What's on at An Grianán

An Grianán, ‘the sunny place’, is an unique experience in Ireland and is open all year round and all are welcome to enjoy a daily, midweek or weekend holiday where you can participate in a course, an activity or rest and enjoy our fabulous hospitality in comfortable surroundings, with caring and friendly staff.

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Events Calendar

Programme of Events for 2022

2022 Fees

Course Fees

Midweek Courses

ICA Members and WI Members
Single Supplement will apply for ensuite double/twin rooms
Single Supplement will apply for ensuite double/twin rooms

Non-Residential prices

Mon - Thursday
Monday - Wednesday
Tuesday - Thursday
One Day Options
Bed & Breakfast
from €50pp per night

Weekend Courses

ICA Members and WI Members
185 per person sharing
 Single Supplement will apply for ensuite double/twin rooms
Single Supplement will apply for ensuite double/twin rooms

Non-Residential Prices

One Day Options

Deposit of €100 required per person. Payments can be made by cash, credit or debit cards.

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Courses Available at An Grianán

course fees

Glass Mosaics

Create beautiful pieces using different coloured glass

Parchment Craft

Parchment Craft is the art of cutting and perforating special parchment paper to create lacework. Techniques of colouring pencils and other mediums are also included.

Stitched Cards

Create beautiful cards for special occasions using different stitching and coloured threads.

Button Pictures

Create your own unique pictures or garden hangings with a variety of different shaped buttons and colours.

Line Dancing

Learn the basic steps of Line Dancing to the best country songs.

Town & Country Walking Tours

Ramble through Termonfeckin Countryside and Drogheda town, view historical sights and learn the history. A most enjoyable way to see the area.

Cooking Demonstrations

Choose your theme and learn from the best. (ie: easy entertaining at home, vegan, BBQ Cooking)

English Paper Piecing

English Paper Piecing is quilting technique used to hand sew intricate patchwork with the aid of paper templates.

Encaustic Art

Use heated beeswax, pigment and a hardening resin, to create a beautiful ethereal effect. Suitable for Book Marks, Card Making and Framed Pictures.

Silk Painting

A wonderful opportunity to design your own silk scarf with that very personal touch.

Chair Yoga

Mobility exercises and stretching performed sitting on a chair. Low impact Aerobics: gentle exercise performed to music.

Time for Yourself

An introductory course that includes Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Indian Head Massage, and skin care.

Bobbin Lace

A beautiful way to make a lace textile by braiding and twisting lengths of thread, which are wound on bobbins.

Digital Photography

Photos to be proud of, learn how to get the best from your camera with confidence and understanding. Beginners and advanced course available

Painting with Oils

Create your own choice of picture using oils in a relaxed friendly atmosphere.

Fun, Fit & Active

Combine physical activity with relaxation, gentle exercise workouts, rambles on the beach and lots of fun.

Willow Basketry

Participants will learn all the techniques needed to create beautiful baskets.

Style & Image

Style & Image clothes to suit all the body shapes, colour consultation, and general styling tips and advice.

Fabric Sculpture

Art with a difference. Create your own sit down or stand up figurine using different materials from your home or garden. The end result is stunning.

Watercolour Landscapes

This course is designed for those who wish to continue their watercolour journey, improve techniques and get the best from their artistic talent.

Flower Arranging

This course covers a practical hands on for beginners. Every design you create is yours to take home.

Historical Homes

Talks and tours to nearby stately homes exclusively opened to An Grianan. This course brings history alive.

Romanian Point Lace

A needle lace done with crocheted cord as its outline filled with needle lace stitches.

Brazilian Embroidery

A raised embroidery with floral designs using special threads for the technique.

Jacobean Embroidery

Jacobean embroidery is a style of embroidery design, rather than an embroidery technique. The style includes flowers, vines, plants, animals and birds. Jacobean designs may be worked in crewel threads using stitches used for crewel embroidery or in cotton threads.

Chicken Scratch

Chicken Scratch, worked on gingham was used by ladies to embellish clothing when only gingham was available. ( in the depression) The squares of the gingham provide the grid upon which chicken scratch is worked, with the stitches producing a lacy pattern on the gingham. By combining stitches and thread weights and varying stitch types, intricate patterns can be produced with chicken scratch. All stitches should go in the one direction.


Traditionally Blackwork was used on clothing. The focus of blackwork is generally the variety of filling patterns used within the elements of the design. Blackwork commonly employs a variety of filling patterns worked in Holbein stitch or backstitch.

Ribbon Weaving

Ribbon work uses a variety of ribbon to make flowers and leaves. Each is made separately and then arranged into a pleasing composition ready for embellishment.


Stump work is a dimensional embroidery technique. This type of embroidery uses attached, pre-stitched pieces of embroidery, raised stitches, and even stuffed area to create impressive and realistic floral designs. The stitches in Stumpwork range from simple line stitches and lace stitches. Practically any ground fabric is suitable for stumpwork.Threads commonly used include wool, cotton and silk.


Goldwork is the most regal and luxurious of embroidery techniques. Goldwork differs from other surface embroidery techniques especially considering the threads used. Unlike threads from natural or man-made fibres (cotton, wool, silk, rayon …) the threads used in Goldwork are made from real metal. With some types of Goldwork threads, the metal is wrapped around a fibre core, while with some other types of metal threads, the whole “thread” is metal.

Crewel Embroidery

Crewel embroidery is simply embroidery done with wool threads with elaborate designs of stylized flowers, birds being worked in wool on household goods and even clothing. Often today, crewel work designers will incorporate silk threads, cotton and blends in their design.

Mountmellick Embroidery

Mountmellick embroidery originated in Mountmellick, Ireland. It is a white work technique, traditionally worked on a cotton jean (which has a sheen) with matte cotton threads (no sheen). The stitches used in Mountmellick are various, and the designs heavily padded, creating a highly textured surface. The motifs typical of Mountmellick embroidery are taken from the local flora and fauna.

Ribbon Embroidery

Stunning effects can be achieved by using different colours. Learn the skills of contemporary and vintage art of embroidery resulting in beautiful three dimensional pieces of art.

Beaded Jewellery

Create a bespoke piece for any occasion that is personal to you.

Contact Us

Please contact us regarding upcoming events, accommodation availability and cookery school classes via the contact form. For additional queries and information, our contact details are below:


An Grianán,  Termonfeckin, County Louth,  A92 X9TF


Tel: +353 (0)41 982 2119 | +353 (0)41 982 2478
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