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Arts Workshops


Monday 1 & Thursday 4 August | 11am-1pm

The Courthouse Yard

Come Join our visiting collage artists and be part of the creation of the Art Wall. All materials are supplied but bring your own images to include! Suitable for all ages.

€5 (per workshop)

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Collage Workshop

Monday 1 & Wednesday 1 August | 2pm

The Courthouse Yard

To tie in with the theme of the Migration for the International Collage Exhibition, Marta Janik and Anthony D. Kelly will lead you in the creation of your own responses. All materials supplied but you’re welcome to bring your own images.

€10 per workshop.

Bargello Workshop

Tuesday 2 August | 2pm

Masonic Hall

Vintage Week artist Laura Angell will introduce you to the craft of Bargello needlepoint; a simple stitch that is repeated over and over again to form a distinctive pattern in vibrant colours.


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One Million Stars

A story of light, hope and solidarity

Birr Library

Tuesday | 2pm-4pm

Wednesday | 5.30pm-7.30pm

Thursday | 11am-1pm

Supported by Birr Creatives.

Join Louise from Offaly Local Development Company to learn this craft of star weaving at a colourful workshop in Birr Library. All stars woven will be included in an installation that will be on display in Birr Library for August, before heading around the county to other venues.

No booking required.
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Plein-Air Painting

Wednesday & Thursday | Birr Castle


With Jock Nichol

Whether you’re an experienced painter or a beginner we hope you’ll join Jock Nichol for 2 days of outdoor painting.
€25/days or (€40 for both days)

To book | email

Please put Plein Air in the subject line

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