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Woodturning Demonstration By Johnny McCarthy Ronaynes’Hardware
Thurles on Saturday 28th June 2.00pm to 4.30pm ALL WELCOME
Well done to Donal Ryan for coming third place in the Spindle Section at National Seminar of Irish Woodturners'Guild held at the Radisson Blu Hotel. Donal made a candelabra with some fine details including candles! Limerick & District Chapter chairman, Brendan Collins congratulates Donal on his award.
The Limerick and District Chapter made a smoker's bow chair for the Chapter Challenge Competition. Well done to all the members involved in making the different section of the chair. The seat, arms and scroll are made from beech and all the spindles are turned in ash.
National Tree Week 2013 – March 3rd – 10th
National Tree Week is an annual week-long festival celebrating all positive aspects of trees in our lies and environment. It is organized by the Tree Council of Ireland with the support of Coillte. The theme of the 2013 week is ‘A Feast of Trees’.
As part of National Tree Week, the Limerick& District Chapter of the Irish Woodturners’ Guild organized two tree planting events in Limerick National schools.
Tom O’Halloran, Treasurer and Maidie O’Halloran, Secretary, traveled to Barna National School,Pallasgreen, Co. Limerick.
Tom gave an informative and interesting presentation on the history of wood turning in Ireland and also the native trees of Ireland and their uses. The children had an opportunity to look at different types of wood and also some of the pieces which can be created by wood turning.Tom and Maidie also presented the school with a gift of a Rowan tree (Mountain Ash) on behalf of the Limerick chapter of the Irish Wood Turners’ Guild. The tree was planted on the school grounds.
On the 9th of March 2013 Brendan Collins, Chairperson, Joe Banks, committee member, John Ryan and Aidan McNamara along with the help of Michael Coughlan, the school caretaker, set up a display of a selection of our wood turned work, posters, leaflets, large and small wood samples in the school P.E. hall.
Brendan showed the pupils, teachers and parents gathered in the P.E. hall, samples of wood and a selection of pieces crafted from wood including bowls, table lamps and candle sticks holders. They were all interested in a plank of ash which had a template of a hurley drawn out. The pupils were also very impressed when we showed them a large oak segment that was over 160 years old. They had a chance to count all the tree rings. Some students were lucky enough to take home some wood samples.
John Ryan highlighted the importance of trees in our environment and the work of both CRANN and the Tree Council of Ireland in fostering this cause. It is so important to look after all trees to make sure they grow long after we are all gone.
The sun came out in time to plant a Mountain Ash tree in front of the Kildimo National School with the help of pupils, which was donated by the Limerick & District Chapter.
The school pupils and teachers in both schools were delighted that the tree planting and presentation by the Limerick & District chapter took place in their schools.
One Day Seminar Saturday 22nd March 2014
2014 One Day Seminar Saturday March 22nd 2014 Kilmurry Lodge Hotel Limerick
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