Heritage Week – Basket Weaving Demonstration with Cathy Hayden – Central Library

August 17, 2023 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Basket Weaving Demonstration with Cathy Hayden


Find out more about the traditional skill of basket weaving with a demonstration from local Tramore basket maker Cathy Hayden.
Cathy did her apprenticeship in basketmaking at Shanahan’s workshop in Carrick-on-Suir’s Chapel Street in the early 1980s. Shanahan’s was one of the last of Ireland’s old-style commercial basket makers, three generations of basket weavers harvesting willow annually from their land by the banks of the River Suir. The workshop was the subject of one of the famous RTE Hands documentaries and is featured in John Seymour’s book The Forgotten Crafts.
She has been a Waterford Crafts member for nearly 30 years. From her studio in Drumcannon in Tramore, Cathy runs basketry workshops for beginners and grows her own willow for all her baskets.

Date: Thursday 17th August
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Venue: Central Library
Free Event – Booking Required

Contact Central Library on 051 849975 or centrallibrary@waterfordcouncil.ie for bookings and further information.

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