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Knit & crochet in the West of Ireland

Knit & crochet in the West of Ireland

Duration: 5 nights

Price: £1495

Run by: Alison White
at Arena Travel

Salthill Road
Upper Galway
Galway
IP5 3RH

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About the Course

On this superb 6-day knitting & crochet holiday you'll enjoy workshops led by either Carol Meldrum or Sarah Hazell 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 Innis Oirr way.

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What's included in the price?

Flights from London Heathrow to Shannon with Air Lingus
Coach travel as described
4-star half-board accommodation (breakfast and dinner included)
Entrance to the cliffs of Moher
Walking tour of Galway
4 half day workshops with our expert
Full day excursion to Innis Oirr with workshop with local knitters (lunch included)
Visit to Kylemore Abbey and Leenane Sheep and Wool Centre in scenic Connemara
Driver gratuities
Services of our experienced Tour Manager



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The tutor and Arena staff were top notch! The project was fun and relevant. We had a great group of stitchers; I hope to meet all of them again.

- - #22854

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Course Start Dates

Sunday 19th April 2020
Sunday 17th May 2020
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