This is a world renowned tourist destination which is loved as much by tourists as by locals. It has everything to please. You will learn secrets dating back to 1723 and live a memorable adventure by taking part in the Mill tour. You might even get to meet the weavers at work! Do not miss out on the short film about their history, which is particularly charming and educational at the same time. Ideally located on the banks of the Avoca river, the historical mill is the oldest extant manufacturer in Ireland. With an Avoca Store, its Café and a working handweaving mill, there is a lot for you to discover. Most of the woolly goods you will find at the store (such as rugs and scarves) are from the sheep in the surrounding area. Learning and watching the whole weaving process is fascinating and you can do that during the tour. It's incredible to see how the transformation occurs. With a range of furnishings, clothing, gifts and food options, there is something for everyone to enjoy. TheCafé is such a great place to sit back and relax with a tasty home made pastry or snack. If you are looking for a place to organise an event, this place welcomes whole coaches weekly. There is actually a dining room which welcomes larger groups. Avoca Mill & Tour is an all-round great attraction in a historical part of the world.
Dating back approximately 290 years there has been a hand weavers mill on this site at Kilmacanogue. In the 1920's Ireland was being transformed into a country of colour thanks to the Wynn sisters who's sense of colour set out to transform Avoca into a new age. Now in the present day, you can take a tour around the mill and see it in its present glory. The family that now run Avoca have cleverly transformed this mill into one of Ireland's greatest attractions and people flock from all over the country to buy a piece of Avoca and taste the great range of foods on offer in its great cafés and restaurants. I can assure you that a trip to Avoca will leave you with a warm feeling and I would recommend a good three hours at least to take everything in and of course sample their great food.