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Living Heritage - Basketmaking with Aoife Patterson

13 August, 11am - 2pm

  • OPW Visitor Centre, Glendalough, Co. Wicklow
  • Glendalough
  • A98 HC80
  • Co. Wicklow

Watch Aoife Patterson of Wicklow Willow as she makes a traditional Irish Sciob basket using age old techniques handed down for many centuries.

Basketry is possibly the world's oldest craft and it has almost disappeared owing to mechanisation and plastic use.

Basketmakers like Aoife are striving to preserve these ancient skills and ensure this wonderful craft is kept alive.

Join Aoife from 11 to 2pm and watch as see makes a beautiful basket, discusses the life of the basketmaker and answers your queries about all things willow.

While the event is free, the OPW Visitor Centre has a parking fee of €4.


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Glendalough Heritage Forum


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