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Our phone number is + 353 (0)23 8847001
Our office hours are Tuesday and Friday 9 – 12am, but you’ll probably catch us at other times as well. Leave a message and we’ll get back to you.
10 (Sun) Apple Tree Grafting
18/19 (Mon-Tue) Tree planting – come and give us a hand and have some fun!
24 (Sun) The Polytunnel Course
13 (Sat) Intro to Cob Building
20 (Sat) Wild Food Foraging
21 (Sun) Garden Make-Over
20/21 (Sat/Sun) Build a Baking Oven
New offer:Get us to build your own baking oven from just € 250! Contact us for details and options.
28 (Sun) Garden DIY – making cold frames, paths, and other garden structures
4/5 (Sat/Sun) Essential Natural Building part 1
- cob, strawbale-cob, clay straw
12 (Sun) Wild Food Foraging
18/19 (Sat/Sun) Build a Baking Oven
25/26 (Sat/Sun) Grow your own food – intensive
31 (Friday!) Intro to Cob Building
8/9 (Sat/Sun) Essential Natural Building – part 2 Sculpting, plastering, painting with natural materials
15/16 (Sat/Sun) Build a Baking Oven
16 (Sun) Growing vegetables all year round
1 – 5 (Mon-Fri) Conflict Resolution Teacher Training Summer Course for Primary and Secondary school teachers
6-14 (Sat-Sun) The Natural House 9-day intensive
10 (Sat) Essential Natural Building – part 3 Earthen Floors
21/22 (Wed/Thu) Living in Community
25 (Sun) Grow it, Cook it, Eat it! – Prepare food you grow yourself
31/1 (Sat/Sun) Build a Baking Oven
21/22 (Sat/Sun) Sustainable Building Design
22 (Sun) Preparing your garden for next year
28 (Sat) Intro to Cob Building
We are also available for consultancy for your own cob building project and as contractors for certain phases of your building – talk to us for details.
The Hollies Centre has explored cob building in Ireland for many years
Courses at The Hollies are currently hosted by a team of residents. With its wide range of cob houses, different sustainable building techniques, extensive market garden, further examples of sustainable land use and the wealth of experience accumulated over the years The Hollies is a unique venue. Feedback from previous course participants confirms that the team of The Hollies is able to create a very supportive atmosphere with a strong sense of community which leads to profound learning experiences. The teaching methods are ‘hands-on’ learning-by-doing, interactive and student centred. All tutors are practitioners with many years of experience in their field.