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4th Interregional Training Session and Study Visit

26th - 27th November 2013, Kilkenny (IE)

 

The 4th Interregional Seminar and Study Visit meeting was held in Kilkenny, Ireland, a wonderful well preserved medieval town dominated by both Kilkenny Castle and St. Canice's Cathedral and round tower.
The 4th ITS was still centered on the third theme of Innocrafts "internationalization, professional networking and information exchange" but more attention was brought to the analysis of the transferability of the selected good practices.
Several politicians from the countries involved participated to the event, warmly welcomed by Martin Brett, Mayor of Kilkenny.
The morning session was introduced by Louise Allen (Craft Council of Ireland) and Xavier Greffe, followed by presentations of  Taito Buisness services, Texidors de Terrassa, International fair fund, Tuscan home project.
During the afternoon Partners discussed about practical approaches regarding transferability. After the workshop, the group visited the National Craft Gallery in Kilkenny and assisted to the official signing of The charter for Artistics Craftmanship by Kareen Hennessy, CEO of the Crafts Council of Ireland.
The following day was dedicated to the Steering group meeting and study visits. The group visited Cushendale Woollen Mill where Cushen family have continued to produce high quality Irish-made textile products at the mill in Graig-na-managh.
Then the group headed to Jerpoijnt glass factory where skilled craftsmen created demonstrative pieces using only simple hand tools. The last visit took place at Nicholas Mosse Pottery shop, where partners had the opportunity to follow the entire process of creation of a piece of traditional pottery.

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