Do you have a keen interested in nature and wildlife, and have you always wondered how taxidermy is done? Wonder no more, as the Taxidermy Association of Ireland hosts its first Workshop day!

Irish Fly Fishing and Game Shooting Museum, Attanagh house. (photo by Laois County Council)

The T.A.I will hold this event in the Irish Fly Fishing and Game Shooting Museum at Attanagh House in Durrow, Co.Laois on the 25th of May 2019. On this day, we will have room for a number of eager students, but as spaces are limited we advise interested parties to decide and book quickly, as they will be on a first come first serve basis!

Professional taxidermist Donal Mulcahy demonstrating the correct wrapping of a woodwool body form.

On the Day
During the event, you will learn the basics process of bird taxidermy through the instruction of some of Ireland’s own professionals. You and your fellow course takers will be guided through the process from start to finish; from skinning to a finished specimen, and will leave the day with their piece and enough knowledge to continue this wonderful form of wildlife art at home if you so desire. This day-course is open not just to members of the T.A.I, but to everyone! However members will have the added benefit of a greatly reduced price for this workshop, so why not join us if you haven’t already and grab yourself a great deal.

What do I need to bring?
Nothing but yourself! From specimen to working materials all will be provided by the T.A.I! Bringing a notebook would be handy, so you can keep track of all the invaluable information provided on the day, but no special supplies are needed. There will be taxidermy kits available for hire at the event which contain all the basic tools needed. These kits can either be returned at the end of the workshop to get your deposit on them refunded, or you can choose to fore-go your deposit and keep these kits. If you are completely new to the art of taxidermy these kits are a great way to get your set up properly!

Professional taxidermist Ingrid Houwers guiding a student

Member price: €40,-
Non-member price: €90,- *


Please contact committee member Aurelien to secure your booking and make payment. All confirmed course takers will receive further details of the event closer to the time. Should you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.

*Annual T.A.I membership is only €50. By becoming a member you will be kept up to date on the T.A.I events and other taxidermy related materials, and receive our newsletter.