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Address: 2 Victoria Place | Eyre Square, Galway 000, Ireland
Phone Number: 00353-86-6658100
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Description: The Bone Carving Studio and Gallery in Galway offers the only bone carving...
The Bone Carving Studio and Gallery in Galway offers the only bone carving classes in Ireland. At a one-day class you’ll create your own bone carving from start to finish. Whether you're a visitor or a native, a bone carving class is the perfect activity for a rainy Galway day...and it's also a unique souvenir, whether you create a piece to keep for yourself or you make something special for someone special!
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The Most Unique Souvenir You'll Ever Make!

The bone carving class here was the one thing I wanted to do Galway while my husband and I were on our honeymoon, and it was absolutely worth it. Aoife takes you into her workshop... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2014
Dani-Larmon
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St. John's, Canada
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St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The bone carving class here was the one thing I wanted to do Galway while my husband and I were on our honeymoon, and it was absolutely worth it. Aoife takes you into her workshop and shows you how to carve a bone piece of your choice, start to finish. She's patient, wonderful company, a fantastic teacher, and an incredibly... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

I spent a day in the bone carving studio with Aoife recently and had such a great time - Aoife is just lovely, and I made the most beautiful necklace. This is such a unique experience in Galway, and would be a fantastic activity to do as a group, or on your own. Go do it! http://alwaysbananapancakes.blogspot.ie/2014/05/bone-carving-in-galway.html

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

You need to spend a day with Aoife in her shop. Not only is she great company, but she's a great teacher and artist as well. This is by far the highlight of my week in Galway! GO! Do it! Go carve bones!

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

We had an absolutely brilliant time bone carving in the Bone Carving Studio - Aoife is really brilliant at bringing you through all the steps to create your own individual piece, giving enough guidance and help to make sure you leave with something you really love, while also getting something that you can honestly say you created yourself. I really... More 

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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

The Bone Carving studio is a must for anyone (with or without creative talent). Aoife is skilled and patient and leads you step by step through the creation process. At the end of the day you end up with a hand created piece of jewelry. Some bits of the process were difficult for me but Aoife helped me right through... More 

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Port Washington, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

My mother and I had an incredible time at the studio! First we learned about the process of making a carving and Aoife was just brilliant. She has the patience of a saint and even though my mothers drawing skill was questionable (according to my mom) ,Aoife promised her she would leave with a great piece, and my mom did... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

When my daughter and I visited the Bone Carving Gallery looking to purchase we were surprised to see we could actually make a piece ourselves. I'm so glad we decided to give it a try. Aoife, an incredibly talented artist, walked us through the process from choosing a design, sketching, sanding, carving and polishing. She provided just the right amount... More 

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Mequon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

The fairy with the creative genes forgot to drop some on me, and I warned Aoife of this, but she calmly and patiently led me through all of the steps which I found I could actually do -- ended up with a lovely piece that holds lots of wonderful memories of Ireland, of a day with a delightful teacher who... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

I drove all the way over from Dublin (in the snow!) for the bone-carving class and it was really worth the journey! I'm a Masters level artist and wanted to add a new skill to my repertoire and so made the trip down to Aoife. I was lucky to have a 1 to 1 day and was really impressed at... More 

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Dubai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

I was in Galway and walked past the studio most days during my vacation and met Aofie at an exhibition she was doing. The workshop was one of the highlights of my trip and my pendant brings back very special memories. As a teacher Aofie is patient, accommodating, amiable and knowledgeable. It was a great experience and something that should... More 

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