To celebrate this year's National Heritage Week's theme on ‘Living Heritage’ CELT were delighted to invite everyone to an Open Day to explore our work promoting our natural, built and cultural heritage and restoring our traditional crafts and practices, knowledge and skills.
For this year's event offered 3 guided walks and talks alongside traditional craft demonstrations, featuring various woodcrafts, natural building skills, silversmith and jewelry making, print making for children, skin tanning, with talks on herbal lore, native hedgerows and introduction to woodland ecology, creating a rich opportunity for our visitors to learn more about our projects and activities and learn how they can get involved.
For Heritage Week this year we were delighted to showcase the very best of our natural crafts and trades people that CELT have been working with for many years, sharing a journey of natural and cultural heritage care and connection. Traditional crafts people utilise a regenerative approach in their use of natural materials, taking only what one needs, while ensuring the continuation of the materials, resources and habitats for future generations to come, while facilitating and enabling the natural regeneration of the area .
All events took place in the beautiful natural setting and location of our partners at the Slieve Aughty Centre, Kylebrack