As has been well publicised in the local and national media, social enterprise Common Knowledge has taken over what was formerly the Boghill Centre. It offers a range of courses in practical skills from building to gardening, with accommodation and food as needed. It also seeks to engage with its adjoining communities, Lisdoonvarna and Kilfenora.
To that end it is offering a limited number of free places for Kilfenora residents (and Lisdoonvarna too) to attend a special Open Day on Saturday 12 August (12-5pm), on a first come first served basis. All tickets for general attendees are sold out.
The Open Day is called The School for Lost Skills, subtitled “Re-kindling the lost skills of building, food, culture and land”. It will kick off with a discussion panel chaired by Anja Murray and featuring some other well-known personalities – Darina Allen of Ballyamaloe House, gardening expert Mary Reynolds and the writer and TV programme maker Manchán Magan. That initial session will also be live-streamed on the internet.
For more details see https://www.ourcommonknowledge.org/lostskills . If you want to book your free place, scroll down to the booking section.
As part of the same initiative, Common Knowledge is staging a 4-day skills course for €680 plus booking fee, with accommodation onsite available for attendees. Full details and booking are available using the same link.