The Greencraft Village
Renowned Greencrafts is a vibrant community of rural skill makers creating stunning ‘material things’, with close respect for our natural world.
20 of Ireland’s arguably best rural craft crews have gathered to offer all-day ‘making’ workshops in basketry, blacksmithing, ceramics, copper-work, cosmetics, furniture, garlands, jewellery, textiles and wood. Fun and relaxing; there’s no need to book, just drop-by, and ‘having a go’ is free.
Located in a bewitching tree lined spot, each maker brings their own little sheltered workspace. There’s plenty of seats to chill and relax, and as the festival’s leading “off-grid” area, pioneering sustainable and ethical making, GreenCrafts is a haven of calm creation and reinvigorating fun. The welcome’s mighty, for both complete beginners and those more experienced.
* Open 10am to 6pm, Friday – Sunday.
* Children taking part in workshops must be accompanied by an adult.
* Arrange directly with each craft group; small materials charge applies.
We’re really looking forward to being a part of this great new event.
Here’s a list of all craft-makers workshops on offer:
Basketry, willow baskets, rattles, garden dragonflies & fishes - Willow Weaving
Blacksmithing, forging pokers, jewellery, lantern holders & amulets - 9 Irons Craft
Blacksmithing, forging steel hooks, leaves, toasting forks & key-rings - Awen
Clay glazing pottery - Millix Crafts
Floral hair wreaths with wild & fresh flowers - Flower Power
Hedgerow stools & rustic insect hotels - In the Sticks
Jewellery, coppersmith pendants & bangles - Creative Copper
Jewellery, hot glass formed pendants & copper wire rings, key-rings & pendants - Zillo
Leather wristbands, shoulder bags, belts & key rings - The Craft Tangle
Lime, clay & cob building - Eco Works
Mandala sculpture - The Garden Gallery
Skincare products, organic bath bombs, salts, lip balms & soaps - Dingle Druid
Soap using natural materials & seaweed - Wild Atlantic Soaps
Stone hand milling oats - The Merry Mill
Textile knitted headbands, hats, bags & scarves - Knitting Ninjas
Textiles, loom weaving scarves - Grennan Mill
Wooden plate carving & scroll-sawing = Lawless Furniture
Wooden spoon carving - Woodland Craft Experience
Wooden carved totem faces & drink coasters - Mark Flannery Woodcarver
Wooden walking sticks & staff carving - Walk On The Wild Side