Pole Lathe

Pole Lathe demonstrationPole Lathe Demonstrations with Eoin Donnelly

The pole-lathe is one of the oldest one-man operated method of woodturning, dating back to the late Bronze Age.

Come along and watch Eoin Donnelly as he demonstrates the pole-lathe, turning green-wood timber into various useful items, using traditional tools, devices and skills.

Eoin has over 30 years experience of using the pole-lathe and working with green-wood and a vast knowledge of traditional timber crafts. Eoin is the Chairman of Muintir na Coille Co-op Society an organisation dedicated to traditional woodland management and the conservation of Irish native woodlands and the preservation of traditional woodland crafts and skills.

Eoin will be demonstrating here at the Park on the following dates:


Saturday 18th August

Monday 27th August

(Dates Subject to Change)