Past Courses
Tech Amergin Spring Programme 2013
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Programme Information
Back To Education Initiative (BTEI): The overall aim of BTEI is to increase the participation of adults with less than upper second level education in a range of flexible learning opportunities leading to formal recognition of learners’ achievements through the National Framework of Qualifications. No fees apply for people in receipt of Social Welfare Payments or early school leavers. FETAC accredited programmes are run under BTEI.

Community Education (Comm. Ed.): Kerry Education Service Community Education programme aims to provide locally based education programmes that are responsive to the local community’s needs at affordable rates.

Literacy/Adult Basic Education:
Free & Confidential Help with Reading, Writing, Spelling & Numeracy:
You can have one to one confidential tuition in reading, writing, spelling and numeracy. You can decide what you want to work on and learn at your own pace with an understanding tutor. Please call 086 0460506 or Tech Amergin on 066 9478956 for further information.

Adult Education (Adult Ed.): Self-financing programmes covering a wide range of hobby and professional courses.

Class Fees:
Fees must be paid in full before beginning classes. Fees can be paid by cash, cheque (made payable to Kerry Education Service) or online by VISA. All course fees are receipted. Refunds of fees are made only where classes are cancelled due to insufficient enrolment numbers. DISCOUNT AVAILABLE FOR ONLINE ENROLMENT – Students who enrol online are eligible to receive a discount on their tuition fees (not applicable to Professional Courses). Online enrolment at www.cokerryed.ie

Cancelled Classes: A refund of your tuition fees will be prepared and for- warded to you at your postal address.
Information is accurate at time of publication, adjustments to programme may arise.


New Courses starting soon

Belly Dancing Tuesday 11th April, 7.00 – 9.00pm
Belly dancing is both a beautiful form of dance and a great way to exercise. It’ll help you stay in shape and allow you to express your personal creativity. 6 weeks. Course fee is €75. Full payment required at the first class. Anja Gnauck





Back To Education Initiative (BTEI)
Ceramics 10.00am – 1.00pm
Hand built ceramics sculpture class, suitable for all levels. Fee: €75 (conc. apply). BTEI, FETAC level 3. 13 weeks. Anja Gnauck

Digital Media for beginners 7.00 – 9.00pm
Did you get a Smartphone recently and need help using it? Thats’s the one with a camera and access to the internet. We’ll show you how to text, record sound and take photos with it. Want to create a music playlist for your ipod, mp3 player, copy and play music? We can record video clips and import them for you to use on your computer. And we’ll look at online social networking e.g. flickr, picasa to help you share your files. Email will be included too.
Fee: €75 (conc. apply). BTEI, FETAC level 3. 20 weeks. Eithne Garvey

Child Psychology 7.00 – 10.00pm
What happens to make us the people we become? This course will be very interesting to anybody who has children or indeed to anybody who has ever been a child! The course explores the changes that occur in infancy, childhood and adolescence and evaluates a range of factors influencing and impacting on the psychological development of the child. Throughout the programme various theories and research is referenced and the role of social, biological, cultural and historical influences that affect the development of children and adolescent is examined. This can be studied as a stand-alone course, but successful completion of a final portfolio gives 15 credits at level 6 toward the ECCE, (Early Childhood Care and Education), Level 6 Major award.
Fee: €150(conc. apply). BTEI, FETAC level 6. 26 weeks. Marian O’Neill


Community Education (Comm. Ed.)
Art & Design for the Active Retired 2.00 – 4.00pm
Painting class suitable for beginners. Starting date, Monday 18th February.
8weeks. Fee: €40. Bernie Kennedy

Everything about Email 2.00 – 4.00pm (Starting Monday 4th February) • Sending and receiving emails • Using the CC and BCC options • Opening and saving file attachments • Attaching files • Filing, Folders and Filters • Adding a signature • Organising your contacts list – creating groups • G-chat • Social Media – How people connect on the Internet. 4 weeks. Fee: €20. Eithne Garvey

Job preparation – especially for those needing to change career direction 2.00 – 4.00pm. (Starting Monday 4th March)
This short course will cover curriculum vitae preparation, accessing & using job recruitment websites, motivation and confidence building. 4 weeks. Fee: €20.
Eithne Garvey


Back To Education Initiative (BTEI)

