Victor’s Stone-Carving Workshops Featured in The Irish Times

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It was thrilling to see Victor’s stone-carving workshops featured in The Irish Times by travel writer Manchán Magan recently.

Manchán visited the Sheep’s Head peninsula as part of a bid to learn more about Ireland’s EDEN destinations.The Sheep’s Head was awarded the title of European Destination of Excellence in recognition of its sustainable tourism in 2009, and has more recently been recognised as an excellent tourism destination at the Irish Responsible Tourism Awards 2015.

The stone-carving workshops Victor offers here in Ahakista help to keep an old craft alive as well as providing people with a wonderful weekend in West Cork, and it’s great to see them recognised in the national paper of record!

An Enriching Experience: Stone-Carving Course Review

It was wonderful to receive this great review of the stone-carving course we held at the end of February

Thank you so much for such an enriching experience over the weekend!

I highly recommend for anyone interested in stone carving to come on one of your courses. Or anyone wanting something completely different to anything they’ve done before. The setting is peaceful. The scenery is stunning.
Being with you Victor in the studio was like reaching back into history. Your skill and knowledge is priceless. You have to experience it to believe it and I think everyone should try this. Stone lasts and we take for granted monuments and old buildings, I didn’t realise the human endeavour that has created all the marks and letters on buildings.

I really urge anyone who has an interest if they see your website or the Sheep’s Head Way one then do a course with you. It’s too good to miss. It was only a weekend and yet I’ve now got something new that I will practise and use and I will be back.

It’s very rare to meet someone who is a living example who has committed themselves to a path in life. But when you do it’s obvious that they are living their passion.

To see Victor use the chisels, it looked like they were part of him.

Caroline (February 2016)

To join a course and find out about upcoming dates, see our stone-carving page or use our contact form to get in touch!

Workshops at the Tirconnell Stone Festival

Victor was delighted to lead the stone-carving workhops at the recent Tirconnell Stone Festival

Participants young and old worked with Kilkenny limestone and sandstone to create small sculptural pieces that they were able to take home with them at the end of the festival.

Victor offers a range of courses from his own West Cork studio as well as working at events in Ireland and overseas.

Tirconnell Stone Festival