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 teachers, 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, 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. It is also hoped it will provide an enriching experience in the learning of crafts, an introduction in the use of a variety of tools of individual craftsmen and a conducive environment in which to learn, share experiences and make new friendships.

Latest news from Grennan Mill Craft Scool

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Three Strands, A Solo Exhibition by Kate Murtagh-Sheridan

January 27, 2017, 7:00pm - January 27, 2017, 9:00pm

This exhibition brings together the three strands that make up Kate’s practice, which are: fresco paintings, expressionist ceramics and experimental ceramic sculptures.

Thu Jan 19th, 2017  ·  

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Evening Classes - January 2017.


There are TWO places left which are on a first come, first served basis.

Tuesday Evenings
7.00 – 9.00pm X 9 weeks (starting January 24th)
€135.00 per person, inclusive of materials and firing costs.

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Wed Jan 18th, 2017  ·  

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It's approaching that time of year again that we start receiving applications for the two year course in Art, Craft & Design. Grennan Mill Craft School has no particular Open Day but we do have an open door policy so if you are thinking of applying, you are welcome to call the school (056 7724557) to make an appointment so that you can be shown around the school. You will be able to meet with Tutors & Students and see work in progress in each craft area.
If you would like to receive a brochure and application form you can message the Mill here on Facebook or email grennanmillcraftschool@gmail.com. The application form is also available to access on the website: grennanmillcraftschool.com.
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Sun Jan 15th, 2017  ·  

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