Chapter challenge chess setsJacques Vesery at the 2016 SeminarChess sets

IWG National Seminar 2016

The 2016 Seminar is now over but come back soon for details of the 2017 Seminar that will take place on 14th and 15th October 2017 at the Glenroyal Hotel Maynooth

The IWG National Seminar 2016 will take place on Saturday 22 October and Sunday 23 October 2016 at the Glenroyal Hotel and Leisure Club in Maynooth, Co Kildare. This annual event is Ireland's premier showcase of woodturning from around the world, in a friendly and informal atmosphere. The backdrop to the seminar is the beautiful and historic university town of Maynooth, situated 30 minutes from the centre of Dublin.

Over the two day event, 40 demonstrations will take place offering something for woodturners of all skill levels. The line-up includes Jacques Vesery (USA), Glenn Lucas (Ireland), Joss Naigeon (France), Colwin Way (UK), Richard Kennedy (UK) and David O'Neill (Northern Ireland). The seminar competition, open to all delegates, features ten categories and is the premier showcase of the best of woodturning that Ireland has to offer. Click here to see our demonstrator profiles.

The subject for this year's Chapter Challenge is a chess set and the highly coveted trophy is sure to be hotly contested. Since its inception eight years ago, this competition has achieved its aims in fostering collaboration and group work between members within IWG chapters. Each year the imagination, creative flair, skill, attention to detail and sheer hard work put into the Chapter Challenge make it the centrepiece of the weekend. Click here to see the Chapter Challenge Rules.

There will of course also be the usual seminar competitions - The rules for these are here.

With demonstrations, competition displays, a wide array of trade stands and optional meals all under one roof there will be something for every woodturner at the IWG National Seminar 2016. Seminar pricing starts at as little as €125 for two days (excluding accommodation and meals).

You can book your place at the National Seminar online here or by post using this form.
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See this page for accommodations offers and local B&Bs.