Mon-Fri 9am-5.30pm
with Julie Dubreux
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Knitting in the West of Ireland

23 April 2023

6 days from £1,765pp

Join us for a relaxing break in the charming city of Galway with friendly workshops hosted by Julie Dubreux. 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 workshops with expert Julie Dubreux
  • 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 holiday enjoy workshops led by our expert and discover the stunning scenery, spirit and traditional crafts found on the west coast of Ireland. Included excursions explore the charming city of Galway, and visit Kylemore Abbey and the Leenane Sheep and Wool Centre, both nestled in the midst of Connemara’s rugged landscape. Knitting has been a part of Irish life since the 1600s when knitting schools were established across the country. Thanks to an abundance of wool it became a source of income for many households during the 18th century. With their distinctive design, Aran sweaters are a symbol of Ireland and our 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

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