Avoca Village

Co. Wicklow

Dating from 1723, this very special Avoca location is home to the handweaving mill, Avoca Store, Cafe and a visitor centre which tells the story of the mill from the very beginning.

Store Details


Avoca Village, Co. Wicklow Y14 HN29


+353 0 402 35105


Retail Shop:


Opening Times

Retail Store:
Open 7 days a week
10am - 5pm

Open 7 days a week
10am - 4.30pm

Mill Tours:
Open 4th March - 31st October
10am - 4pm
*Last tour starts at 3.30pm

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Wheelchair Access

Wheelchairs Available


Disabled Parking

Disabled Toilets

What’s Here?

Retail Store


Handweaving Mill Tour

About the Store

The birthplace of Avoca, our Avoca Village store is home to our weaving mill, a gorgeous retail store and an Avoca cafe which is open for breakfast, lunch and our freshly baked sweet treats. Visitors can enjoy guided mill tours here, to learn all about our rich history and heritage, and to see our skilled weavers at work. Our throws are still woven here today after all this time.

Inside our Store

Our store at Avoca Village offers the full range of mill product, showcasing the artisanal craftsmanship that takes place in this fabulous location. There are colourful woven throws in mohair, Donegal wool and cashmere, as well as beautiful scarves, clothing, baby blankets and lots more. There is also a large selection of homewares, women’s and men’s fashion, beauty, kids and more. If you’d like to learn more about the items we design and weave at our mill, visit our weaving mill for a tour or read more about our design studio.

Our Café

There is an inviting self-service café at our weaving mill offering a delicious range of Avoca favourites. There are homemade quiches and freshly prepared sandwiches, hearty soups and freshly baked sweet treats, so there’s something for everyone to enjoy. On a sunny day, you can enjoy your refreshments on one of our picnic tables in the pretty garden, where you can take in the scenery and the babbling river. This really is a picture-perfect spot.

The Avoca Mill Tour

Our Mill tour invites people to see first-hand where our signature throws, blankets and scarves come from, and to witness them being made by hand. Visitors are brought on a fun and informative tour of Ireland’s oldest weaving Mill and are shown the steps involved in the weaving process. On this fully guided tour, visitors will get a real sense of the skill and expertise of our weaving team and will see a live demonstration (subject to weaver availability) on the old flying shuttle loom.

Our Mill tours are open from 4th March – 31st October. Tours are run daily from 10am with the last tour commencing at approx. 3.30pm.

For enquiries including group requests and private tour enquiries, please email:


Find out more about the process and everything you need to know about your visit to our mill.

Stay, See & Do in the surrounding area

Woodenbridge Hotel

Just a 5-minute drive from Ireland’s oldest weaving Mill, visitors will find Ireland’s oldest hotel, dating back to 1608. The Woodenbridge Hotel, has a rich history and heritage and can be found in one of Ireland's most picturesque locations. The hotel offers a unique and memorable experience for guests and is full of charm with comfortable accommodations and fabulous dining. For more information on the hotel click here.  

Red Kite Walk

Enjoy a 2.5km loop forest walk with stunning views overlooking the village. Visitors are encouraged to try and spot a Red Kite bird along the route.

Ballykissangel Television Series

The village is well known for being the film set of the BBC television drama series Ballykissangel, which featured famous Irish actor Colin Farrell. Enjoy a wander around the village and view some of the iconic filming locations such as Fitzgerald’s pub, the church and local shops.