In the heart of Ireland lies the award-winning Ballinahown Eco-Craft village. This quaint country village on the outskirts of Athlone Town is a creative hub for Irish designers and makers. Explore Celtic Roots Studio, renowned for carving stunning sculptures and jewellery made from authentic Irish bogwood. Take a tour in the Economusée, and learn the history of Ireland through the eyes of the ancient bog oak. Have a go and try your hand at the art of bogwood sculpture and feel 5,000 years of history in your hands.
Browse the pretty village craft shop showcasing the largest selection of craft designers, artists, and creatives in the midlands ranging from handmade jewellery, accessories, artisan food and homeware. Savour the traditional ambience of the Tea Rooms or meander through the wilderness walk, merging with the village playground and picnic area. Go green with its eco-friendly philosophy and immerse yourself in a community that’s all about creativity.
(Photography: Jeff Harvey)
Celtic Roots Studio The Old School, Ballinahown, Athlone, Co. Westmeath