Witch’s Hill was established in March 2015 after a successful crowdfunding project.
The aim of Witch’s Hill is to celebrate and highlight this unique place in which we live using the creative arts. By marrying our creative skills in the field of art, design, drama, music, writing and creativity and harnessing those skills we have built a resource like no other for our locality and beyond.
We use our extensive experience in managing people to run Witch’s Hill in a fashion that is hilariously funny and enlightening at the same time. The goal was that everyone involved in this project would learn through the arts in a fun way. By drawing on the holistic talents of the entire community this interpretive centre weaves a picture of the history of Oldcastle in a subtle way, appealing to the five senses.
Compared to more traditional centres, Witches Hill takes a holistic approach which makes it stand out from other interpretative centres. ‘Witches Hill’ is an unusual, peaceful environment and is available for hire, local groups and local events make use of the premises when we are otherwise engaged.
We have placed Oldcastle at the centre of the universe. We are breathing life into a town that has been battered but not broken by recession and austerity.
Our classes, exhibitions, workshops and tours are unique and intriguing. We marry our artistic, creative talents with our town’s natural, colourful history to bring the past alive. We bring pride of place back to Oldcastle by helping people to think, learn and appreciate the amazing locality in which we live. We aim to get the whole of Ireland talking about Oldcastle and we aim to put our town back centre stage as a town to be seen, a town filled with hidden treasure and Celtic mystery.
Through our interpretive centre we market this town as a cultural hub. Our town is the place to go to if you have an interest in the arts, an interest in doing things differently, a place where anything can happen and everything does.
We are making a living doing what we love knowing that when you run a business with love, passion and commitment it must flourish and grow. We always ensure we are meeting the needs of our community while achieving our goals and we teach in ways that are unique, fresh and new.