Ciaran Hogan, basket maker
Ciaran Hogan is a basket maker working from the Spiddal craft village.Following in my father’s footsteps I specialises in really strong willow baskets. I grow my own willow which I harvests every year. The various colours in my baskets are natural colours from my harvest. The baskets I make vary from large turf baskets to small bread baskets and everything in-between like shopping baskets, cradles, and Linen baskets.
I also put on weekend courses for those who would like to give it a go. I charge €140 for the two days including materials. Over the weekend you’ll get to make two baskets and guaranteed to have an unbeweaveable time.