The Dublin Woollen Mills is a landmark surrounded by other landmarks. The Halfpenny Bridge, a quintessential symbol of Dublin, is adjacent to the shop.
Just outside the Dublin Woollen Mill is the statue which has become known as “The Hags With The Bags”, thanks to the Dublin trait of gentle and affectionate slagging of public art.
“The Hags With The Bags” shows two shoppers, resting after their session of retail therapy. The statue is now as much a part of the local scenery as the Dublin Woollen Mills.
The Dublin Woollen Mills has been in the ownership of the Roche family for 118 years, covering four generations. The current manager, Valerie Roche, takes pride in the fact that the business has remained uniquely Irish for so long.
Dubliners and tourists frequent the Dublin Woollen Mills seeking the highest quality tweed, fabrics, knitwear and haberdashery. Larger customers include businesses in the dress-making industry.
The Dublin Woollen Mills has survived many economic changes over the past century, and seen some new landmarks appear in Dublin.
It is sure to see a lot more in the future.