Everything You’ve Always Wondered About

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To make things a little bit easier for you we have divided our FAQ into the sections below. Just click the title and the section will expand.  If you can’t find what you are looking for, please drop us a line at hello@woollinn.com.

About

When’s all this happening?

The truly epic Woollinn marketplace will be trading on both Friday 14th and Saturday 15th June, 2019, from 10 am to 5.30 pm on both days. Our not-to-be missed workshops will run from Friday 14th to the morning of Sunday 16th June.

Who’s behind Woollinn: Dublin’s Festival of Yarn?

Why hello there! We’re Lisa, Jacqui, and Jenny, and we’re also the team behind This is Knit (a fabulous Dublin Yarn Shop that you should absolutely visit!). Our friends and customers have been saying for a while that there should be an Irish Festival of Yarn, and it was high time we listened… We’re very glad we did, because in May 2018 we made memories to last a lifetime at the first ever Woollinn Festival. Planning for 2019 started the very next day… Just as with last year we’ll be enlisting the help of some other wonderful people from the crafting community and also appealing for volunteers to keep the whole thing running smoothly when the doors open on the 14th of June 2019.

Where is everything taking place?

Woollinn 2019 will be held at the City North Hotel, 20 minutes north of Dublin Airport, just off the M1 at Junction 7.

We’ve compiled a quick guide on how to get there, and one on where to stay if you’re coming from further afield.

I’m a journalist/ promoter – do you have a press kit?

Yes, we do! Simply drop us an email (hello@woollinn.com), and we’ll get everything you might need to tell the world about Woollinn in your inbox as fast as we can.

Where did the name ‘Woollinn’ come from?

The Irish word linn conveys a sense of togetherness. Is féidir linn means ‘We can do it!’

So, we feel like the very name of our event encapsulates the concept of bringing people together over the shared love of wool. It’s also a nice touch that it sounds like the word “woollen” too 😉

Ticket Information

Can I buy workshop tickets?

For 2019 workshop ticket information and release dates, sign up for our newsletter to be the first to hear about updates and releases.

Can I buy General Admission tickets in advance?

Advance sales of General Admission Tickets will be released via our newsletter first before going live for a limited time.

Can I buy tickets at the door?

Tickets will be available at the door but please note that priority access will be given to advance ticket holders on the day.

I hold a workshop ticket, can I get advance entry?

Yes, workshop ticket holders will be given advance entry to the marketplace at 9 am on Friday the 14th and Saturday 15th of June to allow for some relaxed browsing before heading to your workshop. Please allow time for finding your room and settling in for your workshop. Volunteers will be available to help guide you throughout the event.

What does a general admission ticket entitle me to?

The weekend ticket covers your entry to the yarn festival and marketplace venue on both Friday and Saturday of the weekend. The Friday or Saturday general admission tickets cover your entry for either the Friday or Saturday respectively.

If for example, you wanted to attend one of the workshops, then it would be advisable to book the workshop with weekend festival admission included at the same time (or just one-day admission if you would prefer), as that would be better value than buying them separately.

If, for example, you wanted to just attend the marketplace, then you only need to buy the general admission ticket for one or both days you want.

 

Visitor Information

Where is everything taking place?

Woollinn 2019 is taking place at the City North Hotel, 20 minutes north of Dublin Airport, just off the M1 at Junction 7.

Can I book accommodation nearby?

There are plentiful accommodation options near to our 2019 venue. Please see our handy accommodation guide for more details.

Tell me about parking arrangements and public transport options.

For full details on travel and transport to Woollinn 2019, please see here.

Is the venue accessible?

There is limited designated car parking available at the venue. Ramps are also present to navigate steps or steep slopes. Universal access toilets, as well as baby-changing facilities, are available. A lift to all levels is present. If you have a need that is not addressed here, please do get in touch with us in advance of the weekend – hello@woollinn.com.

There is free entry for children under 14 who are in the company of an adult, and for one person accompanying each wheelchair-user.

Can I use a credit/ debit card in Woollinn, or is there a bank machine nearby?

Many of our vendors will have the facility to accept credit and debit cards, but it’s always a good idea to bring (a wad of) cash, just in case! There is one bank machine on site.

How can I find out what vendors are bringing?

We will start a 2019 vendor thread in early 2019 over in our Ravelry group here.

Will there be a place to eat or grab a coffee inside Woollinn, or is there somewhere nearby?

Yes, all the essentials will be available: tea, coffee, water, sweet treats, lunch options, and even a sneaky tipple if you’d like.

Will there be food at the venue?

Yes, there will be a full range hot meals and light refreshments available at the venue.

What type of food is there at the Evening Social?

Stay tuned for more information on the 2019 Evening Social. To be one of the first to hear of our updates then please sign up to the Woollinn newsletter here.

Will there be somewhere to sit and knit/chat at the venue?

Yes!  We’ll have plenty of different areas for you sit, have your food, chat and knit/crochet etc.

Workshop Information

Where can I find the homework/materials for my workshop?

We will be updating our workshop details in early 2019.

I hold a workshop ticket, can I get advance entry?

Yes, workshop ticket holders will be given advance entry to the marketplace at 9 am marketplace days to allow for some relaxed browsing before heading to your workshop. Please allow time for finding your room and settling in for your workshop. Volunteers will be available to help guide you throughout the event.

Is there a waiting list for cancellations for the classes?

No, unfortunately, we are not able to provide this service at the moment but do keep an eye on the class box office as sometimes a cancellation may happen and the class would become available again.

Where is everything taking place?

Woollinn 2019 is taking place at the City North Hotel, just off the M1 Motorway at Junction 7.

Is the venue accessible?

There is limited designated car parking available at the venue. Ramps are also present to navigate steps or steep slopes. Universal access toilets, as well as baby-changing facilities, are available. A lift to all levels is present. If you have a need that is not addressed here, please do get in touch with us in advance of the weekend – hello@woollinn.com.

There is free entry for children under 14 who are in the company of an adult, and for one person accompanying each wheelchair-user.

Can I use a credit/ debit card in Woollinn, or is there a bank machine nearby?

Many of our vendors will have the facility to accept credit and debit cards, but it’s always a good idea to bring (a wad of) cash, just in case! There is one bank machine on site.

 

 

 

I’m a journalist/ promoter – do you have a press kit?

Yes, we do! Simply drop us an email (hello@woollinn.com), and we’ll get everything you might need to tell the world about Woollinn in your inbox as fast as we can.