Chapter challenge chess setsJacques Vesery at the 2016 SeminarChess sets

IWG National Seminar 2017

The 2017 Seminar took place on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th October at the Glenroyal Hotel Maynooth

The 2018 Seminar will be on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th October 2018 at the Radisson Blu Hotel Limerick. Details will follow soon.



This annual event is Ireland's premier showcase of woodturning from around the world, in a friendly and informal atmosphere. The backdrop to the seminar is the beautiful and historic university town of Maynooth, situated 30 minutes from the centre of Dublin.

Over the two day event, 40 demonstrations will take place offering something for woodturners of all skill levels. The line-up includes Alan Lacer (USA), Franz Keilhofer (Germany), Vivien Grandouiller (France), Jason Breach (UK), Clive Brooks (UK) and John Aitken (UK). The seminar competition, open to all delegates, features ten categories and is the premier showcase of the best of woodturning that Ireland has to offer. Click here to see our demonstrator profiles.

The subject for this year's Chapter Challenge is a concrete mixer and the highly coveted trophy is sure to be hotly contested. Since its inception nine years ago, this competition has achieved its aims in fostering collaboration and group work between members within IWG chapters. Each year the imagination, creative flair, skill, attention to detail and sheer hard work put into the Chapter Challenge make it the centrepiece of the weekend. Click here to see the Chapter Challenge Rules.

There will of course also be the usual seminar competitions - The rules for these are here.

With demonstrations, competition displays, a wide array of trade stands and optional meals all under one roof there will be something for every woodturner at the IWG National Seminar 2017. Seminar pricing starts at as little as €130 for two days (excluding accommodation and meals).

You can book your place at the National Seminar online here or by post using this form.
Click here to see the terms and conditions for IWG National Seminar bookings. (Opens in new tab).

See this page for accommodation offers and local B&Bs.

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