Letter-Carving Holiday


Victor Daly Stone Carver

Learn traditional letter-cutting skills.

Visit West Cork to enjoy a creative holiday on the stunning Sheep’s Head peninsula. Victor Daly – a sculptor and carver with over 20 years of experience – will teach you to carve letters in stone using traditional tools and skills passed down from generation to generation.

In Victor’s workshop overlooking Mount Seefin and Dunmanus Bay, you’ll be working with local stone. You’ll soon see why artists and craftspeople are drawn to this area of unspoilt natural beauty which has been recognised as a European Destination of Excellence.

During your workshop, Victor will introduce you to the tools and basic techniques you’ll need to cut classical and contemporary letters in stone. Tools and materials will be provided, and you’ll work to complete a small letter-carving project which you can easily take home with you.
The weekend includes accommodation in the immaculate surroundings of Gallán Mor, a boutique 4-star B&B offering stunning views over Dunmanus Bay.Lorna and Noel will offer you a warm welcome, complimentary home-baking, and rooms with views over the bay and the peninsula’s mountain peaks.

Gallan Mor panorama 3

Gallán Mór is within easy reach of the historic town of Bantry and beautiful Bantry House. There’s plenty to explore on the Sheep’s Head peninsula too. Visit Durrus Cheese dairy, Dunbeacon Pottery, Cronin’s Forge and the area’s historic landmarks before you retreat to the comfort of the B&B’s cosy four-poster beds.

Captivating sea views, sleek interiors, lovely food – and an affable pair who run the place with Irish charm and Caribbean sparkle. (Alastair Sawday, Special Places to Stay in Ireland)

Gallan Mór RoomThe area is home to the famous Sheep’s Head Way walking and cycling routes, and you’ll have time to explore the landscape, and sample West Cork’s food and hospitality during your stay. If you are travelling in a couple and only one person opts to take the letter-carving workshop, we can help you to plan alternative activities, including a cheese-making workshop (available Tues-Thurs only).

Book your holiday today, and start looking forward to your holiday in West Cork.


One-day Letter-Carving Workshop & Two Nights B&B Accommodation:
€245 (per person, room-sharing) Offer ends May 30th 2014.


Gallán Mór is located 1.25 hours’ drive from Cork Aiport. Transfers can be arranged.

UK airports with flights to Cork Airport include:

Birmingham, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool, London Gatwick, London Heathrow and London Stansted.

European airports with flights to Cork include:

Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Geneva, Girona, Lisbon, Milan, Munich, Nice, Paris and Warsaw.

Bookings and Enquiries:

Contact Lorna Bourke to arrange a booking for dates to suit you.


+353 (0)27 62732

+353 (0)85 1707214