‘Hands’ Traditional Skills Festival
186 Barony Road
Rediscover Ireland’s rich heritage & lost traditional skills
Friday 24th – Monday 27th May 2019
From Friday 24th May through to Monday 27th May An Creagán will host a traditional crafts and lost skills Festival called 'Hands'. Inspired by one of the greatest and well known Irish TV documentaries 'Hands' our festival will give people the opportunity to learn Irish traditional crafts from master crafts people. These skills are seeing an upsurge in popularity due to modern technology as people are inspired to learn a lost tradition through social media.
Workshops will range from 1 hour taster sessions to 1 day masterclasses. This will allow the opportunity for visitors to take part in several workshops across the weekend or just get an indepth experience in one. There will be workshops deigned for adults, families and child only. This flexibility will allow families to take part in the event.
Alongside the workshops a Crafts in the courtyard event will be held on bank holiday Monday 27th May.
Inspired by the simple principle that people are fascinated when artists and craftsmen openly demonstrate their skills and discuss their work. Visitors can observe, buy and enjoy exhibitions and performances by local artists.