(Depending on the weather, of course, and whether one would be allowed nice 21st century weatherproof garments. And slippers. And tea. Oh dear – Obrienatrix is feeling an irresistible urge to glue herself to the comfy sofa by the nice electric fire. Right now. That having been said – looks fun.)
CELT Weekend in the Woods
Bealkelly Wood, Tuamgraney, Co. Clare : 9th-10th May
Choose from 15 different training courses for adults (age 14+) in traditional / ecological skills:
Herb Lore / Natural building / Sugan Chair making / Coppersmithing / Basketry / Greenwood Furniture / Blacksmithing / Felt making / Wood Carving / Dry-stone and Lime mortar Walling / Spinning and Weaving / Silversmithing / Stone Carving and Clay Sculpture.
New courses : Fishing for Beginners / Tool Restoration
also for youngsters (8 – 14) Woodcrafts, Felting and Rustic Art
On-line booking / concession rate / free camping / good food available / beautiful woodland setting by the shore of Lough Derg on the Shannon.
The 4th Aughty Earth Day Gathering
Tuamgraney, April 18th 2009
The Slógadh Eachtaí will take place on the 18th April 2009 in the East Clare village of Tuamgraney and will include keynote addresses and group sessions that will cover familiar and less explored aspects of the history and heritage of the Sliabh Aughty uplands to the east of the Burren.
The purpose is to celebrate the uniqueness of Slógadh Eachtaí – the followers or people of Aughty – and make connections between people and places around Sliabh Aughty.
Speakers include Artist Áine Phillips, Clare Senior Planner Gordon Daly, Archaeologist Franc Myles, Terry O’ Regan from Landscape Alliance Ireland, and Clare FM presenter Paula Carroll.
The 2009 Aughty Gathering is hosted by the East Clare Heritage Company and the venue is the East Clare Heritage Centre, St Cronan’s 10th Century Church, Tuamgraney.