Weekend in the Hills 2021
May 8th and 9th
Slieve Aughty Centre, Kylebrack, Loughrea, Co. Galway
Two day courses: €145/adult course, €85/child
NEW family rate: €410 for two adults and two children
All courses include organic lunch!
Courses Scheduled in 2021 Include:
Mixed Metal and Silver Jewelery
Glass Bead Making - NEW!
Spinning, Weaving & Dying
Bushcraft Survival for adults - NEW!
Willow Weaving - NEW!
Súgán Chair Building
Bowl turning on a Foot Powered Lathe - NEW!
For accommodation and meal enquiries please email Esther at firstname.lastname@example.org
Once known as Weekend in the Woods, this popular two day event is now held at Slieve Aughty Centre, an eco friendly and certified organic venue, situated 10 km outside Loughrea town in county Galway. A busy equestrian and activity centre, the venue has ample space for parking, camping and even has 9 glorious bedrooms and two lodges for those who wish to experience some luxury for a night or two. Meals are prepared by the team at Slieve Aughty Centre, and must be booked in advance. You can email or ring them on 090 9745 246.
Those attending the events, spend one or two days (depending on the course) 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 persue the craft or subject studied over the weekend.
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. Súgán chair usually goes over time on the Sunday evening, sometimes as late as 8pm in order to complete all chairs. Saturday night is spent around the camp fire telling tales and singing, so remember to bring your instruments and warm up your vocal chords!
Saturday evening there will be screening of the film "Call of the Forest" with a small intro from Andrew. Donations to the woodland leaque
Sunday morning Yoga on the lawn 9 o'clock with Tracy Burroughs. Fee:10 euros.
Come with us. Learn a skill, soak up the culture, have fun and make everlasting friendships.
Some comments from participants at past events:
"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! " - N.C
"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
" It was very casual & relaxed, the location was very nice. " - C.R
Visit the SHOP to purchase your tickets today.
Camping and hostel style acommodation is now avaiable to purchase through our shop.
For other types of accommodation please contact Slieve Aughty Centre directly on 090 9745 246 or email them.