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Print a Letterpress Broadside with Mary Plunkett

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This one day workshop will introduce the participants to the craft of letterpress printing with particular reference to the publication ‘A Broadside’ produced by Cuala Press from 1908 to 1915 (no.2 to no.7).

This poster-sized print incorporated poetry or lyrics with imagery, printed from hand set type and an etched or engraved block. Guided by the designer and letterpress printer Mary Plunkett and making use of the National Print Museum’s working collection of metal type, image blocks and printing presses, each person will set a stanza of a poem by WB Yeats and then print together onto a poster-sized sheet to create their own broadside. This will demonstrate the process and craft of letterpress from composition to printing and finishing.

Each participant will take home a copy of the print.

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This National Print Museum event is part-funded by Design & Crafts Council Ireland for August Craft Month 2024.




Event Address: Garrison Chapel, Beggars Bush Barracks, Haddington Road, Dublin 4,

Advanced Booking is Required

Suitable For: Adults 18+

Accessibility Information

This workshop will take place on the ground floor, where visitors will also find the Reception, Museum Shop, permanent exhibition, toilets, and Café. The ground floor is fully accessible to wheelchair users. Entry for wheelchairs is via the Café. The Museum welcomes guide and service dogs.

Organiser: : National Print Museum

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Event Contact Number: : +35316603770

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Event Memberships

Design & Crafts Council Ireland, GANS

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National Print Museum

All August Craft Month events are run independently by the event organisers. For questions regarding this event please contact the event organiser directly.

Event Details

Maker: National Print Museum

Starts: Sun 18 Aug at 10:00 am

Ends: Sun 18 Aug at 4:00 pm

Craft Type: Printing

Event Location: Dublin City

Event Type: Workshop

Price: €45