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10 Night Aran Islands, Donegal & Causeway Coast (including Dublin) Knitting Tour

This tour is all about the rugged, breath-taking coastlines of the Wild Atlantic Way and Giant’s Causeway/Antrim Coast, with inspiring knitting classes and yarn, yarn, yarn! There are also 2 days/nights on the largest of the magnificent Aran Islands, Inis Mor with our knitting and island host, Una McDonagh! 

Classes in Mobius Knit, Aran Knit, Fairisle Stranded and Steeked, Spinning and Weaving are just some of the knitting activities that make this tour so special. Knitting experts including This Is Knit (Dublin’s number 1 yarn store) and renowned knitwear designer Edel MacBride make learning fun and memorable! 

Also included are natural and traditional yarn dyeing, working woollen mills the luxury tweed of Hanna Hats, sheep and sheepdog trials, alpacas and exclusive yarn shopping opportunities throughout!

Other tour highlights include Trinity and the Book of Kells, National Portrait Gallery, Kilbeggan Distillery, vibrant Galway City, Slieve League Cliffs, Dunluce Castle and The Giant’s Causeway, Titanic Belfast, a tour  Inis Mor, Irish Dancing and free time to enjoy the tranquillity of the Aran Islands and the vibrancy of Dublin, Belfast, Galway and Donegal! 

Exquisite vistas, yarn and knitting inspired by these views mean you are in for a knitter’s delight!

What's Included

Workshops/Knitting Activities Included in This Tour:

  • Spinning & Fine Tapestry Workshop with Aine Dunne
  • Core Knitting Workshop with Edel MacBride from Knitfield
  • Discovering Aran Island Knitting Workshop with Una McDonagh
  • From Stranded to Steekend Fair Isle Workshop with Pauline Gallagher of The Knitting Class.
  • Mobius Knitting Workshop with This is Knit
  • Studio Donegal Weaving Demonstration
  • Folklore Yarns Belfast Shop Visit
  • Irish Artisan Yarn Pop Up Shop in Belfast
  • Pre-Dinner Talk with Textile Heritage Author, Vawn Corrigan
Knitting Tour 2019 - Aran Islands, Donegal and Causeway Coast
Departure Date
SOLD OUT20 May 2023
SOLD OUT!26 Aug 2023
SOLD OUT!7 Oct 2023
4 May 2024
Summer Knit Special Price!24 Aug 2024
5 Oct 2024
Per Person Sharing €4,390 €4,500 €4,390 €4,390 €3,999 €4,390
Single Supplement €999 €999 €999 €999 €999 €999
Prices in other currencies are indicative only. Please note that we charge in Euro or Sterling.

Participant Feedback

I so enjoyed my trip with your company.
Mary and Frank were the best team one could imagine to be part of, they went over and beyond our expectations.
Looking forward to sharing another tour with you again. Hopefully in the near future.

Lorraine Pullen

I had a great time on the tour. I enjoyed it so much I would love to do another!
Mary, our guide and Frank our driver were both fabulous and I really enjoyed the workshops.
It was the first organised tour I had ever been on and it was better than I expected

Katrina Donnellon

I just finished my first trip to Ireland and it was all and more than I expected. It was so comforting to be met at the airport. I can't express strongly enough what a wonderful guide we had for this trip. The group asked me to share that the tour guide, Jane Horgan, and the driver, John were absolutely perfect. We thank you for giving us the "A" team for the tour.

Mazie Chauvin

What a fantastic tour! Our tour director Jane Horgan was truly a gem! She was friendly, funny, entertaining and thoroughly skilled at keeping our group informed of all details of our tour. I would love to partake in the Southern Ireland tour in perhaps another year or two, particularly if Jane were to be available as our guide once again.

Debra Smith

It was an absolutely wonderful trip! I enjoyed everything we did, especially the Aran Islands. I loved the trip, and I thank Irish Tourism for a fine job.

Linda Summer

Just want to let you know how much I enjoyed the recent Northern Ireland Knitting Tour. I thought it was the perfect combination of knitting workshops and sightseeing. Mary Lavery, our guide, and Bert, our driver, were both helpful and full of information. Not to mention the great group of ladies on the tour. I hope to return for the Southern Tour one day.

Myrna Stephens

It was a fabulous wonderful well-organized trip!! I enjoyed the classes, finished all my projects. The guide and driver were excellent and loads of fun. Food was good, but the portions were a bit too large. As a "techno-idiot" I have no photos to post. It was a great trip and will probably do another, perhaps the southern loop, in the next year or so.

Monica Larson

It was an absolutely PERFECT trip for my friends Jessica Szabo, Amanda Roth, and I - we truly COULD. NOT. BE. more pleased than we are!!! AGAIN - we truly cannot tell you how over the moon happy we all were with this trip - so much so that we were already inquiring about next May's Southern Ireland knitting tour LITERALLY before the wheels of the plane left the ground to depart from Dublin!!!!!

Missy Shumaker

My cousin and I had a wonderful time seeing new sites, meeting friendly people and learning new skills! Thanks to all in your company for putting together such a great time.

Ellen Kaminski

Meet Our Local Craft Experts

Edel MacBride

Edel MacBride – Knitwear Designer / Donegal and Derry

Knitting Instructor
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Lisa Sisk

Lisa Sisk – This Is Knit / Co. Dublin

This Is Knit
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What About Non-Knitters?

Don’t worry, you can bring your partners, companions or family who don’t knit.We have plenty to keep them occupied during your knitting classes and they are more than welcome to join in with everything else!

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