About Glen River Donegal Knitwear

Glen River Knitwear is based in Carrick, on the Slieve League peninsula in Southwest Donegal, Ireland. The business name comes from the Glen River which flows into Teelin Bay, only a short distance from where our knitted creations are produced. The rolling hillls of Donegal meet the ocean nearby, giving us all the inspiration we need to design beautiful Donegal knitwear.

Our business was established in 1981, and the present generation of our family have been crafting high qualilty knitwear since then for the home and export markets. We use only the highest quality of natural fibre yarns to create the finest Irish knitwear for the discerning customer.


For generations Donegal has been famous for its knitwear and tweeds. We are situated only 5km from Donegal Yarns, whose mill has been producing the famous Donegal Fleck Yarns for many years. We are spoiled for choice with their collection of yarns, taking their inspiration from the rugged beauty of the landscape of Donegal and the Wild Atlantic Way.

During the summer months we can be found meeting customers at the nearby Slieve League Cliffs. The Cliffs are a must-see natural wonder for any visitor to Donegal to experience.

We use a traditional handloom to craft all of our knitted creations and every one of our garments is finished to the highest quality. Viewing of this process may be arranged by appointment. We welcome you to contact us if you would like to see the knitting process first-hand or if you would like any further information about our products.

We pride ourselves on keeping this traditional craft alive – using age-old skills to create classic contemporary knitwear. From fleece to fashion, each garment comes with a heritage harvested from the skills of generations who have passed down age-old techniques and the many beautiful patterns that make Irish Knitwear famous the world over.

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