Explore Woollinn, Dublin’s Festival of Yarn, visit Dublin City and Discover Ireland’s Knitting Heritage in Dublin, Donegal and Cavan
This knitting tour coincide with Woollinn, Dublin’s Festival of Yarn in June 2019 and the tour will include the two days of the show. Included will be an exclusive workshop with Carol Feller. You will spend three days in the Dublin area to enjoy the show and see some of Dublin City’s best attractions. Next you will get a chance to explore the historic Boyne Valley and enjoy some workshops with Sandra from Crafts of Ireland. The northern part of the tour will give you time to see Slieve League Cliffs, Glencolmcille Folk Village and partake in a workshop with leading Irish Designer Edel MacBride.
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 and accredited guide
- 2 day package for Woollinn, with Extras Included
- Accommodation with private facilities for 9 nights
- Irish breakfast daily - 3 hotel dinners & 4 lunches
- Entrance to attractions: Malahide Castle, Guinness Storehouse, Old Mellifont Abbey, Glencolmcille Folk Village, Slieve League Cliffs, Glenveagh National Park, The Ulster American Folk Park, Kells Monastic Site
- Belleek pottery Factory Tour
- Carrickmacross Lace Demonstration
- Dyeing demonstration from Olann.ie
Workshops/Knitting Activities Included in This Tour
- An exclusive knitting workshop with Carol Feller at Woollinn
- Aran knitting workshop with Edel MacBride in Donegal
- Spinning & Knitting Demonstration with Sandra from Crafts of Ireland & much more
Important Note: Attractions, Workshops and Demonstrations May Change According to Availability and Scheduling.
Day 1: Dublin Sightseeing/Woollinn Dublin
Today you will get a chance to enjoy access to the first day of the Woollinn event with your pass and explore the show at your leisure. For non – knitters or those who wants to explore Dublin there will be an optional tour featuring a panoramic tour of Dublin city with a visit to the National Museum of Archaeology. Overnight in Meath, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast included.
Day 2: Woollinn/Free Day in Dublin
This is another day at the Woollinn event where you will get a chance to explore and gain access to the marketplace and all associated “bonus” events to demonstrations, exhibitions & social get-togethers (Pre-Booking required). There are return bus transfers to Dublin city for you to explore the attractions if you choose not visit the event. Overnight in Meath, Bed & Breakfast included.
Day 3: Carol Feller at Woollinn – Dublin Sightseeing Carol Feller
leading author and knitwear designer is the highlight of the day where you will get an exclusive KnittingTours.com three hour workshop. After class take a tour of Malahide Castle and its lush gardens. Afterwards there will be a guided tour at the Guinness Storehouse on the iconic St. James Gate Brewery site. Overnight in Meath, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast included.
Day 4: Aine Dunne, Dyeing Workshop & The Boyne Valley
After breakfast you will depart Dublin and head north for a tapestry workshop with Aine Dunne where you will try your hands at weaving and learn of her design methods; dyeing workshop with Jess from Olann. For non-knitter there will be a tour of Drogheda. Finally you will get to see Old Mellifont Abbey in the historic Boyne Valley. Overnight in Cavan, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast included.
Day 5: Crochet Workshop, Sock Knitting & Spinning Demo
Cavan is a beautiful county in the middle of Ireland where you will get a sock knitting and spinning demonstration from Sandra from Crafts of Ireland. Non-knitters today will get to further explore the Boyne Valley to see the heritage town of Trim and Trim Castle. After lunch there will be a chance to see Kells Monastic Site. Overnight in Cavan, Bed & Breakfast included.
Day 6: Donegal, Belleek Pottery & Donegal Craft Village
The tour takes you to towards Donegal today. The first place you will stop off will be the Belleek Pottery Centre with a guided tour. Continue next to Donegal Craft Village where you will have ample time to explore the shops with particular interest to you being the weaving and felting studios. Also time allowed to explore Donegal town. Overnight in Donegal, Bed & Breakfast included.
Day 7: Donegal, Slieve League Cliffs and Glencolmcille
Begin your day with a visit to Studio Donegal, a handweaving and clothing manufacturing business committed to preserving and promoting traditional Irish handweaving. Next stop is the stunningly beautiful Slieve League Cliffs some of Europe’s finest and afterwards travel onwards to Glencolmcille Folk Village overlooking Glen Bay Beach. Overnight in Donegal, Bed & Breakfast Included
Day 8: Workshop with Edel MacBride
One of the highlights of the tour will be a knitting workshop with one of Ireland’s fi nest knitwear designers Edel MacBride where you learn Edel’s favourite Aran stitches. After lunch you will get a chance to see the scenic Glenveagh National Park where you will find stunning mountains, lakes and wild bogland. Overnight in Donegal, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast Included
Day 9: Return to Dublin via The Ulster Folk Museum
After breakfast the tour takes you to the Ulster American Folk Park which explores the historical links between Ulster and America. The tour continues to Carrickmacross Lace to see the fine lace masterpieces that have been produced in the region since the early 1800’s. Finally personal sightseeing in Dublin before a farewell meal. Overnight in Dublin, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast included
14th June 2019
Please contact us for full itinerary, up to date availability and prices.
Booking Requirements & Cancellation Information
A deposit of 20% of the total tour price is required to hold your booking. The balance of the tour is due 60 days before arrival. Mastercard and Visa accepted with no additional charges.
- 29 days or longer - deposit will be forfeit and non-refundable.
- 28 days to 15 days - 50% is forfeit
- 14 days or less -100% of all money paid is forfeit.