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Any knitters out there?

Where to buy yarn in Dublin and Dingle.?..only “big” cities we’ll be in on our hiking trip.
Love to find some wonderful local yarn to bring home.

Heard of This Is Knit in Dublin, but anyone found a great LYS? google search isn’t turning up much.

Have to be accessible by public transport, not renting a car

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While I'm not a knitter I do often travel with someone who is and in addition to Knitmap do a Google search for "Yarn Stores in Dublin", you'll get a lot of travel blogs from knitters checking out all the yarn store in a given city. They give good descriptions of the quality of yarn each store stocks.

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I don’t recall the name but there is a yarn store on the long Main Street in Dingle. They also sell sweaters. If you are headed uphill it’s on the left side. It’s a small town so won’t be hard to find. However all they sell is worsted or bulky weight wool and they don’t have a huge selection. I was surprised to find so few places in Ireland to buy yarn. You’d think with all those sheep.....

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If you are familiar with Ravelry.com check the Irish Knitters group. There are still limited choices for Irish yarns. There are a growing number of Irish dyers but they are not as likely to be found in Irish yarn shops. This Is Knit has their own hand dyed yarn - Town House. Because of the VAT taxes, I have found buying yarn in Ireland can be more expensive than buying the same yarn in the US. There are a few new ventures producing small quantities of Irish wool from their own sheep - one is in Tipperary. "Donegal" wool can be found often in tourist shops selling fabric. In addition to This Is Knit, there's another knit shop in Dublin: The Constant Knitter (https://www.theconstantknitter.ie/) in Francis Street is very helpful and has interesting yarn, some Irish and some hand dyed as well as other wools. The shop is near Christchurch and St Patrick’s cathedrals.