Camsaw are delighted to have John Hayes from Special Branch Carving’s demonstrating his handcrafted wooden sculptures at the Ploughing Championships again this year.  John uses a range of chainsaws to complete his work and it is intriguing to watch him create his magnificent pieces.  John recently finished carving life into a 40ft tree of the blessed virgin surrounded by 3 angels at Fenor Church. It created so much attention and appeared on Nationwide telling the amazing story of his vision to come up with this idea for the tree which had fallen victim to storm damage resulting in his masterpiece.

John also appeared on TV3 earlier this year on the Maura & Daithi show to promote his magnificent work and had to carve a face onto a piece of timber in a matter of minutes live on the show.

John works hard to wow the crowds at the ploughing and always comes up with some unique sculptures on the day, we would really appreciate it if you could help us to promote our stand and Special Branch Carvings this year.

Camsaw will be located at Block 2, Row 7, Stand 155


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