The oldest surviving working mill in Ireland today, Avoca Handweavers dates from 1723.
Based in Avoca village just a 20 minute drive from our glamping getaway, the mill is famed for vibrant, playful colours and high quality woollen blankets that last from generation to generation. The Mill Tour tells the story of the mill from the beginning and allows you to see first-hand where the throws, rugs and scarves come from. Admission is free and it is a great opportunity to see a working mill and to view the finished product in the store afterwards.
The café at Avoca is not to be missed as the brand has become synonymous for great food and home baking as well as for quality homeware and clothing. Treat yourself to a nice afternoon coffee and cake or a freshly made healthy salad or soup and traditional Irish brown bread. Just a short drive from Avoca village and only 15 minutes from our glamping site, you can also visit The Meeting of the Waters where the Avonmore and Avonbeg Rivers meet.
Here Thomas Moore penned his famous Irish Melody, “The Meeting of the Waters”.
“There is not in this wide world a valley so sweet
As that vale in whose bosom the bright waters meet!