Dublin Dublin has hundreds of historic buildings including Trinity College. You will have a chance to explore this historic college and see the Book of Kells - one of the most popular attractions in Ireland.
Grafton Street is Ireland's premier shopping street. Visit Brown Thomas - Ireland's leading department store full of all your designer brands. Close by is Powerscourt Shopping Centre, also worth a visit.
Slieve League Cliffs Arrive at Slieve League, and explore one of the highest and finest marine cliffs in Europe, with your local expert, Paddy Clarke.
These sea cliffs in Donegal rival the famous Cliffs of Moher in County Clare. They rise 609 meters above sea level and the views are stunning. The visitor centre is full of local history and culture and the giftshop stocks some locally made knitwear.
Aran Islands – Inisheer What better way to learn about Irish knitting than on Inis Mór, one of the famous Aran Islands! The entire island is almost 8km squared and has a population of approximately 300.
Like the other islands the spoken language is Irish although the locals can usually speak both English and Irish. One of our tours of the island will visit all the local attractions including Áras Éanna Arts Centre which has an exhibition about the traditional clothes made and worn on the Aran islands including the famous Aran Sweater.
Moebius Knitting Workshop with Lisa Sisk Lisa is an experienced knitter and co-owner of yarn shop “ This is Knit” in Dublin
Meet Lisa from ‘This is Knit’ for a workshop which includes an educational talk on the changes in the Irish Hand Knitting scene over the past years. Lisa will also head a ‘Moebius Knitting’ workshop on the Glenties Cowl pattern, designed by Lisa Sisk. For this class you will be using Soft Donegal yarn from the mills of Studio Donegal in Kilcar.
Museum of Country Life Co Mayo is located in Turlough County Mayo in Ireland
The museum exhibits the way of life of rural Irish people between 1850 and 1950. There are exhibitions about the home, the natural environment, trades and crafts, communities, and working on the land and water. Of particular interest to our knitting tour groups are the exhibitions on traditional clothing and how they were made in the home.
Knitting Workshop with Ciara Ní Reachtnín An Irish designer living in the wilds of the Western Ireland
In her designs and workshops for KnittingTours.com, Ciara is inspired by the myths and legends of Celtic Ireland. Through her "An Bradán Feasa" workshop Ciara will demonstrate how to create simple slip stitch cables using two complementary colour yarns. This technique is deceptively easy, as you will only ever work with one colour at a time. Ciara will then show you how your finished motif can be incorporated or developed into various items, including a headband, sunglasses case, cowl, or even a hat.
Knitting Workshop with Edel MacBride of Knitfield An established designer and knitter Edel MacBride brings a love of textile, craft and a deep connection to cultural tradition to her collections.
Edel is passionate about wool, especially local and Irish spun products. She produces patterns and runs inspirational skills workshops under her brand KNITFIELD
Giant’s Causeway & Causeway Coast The Giant’s Causeway is a UNESCO heritage site and one of Ireland’s most visited attractions.
The Causeway’s features about 40,000 interlocking basalt pillars which are the result of an ancient volcanic eruption. The causeway coast is a scenic driving route along the coast from Derry to Belfast. We make a number of stops along the way to admire the view.
Titanic Belfast an excellent visitor attraction in the city's Titanic Quarter where the Titanic was built.
The museum is housed in a visually striking, six-floor building and tells the story of the Titanic, from her beginning in Belfast in the 1900s, through to her building and unveiling, to her famous maiden voyage and consequent place in history.
Mourne Alpaca Farm have the largest all pedigree alpaca herd in Ireland. Mourne Alpacas has been a really enjoyable visit for previous knitting tours.
The herd is exclusively huacaya (wah-ki-yah) alpacas, which have a fluffy, crimped fleece that grows perpendicular to the skin. You can get a chance to see, feel and purchase quality alpaca yarns and some blend yarns, in many natural colours of the alpaca and some stunning seasonal colour ranges created from natural dyes.
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