In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Motion.”

From the motion of a loom, comes a beautiful and useful object.

hand weaving, avoca mill

 It takes a full day’s work to weave a blanket on this hand loom at Avoca, Ireland’s oldest weaving mill, founded in 1723. 


Situated in the ‘garden of Ireland’ county Wicklow, Avoca Mill is a fabulous place to visit. You can tour the mill and watch one of the weavers working a loom.  The food in the on-site café is superb, or you can eat outside at a picnic table and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. The gift shop is a treasure trove with something to suit everyone’s taste and pocket.

avoca hand weavers

Watch this short video on the history of the Avoca Mill to see how it has managed to survive for almost 300 years.


About Jean Reinhardt

Author of 'A Pocket Full of Shells' an Amazon International best seller, Jean writes young adult and historical fiction. She has been known to shed a tear over Little House on the Prairie.
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