About us

The aim of Peannairí is to encourage and develop the practice of calligraphy in Ireland. We introduce calligraphy to anybody who is interested through classes and workshops, in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. We organise weekend and one-day workshops on a variety of related skills: gilding, bookbinding, illumination, paper crafts to enhance the calligraphic work. The group welcomes everyone from complete beginners to enthusiasts who want to revive a skill. Our centre – The Peannairí Irish School of Calligraphy – is located at the Art and Business Campus Drumcondra (40 Drumcondra Road Lower – See map below). It is a dedicated permanent art, education and resource space dedicated to advancing education, participation and qualification in the artform of calligraphy.

We offer high quality classes (all levels) led by enthusiastic teachers. For more information please check the Classes listings for the latest term.

Covid Announcement

Our latest workshop

We had a very successful and enjoyable two-day workshop with a wonderful illuminator, calligrapher and art historian Barbara Bodziony, learning Medieval Manuscript Painting on 29-30th of March.

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