The Weavers Cottage, Clonegal

The Weavers Cottage, located in the village of Clonegal is full of charm and character. The cottages were a 17th-century construction by Alexander Durdin. And they were built for local weavers. Originally there was a row of 6 cottages. Also comprised a pair of semi-detached, two-bay, single-storey dormer cottages with attic conversion. Likewise, the cottages would have been part of the cottage industry prior to the mechanization of the craft.

The cottages were used for weaving when the trade was at its height. The cottages now feature many articles and pictures from those times. From time to time the cottages are used for spinning, bread making, and crochet demonstrations. Also used for evenings of storytelling, music, song, and dance.

Beautifully restored to its original condition with weaving and wool dyeing demonstrations.

It`s now a Clonegall Weaving Cottage History Museum. There is also a beautiful heritage garden at the back.

Open all year: 10 am to 4 pm Monday, 9 am to 4 pm Tuesday and Thursday, 9 am to 2 pm Wednesday, 10 am to 3 pm Friday, Closed Saturday and Sunday. Check the Facebook page for more details: Clonegall Weaving Cottage History Museum

Admission charges: Free – As the Weavers Cottage is a voluntary organization, all donations are greatly appreciated.

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