Founded in 1981, Grennan Mill Craft School is located in the converted grain lofts of the Island Mill, an old flour mill dating from the 18th century, on the banks of the River Nore in Thomastown Co. Kilkenny. Spacious and well-equipped craft studios along with gallery areas for exhibitions have made their homes in the lofts.
Under the guidance of specialised teachers, students are equipped with the skills to enable them to make a decision about a possible future in craft. Students will gain experience and intensive tuition in a broad spectrum of crafts. Courses are practical and coincide with the abilities of the individual. Grennan Mill offers a person with talent and a genuine desire to learn a unique opportunity to explore many types of media.
The Craft School provides a 2-year full-time Post Leaving Certificate Course with GMCS and FETAC Certification in Art, Craft and Design at Level 5 (on completion of the first year) and FETAC Level 6 (on completion of the second year).
The school is firmly established as an important centre for the study of crafts and attracts students from both Ireland and abroad.