Arts & Crafting Events

Stone Cobble Laying Course with Pat Hickey

Sun 30th June - Sat 31st August
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This course is for participants to get familiar with the various types of stone cobbles and the great selection of colours available to lay floors and pathways. Design set pieces of cobble work that can be used in gardens, public places and to be able to repair damaged floors and yards. This course will be […]

Two-day Stone Carving with Barbara Kelly

Wed 24th July - Thu 25th July
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Using hand tools and locally sourced stone you will be introduced to the basics of stone carving. The two-day course will cover how to choose a stone, the use of the various tools and the basic techniques of carving in either the round or in relief. You will carve and take home your own unique […]

Creative Writing with Cat Hogan

Sat 22nd June - Sat 7th September
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Drawing on her own experience, multi-award nominated, Irish Times Bestselling author, Cat Hogan will inspire you to write by busting the writing myths. She will give you the tools and teach you the tricks, the outline and the nuts and bolts of the writing process. If anyone can motivate you to write that book, screenplay, […]

Willow Basket Weaving Course with Irene Kelly

Sun 23rd June - Sat 9th November
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This class is aimed at both complete newcomers to the craft and also those who have a bit of experience and would like to improve on their skills. You can expect to make a small basket in the day. We will also cover the growing, harvesting, storing and preparation of the willows for working. This […]

Two-day Willow Basket Weaving with Irene Kelly

Sat 13th July - Sun 14th July
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This is a two-day class allowing for the making of a bigger basket than you would make on the one day class. You will be able to plan your own project and can expect to make a basket with a handle/handles (eg: a shopping or small log basket). It is suitable for both beginners and […]

Two-day Foraged Basket Course with Irene Kelly

Sat 19th October - Sun 20th October
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This is an opportunity to take time out to immerse yourself in nature for the weekend. You will be shown how to recognize the materials that can be used to create a unique basket. We will experiment with different techniques such as cordage, braiding and plying which will transform your materials ready for weaving into […]

Introduction to Wool Felting with Claire Fenton

Sun 9th June - Sun 6th October
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Be inspired and learn the ancient and mindful craft of wool felting. This one-day course will enable you to take home a completed piece of felted artwork having worked with the very soft, textured and colourful tones of merino wool. This course will be running from 10am to 4pm. €80 per participant Pre-booking essential. To […]

Bark Basketry with Terry the Weaver

Sat 1st June - Sat 1st June
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In this workshop, you will learn the skills of harvesting, storing and weaving with willow bark. Terry studied in Finland with a willow bark weaver as well as a birch bark weaver and will pass on these skills on this workshop. Bark baskets may be folded, knotted and woven and we will explore these techniques […]

Wool Spinning and Natural Dyeing with Terry the Weaver

Sun 7th July - Sun 11th August
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This workshop will teach you to spin yarn from a sheep’s fleece, as well as dyeing yarn from plant material. Two dye pots will be simmering during the day so that two colours will be shimmering by the end of the course. While the dye-pots simmer, you will learn to sort, tease and spin a […]

The Knightly Art of the Sword with Goat’s Head Historical Fencing

Sun 21st July - Sat 24th August
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These classes will cover the basis for combat with the Longsword as documented in the German tradition dating from the 14th century to the 16th century. Learn how to use a longsword defensively and offensively, using techniques originally devised by and taught to knights and nobles throughout the medieval period in Europe. These classes will […]

Axe Throwing with Heath Dawson

Sun 26th May - Sun 1st September
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Axe Club are running a unique and engaging course on the fast-growing sport of axe throwing with an Introduction to Axe Throwing Course. Introduction to axe throwing safety with Flying Angel Axes, including self-coaching and technique. Practice throws then a mini-tournament with other participants. Traditional Tomahawk throwing, practice with coaching. International championship Double bit axe […]

Two-day Bow Making Course with Mike Henderson

Sat 8th June - Sun 9th June
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This course covers the art of the bow-making and the use of bows in hunting and warfare. This is a practical hands-on course. Participants will learn to shape and form traditional bows, to make string from natural raw materials. At the end of the course, participants will leave with their very own bow. Please note […]