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

14th May 2017: Sold Out

9th July 2017: Spaces Available 

24th September 2017: Sold Out

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 Farewell Meal 
  • 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  
  • Ring of Kerry Guided tour
  • Connemara Guided Tour
  • Kerry Woollen Mills Factory Tour
  • Basket weaving demonstration with Ciaran Hogan

Workshops/ Knitting Activities Included:

  • 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
  • Needle Felting Class with Mairead Sharry
  • Knitting Class with Carol Feller in Killarney (including a copy of Carol's latest book)
  • Meeting with local designers at the Constant Knitter 

 (Wool and patterns are included in all workshops (you need to bring your own needles, sizes will be advised)

Overnights for this Tour

  • Academy Plaza 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
  • The Lake Hotel, Killarney (or similar), 2 Nights  
  • Academy Plaza Hotel (or similar), Dublin, 1 Night