Posted on 2021-09-02
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Make your own Axe

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A workshop with renowned Blacksmith, Finin Liam Christie.

Working out his own forge in the village of Colgreany in County Wexford, Finin has built up an outstanding reputation amongst his peers and past students. He is currently offering three workshop experiences, giving you the opportunity to try out a new skill and learn from one of Irelands best known and highly rated Blacksmiths.

One Day Workshop: On a one-day workshop with Finin you will learn the basics of forging, using the anvil you can make any small item that your imagination can come up with from an ashtray to an axe head!

Colgreany is only an hours drive from Dublin, and it is a very scenic road travelling through the Garden of Ireland, County Wicklow. Most of the route is via the M11 Motorway, only turning off into country roads once you reach Arklow. There are a number of trains and buses from Dublin which will leave you in the nearby towns of Gorey or Arklow where you can be collected . In fact Coolgreany is so accessible that even doing a three-day workshop you can, within reason, very easily commute from any location in Wexford, Wicklow or South Dublin.

Things to bring with you:
- Wear comfortable clothing that you won't mind getting dirty
- flat comfortable boots or runners (sneakers)
- If you have long hair, please ensure it is tied up securely
- Finin will provide your leather apron, goggles, gloves and anything else you might need

What is included:
- All Materials and Equipment
- Fuel for the Forge
- A beautiful piece of Metalwork Art made by you!
- Public Liability Insurance

What is not included:
- Lunch, feel free to bring a packed lunch or you can take a break and head into the nearby town of Arklow where you will find plenty of pubs offering carvery lunches plus the usual suspects... KFC, MacDonalds etc...

If you have an idea of what you might like to make bring some images or sketches to show Finin


  • Wexford