Since its launch in 2015, Irish House has provided those who have an appreciation for authentic Irish crafts and design with the opportunity to purchase high-quality products at their location on the famous Diamond, in the heart of historic Donegal Town, Co. Donegal. The Mulherns, who founded and own Irish House, are fifth generation handweavers and have a strong desire to ensure that the centuries-old Donegal tradition of handweaving is maintained and preserved. All of their Triona tweed is made from 100% Irish lambswool. Once woven, it is tailored to produce unique pieces of clothing including coats, jackets, and capes which combine premium quality, achieved through generations of skill and tradition, with fresh, contemporary styles and patterns. From start to finish, experienced craftspeople ensure that all the garments you’ll find at Irish House are made to the highest standards and are worthy of their time-honoured Irish heritage.
In 1984, ten years after the collapse of the local tweed industry, Dennis Mulhern founded Triona Design as a small bespoke tweed company, in the front room of his family home in the nearby village of Ardara. As the Mulhern family business expanded, “The Mart”, which had historically been the central marketplace where all the local tweed was produced, inspected, stored and sold, became the new home of Triona. From humble beginnings, the Mulhern family and Triona now welcome thousands of visitors from all around the world to their spacious factory in Ardara, having been awarded recognition as the certified Donegal Tweed Visitor Centre. Traditional handweaving demonstrations, heritage tours, and educational audio-visual experiences are available daily at both Irish House in Donegal Town and the Triona Donegal Tweed Visitor Centre in Ardara.
The Mulhern family is proud of their Irish heritage and they aim to preserve and promote it by showcasing Irish talent to a worldwide audience through their unwavering support of authentic Irish crafts and design. They pride themselves on the quality of the Irish products they offer, to that end, Irish House proudly stocks the family’s own Triona tweed jackets, coats and capes for women as well as a range of classic men’s tweed jackets alongside other leading Irish Brands such as Fisherman out of Ireland Knitwear, Aran Woollen Mills, Aran Crafts, Mucros Weavers, and Hanna Hats. You will also find high quality Irish jewellery including an unrivalled selection of exclusive pendants, rings, earrings and bracelets from established brands such as House of Lor, Solvar, Facet, and Tracy Gilbert.