About Us

Weaving Tradition, Crafting Excellence

Welcome to Triona, where the age-old artistry of handweaving meets contemporary elegance. Nestled in the heart of Ardara, Co. Donegal, our story is a tapestry woven with passion, dedication, and a commitment to preserving the rich heritage of Donegal Tweeds.

A Heritage Unraveled: 

In the midst of Ardara's rich history as a hub for handwoven Donegal Tweeds, the echoes of tradition faced a formidable challenge in the 1960s. Modern machinery threatened the very fabric of our indigenous industry. It was in this backdrop of change that Denis Mulhern, a fifth-generation hand weaver, emerged as a torchbearer of tradition. In the aftermath of the industry's decline, Triona was born, a small bespoke tweed company founded on the principles of resilience and love for craftsmanship.

Crafting Authenticity: 

At Triona, we take pride in crafting each piece of tweed with the utmost care and authenticity. Our tweeds are made from 100% Irish lambswool, carrying the warmth of tradition and the legacy of generations. From the rhythmic click of the loom to the skilled hands of our tailors, every garment tells a story—a story of Irish heritage, precision, and unparalleled craftsmanship.

Opening Doors to Tradition: 

In 1992, we opened our doors to the world, inviting visitors to witness the magic of handweaving firsthand. Our visitor center is a living testament to the skills passed down through generations. Here, the artistry of our craft comes to life, and each visitor becomes a part of our story.

Family Roots, Global Reach: 

Triona is more than a brand; it's a family business deeply rooted in the soil of tradition. For over three decades, our loyal staff has been the backbone of our success. From a small bespoke tweed company, we've grown into an international tweed brand with two retail stores. The future is bright, and the threads of our story continue to weave a tapestry of success.

An Ongoing Legacy: 

As we navigate the present and gaze toward the future, we remain committed to preserving the tradition of handweaving. Triona stands as a beacon of authenticity, where every garment is a testament to the enduring magic of Donegal Tweeds. Join us on this journey, where tradition meets modernity, and the art of hand-weaving is celebrated with every carefully chosen thread.

At Triona, we don't just craft tweed; we weave stories, tradition, and a legacy that transcends time. Explore the beauty of Donegal Tweeds with us, where each piece is a chapter in the unfolding story of craftsmanship and heritage.