Welcome to Beth Moran Handweaver

Clare Island, County Mayo, Ireland

* Formerly known as Ballytoughey Loom *

All the work in this shop are one off designer pieces with no repeats. This is an important concept in my work as I have a great love for the individuality of each person and the unexpected nature of life. This is reflected in the many different “incidentals” you will see in each piece. Each collection will be run on approximately a 3 month changeover and each new collection will focus on a different product.

The White Collection for me was a journey through grief and white offered a peaceful place for me to process much. It opened doors that were closed and a deep investigation began. It is all about space, holding, resting, and nurturing. I like to think it has brought me to a deeper place and hopefully some peace in such a turbulent time.

The White Collection

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Courses are available to book for both weekend and week long courses.

Weekend Workshop


Weekend courses run from Saturday morning to Monday lunchtime and week long courses run from Monday morning to Friday lunch.

Week Long Workshop


The weeklong courses are running from Monday morning to Friday lunchtime.

Visitor Experience


For 2023 my studio will open to the public (12-4pm daily) and visitors between the 3rd June – 30th September. Outside of this is by appointment only (098 25800/087 1254552). All are welcome to come and see work in progress and maybe even have a hand at something. I love to show people how things work. (Read more)

Gift Vouchers for products and courses available. Please contact me for details.

What my clients say


I’ve been a big fan of the hand weaver Beth Moran since opening the lighthouse in June 2013. She is my go-to person for very special individually woven items from table runners, rugs, wall-hangings and unusual small gifts such as hand-woven fabric covered journals. My favourite piece is my “Clare Island Cloak” which has seen me through several weddings! Every year I treat myself to some special “Beth” piece.

Roie Mc Cann @ The Lighthouse Clare Island


Beth, just letting you know how thrilled I was to receive my very own, Beth Moran original in the post. Having witnessed your work processes I can truly appreciate each strand and colour combination as being the work of a master crafts person.The weight and tactile nature of my blanket makes me reach for it every evening, it is a comfort and a joy that I am honoured to own.

Niamh Synnott, Dublin


Learning to weave under the care and guidance of Beth Moran is a total delight. I first came to Clare Island in 2018, and have returned to the loom every year since. Rarely can a master artist make a master teacher, Beth is the exception. Her heart is big and her patience is wide! I would highly recommend any one – of no or all craft experience to attend one of Beth’s courses. A truly unique escape, you will be astounded at what you’ll carry home when you aboard the boat back to Roonah.

Alice McCabe, Portrush