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Celt Traditional Skills Galway

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. 

Book your place or give someone you love the gift of a CELT Gift Voucher for a course of their choice! 

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Stained and Fused Glass Workshops Mayo

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.

workshopsCourses coming up 2014 include:

  • Stained Glass 2-Day Weekend Workshop:
    Sat/Sun, 22nd/23rd March (10am-5pm)
    Sat/Sun, 17th/18th May (10am-5pm)
    €180 pp

book now

  • Fused Glass Weekend Workshop
    Sat/Sun 29th/30th March (10 am-5pm)
    Sat/Sun 24th/25th May (10 am-5pm)
    €190 pp

book now
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