CELT – Promoting Sustainable Living and Nature Conservation
CELT, founded in 2001, is a national charity for environmental education and training and is an award-winning
provider of training in traditional and ecological skills, focused on promoting caring for the environment and living in a sustainable manner by using locally sourced natural and recycled materials to make the things we need – tools, buildings, furniture, utensils, sports equipment and toys.
The CELT ‘Weekend in the Woods’ events are held 2 – 3 times a year at Slieve Aughty Centre (Loughrea, Co. Galway) attracting 100’s of participants interested in learning ecological and traditional skills and knowledge and also because of the scenic rural location and opportunity to enjoy the outdoors in between learning modules.
CELT is a member of AONTAS (National Association for Adult Education), achieving Special Commendation in their
Star Awards (2007) and has won numerous awards from the Heritage Council for traditional skills training and for
biodiversity projects (every year, 2002 – 2014) and were also first runners-up in the national Green Awards 2013
and in the eco-communities section of the national Pride of Place competition 2014.
Weekend In The Hills, Festival of Traditional Crafts.
Join us for two days of traditional skills courses taught by some of the countries leading craftspeople.
May 11th and 12th 2019 at eco and organic destination Slieve Aughty Centre in county Galway.
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In the meantime connect with us on:
Twitter: @celtnet ; Facebook /celtskills or visit us online at www.celtnet.org
Family Fun, Activities and EcoTourism at Slieve Aughty Centre, Loughrea, Co Galway
Slieve Aughty Centre (which comprises also of the fabulous Three Towers Eco House and Restaurant) has a great range of events and activities coming up over the next few months including:
Pizza Party Fridays Are Back!
Every Friday evening at 7pm enjoy a delicious organic pizza with your choice of toppings, fired up in our clay oven. €5 per child and €10 for adults. Book Now.
For more information on any of the above contact
Slieve Aughty Centre, Kylebrack West, Loughrea, Co. Galway
+353 (0) 90 974 5246 www.slieveaughtycentre.com
Relaxed after yesterdays’ seaweed bath I headed off to the beautiful town of Westport Co Mayo to meet up with Linda Mulloy of The GlassHouse Studio.
Linda offers regular stained and fused glass workshops as well as glass jewelry making workshops from her idyllically located studio for beginners, and advanced.
Whilst my mum has once tried her hand – rather successfully I might add – at stained glass lampshade making I was surprised by the variety of options available.
Linda advises to leave any preconceptions behind and instead focus on a abstract idea of a sunset (for example) using reds, oranges, blues rather than trying to make an exact picture of a sunset, both because it is difficult to make definite shapes with glass but also, and more importantly, to let the creative juices flow.
Showing me some sample so her work and work carried out by attendees Linda also mentioned a project that she is currently working on, creating a bespoke glass door handle for a Brighton based cafe/salvage yard which will have a tiny delicate teapot encased within the handle!
Much to inspire and get creative with…
Check out Lindas’ Profile page here for more information and contact details here >>
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Working with Coloured Glass
EAI are delighted to now offer Stained Glass and Fused Glass Workshops alongwith Lampshade making and Jewelry Making workshops at The Glasshouse Studio, located on The Quay, Westport.
We teach traditional methods of making stained glass, leading (leaded lights) and the copper foil technique. The courses are held in our Studio on The Quay and are very ‘hands-on’, inspiring and great fun! People often come back after taking the basic course to make more ambitious pieces such as a lampshade or a panel for a specific window in their home.
You don’t need to have any prior experience or be particularly artistic to take our courses.Most of our courses are suitable for beginners and improvers.
The Glasshouse Studio, The Quay, Westport.
Courses coming up 2014 include:
- Stained Glass 2-Day Weekend Workshop:
Sat/Sun, 22nd/23rd March (10am-5pm)
Sat/Sun, 17th/18th May (10am-5pm)
- Fused Glass Weekend Workshop
Sat/Sun 29th/30th March (10 am-5pm)
Sat/Sun 24th/25th May (10 am-5pm)
With more planned for July 19/20 (Stained Glass) ; July 26/27 (Fusing) and November (TBC) – Details to follow on each.EAI Map Ref:
The Glasshouse Studio, The Quay, Westport, Co Mayo – View Map