Communications 10.00am – 1.00pm
This course looks at the essential role played by all aspects of communication in human interaction. On completion, learners will acquire the skills and confidence to:
• Write both formal and informal letters • Be aware of other peoples body language and other non-verbal clues to what they are thinking and feeling • Write a structured report • Conduct a formal meeting • Behave in an interview situation
• Deliver a presentation to a group • Use computer technology to assist with these tasks.
This course can be studied as a stand-alone award, but is also an essential module of any Level 5 Major award. Fee: €150 (conc. apply). BTEI, FETAC level 5. 26 weeks. Marian O’Neill

Adult Education (Adult Ed.)
Spin the Wheel to create your own Tableware 10.00am – 12.00noon
Learn to use the potter’s wheel to make your own tableware. All levels catered for. 8 weeks. Fee: €95. Materials, €25 per person. Anja Gnauck

Pilates 11.30am – 12.30pm STARTING ON TUESDAY 5TH MARCH
Moderate form of exercise that can improve balance, flexibility, circulation, posture and help you to relax. Pilates is similar to yoga but with a greater focus on strengthening the core abdominal and back muscles. The programme focuses on the core postural muscles, which help keep the body balanced and are essential for providing support for the spine. In particular, Pilates exercises teach awareness of breathing and alignment of the spine, head, neck and shoulder blades. It incorporates strengthening of the deep abdominal muscles, which are particularly important to alleviate and prevent back pain. Pilates can be beneficial for just about everyone, regardless of age and fitness level. 6 weeks. Fee: €35. Lesley MacVean

Work/Life Balance – Am Sosadh, Time for a break 10.00am – 12.00noon
Give yourself a break and join a group to reflect on your Work/Life Balance. What is it you love about who you are and how you live your life? Would you like to make changes? We will use drawing, free writing, storytelling and ancient council to explore many aspects of our lives including how much time we spend on our work? Our relationships, health, eating habits, sleep patterns and how we have fun. 5 weeks. Fee: €60. Sue Jackson

Intermediate Lightroom 7.00 – 9.00pm
This course will cover the use of the Map, Book and Web module in Lightroom 4 and will include some printing practice. Learn how to geotag your photos (adding the location to your photo file), how to create a book and web gallery in LR 4. In the practical part you will look at the print settings and learn how to avoid costly mistakes. All students will need to bring in their own laptop with Adobe Lightroom 4 installed. 4 weeks. Fee: €50. Michael Herrmann

Community Education (Comm. Ed.)
Social Media – How people connect on the Internet 1.30 – 3.30pm
LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter & Skype. 4 weeks. Fee: €20. Eithne Garvey

Teacht le Cheile 2.00 – 4.00pm
Light exercise and dance for the over 50’s. A fun class that will keep you fit. Starting date, Tuesday 12th February. 10 weeks. Fee: €30. Bernie Kennedy

Adult Basic Education
Re-Skilling (Starting on Tuesday 5th February) 1.30 – 3.30pm
This course will comprise of reading, writing and computer literacy including phone technology. This course is ideally suited to people with dyslexia and who have a low literacy level. Learn how to navigate the internet including The Department of Social Welfare, Citizens Information, Job recruitment sites, FAS, Dictionaries, Bus Eireann, Irish Rail etc. We know so many of you have lost your jobs over the last while especially those in the building industry. Maybe you are someone who left school early. If so, keep reading.
Do you need to reskill and need some help finding your options? Let us help you find out what you can do now?
Do you need help with completing forms? – We can help you improve your reading and writing skills.
You won’t be called stupid or a fool, we understand that reading and writing can be difficult for some people and we’d like to help.
Are you scared of mobile phones and especially those new Smartphones? Learn how to text properly, send an image, get the weather forecast, download a dictionary.
Everyone can do it, yes even those of you with great big hands.
Do you think it’s too late for you to become interested in computers? Well, it’s never too late, ever.

Computers are a necessary evil and allow you contact with the world outside of South Kerry. Eithne Garvey


Back To Education Initiative (BTEI)
Introduction to Sewing/Dressmaking 10.00am – 1.00pm
This is a course for anyone wishing to develop their sewing skills. Suitable for beginners. You will need a working sewing machine. You will learn the basic skills while learning to make simple household textiles and clothes. Fee: €75 (conc. apply). BTEI, FETAC level 3. 13 weeks. Ena Sweeney

Painting 10.00am – 1.00pm
Suitable for students with some painting experience. Fee: €75 (conc. apply). BTEI, FETAC level 3. 13 weeks. Helen Richmond

