I am on stand 133 by the vintage area this year. I will be doing Blacksmith demonstrations and have some pieces on display.
My primary focus is to keep my craft alive. In Ireland we have a very rich history of forged heritage ironwork, most noticeably around churches and buildings of historical interest.
I am always received very well by the farming community as there would have been a strong affiliation between the blacksmith and farmer in the past.
This year I will focus on doing workshops, to give people a hands on experience and a piece to take away with them. I’m open to all ages and I will just ask a nominal fee to cover my costs.
Please feel free to come and visit my stand/forge.

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