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Visit the Constant Knitter where you will meet a local craftsperson for a demonstration and informal chat about their craft topic. The remainder of the evening will be free for you to explore the city at your leisure before meeting back at the hotel for your welcome dinner. Overnight in Camden Court Hotel or similar, Dublin, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast included.
After your workshop we continue with our panoramic tour of Dublin and will stop at Dublin’s Guinness Storehouse for a guided tour. Located in the heart of the iconic St. James's Gate Brewery in Dublin, this production site has been home to the Guinness Brewery since 1759, when Arthur Guinness signed a 9000 year lease! This evening dinner is not included so that you can sample one of Dublin’s many restaurants and bars at your leisure. Overnight in Camden Court Hotel or similar, Dublin, Bed & Breakfast included.
On arrival, meet with Aran Island locals for an introduction to Aran life with special attention to history of Dun Aonghasa in preparation for your visit the next day. Dinner will be served at the hotel accompanied by your hosts and after, enjoy a quick traditional Irish dancing lesson or if your tired feet are not up to the task, you can watch the instructor display some simple steps! Overnight on Inis Mor (Inishmore), Dinner, Bed & Breakfast included. Overnight Aran Islands Hotel, Inis Mor (Inishmore), Dinner, Bed & Breakfast included.
The fort consists of three terraced walls surrounding an inner enclosure containing a platform on the edge of a three hundred foot high cliff. Please note that the walk to the fort is up a sharp incline and suitable footwear should be worn and is not recommended for those who may have walking difficulties. The views from it are breathtakingly spectacular. Overnight Aran Islands Hotel, Inis Mor (Inishmore), Dinner, Bed & Breakfast included.
After your workshop, you can avail of the opportunity of a self-guided tour of Museum of Country Life. Learn about the unique stories and traditions of rural life in Ireland that our rural ancestors lived by. Finally, travel the short distance to Sligo where you will check into your hotel. Overnight Sligo Park Hotel, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast included.
Your knitting tour of Ireland continues with a visit to Studio Donegal, a hand-weaving and clothing manufacturing business committed to preserving and promoting traditional Irish hand-weaving. Here you will see the process of hand-weaving from start to finish including the spinning, warping and weaving of the wool. Arrive in Donegal Town, where the afternoon is free for your personal sightseeing or shopping. Donegal has lots of nice craft shops and Magee Tweed is well worth a visit or you may like to visit Donegal Castle which was built by the O'Donnell chieftain in the 15th century. Overnight Mill Park Hotel, Donegal , Dinner, Bed & Breakfast Included.
Follow the rugged coastal scenery and visit Glencolmcille Folk Village where you will enjoy a glimpse of early Irish living. The Folk Village Museum is a cluster of several small cottages, called a ‘clachan’, perched on a hillside overlooking the sandy curve of Glen Bay Beach in the Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking area) of South West Donegal. Designed, built and maintained by the local people, the Folk Village is one of Ireland's best living-history museums. Arrive back into Donegal town and the evening is free for you to enjoy traditional pubs with lively music, one of the local restaurants or simply relax and unwind in your hotel. Overnight Mill Park Hotel, Donegal , Bed & Breakfast Included.
On your journey you will also visit the remains of Dunluce Castle which is perched dramatically close to a headland that plunges directly Sea! Your day tour today ends in Belfast City where the remainder of the evening is free to check out the local bars and restaurants. Overnight Grand Central Hotel, Belfast, Bed & Breakfast included.
Upon your return to the city, experience Titanic Belfast, one of Belfast’s newest and most popular museums, built on the site of the former Harland & Wolff shipyard where the Titanic was originally constructed. Galleries reconstruct scenes from Belfast at the time of its construction, the launch, the maiden voyage, the sinking and the aftermath. This museum is extremely interactive, with technology bringing each period to life. The remainder of the evening is your own to continue to enjoy the vibrant Belfast atmosphere. Overnight Grand Central Hotel, Belfast, Bed & Breakfast included.
Travel back over the border to Drogheda to meet Aine Dunne a tapestry weaver and artist, resident and working from the Boyne Valley. With Aine and her team, you will enjoy a Spinning & Tapestry Workshop; here you will be introduced to hand spinning sheep’s wool by using a drop spindle and try your hand at weaving a sample piece on a four-sided tapestry frame loom. During your time with Aine you will gain insight into her designs, weaving methods and work schedule. Return to Dublin where this evening your final farewell dinner will be served in a local restaurant. Overnight in Dublin, Bed & Breakfast included.
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