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This fantastic course offers an opportunity for young people (8-14 yr olds) to learn essential ‘skills of survival in the wilderness’ from the experts.
This course is a must for any young person interested in gaining confidence in survival skills and enables a deeper level of interaction with the natural world.
Course Includes: Friction fire lighting, Beginners whittling (knife skills), Campsite setup & safety and beginners tracking and lots more!
Strong boots / Wellingtons + Rain gear recommended.
Course tutor : Gary Byrne. There is no materials cost for this course.
May 11th and 12th 2019
Saturday begins at 9am with registration and a short introduction. Courses start at 10am and finish up at about 5pm each day. Lunch is usually at 1pm. Súgán chair usually goes over time on the Sunday evening, sometimes as late as 8pm in order to complete all chairs. Saturday night is spent around the camp fire telling tales and singing, so remember to bring your instruments and warm up your vocal chords!
Once known as Weekend in the Woods, this popular two day event is now held at Slieve Aughty Centre, an eco friendly and certified organic venue, situated 10 km outside Loughrea town in county Galway. A busy equestrian and activity centre, the venue has ample space for parking, camping and even has 9 glorious bedrooms and two lodges for those who wish to experience some luxury for a night or two. Meals are prepared by the team at Slieve Aughty Centre, and must be booked in advance. You can email or ring them on 090 9745 246.
Those attending the events, spend two days learning their chosen skill. Most students go home with a finished piece, although this is not the objective of the event. The aim is to teach the techniques and skills needed to go home and continue the craft or subject studied over the weekend.
Come with us. Learn a skill, soak up the culture, have fun and make everlasting friendships.
CELT, founded in 2001, is a national charity for environmental education and training and is an award-winning provider of training in traditional and ecological skills, focused on promoting caring for the environment and living in a sustainable manner by using locally sourced natural and recycled materials to make the things we need – tools, buildings, furniture, utensils, sports equipment and toys.
The CELT ‘Weekend in the Woods’ events are held 2 – 3 times a year at Slieve Aughty Centre (Loughrea, Co. Galway) attracting 100’s of participants interested in learning ecological and traditional skills and knowledge and also because of the scenic rural location and opportunity to enjoy the outdoors in between learning modules.
Why not break a break of it and stay over at the eco-friendly Three Towers Hotel at Slieve Aughty Centre - contact details here >>