Celtic Roots Studio
Ballinahowen, Athlone, Westmeath,
Ms Helen Conneely
Celtic Roots Studio in Ballinahowen, County Westmeath features sculptures and unique gifts made from bog wood. Each piece is hand crafted from the remains of trees hidden in the bog and brought to the surface thousands of years later.
The Celtic Roots Studio in Ballinahowen, County Westmeath is a co-operative company, representing young artists, who create sculptures and unique gifts in bogwood. The artists have completed commissions on behalf of some of Ireland's top companies, organisations and government departments. Many heads of state around the world have received the work on visits to Ireland or abroad.
Common forms created include birds, human forms, nature and the sea and celtic designs. The studio has developed a complete commissioning service for awards, sanctuary art, life size indoor and outdoor sculptures, including water features. Examples of these pieces can be seen near the small village of Ballinahowen, the home of the studio.