If you want to take home a physical memory of your visit then a trip to the Celtic Roots Studio, situated in the craft village of Ballinahown, is a must. Combining a workshop and gallery space with an interpretative centre and display of historic artifacts made from bogwood. This natural material was formed from trees that became engulfed in the local Lough Boora Bog thousands of years ago and preserved in the low oxygen atmosphere of the peat.
Now, discarded bogwood is reclaimed by Celtic Roots Studio and slowly dried out over two years before it is carved and polished into contemporary sculpture and jewellery. The studio offers classes on small-scale wood carving that give an understanding of what it takes to sand and polish wood. Take home your own hand-carved piece of 5000 years of history!