Adult Education

Metalwork for Beginners (including welding)

Metalworking is a craft that dates back to the Pharaohs in Egypt, the Vedic Kings in India, the Tribes of Israel, and the Maya civilization in North America, among other ancient populations. Metalworking is the process of shaping and reshaping metals to create useful objects. As a term it covers a wide and diverse range of processes, skills, and tools for producing objects on every scale: from huge ships, buildings, and bridges down to precise engine parts and delicate jewellery.

Course Content includes:

  • 1. Introduction to materials and health and safety

  • 2. Use of handtools

  • 3. Use of machinery – Pillar Drills, Plastic bending, Metal Bending, Lathe

  • 4. Creating simple short projects to hone your skills

  • 5. Larger projects

  • 6. Welding



Learn all of the basic skills needed for a foundational knowledge of metal work.

Use of all equipment and materials provided.




Duration: 10 weeks

Start Date: Date to be confirmed

Time: 7-9pm

Cost: 160 euro



About the tutor: Mr. Donagh Murphy is a teacher in the day school in Portmarnock Community School, with a wealth of experience.

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