2012 Programme
Dates
7 days
Duration
8 to 12
Groupsize

Traditional Basketmaking a journey into the past

29 July – 5 August 2012

Workshop in traditional basket making with the basket maker Vincent Mac Cearán, guided archaeological and nature walks in the amazing landscape of Inishmore, along high cliffs and sandy beaches and plenty of time to relax. (suitable for all levels: beginners and advanced participants)

More detailed tour information is given in the Itinerary Section.

PROGRAMME DATE

29 July – 5 August 2012

BOOKING

Closed

TRAVEL / FLIGHTS

Meet at meeting point in Galway City

INCLUDED

In the holiday homes: 6 nights accommodation (double room, standard), :self-catering (dinners at restaurants can be arranged)

OR

In Kilmurveyhouse: 6 nights accommodation with breakfast menu 2 additional dinners and service

For everybody

Transport from and to Galway, first dinner

Workshop and materials, two guided walks, transport on the Island.

NOT INCLUDED

 Food (except first dinner and 2 additional dinners for participants staying in Kilmurvey House)

drink and tips

ACCOMMODATION

Choice of Self-catering Holiday Home or B&B Accommodation

COST

About CHF 1140.– depending on the euro exchange rate) in the self-catering holiday homes.

About CHF 1370. — in Kilmurvey House including 2 dinners in the house.

SUPPLEMENTS

In the holiday homes: double with shower / WC: approx. CHF 75, singles standard ca.CHF 150, with shower / WC: CHF 190

in Kilmurveyhouse: approx. CHF 260, all rooms with shower / WC) single

in Galway: CHF40, limited number of single rooms, book early!

Additional nights in Galway, Dublin, Inis Mór be reserved upon request, from ca.CHF 55

CANCELLATION

Closed

My neighbour Vincent Mac Cearán is one of the few remaining traditional basket makers in Ireland. He has specialized in the manufacture of baskets and other items as they have been used and produced for centuries on the island. He has a diploma in “Training and Education”, is a very patient teacher and his lessons are spiced with great wit and stories from the island. It is a pleasure to work with him and to bring a few of these archaic baskets home.

Kilmurvey House
Elizabeth's House

Additional information

LocationIreland
DestinationInis Mór, Co. Galway
1

Day 1:

Arrival, 16.15 meeting in Galway, bus and boat to Inis Mór, dinner at the Bayview Restaurant, transfer to accommodation.
2

Day 2 :

Information about the island and the program,workshop with Vincent: 4 hours / day, morning or evening, depending on weather conditions, time available at your own disposal, shopping in Kilronan
3

Day 3:

4 hour workshop, walk to the “Seven Churches”, Dun Eoghnacht and along the cliffs to the famous Dun Aonghasa (2hrs)
4

Day 4:

4 hours workshop, time at your own disposal, evening: visit to a music session in the local pub
5

Day 5:

4 hour workshop, hike along the cliffs to the west end of the island (2hrs).
6

Day 6:

4 hours workshop time at your own disposal
7

Day 7:

Boat to Rossaveal, bus to the B + B in Galway, dinner, a visit to a music session in one of the famous old pubs in Galway.