• Group Booking at the Russborough Forge

Group Bookings


Group bookings are suitable for small groups of 6 people. Lots of craic doing something totally different for the day (and on top of it you will of course get to bring home what you make!) Give me a call on 0851390209 to discuss what dates we have available. 2020 price per person: Blade-smithing €155. One class fee to be paid to secure the date, with the rest of the groups fees to be paid in full a minimum of 6 weeks prior to the course. For smaller groups (less than six) you are welcome to pick a date off the schedule and I will provisionally hold that date for up to 10 days to give your group a chance to book onto the same course.

Availability during the pandemic: As a result of the ongoing pandemic we have had to push the entire spring / summer bookings into the autumn – so unfortunately the 2020 schedule is fully booked. If you would like to register your interest in placing a group booking in 2021 do get in touch on [email protected]

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Group booking for small groups of six people. We currently just offer one course type namely our popular blade smithing course. We have had lots of groups at the forge over the years. Old friends meeting up from around the world. Families booking in to have a cosy day. Work colleagues meeting up for team building or simply to have a treat.

Group Booking

The forge is great, as there is no telling who might be good at this old craft – it’s a great leveler. It’s usually quite a different environment to what most people are used to. This tends to promote a nice bit of madness and fun in a group, it’s a good laugh!

Getting closer as a Team

Simon Elliott of Volkswagen Group Ireland spent a day at the forge in 2013 with his management team. Here is what he said: ‘We needed something really different and rewarding for our small team of four and The Forge was absolutely perfect, we worked together, not even thinking of our mobile phones and got much closer as a team as a result. The reward at the end was perfect in every way, and we still revert back to it many weeks later.’

Anyone who can lift a Hammer

We have had fabulous feedback over the years. Just look at our testimonials page. As John said after a day of forging fireside tools: ‘My right arm felt like Usain Bolts leg after a race, from the amount of hammering I did! But it was worth it. I would recommend your course to anyone who can lift a hammer.

Russborough House, Cafe and Artisans

There are excellent facilities at Russborough where our forge is based. It’s a 3 minute walk to the cafe. You can also take a guided house tour or explore the surrounding woodland walks. If you are interested in crafts there are excellent open studios around our forge. There’s a stonemason, ceramicist, bog oak sculptor and painter. http://www.russborough.ie/


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