Fire up your creativity with a one-day blacksmith course at the West Cork Stone Symposium
The blacksmith’s forge was once the beating heart of every Irish village.
Today, the sounds of hammer and anvil still ring out in Durrus on the Sheep’s Head peninsula, where Pat O’Driscoll and his team craft practical and decorative ironwork and pass on their skills to visitors keen to learn traditional metalwork skills.
On this one-day blacksmith course, as part of the West Cork Stone Symposium, you can learn the the key techniques involved in this age-old craft. Working at your own anvil, at your own pace. As part of a small group throughout this absorbing workshop, you’ll build your skills under the careful supervision of an expert tutor.
Over the course of the day, you’ll make beautiful fireside tools or a decorative piece you can take home with you.
It’s a wonderful way to create a handcrafted piece designed to last a lifetime.
Be part of this creative weekend in Durrus at the head of Dunmanus Bay!
Date and Time: Saturday 21st March 220, 10am-5pm
Place: Pat O’Driscoll Ironworks, Durrus, Sheep’s Head peninsula, Co. Cork
Equipment: Apron, gloves, goggles and other equipment will be provided.
Please ensure that you are wearing sturdy footwear and avoid loose clothing.
Lunch will be provided.
Please note that this course is insured by Pat O’Driscoll Ironworks.
We advise with all courses that you also have your own travel insurance in place.