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Súgán Chair Making - 2 Days

Sugan Chair Workshop

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Súgán Chair Making
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Súgán Chair Making Workshop

Construct a traditional Sugan chair using green native timber, ash and hazel, with ‘mortice and tenon’ joints (no nails!) and then seat the chair using a rope pattern for the seat.

Sisal rope is use for the seat and also there will be instruction in making traditional sugan rope from twisted hay.

Materials charge : €10 – €15

Course tutor : Sean Walshe

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.

NB: 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 >>

Please note that each course can only go ahead with a minimum of 3 participants. When you purchase your ticket you will be contacted and asked to name two other courses you are interested in. If your first choice is not available, you will be notified and transferred to your second/third choice. 

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