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7 Night Ireland Country Manor Knitting Retreat

This exclusive 7 night knitting retreat is set in the heart of the Fermanagh Lakelands, with an additional night at Killeavy Castle Estate,  nestled in 350 acres of tranquility. The retreat is book-ended with a stay in one of Dublin’s luxury contemporary hotels. Visit Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin’s 1000 year old heart and take a turn ringing the famous bells! Enjoy a personal shopping experience in Dublin’s number one yarn and knitting accessory store This Is Knit and enjoy the charming surroundings of the Powerscourt Townhouse.

Join Crafts of Ireland for spinning, knitting and more including a fabulous barn lunch! Arrive at your country Manor House retreat and meet your host, renowned knitwear designer and Aran knit expert,  Edel MacBride. The next four days will have you immersed in knitting and the tranquility of the Manor and time for the spa of course! We will also have some music and storytelling as you knit in the evening! Enjoy spinning with Mary of Markree Wool, a boat trip out across the lake to a local gin distillery and yarn store shopping.

Enjoy an amazing day at Glenshane Country Farm! A full sheep to knitting experience as you discover the skills and tricks of shepherding, fleece to fashion as yarn is created before your eyes, knit with Edel in the turf fire warmed Country Barn and enjoy homemade scones and a farm lunch – all with incredible views! Brownlow House welcomes you for a morning of knitting with the locals and exploring the grand estate, home to American Troops and where President Eisenhower helped to plan the D landings. Take Afternoon Tea Downton Abbey style before a visit to the Swallow Studios of noted luxury weaver and designer Liz Christy and a personal pop up yarn store at Killeavy Castle with Irish Artisan Yarns. Explore the ancient wonder of the Hill of Tara before a stop at the welcoming and stylish Celtic Tweed. Arrive back in Dublin for your farewell dinner!

What's Included

Workshops/Knitting Activities Included in This Tour:

  • Exclusive Shopping Experience in This is Knit, Dublin
  • Pre-Dinner Talk with Tapestry and Textile Designer Angela Forte on colour in design
  • Retreat Host, knitwear designer and Aran expert Edel MacBride
  • 2 full knitting workshops
  • Knitting with Edel throughout the retreat, including trips out and evening knitting circles!
  • Crafts of Ireland spinning and knitting, including vintage demonstrations
  • Ewe Momma Yarn Store Visit
  • Irish Artisan Yarns Pop Up Shop come to you!
  • Knitting at Brownlow House with the locals, tour of the castle, Afternoon Tea and visit to the GI museum onsite!
  • Liz Christy and Swallow Studios visit and demonstration
  • Knit-a-long with Edel at Glenshane Country Farm
Departure Date
SOLD OUT!21 Apr 2024
12 Apr 2025
Price per person sharing €3,499 €3,499
Price Single Supplement €999 €999
Prices in other currencies are indicative only. Please note that we charge in Euro or Sterling.

Meet Our Local Craft Experts

Edel MacBride

Edel MacBride – Knitwear Designer / Donegal and Derry

Knitting Instructor
Call us for more info
USA & Canada Toll-Free: 800 913 1135
UK FreeFone: 800 088 5516
Australia Toll-Free: 1800 508 558
International: +353 69 77686
Contact us by email

Optional Pre Night Package

Package A

2 x Pre-Nights at Dublin City centre hotel

Arrival Transfer

Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Ticket

Per person sharing one room €450

Supplement if single room is required €199


Package B  

1 x Pre-Night at Dublin City centre hotel

Arrival Transfer

Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Ticket

Per person sharing one room €290

Supplement if single room is required €99

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