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Celtic Roots Studio
BallinahowenCo. Westmeath
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Celtic Roots Studio in Ballinahowen, County Westmeath crafts sculptures and unique gifts from 5,000 year old bogwood. Each piece is handcrafted from the remains of trees hidden in the bog and brought to the surface thousands of years later.

The Celtic Roots Studio in Ballinahowen, County Westmeath, led by lead sculptor Helen Conneely, is a cooperative studio representing artists who sculpt exclusively in bogwood.

See the process of how the beautiful sculptures are made on a tour and create your own work of art to bring home. Learn about the history of bogwood and get a gift for someone special in the shop. Choose from incredible sculptures, wish stones and jewellery.

The artists at Celtic Roots Studio have completed commissions on behalf of some of Ireland's top companies, organisations, and government departments. Many heads of state around the world have received the work on visits to Ireland or abroad.

Why we like it
  • Learn about the history of bogwood.
  • See how bogwood sculptures are made.
  • Go on a guided tour of the studio and make your own art.
  • Pick up a gift in the gift shop.
Tips from locals

After your visit take a short drive through boglands to Clonmacnoise on the banks of the River Shannon.

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