Workshops for Adults

Advance booking required for all workshops.                                                                                      

Registration 10 minutes before start

 

Thursday 27th July

8pm – 9.30pm: Singing Workshop with Antain Ó Farachain, €5 (allows free entry into Boyle Singers Night)

Dodd’s The Crescent Bar

Dublin-born traditional singer, who performs in Irish and English. He is a member of the organising committee of both “An Goilin” traditional singers’ club and the “Sean-Nos Cois Life” festival in Dublin. He has produced and presented four television series about traditional singing for the Irish language T.V. station TG4 and is an experienced teacher at singers’ workshops.

 

Saturday 29th July

10.30am – 12.30pm: Jewellery Workshop with Hullabaloo, €20 (includes materials)

Abbey Community College 

“Design and create your own beautiful beaded jewellery pieces – at our activity you will make a floating necklace and a memory wire wrap bracelet. You will have a huge selection of beads to choose from including glass beads, wooden beads & crystal-based beads. We will teach you how to construct and finish your jewellery professionally using tools that will be available for everyone to use.”

 

Saturday 29th July

2pm – 5pm: Landscape Drawing with Michael Wann, €25 (materials included)

Abbey Community College

For beginners to intermediate.

Michael Wann was born in Dublin and lives and works in Sligo. His awards include the AXA Insurance Drawing Award at the 176th RHA Annual (2006), and the Sean Keating Award and Silver Medal at the 186th RHA Annual (2016).

 

Sunday 30th July

11am – 1pm: Piecing The Jigsaw Together: A Prose-Writing Workshop with Rose Byrne, €12

The Spool Factory

 

In this prose-writing workshop, Rose Byrne will discuss the elements required for the makings of a well-structured short story, and what’s required to create interesting and believable characters. Through a series of writing exercises participants will receive feedback on work produced in the class.

Rose Byrne writes short stories, screenplays and plays. She won the Longford Literary Award in 2014, was runner-up in New Roscommon Writer’s Award in 2014 and 2016.

Sunday 30th July

2pm – 4pm: Reading & Writing Contemporary Poetry with Gerry Boland, €12

The Spool Factory

This two-hour workshop focuses on contemporary poetry in Ireland. Ten poems, by ten different contemporary Irish poets, will be read, analysed and discussed in an informal workshop setting. All participants will have a chance to express their own views on each poem’s poetic style and language, its structure, as well as the poet’s concerns and how he/she expresses these concerns. Participants will, with suggestions and guidance from Gerry, attempt to write first drafts of two and perhaps three new poems.

Gerry Boland is a poet and author of both adult and children’s books. His latest poetry collection is ‘In The Space Between’ (Arlen House, 2016). He has many years’ experience of leading workshops, both in poetry and in prose.