L’Arche Kilkenny

Venue: Goods Shed, MacDonagh Junction
Dates: See description
Time: See description
Price: FREE

L’Arche Kilkenny was the first L’Arche community in Ireland. Jean Vanier and his sister Thérèse were personally involved in its foundation, together with the people of Kilmaganny.

During the past 39 years the community has grown so that today L’Arche Kilkenny includes four residential houses, a Café, four Independent Living Core Member houses, a garden workshop and a craft workshop. L’Arche houses are home to 14 people with intellectual disabilities and many international volunteer assistants.

L’Arche will be delivering free workshops for families to enjoy. They will be showcasing and selling their wonderful creations at the Craft Fair in the Goods Shed at MacDonagh Junction at the weekends during the month of December.

L’Arche Weaving Workshop

Date(s): Friday 8th December
Time of event: 11.30am – 12.15 pm
Using one of the L’Arche Kilkenny looms, our Project Leader will show you how some of the lovely items are created.

L’Arche Knitting Workshop

Date(s): Friday 8th December
Time of event: 3.30pm – 4.15 pm
A display of some of the wonderful knitted items created in the L’Arche Kilkenny Workshop in Callan.

L’Arche Greetings cards Workshop

Date(s): Saturday 9th December
Time of event: 11.30am – 12.00 am
Come and see how each unique greeting card is created in the L’Arche Kilkenny Workshop in Callan

L’Arche Pottery Workshop

Date(s): Saturday 9th December
Time of event: 3.30pm – 4.15 pm
Our Project Leader will demonstrate some of the techniques used in the L’Arche Kilkenny pottery which is made at our Kilmoganny Workshop.