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Classes and workshops at The Benwiskin Centre - Autumn 2017

Our Autumn class schedule is in the process of being put together and we would like to add some new classes based on the feedback received from the survey we held earlier this year.

The schedule will be available via our website etc. within the next 1-2 weeks so if there is a class you are interested in, please let us know asap as minimum numbers are required for classes to proceed. Most classes will be scheduled to commence by the 2nd week of September but some may start after that time so keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for updates.

Below is a list of the classes suggested in the survey. Some classes were mentioned by several survey respondents so we will aim to get those up and running alongside our regular classes if the demand is still there. Some classes suggested have been tried in the past but for some of them there was insufficient interest to either start them or to continue to run them but we can always try again!

  • Aerobics
  • Archaeology
  • Art
  • Basic Woodwork
  • Bee keeping
  • Acting classes (for beginners)
  • Dressmaking (for beginners)
  • Woodwork (for beginners)
  • Book group
  • Bridge (for beginners)
  • Certified training
  • Chess / Chess club or regular get together
  • Computers
  • Cookery (particularly baking)
  • CPR/defib training/refresher course
  • Crafts / textiles
  • Dance classes (daytime)
  • Digital photography
  • Easter floral workshop
  • Fetac courses
  • First Aid classes
  • Flower arranging / growing flowers
  • Gardening
  • Get fit classes
  • Glens to Sea events
  • Green woodworking
  • Healthy eating
  • History/folklore talks
  • Home decorating
  • Horticulture
  • Irish conversation
  • Jiving classes
  • Knitting
  • Lobby group information sessions
  • Local history
  • Make up workshops
  • Martial arts
  • Meditation
  • Disco (once a month)
  • Music
  • Nature related activities
  • Oil painting classes
  • Photoshop
  • Pilates
  • Positive mental health and well being
  • Rock climbing lessons
  • Singing
  • Specialist art classes (print / calligraphy)
  • Sustainable rural living
  • Tai Chi (day time)
  • Upgrade of rural older homes
  • Walks
  • Wood carving
  • Yoga

If there is any other class/classes you would like to recommend, please let us know and thanks again to all who took our survey, your feedback is very helpful to us.


If you are interested in running classes at The Benwiskin Centre, please forward your details to us at and we will get back to you to see if we can arrange classes.


Safe Pass Health and Safety Awareness Training Programme

Starts: Saturday 21 Oct 2017

Book your place prior to 15th Sept 2017

Max places: 20 ( Left: 20 )


Community Garden Project

Starts: Monday 27 Mar 2017

Weekly gardening project at The Benwiskin Centre Mar - Sept/Oct

Max places: 15 ( Left: 8 )


Scouts for 12 - 15 yr olds

Starts: TBC

A large variety of outdoor activities

Max places: 16 ( Left: 7 )


Parents and Toddler Group

Starts: Tuesday 05 Sep 2017

Introduce a friend and go free for 4 weeks

Max places: 18 ( Left: 8 )



Starts: Wednesday 06 Sep 2017

Suitable for complete beginners to the more experienced.

Max places: 18 ( Left: 0 )



Starts: TBC

Yoga for all levels

Max places: 15 ( Left: 0 )


Scouts - Beavers and Cubs

Starts: TBC

Ballintrillick 12th Scouts Group

Max places: 30 ( Left: 0 )


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Hostel & Self-Catering Accommodation
Co Sligo

Call: 071 91 76721

Open: 9 - 5 Mon to Fri
Out of hours until:10pm daily
+353 (0)87 414 9189

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