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