Inis Oírr grown willow is used by Cleas to teach workshop participants the skill of crafting items with sally rods in the traditional Inis Oírr manner. A caoladóir basketmaker with 16 years experience works in conjunction with the workshop group as they weave their Sally Rods into a creation they will always have as a reminder of their journey to Inis Oírr. Workshop language options are English or Gaeilge.
Workshops are generally run between 2.30pm to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday, maximum group size is 9.
Workshop duration can vary from 30 minutes to 2 hours depending on the group size, skill level, and aspiration of participants. Beginners can expect to make a St Brigid's Cross or hanging mobile within the time allocated.
Cleas Crafts shop, located beside our workshop, and open Mon-Fri. 9.00am- 5.30pm, stocks our full range of willow items, both modern and traditional. For queries and bookings please get in touch via the contact page.
As willow needs to be soaked for a week to aid pliability, advance booking is necessary.