Begin your knitting tour of Ireland in Dublin where you will enjoy a panoramic tour of the city and visit the Constant Knitter where you will meet local craftspeople 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. Next travel to Galway where you will take a flight or Ferry to Inis Mor, the largest of the three Aran Islands. Here enjoy a knitting workshop, discovering the traditional Aran methods, a tour of the Island and some great traditional music and dance. Travelling to Sligo via the famous Foxford Woollen Mills, you will then meet Ciara Ní Reachtnín for another workshop. After your class, stay overnight in Rosses Point in County Sligo, famous for its wonderful sea views and long sandy beach.

The Northern part of your tour includes Studio Donegal, a hand-weaving and clothing manufacturing business, the amazing Slieve League Cliffs and a workshop with Irish Designer Edel MacBride.  Stay overnight in Derry and the next day discover Ireland’s famous Causeway Coast, visiting the Giant’s Causeway and Dunluce Castle. In Belfast there will be a free day for shopping or independent sightseeing. Before you return to Dublin for your final overnight visit Aine Dunne’s studio for a spinning and tapestry workshop, pay a visit to Irish Linen Centre and the Thomas Ferguson Linen Factory for a guided tour.

Departure Dates

22nd April 2017: Sold Out

8th June 2017: Spaces Available 

7th October 2017: Spaces Available 

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 licensed guide
  • Accommodation in rooms with private facilities for 9 nights
  • Irish breakfast daily
  • 5 hotel table d’hote dinners
  • 4 sit down lunches/1 packed lunch
  • 1 Farewell Meal in Dublin
  • Entrance to the following attractions: Giant’s Causeway,  Dunluce Castle, Slieve League Cliffs, Dún Aonghasa
  • Flight or Ferry to Inis Mór, Aran Islands
  • Inis Mór Guided Tour  
  • Sheep Farm Visit
  • Thomas Ferguson Linen Factory Tour
  • Belleek Pottery Factory Tour
  • Foxford Woollen Mills Factory Tour
  • Studio Donegal Weaving Demonstration

 

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
  • Meeting with local designers at the Constant Knitter 

Overnights for this Tour

  • Academy Plaza Hotel (or similar), Dublin, 1 Night
  • Aran Islands Hotel, Galway 2 Nights
  • Yeats Country Hotel, Rosses Point, 1 Night 
  • Kee’s Hotel (or similar), Donegal, 2 Nights 
  • Tara Lodge Hotel, Belfast, 2 Nights
  • Academy Plaza Hotel (or similar), Dublin, 1 Night