Neolithic Pendant Woodturning Experience

Neolithic Celtic Pendant

Learn the craft of woodturning by creating a personalised Celtic Pendant from native Irish trees in the majestic Ring of Gullion.

Introductory Woodturning Experience

Using locally sourced native trees, learn how to use the lathe, sharpen tools, sand and finish under the expert guidance of Padraig. A wholesome dinner and refreshments are served on the day. Trust us to look after you and provide an immersive experience.

Enjoy the Surrounding Beauty of Slieve Gullion

Stroll through the beautiful private woodland and hear how these trees have been used in woodturning for centuries throughout Ireland while enjoying the fresh country air and surrounding beauty of Slieve Gullion.

Learn about our Neolithic Ancestry

Create a Celtic Pendant, a craft inherited from our Neolithic ancestors dating back 3,000 years. Your birth month is translated into Ogham (ancient Irish writing) and etched onto the pendant before it is laced and set in a beautiful presentation box ready to take home.

What to expect from your experience...
A Warm Welcome
Arrive at Bluebell Lane Glamping at 10:30am, where you will be welcomed by Pádraig Carragher and treated to some homemade refreshments. We are located at 49 Tullymacrieve Rd, BT35 9RE.
Demonstration & Getting Started
In a restored centuries old mill Padraig demonstrates the ancient craft of woodturning to create a Celtic Pendant, a craft inherited from our Neolithic ancestors dating back 3,000 years. Using locally sourced native trees from his 26 acre private woodland learn how to use the lathe, sand and polish to create your very own Celtic Pendant. No previous experience is required and you will be supplied with everything necessary.
Experience the Neolithic Ancestry of the Ring of Gullion
Set on 26 acres, with over 20,000 native trees creating a beautiful private woodland filled with local wildlife and a sustainable raw material for woodturning production (re-plantled and maintained by Bluebell). Stroll through the beautiful woodland and hear how these trees have been used in woodturning for centuries throughout Ireland while enjoying the fresh country air and surrounding beauty of Slieve Gullion.
Pendant Personalised Touch
After arriving back from our stroll, your birth month is translated into Ogham (ancient Irish writing) and etched onto the pendant before it is laced and set in a beautiful presentation box ready to take home. We will finish up at 2:30pm
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Come join us at Bluebell Lane for this magnificent half-day experience!