An Irish Knitting Trip? How interesting!

irish knitting

An Irish Knitting Trip? How interesting!

Are you a knitting fan?  Or perhaps you’ve always wanted to join a knitting club?  Why not take part in a knitting trip, and learn new skills with like-minded people?  And all this while travelling! We caught up with our accounting expert, Lynn, to see what she had to say about her recent experience on a Knitting Trip to Ireland.  Here are her highlights:


Discover the Republic of Ireland’s hearty capital

Guinness Factory

No visit to Ireland is complete without spending a couple of days in Dublin.  You can follow the footsteps of literary legends as you explore cobbled streets, heritage buildings, Irish pubs (taste Guinness from the Guinness Storehouse!) and enjoy the vibrant city atmosphere.  For more information on Dublin, please see our previous blog post on Highlights of Dublin.

Visit a working wool mill at Cushendale

knitting wool mill

With history that dates back to 1204, Cushendale Woollen Mills is both a heritage site and a fully operational woolen mill. When you visit you can view all the products made in the mill – and maybe you’ll even be able to get a sneak peak of the old traditions that are still practiced today!

Taste traditional Irish fare

Irish Soda Bread

Typically, you’re going to be eating a lot of soups and sandwiches (and soda bread) on any Irish vacation.  A typical Irish breakfast includes a blood sausage, an Irish stew is made with lamb and why not try a Guinness cake for dessert?  It’s almost mandatory to try each of these meals when in Ireland!

Stay at Parknasilla Resort and enjoy waterfront views


Looking for a slice of luxury?  Parknasilla Resort has everything you could ever want.  Situated in the Kerry Mountains whilst overlooking the sea, the location is the number one reason (out of many!) to stay here.  Think Victorian manor-house with a contemporary flare. Add the beautiful panoramic views, spa services, and walking trails – and you’ve found yourself an idyllic retreat.

Knowledgeable guides and knitting experts

knitting ireland

If you’re on a knitting tour, one thing is for sure – you’ll get the best of the best when it comes to local guides and knitting experts. They will take you through local craft shops, teach you new skills and show you fascinating designs that will leave you wondering, “how did they do that?”.  Ireland is the perfect place to learn more about knitting since the country has a strong craft circle.

Stumble upon a delightful French Chocolatier

lorge chocolates

Located 10km outside of Kenmare, there is a hidden gem in the form of Lorge Chocolatier.  Originally from France, Benoit Lorge has been creating chocolate masterpieces ever since he qualified as a pastry chef years ago.  Inspired by the Caha Mountains around him, Lorge’s handmade treats are a tourist favourite – you’ll find it hard to leave his shop without buying a couple of boxes to take home!


For more information on knitting tours, (for knitters and non-knitters alike!), please contact – our Knitting & Adventure Travel Therapist.  Judy has taken groups all around the world on knitting tours, and always exceeds expectations.