Arts & Crafting Events

Half-day Pottery Workshop with Patricia Howard

Sat 18th May - Sun 1st September
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From a simple ball of clay, there are all kinds of possibilities! On this absorbing 3-hour pottery course with acclaimed tutor and potter Patricia Howard, you’ll begin with that ball of clay, learning how to form and build it into anything from a Wexford hedgehog to a mug we can glaze and send on to […]

Celtic Carving with Tommy Kelly

Tue 23rd July - Sun 20th October
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Relax and spend a day in the mindful experience of learning the traditional skills of Bodgers (skilled woodworkers who used green timber) under the guidance of master craftsman Tommy Kelly from Bevel Furniture / Bevel Woodworking School. With over 35 years of experience in crafting wood Tommy will guide you through making your very own […]

Traditional Japanese Woodblock Carving with Gerry Cussen

Sat 27th July - Sun 13th October
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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. Take home your personally-designed block, which you can reproduce many times. This course will be running from 10am to 5pm. Please bring a design that will […]

Beewax Candle Making with Ultan Cowley

Sun 4th August - Sat 21st September
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Did you know that beeswax candles clean the air when they burn? Because beeswax candles clean the air and reduce indoor pollutants, they can effectively reduce asthma, cat allergies, and hay fever. Beeswax releases negative ions when it burns. Pollen, dust, dirt, pollutants, and any other particles in the air all carry a positive charge, […]

Rabbit Pelt Tanning with Lucy O’Hagan

Sun 18th August - Sun 18th August
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Join Lucy as we explore the ancient art of hide tanning, turning a fresh animal’s skin into soft leather. This process leads us to have a deep respect for the animals who have surrendered their skins, and for the immense skill of our own ancestors who relied on this art. This workshop will focus on […]

Rabbit Pelt Tanning with Lucy O’Hagan

Sat 5th October - Sat 5th October
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Join Lucy as we explore the ancient art of hide tanning, turning a fresh animal’s skin into soft leather. This process leads us to have a deep respect for the animals who have surrendered their skins, and for the immense skill of our own ancestors who relied on this art. This workshop will focus on […]

Fish Skin Tanning with Lucy O’Hagan

Sat 17th August - Sat 17th August
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Learn how to process a fish & turn its skin into a strong and durable material. Make a small pouch from the tanned skins. Also exploring ancestral fishing techniques: plant fibre line, bone hooks, floats, sinkers & lures. Cooking fish on the fire without pots or pans. This course will be running from 10am to […]

Fish Skin Tanning with Lucy O’Hagan

Sun 6th October - Sun 6th October
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Learn how to process a fish & turn its skin into a strong and durable material. Make a small pouch from the tanned skins. Also exploring ancestral fishing techniques: plant fibre line, bone hooks, floats, sinkers & lures. Cooking fish on the fire without pots or pans. This course will be running from 10am to […]

Two-day Sheepskin Tanning with Lucy O’Hagan

Sat 20th July - Sun 21st July
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Join Lucy as we explore the ancient art of hide tanning, turning a fresh animal’s skin into soft leather. This process leads us to have a deep respect for the animals who have surrendered their skins, and for the immense skill of our own ancestors who relied on this art. This workshop will focus on […]

Two-day Sheepskin Tanning with Lucy O’Hagan

Sat 21st September - Sun 22nd September
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Join Lucy as we explore the ancient art of hide tanning, turning a fresh animal’s skin into soft leather. This process leads us to have a deep respect for the animals who have surrendered their skins, and for the immense skill of our own ancestors who relied on this art. This workshop will focus on […]

Two-day Flint Knapping Course with Witold Migal

Sat 6th July - Sun 7th July
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Join lithic expert Witold Migal of the State Archaeological Museum in Warsaw, Poland for a hands-on workshop. You will be able to find proper raw material for making stone tools and understand their use. Experience different knapping methods such as direct percussion with a hard and soft hammer and the basics of the punch and […]

Introduction to Blacksmithing Course with Guy Urbin

Sat 29th June - Sat 29th June
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Join Guy Urbin as he introduces you to the wonderful world of the Blacksmith! Guy will inspire you to create your own poker, candle holder or a functional piece of hardware. €90 per participant. This course will be running from 10am to 4pm. Pre-booking essential. To book, contact us on 0539120733 or check out our […]