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  • enriching, relaxing, learning Programme 2016

  • HOW TO FIND US

    An Griann

    Termonfeckin

    Drogheda

    Ballymakenny

    Traffic fromthe South

    DroghedaNorth

    Monasterboice

    Traffic fromthe North

    Carntown

    Newtownstallaban

    Caratown

    Bridge

    Bridge

    River Boyne

    R166 R

    167

    Baltray

    Church

    M1

    N1

    N1An Griann, Termonfechin, County LouthTel: (041) 982 2119 / 982 2478Email: admin@an-grianan.iewww.an-grianan.ie

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  • Marie OToole National President

    WELCOME An Griann is open all year round and everyone is welcome to enjoy a daily, midweek or weekend holiday where you can participate in a course, an activity or rest and enjoy our fabulous hospitality in comfortable surroundings, with caring and friendly staff.Our charming manor house is situated at the centre of our 80 acres and just a short walk away from the sandy beaches of Baltray and Seapoint. We are ideally located for touring the Boyne Valley area with all its historic sites and the bustling shopping town of Drogheda.We are always delighted to welcome groups and organisations from every background for conferences, meetings and team building outings. Our aim is to facilitate change and growth for all, women and men alike, through lifelong learning.

    Our mission is to empower and validate individuals through our courses and our culture of mutual support. All our staff look forward to meeting and greeting you.

    Ann Flanagan Manager, An Griann

    Angela Holley via Facebook (10 September 2013) Angela came with CEOS West Virgiania 26th August 2013

    If you ever plan on traveling to Ireland I can't recommend An Griann enough! The facility was magnificent and more importantly, the people were so kind and attentive. I will most certainly be going back!

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  • Looking for a gift with a difference?Why not treat someone special to a breakaway and while relaxing at An Griann they can learn a new skill or improve an old one. The choices are endless.

    Gift Vouchers AvailableTel: (041) 982 2119Fax: (041) 982 2690Email: admin@an-grianan.ie

    ABOUT AN GRIANNThroughout the year the College provides over 200 courses for students from home and abroad.

    Everyone is welcome men and women, members and non members.From the moment you arrive you are treated as an individual; the staff care about making your stay comfortable and enjoyable. Even if you are holidaying alone, you will never feel lonely. Doing a course presents the perfect chance to meet people and pretty quickly you will be laughing with them as if you knew them all your life.

    An Griann makes learning a delightful experience in a relaxed atmosphere. The extensive grounds that surround the college provide a wealth of walks, with the opportunity to stretch your legs as you take a leisurely stroll around the grounds.

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  • New for 2016 Mosaic Jewellery Guided walking tours Mindfullness Jiving One Day & Weekend Downton Abbey Themed Weekend B&B options, with free time to enjoy

    Co. Louth

    Top 10 things to do in the Boyne Valley Area & Co. Louth1. Historic: Newgrange, Knowth & Dowth

    Historic Sites2. Visit Medieval Drogheda St Peters

    Church with St. Oliver Plunkets head, the Highlanes Gallery & Millmount Museum

    3. Play like a pro at Co. Louth Golf Club, Baltray or Seapoint Golf Club

    4. The Leprechaun & Fairy Underground Cavern

    5. Dundalk Stadium A great day of fun at the races!

    6. Cooley Whiskey Visitors Centre7. Historical Monasterboice Monastic Site 8. The Carlingford to Omeath Greenway9. Oldbridge House & Gardens, site of the

    Battle of The Boyne10. Collon Military Museum & ParkFood tours can also be organised including numerous locally producers.

    "An Griann was a revelation and I would highly recommend it

    to people..." Dickie Rock

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  • Great place to stay. A warmwelcome and so convenientfor Seapoint and Co. Louth Golf Club.Damien McGrane, European Tour Professional Golfer, stayed in the bungalows whilst playing in the Irish Open 2011 Tour Professional Golfer

    THE SANCTUARYSix luxurious bungalows situated in a tranquil setting in the grounds of An Griann and within walking distance of the beach.Amenities nearby include: Sleeps 8 Spacious gardens and walks Adjacent to Seapoint golf Course (Half

    price green fees, subject to availability) Co. Louth Golf Club, Baltray, a

    championship course is situated only 2km away

    We are a short drive from the historic town of Drogheda, Oldbridge House and Bru na Boinne, Interpretative Centre.

