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Westcountry willows roundhouse

We will be at the following events

If you like to come and meet us, we will be at the following events.


Leitrim School of Art Workshop

Saturday 29 July 2023 - 10:30 am till 3 pm

Sunday 20 August 2023 - 11am till 3pm

Building C

Drumshanbo Enterprise Centre,


Co. Leitrim,

N41 C6X6

10am to 2pm

Willow Basketry is an ancient skill that has been around since at least 8000 BC. It is a skill that our ancestors would have passed down to their children and their children’s children, with willow baskets being used throughout Ireland for any number of tasks. They are the original eco, reusable shopping bag well before plastics came into being.
The tutor for this workshop is Kate Burrows, who after training in Somerset in the UK some 8 years ago, has continued to increase her basket making skills and knowledge, alongside teaching many people this heritage craft.
This beginners class is a one day workshop that will last about 4 hours, over the course of which Kate will teach you to make your very own willow basket, and will cover all the basics. At the end of the day you will be able to take your basket home, that you can treasure for a lifetime.
All materials are supplied.

Map link here:

Celt skills Weekend in the hills

24 & 25 September 2023

CELT Skills

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.

Courses Scheduled in 2022 Include:
  • Mixed Metal and Silver Jewelry

  • Wet & Needle felting NEW!!

  • Longbow Making

  • Glass Bead Making 

  • Spinning, Weaving & Dying

  • Herblore

  • Wild Food Foraging NEW!!

  • Bushcraft Survival for adults  

  • Woodcarving

  • Willow Weaving  

  • Fishskin Tanning NEW!!

  • Súgán Chair Building

  • Bowl turning on a Foot Powered Lathe 

  • Leather Work

  • Mosaic

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