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Get ready for an unforgettable experience in Banagher!
Following the huge success of last year’s Blacksmithing Demonstration with James O’Connor, a master of traditional blacksmithing, we’re bringing him back with a bang! This time, James and Forged in Ireland will host a variety of skilled blacksmiths and traditional craft experts from all over, for a jam-packed weekend filled with the art of forging, blacksmithing skills, competitions, and much more.

Enquiries to oconnorblacksmith@gmail.com


Time: Welcoming the public from 10 am
Location: The Barrack Yard, Banagher
What to expect: Craft Stalls from some of Ireland’s Most talented Artists, Blacksmiths, and Knifemakers. IABA Artist Blacksmith Competition and Forged in Irelands Battle of the Blacksmiths – for the Golden Anvil.
Competition Details
The Annual “Golden Anvil” Challenge 
Saturday 27th July
From 1 pm on Saturday 27th, there will be a series of fast-paced forging challenges. Testing the blacksmith’s forging skills, until one is crowned “Forged In Ireland Champion”
Artist Blacksmith Competition
The theme is “Growth” how you interpret this is up to you. Bring your finished entry with you or forge it on the day. Your entry must should be accompanied by a short note explaining the piece. The winner announced at 5 pm on Sunday
Bladesmiths Challenge
Bring your blades ready to go!!!
From decorative ironwork to fire welding and sculpture, you’ll witness the magic of this age-old craft up close and personal. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to experience something truly spectacular in Banagher in 2024!


July 28
10:00 - 17:00
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