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In December 2011, "An Antiques Restoration Centre", In association with Doneraile Development Association, Ballyhoura and OPW has been launced. There is now a full time Restoration course establishing itself in the old Presentation Sisters Church in Doneraile. This will become a centre of excellence and there is plans for further courses to be established in the future.

Antique and Furniture Restoration Course – FETAC Level 5

Doneraile Development Association, Ballyhoura Development and FAS have teamed up to offer a full time Local Training Initiative in Doneraile starting in October.
The course will focus on furniture and antique restoration and offer 20 participant’s project based training and work experience related to the furniture and antiques trade. Antique furniture restoration requires many specialist skills and participants will learn antique furniture restoration methods such as hand finishing, veneering & marquetry and furnishings and fittings to enable them to go on to gain employment, self employment or progress to further training.
The Doneraile Furniture and Antiques course will be certified and lead to a nationally recognised Major FETAC level 5 award. The course is a wonderful opportunity to those seeking a recognised qualification or change of direction in their career. Ballyhoura Development would like to hear from anyone interested in the course that is currently unemployed, over the age of 16 and has completed their junior certificate.
Due to its fascinating heritage and history Doneraile is synonymous with antiques. The Local Training Initiative will have the benefit of the support and expertise of the local antiques trade who collectively operate 16,000 sq ft of antique showroom and auction space in the town. The quality reputation that Doneraile holds in the furniture and antiques sector is a unique opportunity for participants to progress personally in training and employment and also help in adding to the ever growing reputation of Doneraile as a centre of excellence for Antiques. The course will run for 44 weeks.
Modules include:
§ Veneering & Marquetry
§ Craft – Upholstery
§ Materials & Finishes
§ Furnishings & Fittings
§ Furniture Restoration
§ Safety and Health at Work.
§ Personal Effectiveness in the Workplace.
§ Work Experience.


Munster House, Main Street, Doneraile, Co. Cork. Best Contact No. Mobile 086 8290680 |

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