Cushendale Woollen Mills
Cushendale is one of only two remaining vertical Irish woollen mills continuing to create quality authentic textiles from the fleece of Irish sheep at their historic mill. The first mill was established on this site in 1204 by Cistercian monks, and the Cushen family trace their weaving heritage as far back as 1778. Visit their historic mill to see where they design and create quality bespoke textiles and yarns from Irish wool, lambswool & mohair.
Mill Experience: Cushendale Woollen Mills offer a unique experience to see one of Ireland’s oldest working woollen mills where you will learn about Graiguenamanagh’s link with wool since 1204, and the Cushen family’s history since 1778, their unique process and even see a 1900s spinning mule which is still in operation. Cushendale Woollen Mills are a 6 generation family business and they are the last mill crafting Irish fleece into fabric. A look behind the scenes of the mill can be arranged by contacting them in advance. Truly worth a visit.
Visit Our Wool Shop: Cushendale wool shop is open daily where you can see the wide range of Irish wool products crafted in their mill. All of their fine quality textiles are made in the time honoured fashion through all steps of the manufacturing process. They have a wonderful range of Irish woolen throws and scarves in their unique colours, from soft shades to vibrant hues, all in contemporary and traditional styles. They also stock a wide range of wool sweaters, tweed caps, socks, gloves and many more quality crafts.
Mill Tours: A look behind the scenes of the mill is available to visitors in a guided tour. Truly worth a visit. April – September, Tuesday and Thursday 3 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. Pre-booking required.
Please check their website for up-to-date prices of their pre-arranged tours at www.cushendale.ie
Tours are available all year within normal working hours and subject to availability.
Closed Bank Holidays & Sundays