Living Willow Dome Workshop Day 1

We aim to weave a new space into the Tramore Valley Park. We will use Willow from the park to create a living sculpture

Date & Time:
Saturday, November 19, 2022
11:00 am
KinShip Registration Desk

Over the course of two days (attendees can book tickets for one or both days) we aim to weave a new space into the Tramore Valley Park. We will use Willow from the park to create a living sculpture, a shelter made from the park itself. Just like weaving a basket but on a larger scale we will learn to manipulate this natural material to create beautiful spaces in nature. Willow weaving has been used for millennia to create fences and even homes, join us as we learn the skills of our ancestors.

This event is suitable for adults only and is not wheelchair accessible.

General Event Advice:

  • Online ticket booking is now closed. Please call 086 036 0498 to book your place on an event via phone or drop in to The KinShip Registration Desk in the Sports Pavilion at Tramore Valley Park (@TVP) beside the Half Moon Lane entrance.
  • Pedestrian and cycle access to Tramore Valley Park is available. See Park Access Map for guidance on locations:
  • 2. Via Half Moon Lane, off The South Douglas Road next to Christ King Secondary School.
  • 3. Via the Eastern Park Walkway, adjacent to Willow Park, close to Gaelscoil na Duglaise.
  • Free parking is available in Tramore Valley Park on a first come, first served basis. Vehicles must enter via the main entrance off the South Link Road. See Park Access Map for guidance on location or use GPS coordinates 51.87876013974687, -8.464592905114198
  • Buses travel along routes with drop off points near each pedestrian entrance. Take the 213 bus from the city centre to the Half Moon Lane stop and follow signage for Tramore Valley Park. For more information, go to
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  • Most events are family friendly unless stated otherwise. Please note that all participants under 18 MUST be accompanied by an adult.
  • Programme participants are advised to dress appropriate to the weather and terrain including sturdy, waterproof footwear.
  • Gardening gloves may be advisable for some activities.
  • Registration takes place 15 minutes before the start time of each event. Events will start on time so attendees are advised to be punctual.
  • Unless otherwise stated in event descriptions, the starting and end points of each event in The KinShip Winter Weekend Programme will be The KinShip Registration Desk in the Sports Pavilion at Tramore Valley Park located inside the pedestrian entrance by Christ the King Secondary School off South Douglas Rd.
  • Event places are limited and waiting lists are in place. If you cannot participate in an event you have booked, it is requested that you cancel your ticket for release to the waiting list.
  • Hot beverages and snacks will be available. Event attendees are invited to pack a lunch if intending to join the programme for long periods as there will be no food outlets in the vicinity.
  • Most events in the KinShip Winter Weekend are wheelchair accessible however we request that you check each event listing for specific information with regard to accessibility and get in touch with us if you have any specific needs.
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Artist Bio – I am Alex O’Brien and I am a Permaculture Designer and Educator. I was born and raised in Cork, where I studied Architecture, Mechanical Engineering, Ceramics, Furniture Design/Construction, and Art, Craft and Design. Much of my professional work has been about use of natural and recycled materials to create beautiful spaces and objects, with the aim of restoring our relationship with nature. That being said, my real passion is teaching. I adore sharing my knowledge and experience, seeing student progress and learning is my ‘ikigai’.

Requirements for students – Gardening gloves are a must; the cheap leather ones will do very nicely and dress for inclement weather……just to be safe