Wood Craft Courses in Connemara - West of Ireland

Learn the beautiful skills of natural woodturning in the picturesque Gaelthact region in the west of Ireland.

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Summer Course in the Connemara Gaeltacht on the Wild Atlantic Way

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Learn new skills & crafts

In our bi-lingual courses, with a great emphasis on spoken Irish, teach you fantastic new craft skills.

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Pastime Chonamara

Pastime Chonamara was founded in 2001 to give the opportunity to people throughout Connemara, both young & old, to try learning new skills & crafts through our courses in both the summer and winter. The courses are bi-lingual with a great emphasis on spoken Irish. Pastime Chonamara also runs weekend courses in the Gaeltacht, or in schools, aimed at helping students prepare for their Oral Irish Exams.

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Coláiste na Minna: Summer Course in the Connemara Gaeltacht on the Wild Atlantic Way.

Day and weekend courses in June, July & August. Ideal for families, groups, individuals and teams. Learn about the natural flora and fauna along the wild coastline of the West of Ireland.

Hear about traditional plant cures from the seashores, practice or learn some basic spoken native Irish language as well as getting some hands-on experience of basic wood-turning and woodcrafts in this spectacular setting.

Pastime Chonamara | Pastime Connemara
Pastime Chonamara