Arts & Crafting Events

Ladies’ Wood and Leather Clutch Bag with Roy Gallagher

Sat 10th July - Sat 10th July
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Participants will build and finish their clutch handbag in one day to their colour choice. €100 per participant (Pre-booking essential). Please note that all our courses are subject to change in accordance with the Government’s restrictions. 

Leather Knife Sheath with Roy Gallagher

Sat 31st July - Sat 31st July
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Participants will build their very own knife sheath which will fit the Mora companion series of knives. Participants will punch, dye, stitch and finish their very own sheath. This sheath will last for years, you will only need to replace the knife as you see fit. This is a one-day project. Knife is included. Over […]

Bushcraft Hip Pouch with Roy Gallagher

Sun 9th May - Sun 9th May
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Participants will dye and stitch their very own hip pouch. This project can be modified to become a cross shoulder bag (participants will decide on the day). €90 per participant (Pre-booking essential) Please note that all our courses are subject to change in accordance with the Government’s restrictions. 

Leather Journal Cover with Roy Gallagher

Sat 2nd October - Sat 2nd October
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Participants will build their own journal cover and will design their own artwork for it. This is a basic tooling workshop.  A5 journal included. €65 per participant Pre-booking essential Please note that all our courses are subject to change in accordance with the Government’s restrictions. 

Biker’s Long Wallet with Roy Gallagher

Sat 17th April - Sat 17th April
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Participants will dye stitch and complete their wallet in this one-day course. This is an advanced course. €100 per participant (Pre-booking essential) Please note that all our courses are subject to change in accordance with the Government’s restrictions. 

Wild Inks with Annie Hogg

Sat 19th June - Sat 25th September
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In this one-day workshop, we will be covering the basics of botanical ink making. Our morning will be concerned with extracting colour from several plants and crafting these into inks. After our lunch break, we will explore the use of modifiers to open up the colour spectrum of each ink.   Throughout this workshop we […]

Making and Drawing with Organic Tools and Pigments with David Begley

Sat 22nd May - Sat 22nd May
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This workshop is suitable for all levels and will focus on making and using traditional mediums such as oak gall ink, reed pens, charcoal as well as natural pigments all gathered here at The Irish National Heritage Park. David will demonstrate how to harvest, prepare and draw with these ancient mediums before we explore the […]

Woodblock Carving with Gerry Cussen

Sat 5th June - Sat 28th August
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Exercise your brain through thinking of how to use negative space to create images.  Practical design elements considered for ease of carving.  All materials and Japanese Ho-Sho paper provided. Do bring some fabric scraps and we can play around with printing on those also. The last couple of hours can be spent experimenting with any […]

Bowl Turning with Dee Synnott

Sun 20th June - Sat 21st August
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Join Dee as we explore the heritage craft of bowl turning on a foot-powered lathe. Turning a cleft log into a bowl. Create an eating vessel that brings us back to our ancient past. Develop skills that give a deep connectedness between wood, history and the natural world. Forge an understanding of traditional work and […]

Green Wood Spoon Carving with Dee Synnott

Sat 15th May - Sun 18th July
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Join Dee in the ancient craft of carving from greenwood. Enjoy the crafting of a wooden spoon from branch to breakfast table. Create a wooden spoon that is art of our heritage and a practical modern pastime. Explore the history of woodworking, gaining the essential skills of tools use in axe, spoonknife and knife.   […]

Furniture Revamping with the Revamp Tramp

Sun 25th April - Sun 26th September
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Join Marianne from The Revamp Tramp for her popular Furniture Revamping Workshops. This workshop is suitable for everyone from beginners to those who would like to learn new furniture revamping techniques. Learn how to prep and paint your furniture before trying out many different techniques including decoupage, stenciling, glazing, distressing, using frog tape and how […]

Weaving and Rug Hooking with Imogen Stafford

Sun 18th April - Sun 19th September
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In this course, Imogen will introduce you to two different forms of weaving as well as rug hooking. You will learn how to:  Make the loom Thread the loom-create the warp Weave a rug  Weave a wall hanging Rug hooking is a really great way of recycling those tee shirts – children’s clothes – fabric […]