Care Skills & Care Support 10.00am – 2.00pm
Mandatory modules for any learner completing the Health Care Support Major Award. These programmes are designed to equip the learner with the skills and knowledge to care and support clients in a safe and hygienic environment. Fee: €300 (conc. apply). BTEI, FETAC level 5. 40 weeks. Deborah O’Connor

Digital Photography 7.00 – 10.00pm
The purpose of this course is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence in the theory and practice of digital photography. Learn how to expose photographs correctly by using the right settings. Apply the correct digital editing tools and practices to produce high-quality final images. Experiment with various elements of composition. Illustrate individual creativity through the practice of photography. Fee: €150 (conc. apply). BTEI, FETAC level 5. 26 weeks. Michael Herrmann

Beehive Making 7.00 – 10.00pm
Learn the basic woodworking skills and develop as a group the concept of a simple hive that can be copied again and again after the course. Would you like to start up a new business? Maybe you would like to help to prevent the honey bee from becoming extinct? Or maybe you are already a bee keeper and would like to learn how to make a simple effective Rose or National Hive to a pattern that will allow you to make as many hives as you like afterwards. No previous woodworking skills required. Fee: €75 (conc. apply). BTEI, FETAC level 3. 13 weeks. Susanne McCarthy

Software Programming in Visual C# for Beginners 7.00 – 9.00pm Starting Wednesday 13th February
C# is a powerful object orientated programming language used in games, applications, web sites etc. This course is for people who want to enter the world of software development and have no prior programming experience and only a basic understanding of computers. It will give you the solid understanding of computer programming, and the techniques required to be a successful programmer. Upon completing this course, students will find it easier to learn other programming languages and/or master C# object orientated programming. Fee: €150 (conc. apply). BTEI, FETAC level 5. 40 weeks. Adriano da Silva

Adult Education (Adult Ed.)
Take Control of your WordPress website (Advanced) 1.30 – 4.30pm
You know the basics so you now will learn how to control your WordPress Website. In the class you will learn how to:
• Manually install WordPress to a host • Install a site from a backup • Customise menus & the look and feel of a site • Create a child theme for safe customisation • Optimise your Site for Search Engines. 5 weeks. Fee: €90. Paula Tiller

The Painting Doctor – Just do it! 2.00 – 4.00pm
Helen will take you at whatever level you are at and work with you on that level from beginner to advanced. This class is designed to produce plenty of work & get you over any mental blocks that may be preventing you from reaching your potential. Her positive approach will get the best out of you, giving you the confidence to learn how to self-motivate, to go on and surprise yourself with the quality of the work you produce. 8 weeks. Fee: €105 (incl. materials). Helen Richmond

Introduction to the Chinese Language 7.00 – 8.30pm
This course will run over 3 weeks; 6th, 13th & 20th February. This course will utilize audio/visual materials designed for beginning students of Chinese as a guide for proper pronunciation. The objective of this seminar series is to provide participants with additional confidence when traveling to China. This seminar achieves this objective by introducing a discrete selection of the most important Chinese language phrases used in daily life. 3 weeks. Fee: €30. Shannon Ware

Basic Navigation 7.00 – 9.00pm
This short course will cover map reading, channel marks, tides, weather, collision regulations and more. The course will be taught by an Irish Sailing association (ISA) senior instructor. 5 weeks. Fee: €60. Gearoid King

Benefits of yoga include:
• Improved efficiency of lungs and cardio-vascular system • Improved posture, flexibility and strength • Improved concentration • Enhanced feeling of well-being • Better quality sleep • Reduction of anxiety and depression.
6 weeks. €55. Lesley MacVean

Yoga for Men 8.30pm – 9.30pm STARTING ON WEDNESDAY 6TH MARCH
Develop physical and psychological suppleness, learn relaxation techniques. 6 weeks. Fee: €35. Lesley MacVean

Community Education (Comm. Ed.)
Video Recording for Archive Purposes 7.00 – 9.00pm
The course will teach the basics when it comes to recording interviews, speeches, talks etc. for archival purposes. This will be done using all standards
of camera and recording equipment. Students will be able to learn on their smart phones, digital cameras or camcorders, whichever equipment they have.
The course will involve the following:
• Interview techniques • Basic Camera Training • Sound Recording • Capturing footage to computer • Basic Editing • Converting your file to a web version. DVD or storing on a hard drive. 6 weeks. Fee: €30. Eanna de Buis

Back To Education Initiative (BTEI)
Work Experience 10.00am – 1.00pm
This is a mandatory module for all students completing the Major Health Care Support award. It is designed to meet the needs of learners undertaking Fetac Level 5 training courses. Fee: €150 (conc. apply). BTEI, FETAC level 5. 26 weeks. Deborah O’Connor

