Once that’s done you’ll be able to experience the KnittingTours website perfectly.
Established in 1877, this building is the primary repository of the nation’s archaeological treasures including the Ardagh Chalice and the Tara Brooch, dating from the 12th and 8th centuries respectively. The exhibits on display show connections with our pagan past and Christian culture at the time and are of major importance in early European Culture. Enjoy some time in your hotel to relax before your evening welcome dinner with your tour group. Overnight in Dublin, Dinner, and Bed & Breakfast Included.
Following lunch (included), we continue on our journey south while enjoying the scenery en route to your retreat hotel, Parknasilla Resort Hotel, where you will meet with your host, Carol Feller, one of Ireland’s well know knitting designers. Enjoy an informal dinner in the company of Carol and don’t forget to bring your knitting along! Overnight Parknasilla Resort Hotel, Lunch, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast included.
Carol will guide you through every step of the project during your time with her at Parknasilla and she will also teach you how to tighten up loose cables and fix cable mistakes. Take a virtual tour of the Irish Mills with Carol and learn how to choose the right size garment to knit. In the afternoon, enjoy a Whiskey and Chocolate Tasting gathering where your experienced connoisseurs will talk to you about the history of whiskey in Ireland and discuss the pairing of whiskey with the perfect flavoured chocolate. Enjoy comparing and contrasting the various flavours of both or either! Dinner this evening will be followed by a Traditional Music Session in your hotel. Overnight Parknasilla Resort Hotel, Lunch, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast included.
Alternatively take in a round of golf at the nearby course, or, join your group for a partial tour of the Ring of Kerry.This tour will take you to Kenmare, Sneem, Molls Gap & Ladies View. Return to your hotel where there will be time to relax and catch up on some knitting before dinner. Overnight Parknasilla Resort Hotel, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast Basis.
In the village of Kilcrohane we meet with Niamh and some organisers of the annual Sheep’s Head Yarn festival. Niamh will instruct on the topic of travel sock knitting or textured stitches depending on your preference. Following this workshop and lunch (included) we will take in some more of the beautiful scenery this area has to offer. We then return to the hotel in time for dinner. Overnight Parknasilla Resort Hotel, Lunch, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast included
We also visit Cushendale Mill where a bespoke range of sustainable textiles are made with mohair, Irish wool and merino lamb’s wool. Take a tour of the mill which has been on site since 1204 and see how they uniquely craft Irish fleece into quality yarns and textiles. Finally we continue on to our hotel with some free time to refresh before dinner. Overnight Kilkenny, Lunch, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast included.
Following our visit, there will be time to visit Kilkenny Design Centre which offers a vast selection of Irish handcrafted gifts including jewellery, knitwear, Celtic gifts, china, pottery, glass, home & fashion accessories as well as contemporary design pieces. Return to Dublin in the afternoon where there will be some free time to sightsee, shop or relax before your farewell dinner at your hotel. Overnight Dublin, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast included.
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