Stonewall Building, Carving, Letter Carving Workshops & On Location Sketch Outs – Exploring Inis Oírr
Dates: Thursday 13th to Sunday 16th September 2018
Inis Oírr, Aran Islands, County Galway
Schedule D – On Location Sketch Outs Exploring Inis Oírr
- Spend three days exploring Inishsheer through sketching. Capture the magic scenery and culture of the smallest of the Aran Islands in your artists’s notebook. Experience this intimate island through drawing her castles, shipwrecks, churches, seascapes and iconic drystone walls.
- Through on location sketch outs you will discover the rugged beauty of this jewel in the Atlantic. Enjoy the creative camaraderie and be part of the exhibition of work done over the weekend.
- This long weekend is for the self-motivated sketcher who wants to enjoy a fun and sociable time drawing on location in an ancient landscape. All levels of experience welcome.
- Join a sketch out to capture the creation of a dry stone wall.
- Lectures on Friday and Saturday evening be stone masons, stone carvers and artists enchance your experience and understanding of the island and the festival.
- Each sketch out starts with a 30 minute workshop with tips and inspiration from experienced sketchers. Your lunch will be delivered to you each day.
- Leave the island with a sketchbook full of memories.
D – Time Schedule – Sketch Outs
Thursday 3pm – 5pm
If you are arriving early, there will be an extra sketch out.
4.30pm – 7.00pm Welcome to the island and discussion of workshops, sketch outs and other activities over the weekend. Talks relating to stonewalling, carving, letter carving and sketching.
Friday 10am – 4pm
On location sketch outs with your allocated group at locations including the Wreck of the Plassey, O’Brien’s Castle, the lighthouse, half buried and ruined churches, the harbour, lakes and beaches, limestone fieldscapes, stonewalls, stunning skies and dramatic seascapes.
Saturday 10am – 4pm
10am – 2pm – On location sketch outs with your allocated group at locations across the Island as above.
2pm – 4pm – Join a sketch out to capture the creation of a dry stone wall.
5 – 7pm talks
Sunday 17th September 10am – 1pm
On location sketch outs with your allocated group at locations across the Island as above.
What to bring
Definitely sketchbooks, drawing pencils, pens, pencil sharpener, eraser. Perhaps loose leaf pages, watercolours, paint brushes, easel, colour pencils, oil pastels, or which ever medium / mediums you like to draw with.
This is an outdoor event. Irish weather is famous for offering 4 seasons in one day. Make sure to bring warm clothes, sturdy shoes and good rain gear. Inis Oirr has a lovely beach, so pack your bathers if you want to take the plunge.
Payment must be received in Euro.
Cheques should be made payable to:
‘Galway County Council – Stone Wall Workshop’’
A refund of fees (less €20 administration charge) will be
given, provided that notice of cancellation is received
in writing on or before 7th September 2018
No refunds given after this date.
Ms. Marie Mannion,
Áras an Chontae,
Galway County Council,
Prospect Hill, Galway
Tel: 00353 91 509198
Gráinne Smyth/ Martina Creaven
Áras an Chontae,
Galway County Council,
Prospect Hill, Galway.
Tel: 00353 91 509121/509017
An action of Galway County Heritage Plan
Transport to Inis Oírr
Workshop participants must book their own travel to Inis Oírr.
There are ferry services operating from Rossaveel, Co Galway and Doolin in Co Clare.
The following are their contact details:
Aran Island ferries, Rossaveel: Tel: +353(0)91 568903 www.aranislandferries.com
Doolin Ferry : Tel: +353(0) 65 707 5555 +353 (0) 65 707 1710 www.doolinferry.com
Doolin 2 Aran Ferry: Tel: +353 65 7075949 www.doolin2aranferries.com
Mob: +353 87 2453239 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Flights are available to the Aer Aran Islands, from Inverin, Connemara, Co. Galway.
Aer Arann islands – Tel : +353(0)91 593034 http://www.aerarannislands.ie
Please note: It is recommended that you book your own accommodation and transport prior to booking this course. Please see list of accommodation and transport providers.
Please also make your own arrangements for evening meals.
Leaba & Bricfeasta in Inis Oírr/Bed & Breakfast in Inis Oírr
Baile an Fhormna / Formna Village
Caitríona Uí Chatháin Phone: +353 (0)99 75090 Fáilte Ireland Approved
Máire Ní Fhlatharta Phone: +353 (0)99 75083
Baile Thiar / West Village
South Aran House Phone: +353 (0)99 75073 Fáilte Ireland Approved
Ostán Inis Oírr Phone: +353 (0)99 75020 Fáilte Ireland Approved
Brú/Hostel Phone: +353 (0)99 75024 Fáilte Ireland Approved
Máire Searraigh Phone: +353 (0)99 75024
Máire Foley Phone: +353 (0)99 75037
Barbara Uí Chonghaile Phone: +353 (0)99 75025
Baile an Chaisleáin / Castle Village
Bríd Póil Phone: +353 (0)99 75019
Áine Uí Ghríofa Phone: +353 (0)99 75983
Baile an tSéipéil / Chapel Village
Bernie Uí Dhonncha Phone: +353 (0)99 75088
Pádraig Ó Donncha Phone: +353 (0)99 75000
Baile an Lurgain / Lurgan Village
Tigh Ruairí Ó Conghaile (Rory’s B&B): Phone: +353 (0)99 75002 www.tighruairi.com
Bríd Brennan Phone: +353 (0)99 75125
For a full listing of self catering can be found on the following link:
Evening Meals can be booked at the following:
Tigh Ruairí: Phone: +353 (0) 99 75002 www.tighruairi.com
South Aran House (bookings only) Phone: +353 (0) 99 75073 www.southaran.com
Ostán Inis Oírr: Phone: +353 (0)99 75020 www.hotelinisoirr.com
Information of Inis Oírr and its services
Contact: Comhar Caomhán Teo, Inis Oírr, Árainn, Co. na Gaillimhe.
Phone: Phone: +353 (0)99 75008; Fax: Phone: +353 (0)99 75071
Please complete in BLOCK CAPITALS and return with your payment to:
Stone Workshop 2017, c/o Ms. Gráinne Smyth, Forward Planning, Áras an Chontae,
Galway County Council, Prospect Hill, Galway, Ireland. Tel: +353(0) 91 509121
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Workshop D – On Location Sketch Outs – Exploring Inis Oírr
All lectures, organised sketch outs, tea/coffee,and lunches included Friday to Sunday
NB: Limited number of places for this workshop
No partial Workshop Fee available – Full Workshop Fee: €75
I enclose a cheque/bank draft for €—— (Euros) payable to ‘Galway County Council –Stone
Workshop 2018′ and send to Stone Workshop, C/o Ms. Gráinne Smyth, Forward Planning,
Áras an Chontae, Galway County Council, Prospect Hill, Galway, Ireland.
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