Festive Craft activities take place around the country

Craft Course – Marquis Drive, Dungarvan, Waterford

dscn3149Christmas Spirit came early this year in Marquis Drive, with residents involving themselves by taking nature on with gusto.  Collecting fresh foliage, flowers, holly, there was not a shrub untouched in Dungarvan with the hunt for natures best to make decorative handmade.

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dscn3951dscn3989Christmas Floral Arrangements, wreaths and magnificent table centre pieces that would adorn any dining table.

Christmas Baking Classes, was packed with fun and good cheer, while Christmas cakes were iced and puddings set to boil. “Eat your heart out Jamie Oliver”.

cakeNothing beats experience of those with skills and they shared their knowledge with friends and neighbours showing true community spirit towards one another in the sharing of food prepared and cooked together and giving for this Festive Season.

Many thanks to the ETB who funded the tutors for these workshops.

Christmas Craft Course – Airmount, Waterford

Getting into the Christmas spirit too are residents and friends in Waterford during the Christmas Craft Course running every Friday at the location of the Respond! head office in Airmount, Waterford.

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Respond! residents and friends at Airmount

xmas-party-2016-9Festive Floral Decoration and Crafts – Oranmore, Galway

Photos from the recent Christmas Floral Decorations Exhibit held in November at Respond! offices in Galway and a Decoupage Workshop held in Ard na Mara with Active in Age Oranmore.

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Photo credits to Cathy Eastwood

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The workshops are a great way to explore our creative side and great fun too.

Well done to all involved.

Posted December 2016 – Workshops organised and photos posted by Respond! Caroline Haran, Eleanor Gaffney and Sean Regan