Welcome To The World Of Avoca

For Avoca, it all began in our little weaving mill in Avoca Village, Co. Wicklow, back in 1723. Deriving from the old Irish word abhóca meaning ‘little treasure’, we’ve been weaving here since 1723 and are proud to say there are third generation weavers still working here today.  Colour and craft are still at the heart of what we do, and we are very proud of our history and heritage.

We love to create the unusual and the beautiful and much of what you see in our stores has been designed by our in-house design team in Co. Wicklow, from our famous throws, scarves and wraps to our colourful socks, tea towels and aprons. Now we create everything from clothing and homeware to candles and soaps, and much, much more.

Today, we have 14 locations across the country, boasting unique and interesting retail stores, award-winning cafés, fabulous food markets, breathtaking gardens, nurseries, and lots more. From our bustling city centre stores in Dublin and Belfast, to our locations in stunning gardens in Malahide and Powerscourt, there is so much to explore at Avoca.

Our Story

It All Began In 1723

The Avoca Mill Tour

Please note the Mill is closed for guided tours from Nov-March. We will re-open for tours March 2023. For enquiries please email tours-events@avoca.com.

Our Memorabilia Museum will be open to visit freely in the meantime.

Opening Times:

Closed Nov-March

Pricing:

Adults €7.50
Senior Citizens & Students €6.00
Children Under 12 FREE


Tickets can be purchased at the retail desk on arrival.

For group bookings of 10+ email tours-events@avoca.com for rates and availability.

Our mill tour invites people to see first-hand where our throws, blankets, scarves, and clothing are created. Our visitors can witness the passion and skill needed to make these hand-finished pieces and chat to third-generation weavers to learn more about the craft. Ireland's oldest working weaving mill, you can learn more about our weaving process here.

After the tour, visitors can browse our collection of woollen Mill products and gifts in our retail store, relax and enjoy some freshly baked treats or lunch in our Avoca café or picnic on our benches by the river. Avoca Village makes for a perfect stop as part of your visit to Co. Wicklow. 

Mount Usher Gardens Tour

Opening Times:

Open All Year Round
Winter Hours 10 am – 5 pm (starting on October 1st)
Summer Hours 10 am – 5.30 pm (starting on March 1st)

Garden Admission Prices:

Adults €10.00
Senior Citizens & Students €8.00
Children (4-16yrs) €5.00
Children (under 4yrs) FREE

Tickets can be purchased at the retail desk on arrival.

For group bookings of 10+ email tours-events@avoca.com or call +353 (0) 404 49672

Just 25 minutes from our weaving mill, you’ll find Avoca Mount Usher Gardens. An award-winning example of Robinsonian Gardens, we count ourselves very lucky to have one of our Avoca locations nestled in this stunning setting. A haven of rare beauty and tranquillity, Mount Usher Gardens welcomes self-guided tours or guided group tours of our gardens throughout the year. There you'll find a wonderful Avoca Food Market complete with gourmet deli and bakery offering takeaway freshly made sandwiches, salads, sweet treats, coffees and more. Our table service Garden Café is also located here, where you can sit and enjoy a delicious, seasonal menu overlooking the beautiful gardens.

Mount Usher Gardens welcomes self-guided tours or guided group tours of our gardens throughout the year. For more information call: +353 (0)404 49672

Visit our award-winning stores & restaurants

Enjoy Tax-Free Shopping

There's so much to discover in the wonderful world of Avoca. From our famous woven throws and scarves to Irish beauty products and accessories, stylish fashion to unique gifts and homeware, you're sure to find something you'll love and treasure. What's more, if you are a non-EU resident you may be eligible to shop tax free in Ireland. Find out more about tax-free shopping here.

Our stores boast impressive Food Markets filled with artisanal ingredients, fresh fruit and vegetables and freshly baked bread, cakes and sweet treats to name just a few. If you're on the move, our Food Markets and cafés have a range of freshly made sandwiches, salads, soups and more to takeaway. There are delicious sweet treats and coffees too, of course. Our award-winning table-service cafés and restaurants offer delicious, seasonal dishes, freshly prepared with love and care by our chefs. 

Avoca Locations All Across Ireland

Retail Stores, Restaurants, Self-Service Cafes, Gardens & More!

Avoca Ballsbridge

Building 1, Number 1 Ballsbridge, Shelbourne Road, Dublin 4, D04 FP65 +353 1 6916080

Avoca Avoca Belfast

41 Arthur Street, Belfast, BT1 4GB 0044 2890 279 950

Avoca Dunboyne

Piercetown, Dunboyne, Co. Meath, Ireland +353 1 903 1200

Avoca Kilmacanoge

Kilmacanoge, Co. Wicklow +353 1 274 6900

Avoca Malahide

Malahide Demesne, Malahide, Co. Dublin +353 1 893 1900

Avoca Molls Gap

Ring of Kerry, Kenmare, Co. Kerry +353 64 663 4720

Avoca Monkstown

11a Monkstown Crescent, Monkstown, Co. Dublin +353 1 202 0230

Avoca Mount Usher

Mount Usher Gardens, Ashford, Co. Wicklow +353 0404 40116

Avoca Powerscourt

Powerscourt House, Powerscourt Demesne, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow +353 1 903 2116

Avoca Rathcoole

R120, Saggart, Rathcoole, Co. Dublin +353 1 257 1800

Avoca Suffolk St

11 - 13 Suffolk Street, Dublin 2, Co. Dublin +353 1 677 4215

Our Mill at Avoca Village

Avoca village, Co. Wicklow +353 0 402 35105
Avoca Locations All Across Ireland