Check in to your accommodation and relax for the evening, enjoying the beautiful surroundings, light the barbecue, crack open an ice-cold beer, and let yourself sink into holiday mode ready for a day of creativity tomorrow.
My name is Pádraig Carragher and I am a wood turner based within The Ring of Gullion in South Armagh.
As a native to the Ring of Gullion, it is my life’s passion to impart just some of the history, culture, folklore and mythology that this magical destination has on offer.
Sharing not only my knowledge of the area but to also facilitate the craft of wood turning to those who want to immerse themselves creatively.
This is a full day beginner bowl turning workshop where up to 5 people can attend.
Meet and greet at Bluebell lane at 10:00am for tea/coffee and homemade scones.
A short introduction from Padraig your host at Bluebell Lane who will tell you about enterprise, and about the day ahead.
10:30am – we make our way to the studio (2 minute walk) where participants are given their safety equipment, tools and materials and allocated their workstation/lathe.
A step-by-step demonstration showing the stages of the craft will be provided allowing the participants to follow each step on their own.
2:00pm – lunch is served at Bluebell lane.
3:00pm – walk and talk through part of the woodland identifying different trees and how they are used in woodturning.
3:30pm – return back to the woodturning studio to continue with the bowl.
Techniques such as tool sharpening, sanding and finishes are also covered in the class.
6:00pm – all participants will have completed their very own piece of art.
9:00pm – Traditional session of music and craic. (optional)
Your preferred option (pod pictured)
Sunday 7th July, 2019
1st time camping and I had the best weekend the site is lovely with all the facilities you need, there's a kitchen on site as well as lovely shower rooms and toilets close to campsite. Padraig is a lovely fella and was very helpful and friendly. We w...
1st time camping and I had the best weekend the site is lovely with all the facilities you need, there's a kitchen on site as well as lovely shower rooms and toilets close to campsite. Padraig is a lovely fella and was very helpful and friendly. We will definitely come backRead more