Naturally Beautiful

Nestled amongst the rugged landscape of the Twelve Bens Mountain Range, you will find Cottage Handcrafts, our family run business established in 1975. Our shop is filled to the brim with knits and crafts that showcase the best in Irish craftmanship and design.

Upon entering our quaint cottage, you will discover an extensive selection of knitwear which we have lovingly sourced from all over Ireland. We offer so many styles to keep you warm from the traditional handknit Aran Sweaters to contemporary capes, jackets and woollen accessories. Our craft range includes the world famous Connemara Marble, handmade pottery and jewellery, local crafts, knitting wool, and paintings from local artists.

We would be delighted to see you!

Traditional fireplace

Gorgeous scenery

Beautiful mountain view

Women's Knitwear

Unique Irish crafts

Irish linens

Colourful hats


Men's Knitwear

Connemara Marble

A rest from shopping

Children's corner

Handcrafted pottery

Woven warmth for your family and home.

Irish Craftsmanship

Ireland has always been known for its creativity and craftsmanship. When you buy a handmade item not only are you receiving something made with love, care and attention to detail, you are supporting individualism and getting a unique piece; not a mass produced product. Handcrafting garments and gifts make the simplest of items feel special and offer longevity and durability. Throughout Ireland, there is large community of craft workers. These artists are safeguarding traditional methods and fusing them with contemporary design, creating objects of value and beauty.

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A beautiful shopping experience.


Stockists of over twenty of the finest Irish knitwear companies and small designer craft makers.

The widest selection of woollens in Connemara.


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Contact Info   •   +353 (0)95 41029
Closed until March 2019


Moyard, Connemara, County Galway, Ireland

Directions: Take the N59 from Clifden to Letterfrack. As you descend over the brow of the hill at Moyard, you’re presented with a stunning panorama of lakes, rustic peatlands, the unmistakable Twelve Bens and then, Cottage Handcrafts. We are 8km from Clifden.

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