opportunity to see the weavers at work and to view the finished product in the store afterwards.
Having seen first-hand the care and attention which goes into each piece, visitors can continue to the shop to browse woven throws, homewares, gifts and more, or enjoy some of the delicious homemade sweet and savoury treats on offer in the café.
This beautiful village was the setting for Ballykissangel.