With all those sheep we met during our walks, I made the mistake to think there should be knitting wool in one of the many 'woollen mills'. Stupid thought, I have been in Edinburgh Mills more than once and they sell no yarn at all. But I didn't think of that, all I remembered was a Woollen Mills near Blarney Castle, where was a whole department of knitting wool. I have to say that was four years ago.
Nevertheless, when I found out there were 2 so called 'woollen mills' near us, I constrained the whole family to go with me :). But it was disappointing, no yarn. The lady I asked about it had to laugh when she heard my assumption. Another lady pointed me to a third woollen mill, they had sheep there, and as far she knew, there should be some wool as they also had spinning classes. She was correct about that. That mill had sheep, had spinning classes only at Saturdays (I was there on Friday) and they had a little knitting wool. And I have had a good conversation with a lady, learned a lot more about sheep and their wool and she has given me some useful tips. So the trip to the last mill was no waste time at all.
There is no such thing as 'accidence'. After our visit at the first two mills, we decided to stroll a bit through the near village. And found a little tiny shop with only local hand made items. A mother and daughter started this shop half a year ago. The mother spins wool and knits small items (scarves, hats, socks and toys) to sell, the daughter makes felted items. And a friend of them supplies home made soap. Fun for hours (for me, hubby and kids found the Toy Museum and enjoyed themselves there).