Local handicrafts and artisanal items to pick up on your trip.
Avoca Handweavers sells delicate, brightly colored scarves, blankets, jackets, and clothes, still made in part with traditional handlooms at a small mill in Avoca, County Wicklow. 11-13 Suffolk Street, Dublin 2. www.avoca.ie
The world-famous Waterford Crystal stemware, bowls, and vases are handcrafted in Waterford City. Good selections are on sale at the Brown Thomas department store (Grafton Street, Dublin 2), Weir & Sons (Grafton Street, Dublin 2), and House of Ireland (Nassau Street, Dublin 2). If brand names don’t matter to you, check out other native crystal makers, including Galway, Tipperary, Cavan, and Tyrone.
DESIGNyard sells handmade, often affordable jewelry from some of the best Irish designers. 48-49 Nassau Street, Dublin 8.
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