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Craft Workshops
By Bernie Byron
20, Jul 2005 - 08:35

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Craft Workshops

Enjoy a range of craft workshops this summer at the National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, Turlough Park, Castlebar, Co. Mayo. Admission is free but advance booking is required. All materials provided.

Summer Craft School for Children: Age: 7+

Traditional Crafts

Spark your imagination, light up your mind, work with your hands to create a little piece of Irish culture with ceramics, rush, straw and wool.

Tuesday 19th - Friday 22nd July: 10.30am to 12.30pm This event is fully booked.

Tuesday 26th - Friday 29th July: 10.30am to 12.30pm

Craft Courses for Adults: July to September

Work on these full day courses with a variety of local craftspeople. All courses take place between 10am & 5pm. There will be a one-hour break for lunch.

Woodturning: Learn the principles, techniques and skills to craft your own piece on these one-day woodturning courses with Ambrose O'Halloran.

Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd July

Needle Felting: Create a woollen picture using a felting needle & natural dyed fleece with Susie Sullivan on this two-day course.

Thursday 11th and Friday 12th August

Basketmaking: Make a miniature Irish creel from willow on these one-day courses with Joe Hogan.

Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd September

Súgán Chair Making: Find out all the principles of súgán chair making from field to fireside, from seed to seat with Pat Broderick.

Thursday 22nd September

Traditional Cloth Dyeing: Join June Bourke to use heather and other countryside plants and flowers to create colours for dyeing cloth.

Saturday 24th September


For further information on any of the above events and/or to make a booking contact the Education and Outreach Department.

Tel: 094 9031751 ; Fax: 094 9031498; Email: or visit

Booking Office Hours: Monday to Friday 10.00am - 2.00pm

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