Drawing for Beginners 10.00am – 1.00pm
Start off the basics of drawing and you will save yourself a lot of time and trouble later on. This course will set you on the right track and as they say a good beginning is half the work. You will learn about different drawing tools, papers, shading, composition, texture, line, experimentation etc. You will be able to produce a good quality confident drawing by the end of the course. Fee: €75. BTEI, FETAC level 3. 13 weeks. Helen Richmond

Furniture Making 10.00am – 1.00pm
Would you like to hone your woodworking skills? Make a piece of furniture and learn how to build it in a way that will ensure it will fit a certain space, look beautiful and last for a long time? This is the course for you! Some previous experience in woodwork required. Fee: €150. BTEI, FETAC level 5. 26 weeks. Susanne McCarthy

Introduction to Growing Vegetables 10.00am – 1.00pm
This programme aims to provide the learner with the basic knowledge and skills to grow, maintain and harvest a crop of vegetables. We will specifically look at organic versus chemical treatments and no dig or dig methods to help learners to decide on which methods suits them. There will be practical and written tasks so each learner will complete a portfolio by the end of the course to remind them of all the techniques and principles learnt throughout the course. Fee: €75 (conc. apply). BTEI, FETAC level 3. 13 weeks. Sue Jackson

Career Planning 1.00 – 3.00pm
Search and find a job, prepare your CV and Cover Letter, prepare for interview, experience a simulated interview and evaluate your experience. Fee: €75 (conc. apply). BTEI, FETAC level 4. 20 weeks. Eithne Garvey

Adult Education (Adult Ed.)
Art appreciation 2.00 – 4.00pm
A practical art making class based on a knowledge & appreciation of art history. 8 weeks. Fee: €95. Helen Richmond

Bellydancing 7.00 – 9.00pm
A great way to keep fit. 6 weeks. Fee: €75. Anja Gnauck

Work/Life Balance – Am Sosadh, Time for a break 7.00 – 9.00pm
Give yourself a break and join a group to reflect on your Work/Life Balance. What is it you love about who you are and how you live your life? Would you like to make changes? We will use drawing, free writing, storytelling and ancient council to explore many aspects of our lives including how much time we spend on our work? Our relationships, health, eating habits, sleep patterns and how we have fun. 5 weeks. Fee: €60. Sue Jackson

Woodworking for the Love of it! 7.00 – 9.00pm
Looking for woodwork without paperwork? This is a course for anyone, experience or not and you will leave this course with a beautiful piece of woodwork, guaranteed! 8 weeks. Fee: €95, not including materials. Susanne McCarthy

Introduction to the Japanese Language 7.00 – 8.30pm
This course will run over 3 weeks; 7th, 14th & 21st February. This course will utilize audio/visual materials designed for beginning students of Japanese as a guide for proper pronunciation. The objective of this seminar series is to provide participants with additional confidence when traveling to Japan. This seminar achieves this objective by introducing a discrete selection of the most important Japanese language phrases used in daily life. 3 weeks. Fee: €30. Shannon Ware

Community Education (Comm. Ed.)
Knitting & Crochet 10am – 12noon
This is a class for improvers or total beginners. An ideal opportunity to build on your existing skills or learn a new skill. 8 weeks. Fee: €40. Ena Sweeney



Back To Education Initiative (BTEI)
Garden Sculpture in Ceramics 10.00am – 1.00pm
Enhance your garden with a hand built ceramics sculpture of an animal or ornament. Suitable for all levels. Also suitable for people who would like to set-up a business in this area. Fee: €75 (conc. apply). BTEI, FETAC level 3. 13 weeks. Anja Gnauck


Back To Education Initiative (BTEI)
Occupational First Aid Saturday 9th 16th & 23rd March, 9.30am – 5.30pm
Including CPR/Defibrillator and examination. 3 days. Fee: €75 (conc. apply). BTEI, FETAC level 5. First Aid Certificate €30 each. Carmel O’Sullivan



Pre-booking essential for all workshops
Planning for the Vegetable Garden Saturday 16th February 1.00 – 4.00pm
What do you really want to eat? The freshest and tastiest salad and vegetable plants are those you pick yourself just by your back door! Choose what to grow in your vegetable garden this year or create a new vegetable garden. Do you need a Polytunnel or can you grow all you require outside and on your window sill? Rotation of crops will be considered and how to choose the right site for each plant. Sowing dates for this part of Ireland will be shared and propagation conditions for growing indoors and out. We will look at companion planting, which plants support each other and grow well together. Irish seed suppliers and varieties will be promoted giving you the best possibilities of a great growing season this year. Fee: €20 (1 day). Sue Jackson

