Hi everyone. I hope I find you all well this week as my Meet the Makers roadtrip arrives in County Kerry. After a wonderful visit to Connemara Marble quarry in County Galway, it was time to make the journey to KIllarney to meet John at Mucros Weavers. On the way I stopped off for the night in the beautiful village of Adare in County Limerick. Hailed as one of Ireland’s most picturesque villages, it boasts The Desmond Castle, the ruins of a Franciscan Friary, the Trinitarian Abbey and of course those gorgeous thatched cottages.
Time to meet John of Mucros weavers at Muckross House in the beautiful surroundings of Killarney National Park in Kerry. The house and gardens are exquisite and include the Sunken Garden, the Rock Garden and my personal favourite, the Stream Garden. I met John on a beautiful sunny day to find out more about the age old Irish weaving tradition at Mucros and see the some of their 200 year old Hattersly looms in action.
Mucros Weavers – Lulu’s Top Picks
1. Irish Woven Celtic Scarf
Add a touch of Celtic color to your wardrobe with these incredibly soft ladies Irish scarves. These are one of our customer favorites from Mucros Weavers. They’re made with a luxurious mohair/viscose yarn and the vibrant color mixes are sure to brighten any winter’s day. I even had a go at weaving one while I was there!
2. Peaky Blinders Flat Cap
When it comes to finding the finest quality Irish flat caps, they don’t come muxh better than our collection by Mucros Weavers. Available in a range of earthy tweeds and checks. The perfect Irish gift for him.
3. Irish Wool Newsboy Cap
Next up it’s a beautifully crafted Irish hat for her. Beautifully crafted from pure wool and featuring a soft leather flower motif at the side. We’ve also chosen a great variety of shades and tones, from earthy Irish greens and gray herringbone to the more vibrant pinks and lilacs.
4. Alpaca Wool Irish Scarf
My next pick is one of my absolute favorites from Mucros Weavers. The alpaca wool is soft and luxurious to wear and it makes the perfect gift for just about anyone. I’ve certainly gifted them to quite a few people and they’ve been a huge hit! It comes in two gorgeous designs but my favorite has to be the classic black and white herringbone.
5. Fiona Tweed Bag
My final pick is this beautiful woven purse in three beautiful wool mixes. It features a twist clasp closing and 2 zipped inner compartments. It also comes with an adjustable strap so it can be used as a shoulder bag or clutch.
Well I hope you enjoyed our trip to Mucros Weavers. Do join me next time when my Wild Atlantic Way Meet the Makers roadtrip ends at Wild Goose Studios in Kinsale, West Cork.
Take care of yourselves and each other,
Slán go fóill!