On September 23rd & 24th 2023 we will run the second 'Weekend in the Hills' of 2023.
A collection of workshops centered around sustainable crafts and traditional Irish skills.
Registration link is here : celtnet.org/weekendinthehills
Bowl turning on a foot powered lathe is one of the approximately 15 workshops you can choose from.
Mixed Metal and Silver Jewelry Longbow Making Glass Bead Making Herblore
Wild Food foraging Bushcraft Survival for adults
Woodcarving Willow Basket Weaving Fish skin Tanning Súgán Chair Building Bowl turning on a Foot Powered Lathe Leather Work
Print making - for children
The courses take place over 2 days, on day one you will be introduced to everyone and the tutor of your course. Lunch is included as part of your ticket and will be eaten together outdoors. Most attendees camp or stay over in the accommodation offered by Slieve Aughty Centre. Usually the evenings are a very social affair with conversation and socializing. Many people arrive on the Friday night and stay until Sunday. Bring the kids and the car, we have a special family ticket rate for 2 adults and 2 children also.
Have a look at these videos of the various courses
Once known as Weekend in the Woods, this popular two day event is now in its second decade! Those attending the events, spend one or two days (depending on the craft) learning their chosen skill. Most students go home with a finished piece, although this is not the objective of the event. The aim is to teach the techniques and skills needed to go home and pursue the craft or subject studied over the weekend. It is the flagship event of the Celt calendar each year and one of our most anticipated events. If you don't want to attend a workshop you can still get involved by volunteering, you can email email@example.com