Located in Áras Éanna. Open Monday to Friday 9am – 5.30pm and weekends in the summer season.
www.cleas-teoranta.com firstname.lastname@example.org +353 (0)99 75979
The Cleas-Crafts retail outlet stocks Inis Oírr/Inisheer handmade products including:
- The ‘Crios’ – well known colourful belts worn by Inis Oirr islanders through the generations and also used as handfasting cords in “tying the knot”.
- models of the island’s traditional boat, the famous Inis Oírr currachs in three different sizes: 55.88cm, 40.64cm and 30.48cm.
- a wide selection of willow circular baskets, creels, St. Bridget’s crosses, herb & dried flower holders, skibs, shopping and bicycle baskets. Also made to order.
- Sea veggies and bathing seaweeds
- A selection of cards, photos, books, knitted/sewn/wooden gift products made by other Inis Oírr crafters.
Man of Aran Homemade Fudge
Man of Aran Fudge is homemade by Eoghan Póil on Inis Oírr. Eoghan uses traditional recipes passed down by generations of family members. You will find the fudge stand close to Inis Oirr pier and beach.
With over 20 various flavours of delicious fudge, you will be spoiled for choice! Try the award winning Tiger Butter Fudge, Peppermint Chocolate Chip, Strawberries & Cream or maybe Baileys Fudge. Whatever your tastes, Man of Aran Fudge will having you coming back for more.
For opening hours and other up to date information please visit their Facebook page.
Mary started making patchwork quilts when her sister requested one for a birthday present in 1992. Before that fateful day, she had sewn everything from baby clothes to wedding dresses, but quilting captured her heart with its combination of practicality, artistic expression and connection to the traditional skills of American women.
Although her first quilts were made as gifts, for the past decade or so, Mary has been making them professionally, creating commission pieces for clients in the corporate sector and selling at regional art/craft galleries in America. Now living on Inis Oirr, smallest and most beautiful of the Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland, Mary accepts orders for patchwork quilts of all sizes, colors, and styles. She is also developing a unique line of baby quilts featuring script stitching in Irish/English. Visit her Facebook page here.
Visit the website www.mcquilties.ie
Mná Le Chéile (Island Women Together)
Mná le Chéile, began in 2006 with six members interested in learning how to make patchwork quilts. Since then their membership has grown to almost 20. They have held yearly exhibitions of their work at Aras Eanna, Inis Oirr’s Arts and Culture Centre. Mná le Chéile meet weekly throughout the winter months, providing a welcome and enjoyable social outlet for women who share a passion for patchwork quilting.
Mná le Chéile offers custom made quilts of all sizes, home décor items and accessories for sale. Contact +353851699145 for information.
Steve has been working with wood since leaving school in 2001 after studying cabinet making and furniture restoration for 3 years at Moulton College, Northamptonshire, England where his passion for woodwork was ignited.
Steve moved from England to the beautiful island of Inis Oírr (Aran Islands, Co. Galway) with his wife a few years ago.
In 2009 he bought his first lathe and has been adding to his workshop ever since. Steve makes one of a kind pieces whether it’s a vase, piece of furniture or a jewellery box, whatever the customer requires. For more information about Steve’s work, items for sale or inspiration for gift ideas, visit his facebook page.
Phone: +353 (0) 831557432
Ceardsiopa (Craft Shop)
Open during summer months, selling handmade products including Aran knitwear and traditional Irish music.
Baile Thiar, Inis Oírr, Aran Islands, Co. Galway
Phone: +353 (0)99 75021