Try courses and workshops in Lantern Making, Foraging, Leather Craft, Blacksmithing and more at the Irish National Heritage Park, Wexford

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At the Irish National Heritage Park, you can immerse yourself in learning the skills and traditions of long ago with courses and workshops at our site in Wexford inspired by our ancestors’ way of life.

Our ancestors worked extensively with their hands and developed many skills for their basic survival, including tool-making, hunting, foraging and building using mud and branches (wattle and daub). They also used the resources available to them to express who they were and leave a mark on their communities through art, writing and craft.

Now we run over 60 courses and workshops throughout the year where groups or individuals can come to the Park and learn a craft or traditional skill.

Courses include everything from tool-making, wood carving and leather craft, to foraging, bushcraft skills and primitive fire making!

You will work and play in an authentic setting out in the Park with the sights and sounds of 9000 years of history around you. Our course leaders are all local skilled people and they love to share their knowledge and skill. Coming to a course or workshop at the Irish National Heritage Park is an opportunity to pause time for a bit and get immersed in learning a new craft or skill, just like our ancestors! Our courses are ideal for team building and corporate groups.

Courses Listing

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Animal Wire Sculpture

with Imogen Stafford

Blacksmithing

with Guy Urbin

Lantern Making

with Caoimhe Dunn
Saturday 7th Aug & Sun 15th Aug

Children’s Art Classes

with David Begley

Copper Work

with Guy Urbin

Furniture Revamping

with The Revamp Tramp

Leather Work

with Roy Gallagher

Natural Stone and Lime Work

with Pat Hickey

Making and Drawing with Organic Tools and Pigments

with David Begley

Survival Skills

with Shayne Phelan

Weaving and Rug Hooking

with Imogen Stafford

Wild Ink

with Annie Hogg

Woodblock Carving

with Gerry Cussen

Woodcraft Skills

with Dee Synnott

Woodland Crafts

with Dylan McGuirk