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Spring 2017 Workshops

Learn how to plant seeds, pot-on and grow your own veg Friday 31st March, 10.30am – 12.30pm
Suitable for beginners. Please contact the centre for further details.

LEARN HOW TO USE your digital camera/mobile phone to take a photograph to help promote your business, product or service Saturday 8th, 22nd April, 6th, 27th May, 10am – 2pm
New specialised workshop aimed at showing you how to better promote your business, product or service. In this workshop you will learn how to take a good photograph using your camera or phone. You will be guided by professional photographer Michael Herrmann who will show you how to maximise the features in your camera or phone to facilitate taking an excellent image.
Subject to enough interest the next workshop will teach you how use your digital camera or phone to take a video which can then be uploaded to youtube or social media. Fee: €40 (subsidised by Community Education / KETB). 4 days.

Basic First Aid Saturday 1st April 10am – 2pm (AE)
Lacerations, musculoskeletal injuries such as sprains fractures and dislocations and bandaging skills. Recognition and first aid treatment of a heart attack, stroke and epilepsy. 1 day. Fee: €25. Maura O’Connor

Basic First Aid Saturday 8th April 10am – 2pm (AE)                       CPR and defibrillation skills. 1 day. Fee: €25. Maura O’Connor

Occupational First Aid Refresher Friday 21st April 9am – 5pm (AE) One-day course to enable you to keep you First Aid Certifciate valid. Fee: €60. Maura O’Connor

Basic First Aid Saturday 22nd April 10am – 2pm (AE)             Pediatric first aid aimed towards child and infant, inclusive of CPR, choking, febrile convulsion recognition of meningitis. 1 day. Fee: €25. Maura O’Connor

Beekeeping for Beginners Saturday 29th April & Sunday 4th June (C) 2 days. Fee: €30.  Sue Jackson

Spring Colour Garden Photography
Saturday 29th April, 10am – 4pm
In this one-day workshop you will visit Kells Bay Garden to photograph
the huge variety of plants and trees in their beautiful spring colours. You will learn how to take images with strong shapes and colours and interesting compositions.
The waterfall, foliage in fresh colours and the leaves on the rocks at the river are part of the subjects of our day. Bring your camera and tripod for a great day of photography. Fee: €35, not including entrance fee to garden (1 day). Michael Herrmann

A Breath of fresh air! Drachma Marginata Day & Time TBC
Use houseplants for improving indoor air quality.
NASA, studied houseplants as a way to purify the air in space facilities. Environmental workshop on how to clean indoor air from toxins. Furniture, flooring, cleaning products and computers all contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs), gases that pollute indoor air. Breathing these compounds are identified as a factor in allergic reactions, respiratory tract irritations, to more serious conditions like cancer. Lesley MacVean

Homoeopathy at home – Day & Time TBC 10am – 2pm
Learn about how to use Homoeopathy safely for yourself and your children.
It is a safe and gentle system of medicine which can be used to treat a whole range of conditions for example colds, flu, digestive disorders, anxiety & panic attacks, headaches, sinusitis, eczema and arthritis to name but a few. We will include First aid, childbirth, menopause, hay fever.
Homoeopathic treatment focuses on the whole person whether their presenting complaint is physical, mental or emotional or a combination of these. Homoeopathy use remedies made from substances in the plant, animal and mineral kingdom. With homoeopathy we respect the body’s attempt to be healthy. 1 day. Fee: €20. Gerry Kennedy


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