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Cushendale Woollen Mills

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Fantastic Experience

Fantastic tour of the mills with an excellent narrative from Miriam Cushen as to history and... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2018
James H
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Miami
A wonderful tour - authentic

What an amazing experience to see this working woollen mill. We were guided by owner Philip Cushen... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2018
ThelmaJane
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Kilkenny, Ireland
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Since the mid 1800s, our Cushen family have been producing natural fibre textiles of unique colour, design and craftsmanship in the historic town of Graig-na-managh, Co.Kilkenny. We continue to preserve the traditional skills of dyeing, spinning and...more
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Mill Road | Graignamanagh, Co.Kilkenny, Graiguenamanagh, Kilkenny R95 PP83, Ireland
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All reviews heritage week factory tour wonderful tour rare opportunity to see the owner philip yarn machinery scarf rugs sheep unmissable generations craft brush shop history
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Reviewed 30 November 2018

Fantastic tour of the mills with an excellent narrative from Miriam Cushen as to history and prospects for this, very traditional family business - well worth the visit and the town if Graignemanagh is quaint, traditional and worth a few hours and a lunch.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank James H
Spider19781, Public Relations Manager at Cushendale Woollen Mills, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2018

Thank you visiting James and for the lovely review. Glad you enjoyed your visit to our mill and Graignamanagh - it truly is a lovely place!

Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

What an amazing experience to see this working woollen mill. We were guided by owner Philip Cushen who has a wealth of knowledge. It is incredible the craftsmanship and level of detail in the products from beginning to end. I particularly love the baby blankets...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ThelmaJane
Cushendale, Public Relations Manager at Cushendale Woollen Mills, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2018

Thanks for joining us and for the review. It's a pleasure to share our story 😊

Reviewed 3 September 2018

We visited Cushendale Woollen Mills recently, and were amazed with the history of the mill down the generations of the Cushen family. Wonderful to hear about wool being treated & dyed and then see the machines that turn it into yarn, and have been working...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank EsTKildare
Cushendale, Guest Relations Manager at Cushendale Woollen Mills, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

Really appreciate the positive comments about your visit. Please come back another time.

Reviewed 30 August 2018

Really enjoyed this tour and talk at Cushendale Woollen Mills. Friendly staff, very interesting talk about this history of the company, its location and the work they do. Seeing the machines in motion and hearing from a skilled craftsperson such as Philip Cushendale explaining how...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Cushendale, Guest Relations Manager at Cushendale Woollen Mills, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

Thank you for visiting and for the review. It is great to get the positive feedback on what we do😊

Reviewed 29 August 2018

We were so lucky to take the tour of Cushendale during Heritage Week, and what a wonderful experience it was! A family-owned business since the 1800s, the passion and dedication of Philip and his family is evident from the tour and the fantastic quality of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Cushendale, Public Relations Manager at Cushendale Woollen Mills, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

Thanks very much for the review Brendan and glad you enjoyed the tour. You're welcome back anytime!

Reviewed 28 August 2018

Wonderful tour of the Mill during Heritage Week. Not only did we hear about the family and mill's history but we got to see some of the equipment working. Absolutely fascinating. We also saw some of the finished rugs, throws, scarfs and other products made....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sheona F
Cushendale, Guest Relations Manager at Cushendale Woollen Mills, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

You're welcome back anytime, happy you enjoyed hearing our story.

Reviewed 27 August 2018

Took a tour of the mill as part of Heritage Week and found it fascinating. Wonderful talk by the owner on his own family history milling and weaving as well as very informative on the whole process of turning sheep's wool into woven cloth. Loved...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Anne N
Cushendale, Guest Relations Manager at Cushendale Woollen Mills, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

A pleasure having you, glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Fascinating industrial heritage of a craft using local natural resources & age-old techniques to produce exquisite fabrics & colors. Factory tour an unforgettable experience giving wonderful insight to a craft little changed in over a century. A hidden craft gem, friendly & informative proprietors more...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Cushendale, Guest Relations Manager at Cushendale Woollen Mills, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Thanks for joining us on our recent mill tour it was great to have you.

Reviewed 18 April 2018

Cushendale Woollen Mills is one of Irelands few authentic woollen mills still in operation. The lady who greeted us was very friendly and very helpful. I was informed that their fleece is mixed with Australian wool to obtain its softness. The products we saw and...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Judy D
Cushendale, Guest Relations Manager at Cushendale Woollen Mills, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Thanks for the review Judy - we are lucky to have such a long history both with Graignamanagh an our family. Love to see you back some time.

Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful and fascinating place, one of I think only two on Ireland where the whole journey from fleece to finished garment is still viewable, on machinery that has changed little in years. Very welcoming, and the products are beautiful.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Cushendale, Guest Relations Manager at Cushendale Woollen Mills, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Yes, we are one if only 3 mills taking fleece to fabric - privileged to still carry on this tradition. Thanks for the positive review.

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