Mindfulness Through Knitting
September 8-15, 2019
Sunday: Journey begins at 9am when we depart from the Shannon Park Inn (across from the Shannon Airport). [Please note that some flights arrive after 9am, and as such you will want to arrive the day before or find a different flight.] We travel to the Dunloe Hotel and Resort with a stop for lunch in the village of Adare. That evening, we’ll gather for a group orientation dinner at the hotel.
Monday: A Dingle Day! Our first day trip is to the coastal town of Dingle. Here you will have the opportunity to traverse Slea Head, shop, and grab a bite to eat. You won’t want to miss getting a few skeins (or a cone!) of Donegal tweed from Commodum Art & Design.
Tuesday: A Kenmare Day! The quaint village of Kenmare is home to an ancient stone circle, a healing well, the Kenmare Lace Museum, and a variety of other historic attractions. You’ll have amble time to wander before we head over to Kissane Sheep Farm to watch a sheepherding demonstration. From there we’ll travel back to the hotel where our first mini-workshop will be held.
Wednesday: Workshop day! A morning workshop fill be followed with a group lunch at the beautiful Ard na Sidhe Country House. After lunch, we’ll return to the Dunloe where you can relax and enjoy the amenities of the hotel.
Thursday: A Muckross Day! The beautiful grounds of the Muckross Estate are part of Killarney National Park. We’ll get there by jitney cart (horse drawn cart). The grounds boast a mansion, three working farms, and exquisite gardens. We’ll have another mini-workshop, after which you’ll have time to wander and explore; the more adventurous of you can trek to Torc Falls (about 1.5 miles from the estate).
Friday: A Killarney Day! Our morning will begin with another mini-workshop before we set out to explore the nearby town of Killarney. Shop, eat, and gather more ephemera for your journals.
Saturday: Last full day! We checkout of the Dunloe in the morning and head to – it’s a surprise!! But rest assured it will be a delightful adventure. We’ll finish the adventure at the iconic Cliffs of Moher before checking into the Park Inn Hotel for our last night together.
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Please note that the itinerary is subject to change based on weather and other circumstances beyond our control. Participation in any of the workshops is optional, as is taking any of the day trips. We’ve had guests in the past who choose to sit and knit all day contently at the hotel (the view is breathtaking). There is never any pressure to participate in any of the activities.