Overview

This Irish knitting tour will help you experience craft in Ireland with an emphasis on knitting. Your tour will include a tour of Dublin City and some time exploring Dublin's knitting hotspots including a short knitting with wire class at Winnie's Craft Cafe and meeting up with a textile designer at another popular Dublin knitting stop, The Constant Knitter.  Continue then to Galway where your exploits will include a knitting class with Anne Ó'Máille of Ó'Máille’s of Galway, a traditional Irish basket making demonstration with well known basket maker Ciaran Hogan and an unforgettable two night trip to Inis Oírr (Inisheer) on the Aran Islands where you will be instructed by Aran Knitting enthusiast Una McDonagh and friends. You will also discover the unspoilt Connemara area which has scenery like no other place in Ireland! Travel onward to Kerry, the most scenic part of Ireland, home to the magnificent Ring of Kerry and Kerry Woollen Mills.  Here we introduce you to Carol Feller, popular Irish knitter and author of the book Contemporary Irish Knits.

Departure Dates

  • 13th May 2018 
  • 12th August 2018
  • 23rd September 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
  • 4 lunches  
  • 1 Farewell Meal in Dublin
  • Entrance to the following attractions: National Museum of Decorative Arts and History, Kylemore Abbey, Glen Keen Sheep Farm, National Museum of Country Life, The Cliffs of Moher, Blarney Castle.
  • Flight or Ferry to Inis Oírr, Aran Islands
  • Inis Oírr Guided Tour  
  • Traditional Bread Making & Brigid Cross Making Workshop Inis Oirr
  • Ring of Kerry Guided tour
  • Connemara Guided Tour
  • Kerry Woollen Mills Factory Tour
  • Basket weaving demonstration with Ciaran Hogan
  • Tullamore Dew Whiskey Distillery Tour

Workshops/Knitting Activities Included in This Tour

  • Knitting with wire workshop at Winnies Craft Cafe in Dublin
  • Knitting Workshop with Anne O’Maille in Galway
  • Aran Island Knitting Workshop with Una McDonagh
  • Knitting Class with Carol Feller in Killarney (including a copy of Carol's latest book)

Overnights for this Tour

  • Camden Court  Hotel (or similar), Dublin, 1 Night
  • Galway Bay Hotel (or similar), Galway, 3 Nights
  • Quality En-suite B&B on Inis Oírr, Aran Islands 2 nights, Galway 2 Nights
  • Lake Hotel  (or similar), Killarney, 2 Nights
  • Camden Court  Hotel (or similar), Dublin, 1 Night