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Lorraine Pullen

Canada
November 2017
9 Night Donegal & Causeway Coast Knitting Tour

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.

Katrina Donnellon

Australia
November 2017
9 Night Donegal & Causeway Coast Knitting Tour

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

Maureen Brooks

United States
November 2017
9 Night South of Ireland Knitting Tour with the Aran Islands

The knitting tour was absolutely wonderful. I had such a great time. Jane was a wonderful tour guide. Her love of her country comes shining through when she told us of the history and current events. I plan on taking the Northern Ireland Knitting tour in the future.

Robin Shefts

United States
August 2017

I want to thank you and the other staff at Irish Tourism for your professionalism and assistance. I had a wonderful time on my Ireland Knitting & Craft Tour last month. Loved Ireland! Mary, our tour guide and Billy, our bus driver were superb! I enjoyed the sightseeing tours, knitting workshops/woollen mills, and craft demonstrations. It was a nice balance of activities, though I wish we had more time to spend in the towns of Galway and Killarney, as well as visiting Blarney Castle. Unfortunately, we didn't have time to explore inside the castle and see the Blarney stone nor tour the gardens.

The ferry trip from the Aran Islands (Inis Oirr) to the mainland was extremely rough and rocky (we were on a very small ferry), so many of us got seasick including Mary. Luckily this happened towards the end of the trip. In light of our health conditions, Mary modified the rest of our travel.

I would definitely recommend this tour and your tour company to family and friends. I appreciated all the support I received from Irish Tourism, as well as the fully detailed itinerary.

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Kristin Dillman Jones

United States
July 2017
9 Night South of Ireland Knitting Tour with the Aran Islands

Thank you for following up with me! The trip was truly wonderful. Our tour guide, Mary, was outstanding and the bus driver did a really fantastic job on some difficult roads. There were some miscommunications about transportation to and from the airport for us (Kevin and Kristin), but those were resolved pretty quickly. This trip makes me want to try one of your knitting retreats now!

Catherine Gjerdingen

United States
July 2017
9 Night South of Ireland Knitting Tour with the Aran Islands

It was a good trip. Mary Lavery and Billy (our driver) were wonderful, and made the trip quite special for all of us. We felt like we were in good hands.

The workshops were good, especially the one with Carol Feller. I’ve done a lot of cable knitting, and she was the one I learned the most from.

Susan Schoenbach

United States
June 2017
9 Night South of Ireland Knitting Tour with the Aran Islands

We had a great time. Mary, the guide, and Bert, the driver, were the BEST! I loved every place we went and hope to be able to return some day to some of the places, especially Inis Mor and the other islands. I, for one, went to see the landscape in the parts of Ireland that I hadn't yet seen. I'm sure that other prospective participants feel the same.

Mazie Chauvin

United States
June 2017
9 Night Donegal & Causeway Coast Knitting Tour

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. We are all now planning on a return in a year or two (as a group) and at that time, we will request the "A" team for our tour. Thank for for a wonderful holiday.

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Maureen kiers

Ireland
June 2017

The tour was wonderful and we got to meet so many interesting people and see some beautiful places. Our guide, Jane Horgan was lovely and knowledgeable about so many things. I felt like the trip was such a great combination of culture, history and of course, knitting. Despite the rain (every day!) we did all the things we expected to. The hotels were lovely and the young woman, Aine, at the front desk at Tara Lodge in Belfast was particularly helpful in guiding us with dinner suggestions and directing us to a variety of places. We all loved the Kees Hotel in Stranolar - very comfortable and beautifully decorated. And of course going to Inishmoor was very special.

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Margaret Weber

Ireland
June 2017

The highlights of the trip for me were Studio Donegal, where we were shown how fleece becomes yarn and beyond. Edel McBride, who gave a great overview of knitting and taught us valuable techniques. Slieve League Cliffs where the guide was really great. Inish Mor, which was memorable in every way. Jane Horgan, the tour leader, was great. She was calm, caring and knowledgeable

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