Overview

For this 7 night knitting and craft tour, the focus of your itinerary will be historic Kilkenny and scenic Killarney in county Kerry. Your exploits will include a panoramic tour of Dublin where you will pay a visit to Epic Ireland, one of Dublin’s newest museums. The next day we travel to Kilkenny and meet Anita Marnell and Helena Kelly Maye for an intensive knitting, spinning and felting workshop. Your touring in Kilkenny does not end there however as we will also visit Zwartables Ireland Sheep Farm and Cushendale Woollen Mill. Continuing to Killarney you will visit two historic Castles on route, the impressive Cahir Castle and the famous Blarney Castle & Woollen Mills store. In Kerry we undertake another knitting workshop, this time with experienced designer and teacher, Liz Spillane. Ann will teach you how to make your own fancy/textured yarns and a variety of techniques to build texture and colour. Before you leave Kerry we will explore the Lakes of Killarney, Molls Gap and the magnificent Dingle Peninsula, visiting Kerry Woollen Mills along the way. We return to Dublin via the pretty town of Adare in county Limerick, arriving in time for some personal sightseeing or shopping before meeting again for our final farewell dinner. 

Departure Dates

  • 8th July 2018
  • 19th August 2018

Included in This Tour-

  • Transfers on arrival and departure by private coach (for arrivals prior to 11am)
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary in a luxury coach with an experienced  driver/guide or driver and accredited guide
  • Accommodation in rooms with private facilities for 7 nights
  • Irish breakfast daily
  • 3 hotel table d’hote dinners
  • 3 lunches
  • 1 Farewell Meal in Dublin
  • Entrance to the following attractions:  Epic Ireland, Cahir Castle, Blarney Castle & Kilkenny Castle
  • Zwartables Ireland Sheep Farm Visit
  • Cushendale Woollen Mill Factory Tour
  • Kerry Woollen Mills Factory Tour
  • Dingle Peninsula Guided Tour
  • Visit Hedgehog Yarns and This is Knit Yarn Stores

Workshops/Knitting Activities Included in This Tour

  • Knitting, Spinning & Felting Workshop with Anita Marnell and Helena Kelly Maye in Kilkenny
  • Yarn Development & Knitting workshop with Liz Spillane in Kerry

Overnights for this Tour

  • Camden Court  Hotel (or similar), Dublin, 1 Night
  • Hotel Kilkenny(or similar), Kilkenny, 2 Nights  
  • Lake Hotel (or similar), Killarney, 3 Nights
  • Camden Court  Hotel (or similar), Dublin, 1 Night