Meet creative Irish knitters & craftspeople; see Ireland's most loved spots!
Ireland is synonymous with quality goods and a wealth of Irish crafts, clothing and gifts available throughout Ireland. Creative crafts are flourishing – original designs in metalwork, ceramics and glass, as well as the traditional crafts such as knitting, basketry, lace-making and woodworking have been revived. We organize tours which include visits to the best knitters and craftspeople in the country; our knitting tours will get your needles clacking!
Knitting has been part of Irish life since it was introduced in the 1600s. Knitting schools were established throughout the country, and knitting became an industry and a source of income for many households in the 18th century. An abundance of sheep and a surfeit of time on our hands have led us to produce an abundance of woolly goods. Knitting is one of the world’s greatest stress relievers and a personal and creative way to make a gift. Aran sweaters, with their detailed patterns, are a symbol of Irishness around the world and continue to inspire contemporary fabric designs.
We partner with passionate craftspeople who will share their techniques and stories of Irish crafts. Learn about the Aran stitching revival during a compelling workshop with Edel MacBride, an expert designer based in scenic county Donegal. Take home inspiration and new techniques when you meet artisans in Connemara, Donegal and Cork. Our tours are a perfect balance of knitting activities and sightseeing; you will learn from the best of Ireland’s knitters and visit Ireland’s most loved spots. Get in touch with us today for a personalized itinerary by emailing us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call us toll free on 1-800-664-7474.