Heritage Events

Survival Skills with Shayne Phelan

Sat 4th July - Sun 20th September

Learn the rudiments of core temperature management, water collection and purification and how to develop a survivor’s mindset

Irish National Heritage Park Open June 8th

Mon 8th June - Mon 20th July
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The grounds of the Irish National Heritage Park will re-open on Monday 8th June In line with the Government’s roadmap, the Park is initially re-opening for visitors who are living within 20km of the Heritage Park. Take-away tea, coffee and light snacks will be available.    Buy your tickets online: You can now book your […]

Blacksmithing with Guy Urbin

Sun 14th June - Sat 15th August
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Join Guy Urbin as he introduces you to the wonderful world of the Blacksmith. Within the confines of a site-specific forge, Guy will inspire you to create your own poker, candle holder or a functional piece of hardware. Course Dates: 14th June 21st June 25th July 15th August Price is €100 per participant Pre-booking essential. To […]

Natural Stone and Lime Work with Pat Hickey

Sat 25th July - Sun 13th September
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Come and learn from Stone Mason Pat Hickey who specialises in working with stone and lime mortar in new building and in conservation projects.   This courses involve the building of mortared walls using lime, from setting foundations to cutting corner capping stones to mixing lime, pointing of stone and aftercare. This course will be […]

Cob Roundhouse with Gerry Cussen

Sat 27th June - Sun 9th August
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A four-part workshop constructing a mini playhouse for the park. This build will use all the same principles as a full-size cob house. Use of local, natural, and non-toxic materials  Cobbing –cob walls & garden bench  Bottle-laying in cob for natural light Window and doors in cob  Reciprocal or self-supporting roof  Working with and laying clay bricks  Natural […]

Traditional Blacksmith Workshop


Have you ever daydreamed about working in a Forge, using only your hands and brute force to craft something practical and beautiful?   Perhaps it’s something that your ancestors did and have often wondered what it was like, Or maybe it’s a career change your looking for, but want to try it first before packing the […]