Knitting Retreat in the Northwest of Ireland with Instructor Edel MacBride

While our knitting tours are hugely popular, a lot of our previous knitters said they would like to come back to Ireland to simply relax and knit! So here it is, our Luxury Donegal Knitting Retreat. When you arrive at Dublin airport we will take you on a panoramic tour of Dublin where you will see all of the major sites and attractions. The next day, head for Donegal on the Northwest coast and meet your host and famous Donegal Knitter, Edel MacBride. You will spend four days with Edel in the Luxury Harvey’s Point Lakeside Hotel. We will have optional touring throughout the four days, should you wish to take in some of the local crafts! Harvey’s Point Hotel has a reputation for excellence, having been named ‘Ireland’s Best Hotel’ in the TripAdvisor Awards three times in a row!  

Departure Dates

15th October 2017 

(One Departure Only for 2017 with Limited Availability) 

Included in this Tour -

  • Transfers on arrival and departure by private coach (for arrivals prior to 11am on tour start day).
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary in a luxury coach with an experienced driver/guide or driver and licensed guide, entrance fees included if applicable. 
  • Visits to: the Constant Knitter, The GPO Museum, The Ulster American Folk Park, Studio Donegal Weavers, Slieve League Cliffs & Rossan Knitwear
  • Carrickmacross Lace Demonstration
  • The company of your knitting host Edel MacBride for 4 days. 
  • Knitting workshops as described in the itinerary including yarn and patterns
  • Spinning & Dyeing Demonstration with Mary from Markree Woolcraft
  • Knitting with the locals at Glencolmcille Folk Village 
  • Accommodation in rooms with private facilities for 6  nights
  • Irish breakfast daily
  • 4 hotel table d’hote dinners
  • 1 Dinner & Cabaret Show at Harvey’s Point Hotel
  • 1 Farewell Dinner in Dublin City  
  • Cookery Demonstration at Harvey’s Point Hotel
  • Optional touring as described in the itinerary 

Overnights for this Tour -

  • The Gresham Hotel, Dublin, 1 Night
  • Harvey’s Point Hotel, Donegal, 4 Nights 
  • The Gresham Hotel, Dublin, 1 Night