Glass Mosaic Saturday 16th & 23rd February, 10.00am – 3.00pm
Make your own unique mosaics from recycled glass (old vases, bottles, broken crystal etc.) using a kiln. Design and make a panel to suit your home. Fee: €60 (2 days.) Materials €10. Roísín Ní Chionnfhaolaidh

Playwriting with Mick Mulcahy Friday 22nd & Saturday 23rd February, 10.00am – 4.00pm
This course is aimed at people who have a love of theatre/story/film and who would like to free their creative side. Suitable for people who want to begin writing the story they have always wanted to tell in dramatic form for the stage mainly, but screen can also be explored. We will read from classic and contemporary plays, and course members will be encouraged to bring in written work. Mick is an actor who has performed in various roles in Siamsa Tire, Everyman Theatre, Garter Lane Theatre, The Abbey Theatre and The Gaiety Theatre and is also experienced in delivering drama workshops, he recently delivered a workshop based around ‘Beyond the Brooklyn Sky’ (Mick’s debut production, directed by Peter Sheridan). Further information on Mick can be found on our website. Fee: €75 (2 days). Mick Mulcahy

Calligraphy in 1! NEW DATE Saturday 2nd March, 10.00am – 1.00pm
Enjoy and learn this beautiful ancient craft of writing. Fee: €20 (1 day). Anja Gnauck

Occupational First Aid Refresher Saturday 2nd March, 9.30am – 5.30pm
1 day occupational first aid refresher course to renew your first aid certificate. 8 hours. Fee: €60. Carmel O’Sullivan

Learn to play Guitar Saturday 2nd, 9th & 16th March, 10.00am – 1.00pm
In this three day workshop you will learn the basics of guitar in one go. Workshop is also suitable for people interested in improving their guitar playing. Learn seven basic guitar chords, basic rhythms for accompaniment, basic fingerpicking technique and a sound posture. Introduction to the very useful chord schemes and tablature for self study will also be covered in the workshop. You will also learn the three most common ways to tune your guitar. Bring a guitar and join the fun! Fee: €55 (3 days). Kyrre Slind

Fruit and Nuts in your Garden Saturday 2nd March 1.00 – 4.00pm
Have you considered growing hazelnuts in your garden? The Celts prized them so much the penalty was death if you cut one down. This workshop will look at conditions for growing nuts and many varieties of fruit. How much shelter or shade is needed for your preferred fruits and nuts will be covered and whether to grow them in raised beds or ridges? Soil conditions and feeding for the best and tastiest produce will be considered. Irish suppliers and varieties will be promoted giving you the best possibilities of a great growing season in the years to come. Fee: €20 (1 day). Sue Jackson

Practical Presentation Skills Saturday 9th March, 9.30am – 4.30pm This course is designed as a follow-on training for those who participated in the ‘Essential Presentation Skills’ course in November 2012. It will also allow new participants time to practice and polish their presentation style. The focus is on how presentations are structured and delivered, with lots of helpful tips and techniques to deliver powerful and persuasive messages. Group and individual exercises to prepare for diverse audiences as well as “before” and ”after” video recordings of all participants. It’s a day to overcome ill-founded fears of public speaking or to improve on what may already be good presentations. Fee: €15 TBC (1 day). Mary Beary

Lightroom 4 for Digital Photographers (An Introduction) Saturday 9th March, 10.00 – 4.00pm
With Photoshop ® Lightroom Adobe has created one of the most comprehensive tools for digital photography. From importing images, keywording and editing to final output for print, slide shows, books, geotagging, own website or Internet portal and social media, the entire digital workflow is covered by this software. In the current version 4, Lightroom has one of the best RAW converters on the market and delivers in all areas of detailed colour accuracy up to the impressive noise reduction results. This software can help the amateur to professional photographer work with the ever increasing flood of images of the digital photo age from time saving tasks to improving the quality of your photos. This workshop is therefore suitable for beginners in a digital photography and Lightroom as well as advanced photographers. All students will need to bring in their own laptop and have installed a trial version of the software. Fee: €40 (1 day). Michael Herrmann

