Connemara National Park – Talk/Walk

Saturday 12th October
10am
Meet at Connemara National Park, Visitor Centre
FREE EVENT

Farm walk with sheep shearing, dry stone walling and scythe cutting demonstrations.

Children’s Willow Weaving Workshops

Saturday 12th October
11am – 1pm
Ellis Hall, Letterfrack

Children’s willow weaving  workshops with Carol and Kerry from Down to Earth Galway.

Workshop 1:
Suitable for children’s ages 5-7.
Pick your own willow and make a crown.

Workshop 2:
Suitable for children’s ages 8-12.
Pick your own willow and make a magical fish.

Limited to 10 children per workshop – email info@connemaragreenfestival.ie to reserve a place.

FULLY BOOKED

Timber Drying – Talk & Demonstration

Saturday 12th October
11am
GMIT Letterfrack Timber Store and Kiln
FREE EVENT

Talk and demonstration by Sean Garvey and Martin Kearney, GMIT Letterfrack.

Archaeology walk in the Connemara National Park

Saturday 12th October
11am – 1pm
Meet at Connemara National Park, Visitor Centre
FREE EVENT

Archaeology walk in the Connemara National Park led by Helen Richstens and to include (weather permitting) a visit to the site of the original basket factory established in Letterfrack by Sophia Sturge in 1888.

Helen is a Connemara native with a particular interest in community archaeology.

Boat Trips on Letterfrack Bay

Friday 11th Oct: 12pm, 2.30pm
Saturday 12th Oct: 12.30pm, 2.30pm
Sunday 13th Oct: 1pm, 2.30pm

Costs: €20 per adult.  €50 for 2 adults + 2 children and  €5 per each additional child.

Every boat trip will include a visit to Oceans Alive Visitor Centre Seaside Garden & Nature Trail.

Leaves from Dooneen pier. Tickets from Avoca shop or on boat. Weather permitting. 

Talk by Joan Johnson

Saturday 12th October
2pm
AV Centre, Connemara National Park
FREE EVENT

Talk by Joan Johnson, author of ‘Sophia Sturge and the Connemara Basket Industry in Letterfrack 1888-1905’ and also author of  ‘James and Mary Ellis, Background and Quaker Famine Relief in Letterfrack‘. Both books delve into the Quaker heritage in Letterfrack and Joan has a wonderful way of making history come alive.

Basket Weaving for Adults

Saturday 12th October
2pm – 4pm
Ellis Hall, Letterfrack
Cost: €20

Basket weaving for adults with Heike Schroeter. A wonderful introduction to this amazing craft.

FULLY BOOKED

 

Connemara Bees

Saturday 12th October
3pm
AV Centre, Connemara National Park
FREE EVENT

Buzzing about heather honey!

Kayaking & Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Saturday 12th October
3.30 – 5pm
Letterfrack Bay
Cost: €25

Kayaking and Stand Up Paddle Boarding in Letterfrack Bay.

Meet at Avoca car park, Dooneen pier.
Special price for the festival: €25
To book contact realadventures.ie@gmail.com or call Clare on 085 1462526.

CONNEMARA GREEN FEAST BUFFET with Local Traditional Music

Saturday 12th October
7pm
Pangur Ban Restuarant, Letterfrack with chef John Walsh
Tickets €40 with free drink on arrival

Showcasing our local artisan food produce and foraging.

BOOKING REQUIRED: €40 per person – Limited places available. Book early to avoid disappointment. Vegetarian & vegan menu available on request. There will be no bar, people are welcome to bring their own wine/beer.

BOOKING CLOSED