    We can offer you a holiday home that can be enjoyed by family or friends all year round.Why not bring family and friends together and share the cost!Rental can be for a week, a weekend or a short stay at certain times of the year. Each bungalow is well equipped to make your stay as comfortable as possible.Accommodation comprises a reception room, kitchen cum dining room, four bedrooms, two of which are en suite and a master bathroom.Tel: (041) 982 2119 / 982 2478 Email: admin@an-grianan.ie www.an-grianan.ie

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  • WEDDINGS AT AN GRIANNHave your wedding in an 18th Century Mansion house that can be put entirely at your disposal. We can cater for everything from civil ceremonies to receptions so An Griann can ensure that each step of your special day is organised in scenic tranquillity. Here at An Griann we strive to make your stay as relaxing as possible. With rooms available for your stay in our beautiful estate house and meals prepared on site, with local ingredients.We have walking trails through our grounds with access to local beaches as well as all weather tennis courts, so your guests will be entertained for their entire stay. Let us help you plan your special day!

    An Griann is the perfect wedding location, tucked away in Termonfeckin Co Louth, a quiet village by the sea. We are situated on 80 acres of private land with woods, a newly renovated walled garden and beautifully manicured lawns which would be perfect for your special day. With our in-house catering team and resident chef, we will be more than happy to work with you to create the service you want on the day. Everything from drinks on the lawn in the summer to a hot toddy in the drawing room in the winter. We provide privacy, tranquillity and a tailor-made service second to none!We have many contacts you may need and our in-house wedding co-ordinator will be happy to help with any arrangements.

    Florists Car Hire Photographers Wedding Cakes Hair & Beauty

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  • Arts Acrylics 25 97 129 157 198 240

    Botanical 148Oils 35 59 109 144 166 218 230

    Painting on Silk 22 55 63 135 185

    Palette Knife Painting 160Watercolours 80 148 212 Wax Painting 2 42 47 51 184 205

    CraftsBags & Bears 37 100 159 200

    Basket Weaving 150 172Beaded Jewellery / Beading 18 43 48 83 88 98 136 161 202 223

    Button Pictures 226

    Card Making 6 18 28 81 182 246

    Crochet 18 112 115 196 239

    Glass Work 4 21 70 77 110 119 124 162 201 250

    3d Decoupage 68 91 146Embroidery 18 19 26 30 57 101 102 118 132 171 207 213 216

    Fabric Boxes 86 249 Fabric Sculptures 41 50 93 116 173 176

    Felting 66 241Handbags 137 Lace 18 24 40 181 206 211 232

    Mosaics 105 177Millinery / Fascinators 3 58 75 107 138 192 214

    Mixed Crafts 14 18 54 106 123 158 187 194 222 228 235 245 253 260

    Parchment Craft 31 56 130 175

    Patchwork/Quilting 18 69 125 152

    Sewing 5 18 140 174 252

    LeisureCookery 12 33 64 84 108 168 169 193 229 233 252 260

    Book Club 38 163Bridge 197 219 231Dancing 1 9 16 20 29 53 131 155 165 189 195 203 217 224

    Digital Photography 32 34 44 52 71 73 96 127

    204 209

    Fitness 13 60 78 82 94 128 180 236 238

    Gardening / Flower Arranging 7 85 90 234 244 254 259 260

    Golf / Pitch & Putt 89 95 142 183 188

    Guided Walking Tours / Rambling 46 62 104 133 167 190

    Historic Tours 23 39 74 117 121 164

    Sugar Craft 220 227 248 Tai Chi 8 36 52 87 151 178 208

    Yoga / Yogla 27 72 139 143 147 156

    Self DevelopmentCreative Writing 65 149 Drama 225

    Genealogy 67Singing 16 145 147

    Health & Care Beauty 155 Holistics79 134 238 253 256 260 Mindfullness 79 103 215Pamper Me 99 120Style & Image 111 191 221 259

    Time for Yourself 49 76 92 122 186 199 170

    One Day Options16 67 90 147 256 260

    Tours15 45 154

    NEW FOR 201645 46 62 64 110 133 195 207 226 237

    2016 COURSE INDEX

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  • JANUARY1 Friday 22nd Sunday 24th JanuarySet Dancing Weekend Cili and WorkshopsContact Sheila and John McEvoy at 087 9534538

    FEBRUARY Monday 1st Friday 5th February Friday 5th Sunday 7th February Monday 8th Friday 12th FebruaryMonday 15th Friday 19th FebruaryFriday 19th Sunday 21st FebruaryMonday 22nd Friday 26th FebruaryAvailable for bookings, plan your own courses. Choose from a wide selection of courses, many can be mixed and matched. Speak to a memberof staff today to find the best courses to suit your group.

    Friday 12th Sunday 14th FebruaryFriends of An GriannChoose from: Wax Painting,

    Friday 12th Sunday 14th FebruaryFriends of An Griann2 Wax Painting 3 Fascinators 4 Coloured Glass Design5 Up Styling 6 Iris Folding Cards7 Flower Arranging8 Tai Chi

    9 Friday 26th Sunday 28th FebruarySet Dancing Weekend 195 per person Cili on Friday evening with the Long Note Cili Band, Saturday workshops and Cili with Brian Boru Cili Band, followed by workshops on