Ireland

3 tours from £1,725pp

Local Information

  • Capital Dublin
  • Language Irish and English
  • Currency EUR
  • Tip 10-15%
  • Time Zone GMT
  • Electricity Type G Three rectangular pin (230V)

Destination Overview

Join one of our inspirational knitting or crochet holidays in Ireland and discover the stunning scenery, spirit and traditional crafts of the Emerald Isle, where time-honoured artistry intertwines with the country’s captivating charm. All of our craft holidays include workshops accompanied by a leading knitting or crochet expert who will design projects inspired by your surroundings, drawing inspiration from the rolling hills and dramatic landscapes. 

One of the many highlights when exploring the west of Ireland is the opportunity to discover the Aran Islands, which are renowned for their preservation of the traditional ways of life. Aran sweaters have been worn by fishermen here for hundreds of years, and patterns passed from generation to generation without being written down. With their distinctive design, the sweaters are a symbol of Ireland and still inspire artists today. The patterns, representing the daily life of the islanders, have been handed down through the generations and each garment represents Irish tradition and culture. 

As well as its stunning scenery, the west of Ireland is also renowned for high quality goods. Creative crafts continue to flourish and traditional crafts including knitting have been revived. Knitting has been a part of Irish life since the 1600s when knitting schools were established across the country, and during the 18th century, knitting became a source of income for many households thanks to an abundance of wool.

When crafting in Ireland, every weave and stitch becomes an ode to its folklore, passion, and natural beauty; let’s discover together… 


3 Holidays available from £1,725pp

Knitting

On this superb holiday, enjoy workshops led by Julie Dubreux and discover the stunning scenery and traditional crafts of Ireland's west coast.

  • 5 nights half-board accommodation
  • 4 half-day knitting workshops with our expert, kit included
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager
  • Travel package includes return flights from London Heathrow to Shannon with 1 piece of hold luggage and airport transfers
  • Excursions and entrance fees as described in the itinerary

Availability:

  • 2024 23rd June
Travel Options
  • By Air By Air
  • Join Direct Join Direct
Crochet
Knitting

See the famous Ring of Kerry and enjoy a guided tour of Kerry Woollen Mills on this County Kerry knitting and crochet holiday alongside our expert Sarah Hazell.

  • 7 nights bed and breakfast accommodation
  • 2 evening meals
  • 1 full-day workshop and 2 half-day workshops with Sarah Hazell, kit included
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager
  • Excursions and entrance fees

Availability:

  • 2024 8th July
Travel Options
  • By Air By Air
Knitting
NEW

See the famous Ring of Kerry and enjoy a guided tour of Kerry Woollen Mills on this County Kerry knitting holiday with our knitting expert

  • 7 nights bed and breakfast accommodation
  • 2 evening meals
  • Excursions and entrance fees
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager
  • 1 full-day workshop and 2 half-day workshops, kit included

Availability:

  • 2025 14th July 6th October
Travel Options
  • By Air By Air
  • Join Direct Join Direct

Meet the
Experts

Each holiday is accompanied by a passionate, enthusiastic expert who specialises in their craft, allowing you to learn different techniques and improve your skills from the best!

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Julie Dubreux

Julie Dubreux

Julie Dubreux is a French knitwear designer and knitting instructor. Her designs have been published in Pom Pom Quarterly, Laine Magazine and Knit Now UK, as well as in books such as I Knit Paris, My Favourite Things and Homecoming.
Sarah Hazell

Sarah Hazell

Sarah Hazell has a passion for textiles. She worked as a full-time primary school teacher and then as a part-time tutor in Creative Textiles at her local college, before joining Rowan Yarns as a tutor. Sarah has a particular interest in colour work and exploring decorative techniques and, through her workshops, she aims to give inspiration as well as expertise.
Anna Nikipirowicz

Anna Nikipirowicz

Anna is a crochet and knit designer, tutor and author of several crochet books. Her designs are regularly featured in craft magazines, and she also is a regular on Yarn Lane TV where she shares her designs and techniques. She also works closely with West Yorkshire Spinners and LoveCrafts.
Debbie Abrahams

Debbie Abrahams

Debbie started her handknitting business back in the mid-nineties and is a designer, author and workshop tutor. She has been running her global Mystery Blanket and Cushion Clubs for almost two decades and is best known for her vibrant designs which combine beading with colourwork.
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