Open Day and Yard-fest
It’s all hands on at Derrylane Flax-Mills when County Derry’s only active linen-weaving-mill prepares to host its Open Day and Yard – Fest. “Ireland’s most spectacular private gathering”, as a Dutch journalist once called it, brings visitors from all corners of the globe to the town land outside Dungiven. They enjoy an unrivalled gathering of the best crafters from these shores; meet designers, artists, spinners, weavers, dyers and textile-workers from far and near. Expect special treats on the programme such as yoga sessions in the garden and cars from yesteryear. Add a healthy dose of fantastic folk musicians from home and abroad and you have all the ingredients to make a great day out for all the family. See our news and blog for information on the upcoming events and check out the highlights from some of our fests, past and present, below.
Some photos from earlier Open Days: