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Knit and crochet in the West of Ireland

25 June & 23 July 2023

6 days from £1,889pp

Join us in Galway with workshops hosted by Carol Meldrum or Anna Nikipirowicz. Days out explore the rugged Connemara countryside and visit the island of Inis Oírr, home to the traditional style of Aran knitting.

  • Enjoy inspirational knitting and crochet workshops with expert Carol Meldrum or Anna Nikipirowicz
  • Visit the stunning Cliffs of Moher
  • Enjoy a guided walking tour of Galway and visit Galway’s largest yarn store
  • Spend a full day on the smallest Aran Island and learn traditional knitting techniques from locals
  • Visit the historic Kylemore Abbey in scenic Connemara
  • Discover the history of sheep farming at Leenane Sheep and Wool Centre
On this superb 6-day knitting & crochet holiday you'll enjoy workshops led by Carol Meldrum (June) or Anna Nikipirowicz (July) and discover the stunning scenery, spirit and traditional crafts of the west coast of Ireland. Included excursions give you a chance to explore the charming city of Galway and visit the Leenane Sheep and Wool Centre amidst the rugged Connemara landscape.
 
Knitting has been a part of Irish life since the 1600's when knitting schools were established across the country. During the 18th century knitting became a source of income for many households thanks to an abundance of wool. Aran sweaters with their distinctive design are a symbol of Ireland. A full day excursion to the smallest of the Aran islands is a chance to learn about Aran knitting - the Inis Oírr way.

Your Accommodation

Galway Bay Hotel

★★★★
Overview
This 4-star hotel is set on the shores of Galway Bay, one of Ireland’s most scenic locations. With beautiful views over the Bay and Clare Hills, this award-winning hotel is also just 5 minutes from Galway City.
Hotel Facilities & Amenities

Guests can enjoy the hotel’s swimming pool, massage fountain and the leisure centre, which features a fully equipped modern gym and sauna. Health and beauty treatments are also available.

Full Irish breakfasts are served each morning, and the AA Rosette Bay Brasserie serves modern Irish cuisine with fresh fish and local produce.

Room Facilities & Amenities

Classic Rooms

Available as a twin share or for sole use, classic rooms offer easy comfort, timeless style and warm bright décor. All classic rooms have V1 spring beds that are designed to give a sleep experience unlike any other.

 

All rooms are equipped with the following:

  • En suite bathroom
  • TV, radio & complimentary WiFi
  • Tea/coffee making facilities
  • 24 hour room service from friendly staff
  • Hairdryer, iron & ironing Board
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