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Group Bookings

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Group bookings are suitable for small groups of 7 people at €195 per person. 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. Once a date has been agreed on, I will create a provisional booking valid for one week and payments must be made within this time frame. 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 3 days to give your group a chance to book onto the same course.
Availability: If you would like to register your interest in placing a group booking do get in touch on gunvor@calnan-anhoj.ie
NOTE: Please don’t book any of the below dates unless by prior arrangement!

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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 day out.

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, a ceramicist and an antique restoration artist: http://www.russborough.ie/

Additional information


Please get in touch, Ciaran Gormley 13 July, Ciaran Gormley 20 July

2 reviews for Group Bookings

  1. Cormac Tunstead (verified owner)

    We all had great time and it was a great experience. I can highly recommend it to all for an enjoyable relaxed experience.
    Thanks again, we’ll certainly come back in the future!

  2. Rosey Regan

    We all had an amazing day with Gunvor, who showed us the ins and out of blade smithing. The experience was both fun and a great learning experience. Would highly recommend to anyone interested in trying something different, not everyone can say that they have forged their very own blade!

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