Design & Crafts Council of Ireland’s CRAFTed programme gives primary school children and teachers an exciting opportunity to explore their creativity and learn new skills by working with professional craftspeople.


InTouch article about CRAFTed project


An engaging account of a recent CRAFTed project from Karen Brogan, teacher in Bofield National School, Ballina.

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2017 CRAFTed Application


Schools can now register their interest in the CRAFTed 2017 programme . . . .

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Read insights from designer-makers working on the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland's CRAFTed primary schools making programme

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CRAFTed Project Pack

13.8.14. Kilkenny. Childrens craft and art workshops organised by the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland and related 'Resonance' exhibitions in the National Craft Gallery. Photo by Derek Speirs

This project pack is an informative guide for makers and teachers who are preparing and planning CRAFTed activities.

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Kilkenny Education Centre CRAFTed Film


A short film from Kilkenny Education Centre showing one of their recent CRAFTed projects with junior infants class and print maker Debra Bowden

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CRAFTed Learning Skills for Life primary schools programme Report


We are pleased to publish the 2014 evaluation report for the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland’s CRAFTed Learning Skills for Life primary schools programme.

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Imeall Profile on Una Ní Shé: DCCoI Education Panel Member

Una Ni She: Let's Dance

Take a look at this lovely film profiling Una Ní Shé

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CRAFTed Animation

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The children of class four and five from Scoil Adhamhnáin, Luinneach, Derrybeg, Co.Donegal worked with their teacher Karen Ní Eifearnaín and Artist Kim Sharkey to create a stop motion animation of their story based around local folklore as part of their CRAFTed project in 2013.

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CRAFTed Film

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An inspiring and uplifting film highlighting the DCCoI’s CRAFTed Learing skills for life primary school’s programme.

Watch this film and gain insights into the ethos and heart of the CRAFTed programme.

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A glimpse behind a DCCoI CRAFTed Project 2013


A wonderful project created by glass artist Michael Ray and 5th class students from the South West.

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CRAFTed 2012 Evaluation Report

Wire Construction Piece

The Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI) is pleased to publish the 2012 Evaluation Report for CRAFTed Learning Skills for Life primary schools programme.

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Design & Crafts Council of Ireland Education Code of Practice for Public Engagement in Educational Contexts 2013


DCCoI Education Team are pleased to announce a new Code of Practice for Public Engagement in Educational Contexts

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CRAFTed Photographic Exhibition 2013

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A photographic exhibition showcasing images from the CRAFTed primary school children’s craft and design projects will go on display at the County Library, Tallaght from 7th May – 2nd June

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Mayo Education Centre

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Learn more about the CRAFTed programme from all the those directly involved. Hear from Art Ó Súilleabháin; Director of Mayo Education Centre, John Tynan; Head of Education, Training & Development at the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland, plus teachers, craftspeople and students who have all taken part in the CRAFTed programme.

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Doohamlet N.S. & Mary Murphy


The Ogham Stone Project, a project that involved making one life size Ogham stone between by the class as a whole, then individual small stones (pictured) and handmade notebooks to track the process.

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St Ciaran’s & Emma O'Toole

Children from St. Ciaran’s went about making a stained glass window, which could be permanently show cased at the school

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Canovee N.S. & Anne Harrington Rees


Looking at the local landscape through direct observation, maps and photographs and using these stimuli with a variety of techniques learned over five weeks to create 2D images and a 3D model of the area…

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St. Edwards & Sabrina Meyns


We completed a jewellery design and making project. As I am a jewellery designer the children immediately focused on this and wanted to make jewellery too. We linked it to their current history class which was covering the old Celtic myths and stories…

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