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 12th and Saturday 13th June, 2020. Make sure and sign up to our newsletter for further details of opening hours and our workshop timetable.

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 and now we are getting set for 2020… 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 12th of June 2020.

Where is everything taking place?

Woollinn 2020 will be held at the Royal Maine Hotel.   Located just south of Dublin City Centre and with excellent public transport links this hotel has gorgeous views over Dun Laoghaire Harbour and Dublin Bay.

We have compiled a quick guide on how to get there, and one on where to stay if you’re coming from further afield so make sure and sign up to the newsletter to keep up to date on all the Woollinn 2020 news.

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 just a nice touch that it sounds like the word “woollen” too 😉

Ticket Information

Can I buy workshop tickets?

For 2020 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.

Can I buy group tickets?

Yes, a discounted rate will be available for groups of 10 or more. 

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

Yes, workshop ticket holders will be given advance entry to the marketplace on Friday the 12th and Saturday 13th 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.

 I can no longer attend a workshop:

Unfortunately within 60 days of the event no refunds of tickets purchased can be processed. You may sell on your ticket to another person provided that it is not for more than face value.

 

Visitor Information

Where can I see a map of the marketplace?

A map and a list of vendors will be available in advance of the event. Please ensure you are signed up to our newsletter to be kept update with all announcements.

Where is everything taking place?

Woollinn 2020 is taking place at the Royal Marine Hotel, located in Dun Laoghaire just south of Dublin’s City Centre. What are the opening hours?

Can I book accommodation nearby?

There are plentiful accommodation options near to our 2020 venue. We have compiled a brief guide to the accommodation options in the area which you can view here.

Tell me about parking arrangements and public transport options.

Dun Laoghaire has excellent public transport links and also a number of parking options. We have compiled a guide to the different transport option serving Dun Laoghaire which can be viewed 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 a number of ATM’s located in Dun Laoghaire itself which is only a short distance from the venue.

How can I find out what vendors are bringing?

We will start a 2020 vendor thread in early 2020 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. There is also a large selection of places to eat in Dun Laoghaire itself.

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 2020.

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

Yes, workshop ticket holders will be given advance entry to the marketplace on 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?

Yes, head on over to this page and scroll down to the bottom and fill in your details in the email capture. All spots are filled on a ‘first come, first served’, basis. 

Where is everything taking place?

Woollinn 2020 is taking place at the Royal Marine Hotel, just south of Dublin’s City Centre with plenty of quick and easy transport options.

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 are a number of banks and ATM’s located in Dun Laoghaire just a short walk from the venue.