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Spiddal Craft & Design Studios

Ceardlann | An Spideal, Spiddal, Ireland
+353 86 806 7352
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Just lovely!

What a quaint and picturesque little place! We found this by accident and would recommend it to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rebecca V
via mobile
Good venue for a rainy day

Lots of interesting craft workshops. Particularly liked the glass workshop and basket maker. Very... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Derby, United Kingdom
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Ceardlann/Spiddal Craft & Design Studios is a small complex of craft workshops situated right on the coast of Galway Bay, with beautiful views of the Burren and the Aran Islands.Visitors get a chance to see some of Ireland's finest craft items being made right in front of their eyes. The crafts include Handweaving, Jewellery and Stained Glass making, Screenprinting, and various forms of art, Traditional Basket Weaving and a Photographic Studio. An Spailpin Fanach, the Irish Cultural shop, produces it's own unique designs in quality T-Shirts and Hoodies, as well as a wide range of books and music, representative of this Gaelic speaking area. The craft village also boasts one of the finest cafes in Ireland, An Builin Blasta. IIt certainly is well worth a visit.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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Ceardlann | An Spideal, Spiddal, Ireland
+353 86 806 7352
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a quaint and picturesque little place! We found this by accident and would recommend it to pass an hour away. With all the little shops offering a different type of handmade gift there is something for everyone. Because everything is handmade prices are expensive...More

Thank Rebecca V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of interesting craft workshops. Particularly liked the glass workshop and basket maker. Very good cafe with well prepared food.

1  Thank jmatts
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stop here yearly to check out the shops. One of our favorite is the shop who sells T -shirts and Sweatshirts. Will stop in again

Thank kathy49
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was almost a one stop shop for us for gifts to take back home. Lots of different types of crafts and artists make this an interesting place to stop. The glass shop was of particular interest.

1  Thank 17KAG
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Nice tourist attraction with proper crafts people and nice cafe, but unfortunately about half of the shops are not open. This was at 11.30 on a Saturday in July. Such a shame as it felt neglected. We made a special effort to visit and didn't...More

Thank Jancrow4
ConamaraGerry, Craft business owner at Spiddal Craft & Design Studios, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Glad you came to visit. I find it confusing that you say that only half the shops were open and that the place seems neglected. There are 15 units in the Ceardlann. There are only 9 craft businesses. Not all doors are open to the...More

Reviewed 9 July 2017

Parking not easy, quite a few of the shops were shut but the ones that were open were interesting. I enjoyed the glass shop best. Did not use the tearoom but it looked very busyMore

1  Thank May F
ConamaraGerry, Owner of one Craft business at Spiddal Craft & Design Studios, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting I'm surprised you found the parking difficult. We have quite a big carpark which is rarely full, except possibly during festival time. As regards, many of the shops being shut...We are a working craft village. Not all our units are shops.There are...More

Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

We went here for an hour on a sunny day in June! It is so pretty with all its little pastel painted cottages. The crafts are made in site by the artists and they are not over he too cost wise! Beautiful baskets, glass and...More

2  Thank mellamphy1
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

We spent a good while here buying gifts to bring home. Some beautiful items to suit everyone we needed to buy for.

1  Thank 1SlandGirl66
Reviewed 15 June 2017

This village is so cute and has so many gorgeous crafts. I bought jewelry made from Irish coins and hand made crosses at the basket weavers. Well worth a visit!

Thank Sara P
Reviewed 7 June 2017

The basket maker and the glassware were great and exactly what I would expect of a craft village. The weaver was also at work but did not have much to view or sell. This could be so much better with lots more crafters promoting their...More

1  Thank DolB
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20 May 2016|
Response from Linda G | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I drove there but I am sure there will be a bus because it is very famous.
22 July 2015|
Response from Ceardlann | Property representative |
All the shops are completely wheelchair accessible.