Arts & Crafting Events

Beewax Candle Making with Ultan Cowley

Mon 3rd June - Mon 3rd June
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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, […]

Voices From the Past- Writing Yourself into Myths with Deirdre McGarry

Sun 30th June - Sun 30th June
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Join Deirdre McGarry to consider some well-loved Irish myths and stories and the heroes and heroines who inhabit them. Then make them come alive as you are encouraged to find pathways into some of them in the evocative surroundings of the Park. Suitable for beginners and more experienced. Free bespoke notebook. This course will be […]

Introduction to Calligraphy with Reiltin Murphy- Gothic/Black Letter

Sat 22nd June - Sat 22nd June
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A short quotation using the Gothic script. This half-day calligraphy course covers the basic principles of Gothic lettering. It is suitable as an introduction for complete beginners as well as being a refresher course for the more advanced. This course will be running from 10am to 1pm. €40 per participant (All necessary materials supplied) Pre-booking […]

Upcycling with the Revamp Tramp

Sun 26th May - Sun 26th May
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Learn how to prep and paint furniture as well as furniture techniques including decoupage, glazing, distressing and most importantly how to plan a design for a piece. You need to bring your own small piece of furniture to upcycle i.e. bedside locker, chair, coffee table, hall table. This course will be running from 10am to […]

Fish Skin Tanning with Lucy O’Hagan

Sun 26th May - Sun 26th May
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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 […]

Rabbit Pelt Tanning with Lucy O’Hagan

Sat 25th May - Sat 25th May
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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 […]