Overview

Begin your knitting tour of Ireland in Dublin where you will enjoy a panoramic tour of the city and visit the Constant Knitter to meet a local craftsperson for a short demonstration and informal chat.  On your second day in Dublin you will meet Lisa Sisk for a knitting workshop following the Moebius Knitting technique.  Travel to Mayo via the famous Foxford Woollen Mills, you will then meet Ciara Ní Reachtnín for another workshop.  The Northern part of your tour includes Studio Donegal, a hand-weaving and clothing manufacturing business, the amazing Slieve League Cliffs, Glencolmcille Folk Village and a workshop with Irish Designer Edel MacBride. Spend time in the stunning walled City of Derry and the next day discover Ireland’s famous Causeway Coast, visiting the Giant’s Causeway and Dunluce Castle. See Belfast City and visit the famous Titanic Belfast and visit Mourne Alpacas outside the city. Before you return to Dublin for your final overnight visit Aine Dunne’s studio for a spinning and tapestry workshop and pay a visit to Thomas Ferguson Linen Factory for a guided tour.

Departure Dates

  • 22nd April 2018
  • 10th June 2018
  • 7th October 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 9 nights
  • Irish breakfast daily
  • 5 hotel table d’hote dinners
  • 5 lunches
  • 1 Farewell Meal in Dublin
  • Entrance to the following attractions:  Slieve League Cliffs, Glencolmcille Folk Village, The Giant’s Causeway, Dunluce Castle, Titanic Belfas
  • Glen Keen Sheep Farm Visit
  • Mourne Alpaca Farm Visit
  • Thomas Ferguson Linen Factory Tour
  • Foxford Woollen Mills Factory Tour
  • Studio Donegal Weaving Demonstration
  • Spinning Demonstration with June Bourke of Back to Back Yarns
  • Spinning Demonstration with Mary from Markree Wool Craft
  • Visit Handmade Irish Sweaters in Donegal

Workshops/Knitting Activities Included in This Tour

  • Spinning & Tapestry Workshop with Aine Dunne
  • Knitting Workshop with Edel MacBride from Knitfield
  • Knitting Workshop with Ciara Ní Reachtnín
  • Knitting Workshop with Lisa Sisk from This is Knit

Overnights for this Tour -

  • Camden Court  Hotel (or similar), Dublin, 1 Night
  • Westport Coast Hotel (or similar), Westport, 1 Night
  • Yeats Country Hotel (or similar), Sligo, 1 Night
  • Mill Park Hotel (or similar), Donegal, 2 Nights
  • Jacksons Hotel (or similar), Donegal, 1 Night
  • Tara Lodge Hotel (or similar), Belfast, 2 Nights
  • Camden Court  Hotel (or similar), Dublin, 1 Night