to the Weavers' Cottages Website..................Thank
you for your visit
until further notice
cottages are overseen by a Heritage Committee made up of local people
have a keen interest in local heritage. The committee of 6
monthly to discuss and arrange activities and events that will take
place in the cottages. A group of spinners and weavers meet in the
regularly. In the past a group of local entertainers gathered
to participate in music, song and storytelling sessions at the cottages
to popularity and constraints on space they had to move to a
The long term benefits would be to boost the local economy by
attracting more visitors to the area. To revive an environmentally
of dying wool and gardening. To pass on the older traditions and methods
of wool dying, spinning, weaving, butter making, breading making
gardening to younger
generations and show how those skills and knowledge can be applied and used
in today’s day to day living.
The Heritage Committee sees the Weavers' Cottages as being an
integral part of the overall development of Clonegal Village,
becoming a leading visitors
in County Carlow. Clonegal Heritage Committee in conjunction with Clonegal
Tidy Village Association; Carlow Rural Tourism; Carlow County Council; The
of Ireland; the Department of Social Protection and Fáilte Ireland
are in the process of developing guided walking tours of the area and the
Cottages will be the base from where the community employment participants
will work from to deliver this service.
In the past the Weavers Cottages have been awarded the E.S.B. Conservation Award
and the Gulbenkian Trust Award.
The Weavers' Cottages
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 9.00am
Tuesday 9.00am - 2.00pm - Friday: 9.00am - 1.00pm
Saturday & Sunday - Please phone 053 9376749 (Weavers'
Cottages) For special openings and events see Facebook and Twitter below: