Attendees at the weekly woodturning classes are producing a variety of wooden objects that will be on show and for sale at the Cumann na bhFear stand in theCrafts Fairthat will be taking place in the Menlo Park Hotel on Sunday November 30th.
So why not come along to an event that promises to be very special and buy a special locally produced hand-crafted gift for Christmas?
The Cumann na bhFear volunteer group is modeled on theAustralian Men’s Shed movement with the addition of female members and a strong community, social inclusion and heritageethos in recognition of the interests of the membership.
The primary role of the group is to encourage retired, working and unemployed men and women of all ages to help each other develop, learn and/or teach skills and crafts that can benefit themselves and the wider community. There is a focus on the provision of practical skills whose existence was endangered by a modern society where the ability to make or repair everyday items was been devalued. Hence the members provide courses and workshops on traditional Irish heritage crafts such aswoodturning, woodcarving, basket making, blacksmithing, drystone walling, beekeeping as well as other areas of benefit including cycle maintenance, electronics, soldering, panel beating, metal fabrication and furniture restoration.
Anyone interested in finding out more about The Cumann na bhFear group please see the following.
Postal addressUnit 1B Sandy Road Business Park Galway city