March 17, 2021
Shopping for Traditional Crafts in Ireland
For many travelers, a highlight of visiting Ireland is shopping for exquisite traditional crafts and other items.
Artisans of Leisure knows the best studios and shops in Ireland, where local artisans utilize centuries-old crafts techniques to create beautiful handmade traditional items.
For example, we take our travelers to learn about and shop for incredible Irish woven textiles, such as tweed caps and Aran sweaters.
We also take our travelers to Ireland’s oldest weaving mill, which has produced fine, colorful textiles for centuries.
Our travelers can learn about the weaving process and meet the craftspeople who use hand looms and machine looms to make the iconic textiles.
Fine linens and exquisite handmade lace are other celebrated Irish textiles.
Irish craftspeople also create high-quality ceramics using local materials and traditional techniques. Among our favorite Irish ceramists are Stephen Pearce…
…and Nicholas Mosse.
Many of our travelers enjoy the opportunity to shop for Belleek porcelain…
…and vintage china in antiques shops.
For an interesting experience that puts our travelers in touch with a unique Irish landscape, we include a visit a perfumery in the Burren that produces high-quality, all-natural perfumes, soaps and other products using the abundance of botanicals that grow in the rocky landscape.
We can also arrange a private tour of the famous Waterford crystal factory to see the glassblowing, molding and cutting processes firsthand.
Upon request, we can arrange private appointments with Irish artisans who make and sell beautiful pottery, blown-glass objects, textiles and other crafts.
We can also arrange hands-on crafts lessons and insider shopping tours in Dublin, Kenmare, Belfast, Kilkenny and elsewhere in Ireland.
Contact Artisans of Leisure to being planning a private luxury tour of Ireland.