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Calendar Customs: Make Your Own Harvest Knot

Selection of harvest knots from workshops

Join members of the Education Team to find out about Lúgnasa customs and traditions and make your own Harvest Knot.  

Activity at a Glance

Level:  Junior Cycle and Transition Year
Group Size: Class size 
Location: Onsite
Duration: 60 mins
10min Talk
40min Workshop
10min Q & A
Availability: Tuesday 26th & Wednesday 27th September 2023
Times: 10am to 11am or 11.30am to 12.30pm
Booking: Booking required
Accessibility: Hands-on

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To book this event, contact the bookings and information office

Curriculum Links: 

History, Art

Learning Outcomes: 

  • Discuss festivals in general; identify the reasons why harvest knots were made. 
  • Know the time of year they were produced, recognize the material used to make them and see the different styles of the knots 
  • Learn how to make a Compass Plait Harvest Knot and receive appropriate guidance leading to a completed project
  • Discuss their own work and the work of their classmate.
  • Discuss what the students will do with their completed knot
  • Review the content of the workshop

Pre-Visit Resources

  • Watch short video of how to make a Harvest Knot here 

  • Check out information on Calendar Customs and Traditions here 

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