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Caherconnell Furnace Festival

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A family fun weekend showcasing how medieval iron smelting and forging took place.

Event begins on Saturday the 24th and Sunday August 25th 2024 at Caherconnell Stone Fort in the heart of the Burren.

Iron smelters and Blacksmiths  from across Ireland, the UK, Europe and the USA participated in the Caherconnell International Furnace Festival. The event was funded by The Heritage Council, Geological Survey Ireland (GSI), Discover Ireland and Clare County Council, supported by The Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark.

Event Address: Caherconnell Fort. Caherconnell Kilfenora, Clare V95 YK31

Suitable For: Adults 18+

Accessibility Information

Full accessability with toilets and car park. Cafe on site.

Organiser: : Bushy Park ironworks

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Event Contact Number: : +353862400418

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Event Memberships

Design & Crafts Council Ireland, GANS

GANS Membership details

Irish Artists Blacksmiths Association

Event Details

Maker: Irish Artist Blacksmith Assocaiation

Starts: Sat 24 Aug at 10:00 am

Ends: Sun 25 Aug at 5:00 pm

Craft Type: Blacksmithing, Metalworking

Event Location: Clare

Event Type: Workshop, Festival, Demonstration

Price: Child €6.50 Adult €8.00