One of the non mechanised looms...
The mill buildings appear to be built from stone I thought they looked so quaint! ( I found myself using this adjective and picturesque so often during this tour 😀)
It had a stream flowing through which possibly had been used to wash fleeces etc in the past.
Pretty little culvert built from rocks too!
The mill was set in lovely gardens too.
And from the extensive gift shop I bought a soft merino scarf for me and a few gifts for friends.
The plan originally was to replace a very much loved wool and cashmere scarf that I had bought in Scotland in 2008. Despite caring for that scarf, it had become the victim of a moth or silverfish. Avoca Mill had cashmere scarves but the price started at €122 so it was amazing how quickly I changed my mind about buying such a scarf! The price of the merino was much more reasonable as you can imagine and it is actually as soft as my cashmere scarf.
The items for sale in the gift shop such as mohair throws, woollen coats, hats, toys etc were all gorgeous but I left them for others to buy! Lol 😂