Family Workshop: Making Traditional Traveller lashul/paper flowers. Part of Ballina Salmon Festival’s National Heritage Day – July 12
Wednesday, July 12 (Ballina Salmon Festival’s National Heritage Day)
10am-11am and 12pm – 1pm
Location: Green site next to Barrett St Car Park (Canalside)
‘This Giant Tent – Celebrating Our Connections’ is a Ballina 2023 RISE Legacy Programme project, led by local artist Alice Dixon. It builds on a very special project developed in Ballina from 2018-19 by children from Involve Youth Project and Scoil Íosa, celebrating culture and identity and in 2023, has evolved into a public multicultural event rooted in community and celebration of Traveller culture in Ballina and of the myriad of cultures and communities that call Ballina home.
The Giant Tent will be in place during Ballina Salmon Festival’s National Heritage Day, and you are invited to visit and join a creative family workshop making Traditional Traveller lashul/ paper flowers on Ballina Salmon Festival‘s National Heritage Day .
Paper flower crafting was an important part of Traveller culture and at times, represented the only source of income that traditionally a Traveller women could call her own.
Jolene Collins and Kathleen Collins, with Alice Dixon will share with you how to make the flowers giving you a glimpse into the past traditions of Traveller Culture.
Everyone is welcome and workshops are free to attend. Spaces are limited, and booking is advised.
Parents and Guardians must attend with children.
This Giant Tent 2023 is a collaborative partnership between Ballina 2023, Kids Own, National Museum of Ireland – Country Life at Turlough House and Involve Youth Project, Ballina. The project is funded by the Bank of Ireland Begin Together Fund.