Monday, 20 September 2010

Hand Made Workshops in Moville

Basket-making teacher, Brendan Farren
sharing his skills earlier in the summer at Paddy McCartney's Open
Garden event.

Basket-making teacher, Brendan Farren
helping Liam Moyne to make a creel. This weekend Brendan is being
joined in Moville Hostel, by a team of top craftsmen each offering us
opportunities for 'hands on' experience. Info call 9381000

A new and innovative training opportunity is happening this weekend in
Moville called "Hand Made - Work with your Hands". If woodland crafts
and blacksmithing interests you, then you
might consider attending this 'first of it's type' in Inishowen. Top
craftsmen are coming to join local basketmaker Brendan Farren to offer
(beginners and experienced) workshops in black-smithing, charcoal
making, green woodland crafts like besom broom making and hand made
pole-lathe wood turning. The classes take place under canvas cover,
in the woodlands of Gulladuff House (Moville Hostel). If you attend
you bring home a finished
piece or two.

"We are now offering a 'one day option' at half the
advertised cost" explains Brendan Farren, workshop organiser. He
continues, "Do phone if you have any questions.
Also booking is necessary, in particular to help us
prepare the lunches." This is an Inishowen Summer
Gathering Initiative supported by IDP. "The visiting craftsmen were a
big attraction at the Inishowen Summer Gatherings over the years. I am happy to
welcome them back and am delighted that they are sharing their skills
with us here in Inishowen" said Brendan. Call 074 9381000.

Full details:
Work with your Hands
on a weekend of workshops
Learn from professional craftsmen the arts of basketmaking,
blacksmithing, and traditional woodland skills like greenwood work,
charcoal making, besom making and much more.
Take home your finished piece
in wood or metal.

These workshops will take place on the weekend of
25th & 26th September, 2010
They will be held in a covered outdoor woodland setting at
Gulladuff House (Moville Hostel),
Moville, Inishowen, Co. Donegal
The costs for each weekend workshop will be:-
€100 for the weekend (€60 concession)
All workshops will be from 10am-5pm both days, with lunch included in
the price, and tea/ coffee available all day. Hostel beds available.
Dress for outdoors, with steel-toed boots and gloves.
Places are limited, especially for Blacksmithing, so early booking is
advisable. Beginners welcome. For further information & bookings:-
Brendan Farren Tel: (00353) +74 93 81000 or
This is a new initiative of the Inishowen Summer Gathering, supported by IDP

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