Stained Glass Saturday 9th, 16th & 23rd March, 10am – 4pm
Unleash your creativity and design your own piece in glass. Suitable for all levels. Fee: €90 (3 days). Not including materials. Mary Daly

Principles & Practice of Live Music Recording NEW DATE Saturday 23rd March, 10am – 5.00pm
This workshop will explain the fundamental aspects of sound recording and allow the students to see how a recording can be made from beginning to end. On finishing the workshop students should have an understanding of how the recording process works and the knowledge to make their own recordings using their computer as their main operating tool. The focus of this workshop will be on live recording. We will explore how the computer has come to dominate the process at every stage and how we might use this to our advantage. The course will be over one day, split into three sessions of approximately two hours each covering recording principles, in the first session, recording practice as a practical demonstration in the second session and finishing the recording through mixing and mastering in the final session. Fee: €40 (1 day). Hugh O’Neill
A ‘whole istic’ approach to your HEALTH Saturday 9th March, 10am – 1pm
Make yourself aware and learn a structured way to compliment the biomedical approach to health. Share your stories and discoveries. Fee: €20 (1 day). Lesley MacVean

Adobe Lightroom 4 for Digital Photographers ‘The Photography Book making workshop’– Intermediate Friday 22nd & Saturday 23rd March, 10.00am – 4.30pm
Lightroom 4 offers a very good module to create photography books. In this workshop you will learn how to use the right settings and design options on the first day to enable you to use photos and text in your ‘book’. The second day will take place in a printers, here you will watch first-hand the printing of a sample book. Basic experience in using Adobe Lightroom required for this workshop. Fee: €75, materials €6 (2 days). Michael Herrmann

‘Turning Passion into Prosperity’ – Business & Marketing Skills for Artists Saturday 13th April, 9.30am – 4.30pm
A 1-day interactive workshop for artists presented by Mary Beary (Business Mentor & Coach) and Rebecca Carroll (Artist). Fee: €40 (1 day). Mary Beary

Occupational First Aid Refresher Saturday 13th April, 9.30am – 5.30pm
1 day occupational first aid refresher course to renew your first aid certificate. 8 hours. Fee: €60. Carmel O’Sullivan

Guided Photo Walk to Hogs Head Saturday 20th April, 11.00am – 4.00pm
A photo walk to one of Kerry´s most remote places just a few miles outside Waterville. Hogs Head offers fantastic views over Ballinskelligs & Derrynane Bay. Scarriff and Deenish Island are just a stone throw away. The steep coastline and the view to the Skellig Rock makes this place a heaven for great landscape photos. Good walking boots, weather clothing and if available a tripod is advised. Fee: €40 (1 day). Michael Herrmann

Willow Basket-Making (beginners & intermediate) Friday & Saturday 22nd & 23rd March or 12th & 13th April TBC, 10.00am – 4.00pm
Beginners will make a small traditional basket (a skibb) used for straining potatoes or a conical hanging basket (a pookeen). If you are already experienced in basket-making & would like to make a flower basket or vegetable trug please contact the centre to establish what materials are required. Fee: €75 not including materials (2 days). Limited spaces available. Martin O’Flynn

‘Seaweed Vegetable’ Foreshore Walk & Cooking Demonstration Saturday 27th April 10.00am – 3.00pm
Learn how to identify, harvest and prepare many of the common seaweeds found on our shores. A display of various sea plants with an explanation of where on the shoreline to find them will be followed by a foreshore walk & talk at Ballinskelligs. On returning to Tech Amergin there will be a tasting of various foodstuffs made with sea plants – soup, bread, cheese pickles etc. A demonstration will follow with basic tips on storing, preparing and cooking with sea vegetables and some basic foodstuffs will be prepared. Fee: €50 including 10 course lunch & complimentary seaweed bath gift pack (1 day). John Fitzgerald

Guided Photo Walk to Church Island, Waterville Lake Saturday 11th May 11am – 4pm
Visit the heritage site of Church Island at Lough Currane with its church ruin, ancient graves and hut buildings surrounded by wild flowers and the scenery of South Kerry. A very rare opportunity to see this wonderful place, take photos and get advice on camera settings and learn about the local history at the same time. Fee: €45 (1 day). Michael Herrmann

Set-Dancing with Bernie Kennedy Tuesday 8.30 – 9.30pm
Great way of keeping fit. This class is organised by SKWA. 6 weeks. Fee: €5 per night.

Tech Amergin New Year & Spring Programme 2013


Autumn 2011 Courses

Spring 2012 Courses

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