Welcome to Grennan Mill Craft School

Established in 1981

Grennan Mill Craft School is located in the converted grain lofts of the Island Mill, an old flour mill, dating from the 18th Century, on the banks of the River Nore in Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny.  Spacious and well equipped craft studios and also gallery areas for exhibitions have made their homes in the lofts.

Grennan Mill Craft School is funded by Grennan College and the Kilkenny and Carlow Education and Training Board (KCETB).  It provides a Post Leaving Certificate Course with Grennan Mill Craft School Certification and also QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland) Certification in Art, Craft and Design at Level 5 and Art at Level 6, at the completion of the 2 year course. The school is now established as an important centre for the study of crafts and attracts students from all over Ireland and further afield.

The aim of the course, under the guidance of specialized tutors, is to equip students with skills to enable them to make a decision about a possible future in craft. Students who are accepted for the full time course will gain experience and intensive tuition in a broad spectrum of crafts: Batik, Ceramics, Metalcraft & Silversmithing, Printmaking, Woven Textiles and Drawing. Courses are practical and coincide with the abilities of the individual. From the outset, Grennan Mill offers a person with talent and a genuine desire to learn, a unique opportunity to explore many types of media.

Grennan Mill Craft School may well provide the opportunity and impetus for progressing to Art College, an apprenticeship in a particular craft or a craft-based career.

Latest news from Grennan Mill Craft Scool

It's coming up to that time of year again and we are hosting another eclectic variety of exhibitions throughout the Island Mill Galleries. Everyone welcome. ... See MoreSee Less

Thu Jul 13th, 2017  ·  

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Mill Yard drawing by Gosia Budelewska, student 2009-2011 ... See MoreSee Less

Tue Jun 13th, 2017  ·  

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Hello Everyone.
We have decided not to send postal invitations to future Exhibition Openings at Grennan Mill Craft School as the cost is now so prohibitive at €1.00 per stamp.
We have such a huge contact list, that for the past few years, we have been trying to decrease the postal invitation costs and increase the email invitations. We have been sending emails by Mail Chimp as a very large number of emails can be sent at any one time.
If you haven't received an email from us and you believe that you are on our Emailing List, could you first of all check your spam. If our recent email - sent Monday 22nd May, via mail chimp - is not in your spam and you would like to continue being on our e-invitation list, could you email, please, grennanmillcraftschool@gmail.com and confirm that you would like to receive such information in the future?
We will continue to promote the events and indeed the school itself, via Facebook and our website. We intend also to publish the Artwork (poster etc) pertaining to any of our events, within a reasonable time frame coming up to any event so that the information hopefully gets out there.
For your information, next year's Graduate Show 2018 will run from May 25th - 31st inclusive!
Kilkenny Arts Festival 2017 will run from August 11th - 20th inclusive. There will be information on this latter event posted here in the next month.
Thank you for your patience whilst we re-jig things and for your continued support of Grennan Mill Craft School.
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Tue Jun 13th, 2017  ·  

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