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Tour Highlights

Dublin Both the largest city and capital of Ireland Dublin has hundreds of historic buildings including Dublin Castle which was the seat of government in Ireland until 1922, and the imposing Christchurch Cathedral which was founded around 1028.

The Temple Bar area boasts a dazzling choice of restaurants, cafes, bars and shops to suit all tastes and pockets, all within easy walking distance of many interesting cultural centres and galleries.
Dublin Shopping and Sightseeing - Southwest Ireland Kerry Knitting Retreat
Dublin Shopping and Sightseeing - Southwest Ireland Kerry Knitting Retreat

Edel MacBride 4 Days with your host with Knitting Workshops as described in the itinerary. 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
Knitting Instructor Edel MacBride Workshop - Donegal Northwest Ireland Knitting Retreat
Knitting Instructor Edel MacBride Workshop - Donegal Northwest Ireland Knitting Retreat

Lough Eske Castle Hotel Spend 4 nights in this stunning luxury and historic property. This 5-star hotel enjoys a stunning scenic location amidst the Bluestack Mountains and on the shores of of the beautiful Lough Eske.

It is close to Donegal town, offers gourmet food and a relaxing atmosphere. The castle features 5-star luxury bedrooms and an award winning spa.

Carrickmacross Lace This historic lace dates back to the 1820’s, and tours of the Lace Gallery delve into its history. Located in the heart of the picturesque Monaghan town of Carrickmacross, from which this exquisite lace gets its name.

On display are contemporary designs alongside more traditional Irish pieces, from small souvenir gifts to large commissioned pieces. Demonstrations are available by skilled craftspeople.
Carrickmacross Lace - Donegal Northwest Ireland Knitting Retreat
Carrickmacross Lace - Donegal Northwest Ireland Knitting Retreat

Glencolmcille When you visit the Folk Village, you will experience a genuine Irish welcome with the cottages offering an authentic glimpse into rural Ireland during 1700’s 1800’s and 1900’s.

St. Brigid's Cross/Tapestry/ knitting craft workshops and traditional music and Irish culture events are also held here.
Glencolmcille Folk Park - Donegal Northwest Ireland Knitting Retreat
Glencolmcille Folk Park - Donegal Northwest Ireland Knitting Retreat

Slieve League Cliffs Views from 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. These cliffs were the inspiration for Edel MacBride's locally spun Sliabh Liag wool.
Slieve League Cliffs - Donegal Northwest Ireland Knitting Retreat

The Ulster American Folk Park A living history museum which recreates a time when local crafts and trades people played a vital part in manufacturing and delivering the goods and services that were needed. A highlight will be the spinning & weaving cottages where we will see a demonstration on traditional dying and weaving techniques.

Costumed visitor guides relate tales of everyday life and customs while demonstrating traditional crafts and skills such as spinning, basket making, printing, quilting, blacksmithing, open hearth cooking and corn craft.
Ulster American Folk Park - Donegal Northwest Ireland Knitting Retreat
Ulster American Folk Park - Donegal Northwest Ireland Knitting Retreat

County Donegal A largely Irish-speaking area bordering the Atlantic Ocean in northwest Ireland. Donegal is famed for its castles, rugged coastline and mountains such as the majestic Mount Errigal which measures 749 meters.

Donegal has a rugged coastline and several natural sea loughs. Its Slieve League cliffs are amongst the highest in Europe, and Donegal is home to Malin Head, the most northerly point on the island of Ireland.
Ulster American Folk Park - Donegal Northwest Ireland Knitting Retreat
Ulster American Folk Park - Donegal Northwest Ireland Knitting Retreat

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