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Introduction to Woodcarving

Well known Sculptor Conleth Gent ( will be running a woodcarving course two and a half hours per day one day a week over a five week period based in the Trinity College Botanic Gardens at Dartry, Dublin 6 (nearest Luas Station, Milltown).

Conleth Gent has exhibited widely throughout Ireland and has been a multi-award winner at Sculpture in Context in the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin. His work has been presented to President Mary Robinson and other dignitaries. He has worked on large scale sculptures for Dun Laoghaire and Galway County Councils.

The course is primarily aimed as an introduction to woodcarving with all tools and materials provided. The main focus is on creativity and individuality and nurturing it through the medium of woodcarving. All abilities will be catered for, as each participant will receive individual tuition. Participants will be introduced to the tools and how to sharpen and maintain them and the materials and characteristics of the different woods.

How to apply

Please email Conleth - - to confirm your participation. Places are very few in number and strictly limited.


The course will cost €160 for five classes. Tea and coffee will be provided and all materials will be supplied. Full payment in advance by July 1st is essential and required to secure your place. Please note all monies are non-refundable except in the event of course cancellation.

Date, Time and Place

Every Monday 11am-1pm for five weeks commencing on July 30th 2018 in the Trinity College Botanic Gardens opposite Palmerston Park, Dartry, Dublin 6 (nearest Luas Station, Milltown).