Come and explore our tented village demonstrating 1916 professions.
A taste of 1916 as the staff of Manning’s demonstrate the skill of making Dublin famous confectionery Gur Cake!
The Journeyman Saddler
The international and award-winning Journeyman Saddler has been making and repairing all types of associated equestrian and leather goods for over twenty years.
Come and see items cut, shaped and stitched using age-old skills and techniques which have remained unchanged for centuries.
Come and see Tom McDonnell practicing the traditional craft of the Irish Travellers. Everything is handmade with no power tools.
Hennessy & Byrne – Stonemason
See stonemasons create tableware and giftware from indigenous Irish stone, such as Connemara Marble, Kilkenny Limestone and Wicklow Granite.
Niki Collier Designs: Come and see Niki working on hat blocks and you may even get a chance to work with felt yourself!
Your turn for woodturning! Wood turning is a craft where wood is mounted on a lathe and while the wood is spinning the wood is cut to various shapes and sizes with gouges. Try it for yourself.
The Constant Knitter
Come and watch knitting, crochet and spinning with a drop spindle.
Naomh Padraig Handcrafts:
Come and see traditional St Brigid’s Crosses completely made by hand using rush in various sizes and designs.
No Strings Theatre Company
We create our puppets for our own work and have been commissioned to create puppets for theatre companies including Barnstorm, The Gate Theatre, Carnation Theatre, Anglo The Musical and others. Come and watch us make puppets from everyday objects and maybe even join in!