Thursday, August 22, 2013

Woodspun 2013

Lord Mayor Councillor Catherine Clancy and John Ahern

Woodspun 2013 has been a wonderful success, thanks to the commitment of the members of the Cork Chapter
and the main organisers,  Kieran Higgins and Tony Farrell. The event ran from Tuesday August 13th to 24th.
The official opening was performed by the Lord Mayor Cork Councillor Catherine Clancy on Saturday 17th.
On Saturday morning members set up two awnings to accommodate  two lathes for public demonstrations. 
The demonstrations drew large crowds. The demonstrators Tony Farrell, John Ahern, Brian Goulding, Peter Manning, John O'Shea
and David Lee, auctioned their pieces to support another great Cork institution the Guide Dogs for the Blind.
The Lord Mayor was welcomed by Chairman John Ahern who then escorted her around the exhibition explaining the different techniques
associated with woodturning. John then introduced the Lord Mayor to the very large attendance who went on to give a very well prepared 
speech and then declared the event open. John replied and presented  Lord Mayor Clancy with two pens made of Pink Ivory and Bog Oak.
It was indeed a wonderful day enjoyed by all