Skip to content

Knitting and Crochet Circle

The Knitting and Crochet Circle is a group of talented craft workers with a keen interest in all things woolly!

Group history and aims

The Knitting and Crochet Circle at the National Museum of Ireland - Country Life started up in 2008 and has grown from strength to strength each year.

The Knitting Circle has been very proactive during their time at the museum. They helped break a Guinness World Record in Hyde Park Stadium, Roscommon. They have also been involved in a number of charity projects including making hats, scarves and booties for the Simon Community.

They are also keen to teach others their skills and are involved in outreach to local schools in the area to teach knitting.

How to get involved

The Knitting and Crochet Circle welcome members of the public who are interested in finding out more to come along to their meetings. Browse the Calendar of Events to find details of the next meeting of this group.

Visit the Knitting Circle on the first and third Friday of the month at the National Museum of Ireland  -Country Life from 11am to 1pm. No attendance fee or booking required.

Past projects

The group has been involved in many projects over the years, including the exhibition May On Our Doorstep, which explored local May customs.

May On Our Doorstep was a collaborative project between the Linenhall Arts Centre and the Education & Outreach Department, National Museum of Ireland - Country Life. It was a celebration of local May customs through a number of events including exhibitions, workshops and talks, and an opportunity to exchange and record local May customs.

The museum invited the group to take part in this project and they were very enthusiastic making numerous knitted and crochet flowers in an array of colours for the exhibition.

 The Knitting Circle has also crafted Christmas decorations for display at the Museum.

Sign up to our newsletter

Keep up to date

Receive updates on the latest exhibitions

Country Life

Turlough Park,
Co. Mayo,
F23 HY31

+353 94 903 1755