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Limerick and District Chapter Workshop June 28th 2014


Limerick and District Chapter of the Irish Woodturners Guild are holding their June Workshop on Saturday 28th June, 2014 at Ronayne Hardware Shop in Thurles website:, stockist of jet lathes and equipment the demonstrator is Johnny McCarthy

website:, all are welcome.

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Engine Plans



Please find above some example Traction Engine plans you might find useful for the National Seminar Competition.

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East Central Full Day Seminar - April 9th 2014


Saturday 12th April @ 9:30 Full Day Seminar

  • Demonstrator:Tony Rea & John Malone
  • Competition: Open
  • Download the flyer here


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IWG 2014 National Seminar



The Seminar is on its way ! - make sure you book your place early using the form above to reserve your place. Details of the competition and chapter challenge are also attached. Full details of the demonstrators are in the link  


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Limerick and District - One Day Seminar - 22nd March 2014



Limerick and District Chapter of The Irish Woodturners Guild  One Day Seminar in the Kilmurry Lodge Hotel on 22nd March 2014

See attached flyer for full details !

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RDS National Craft Awards


The Royal Dublin Society (RDS) is now calling for entries, for its 2014 RDS National Craft Awards (formerly RDS Crafts Competition). The annual RDS National Craft Awards is open to craftspeople based in Ireland and Irish makers living abroad and has prize fund in excess of €24,000. The Awards set the standard for craft on the island of Ireland to the highest possible level of skill and design excellence and provide an open platform for Irish craftspeople working in a variety of disciplines to have their work assessed by a professional judging panel of Irish and international experts. There are 20 different categories in 2014: Basketry, Calligraphy and Lettering, Ceramics, Embroidery, Felting, Furniture, Glass, Silversmithing, Ironwork/Metalwork, Jewellery, Knitting and Crochet, Lace, Leatherwork, Mixed Materials, Musical Instruments, Patchwork and Quilting, Printed Textiles, Weaving, Wood and Stone carving and Woodturning.  Prize-winning and a select number of high quality entries will be exhibited at the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show, RDS, (6-10 August) and at the Hunt Museum, Limerick from (4 September – 10 October 2014).

Online applications forms will be accessible from Monday March 3 at until the closing date deadline of May 12, 2014

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