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Tuamgraney, Tuamgraney, Clare,
Ms Anke McKernan
McKernan Handweavers is a small family run business located between Killaloe and Mount Shannon in County Clare. Specialising in handwoven scarves rich in colour, each design is consistently contemporary, distinctive and soft to the touch.
Eugene and Anke McKernan have been producing scarves since 1985. Working together in their workshop in Tuamgraney,County Clare they weave on century old Hattersley Domestic looms which combine all the knowledge and precision engineering of the nineteenth century. The knitted styles are made on their 50 year old Stoll knitting machine as well as a modern electronic 8-Gauge machine. Each scarf and shawl is then hand finished in the McKernan's workshop. By using only the best quality natural fibres, these scarves consciously differ from fast changing fashion trends.
As a family business using traditional production methods, McKernans always try to stay true to their core values of sustainable quality and good design.
McKernan Scarves are sold in shops and catalogues in Ireland, mainland Europe and the United States, but in the Tuamgraney workshop visitors are given the opportunity to experience the weavers in action and do some shopping in McKernan’s own showroom.
There is disabled access to the premises as well as adequate parking faciities for cars and coaches.