CELT, founded in 2001, is a national charity for environmental education and training and is an award-winning provider of training in traditional and ecological skills, focused on promoting caring for the environment and living in a sustainable manner by using locally sourced natural and recycled materials to make the things we need – tools, buildings, furniture, utensils, sports equipment and toys.
The CELT ‘Weekend in the Woods’ events are held 2 – 3 times a year at Slieve Aughty Centre (Loughrea, Co. Galway) attracting 100’s of participants interested in learning ecological and traditional skills and knowledge and also because of the scenic rural location and opportunity to enjoy the outdoors in between learning modules.
CELT is a member of AONTAS (National Association for Adult Education), achieving Special Commendation in their Star Awards (2007) and has won numerous awards from the Heritage Council for traditional skills training and for biodiversity projects (every year, 2002 – 2014) and were also first runners-up in the national Green Awards 2013 and in the eco-communities section of the national Pride of Place competition 2014.
Weekend In The Hills, Festival of Traditional Crafts.
Join us for two days of traditional skills courses taught by some of the countries leading craftspeople. May 11th and 12th 2019 at eco and organic destination Slieve Aughty Centre in county Galway.
Book your place or give someone you love the gift of a CELT Gift Voucher for a course of their choice!
- Adventure Bushcraft For ages 8 to 14
- Silver and Mixed Metal Jewellery
- Spinning, Weaving and Dyeing
- Sheepskin Tanning
- Súgán Chair