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cogar - ireland's provinces
The following list indicates options for those interested in participating in an arts & crafts activity while in Ireland. The information here has been arranged according to the province in which these activities take place.

Historically, Ireland has been divided into the four provinces of Connaught - Connacht, Leinster - Laighean, Munster - Mumhan and Ulster - Uladh. Connaught is located in the west, Leinster in the east, Munster in the south and Ulster in the north.



  Leinster - Laighean
- Áras Chrónáin, Watery Lane, Clondalkin, Dublin 22  
  There are weekly art classes in the centre for both children and adults. There are three terms of classes annually. Adult classes on Tuesday nights. Childrens classes on Saturday morning.
  full details here
- National Museum of Decorative Arts and History, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7  
  full details here

  Munster - Mumhan
- Samhlaíocht Chiarraí, Trá Lí, Co. Chiarraí  
  This is an annual arts festival featuring a very varied programme of events.
- takes place from 14th - 17th April 2001.
  full details here

  Ulster - Uladh
- Ceardlann Péintéireachta, Gaoth Dobhair, Co. Dhún na nGall  
  The Comhchoiste organise several painting courses in County Donegal during the year. These courses are bilingual, suitable for those with or without Irish.
  full details here
- Oideas Gael, Gleann Cholm Cille, Co. Dhún na nGall  
  Oideas Gael provide three different courses which focus on different arts & crafts activities :
1 - Painting - a week long course directed by professional Irish painter Kenneth King, suitable for beginners and improvers. Available July 2001.
2 - Pottery - a week long course in the native skills of pottery making, suitable for beginners. Available July 2001.
  full details here
- Táipéis Gael, Málainn Bheag, Gleann Cholm Cille, Co. Dhún na nGall  
  Táipéis Gael will run a series of courses in tapestry weaving during the summer. Courses take place June - August 2001
  full details here
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