Weekend in the Hills
A weekend of craft learning and community building.
Come learn a skill, soak up the culture, have fun and make everlasting friendships!
Techniques & Skills
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 an immersive weekend experience set in the Slieve Aughty hills near Loughrea, Co. Galway.
Saturday begins at 9am with registration and a short introduction. Courses start at 10am and finish up at about 5pm each day. Lunch is usually at 1pm. Saturday night is spent around the camp fire telling tales and singing, so remember to bring your instruments and warm up your vocal chords!
Mixed Metal and Silver Jewelry
Glass Bead Making
Bushcraft Survival for adults
Súgán Chair Building
Bowl turning on a Foot Powered Lathe
Please see Events for booking info
*Please note our cancellation policy; we require minimum 7 days notice before the event for a full refund to be paid.
- 06 May, 09:30 – 07 May, 17:30Loughrea, Kylebrack West, Inchy, Loughrea, Co. Galway, Ireland
- 06 May, 21:00 – 07 May, 17:00Slieve Aughty Centre, Kylebrack West, Inchy, Loughrea, Co. Galway, Ireland
Comments from Past Participants
"The course was fantastic, set in a beautiful location, the atmosphere is great." - N.P
" This is my third year and it is constantly epic. Keep it up! "
"Great course, very interesting and useful and good fun. A really enjoyable learning experience" - G.M.
" I learned lots, great tutor, lovely atmosphere, excellent venue. Will definitely attend again." - N.L