Monday, 26 July 2010


Greetings from the Crafty News Desk.
(this weeks picture was taken in the Botanic Gardens, Dublin on a misty morning)

Brigitte from came across a very interesting article on the web that might just tantalise your sence of adventure
New York is calling you
Follow the link for all the news - - - CLOSING DATE IS 30 JULY dont delay......


News in from Kate at

"Are you a gallery, craft maker, craft trail, or craft business interested in developing your offering or product to be part of your

local craft tourism market

If so you may be interested in an opportunity to feature your craft product or business in one of a selection of Tourist Information Offices throughout the country. Each office is managed by Failte Ireland and is an important information point for visitors to each area. Featuring your product/promotional material in your local office could be beneficial in helping visitors become aware of your offering or service."

Priority will be given to crafters/businesses who offer:
  • an existing shop outlet or studio where items can be purchased
  • professional craft trails who have come together to market themselves as a group
  • a 'learn to' facility offering an opportunity to learn a craft

Contact Des Doyle at Craft Council of Ireland

Email directly to :


Letizia suggests that since we dont have our own premises for CraftyIrelandTeam, it might work if we list the team members who have premises in a Craft Trail????? We might not get it done before this closing date but it could be something to bear in mind for next year?????

Brigitte also thinks we could include team members who have regular craft stalls..... What do you think??????


Airfield Vintage & Craft Market takes place on the last Saturday of the month in Airfield, Dundrum, Dublin from 11am to 5pm.
Follow the link below for photo and news on their facebook page.....!/pages/Airfields-Vintage-and-Craft-Market/137163099639021


Fresh news in from Ruth at

Monthly Craft Fair in the Milk Market in Limerick happens this Thursday, 29th, from 12 - 7. Loads of crafts, music and childrens entertainment. Full market details here >

Ruth will be there and you might also meet Bonzi from and Kate from there. Sounds like it could be fun.


Crafty Market

happens again next Sunday in Sheeben Chic - info here



  • O2 market in Dublin was launched on 29 May. If you have or are a crafter who has been involved please leave a comment at the end of this report or contact me directly. Share your experience.
  • I see that there is an Art and Craft Fair at the Abhainn Ri Festival in Kilkenny on 8 August from 1.30 to 5pm. Are any of our crafters taking part? Information on their facebook page
  • Castleconnell, Co Limerick are holding a Craft Fair 24 - 25 October next. Anyone have any info on this?
  • Ranelagh, Dublin holds an indoor market every weekend. Any info on this?
  • I see today, Monday, that there is now a food and Craft market in Doolin, Co Clare on Saturdays... see this link - has anyone been there yet?



I know its only July and many of you still have to take your summer holidays (incl me) but we need to do a little planning. Christmas markets are a great opportunity for sales for all of us. So if you have any details or know of a market that is planned for October-December next please let me know and we can share with everyone.

Thats all for this week. Looking forward to hearing from you.


LATE NEWS (in Tuesday, 27th.....)

Info in from Vicki -

Saturday 31 July - (thats next Saturday......)

Kit n Caboodle =>The Pod, Old Harcourt St. Station, Dublin

12.30 to 6.30 - - - Free Admission

Crafts, music, therapies, food and drink and loads of fun.....

facebook page!/event.php?eid=138132746207441&index=1




  1. Very useful thank you!
    Was contemplating selling at fairs & markets and was just looking up the craft fair directory before reading this blog ... now it feels like I have to do it because I've read it twice randomly in two different places :p

    Thanks for all the info and links :)

  2. The Dunquin Craft Fair in West Kerry is a good size fair and used to always coincide with Louis Mulcahy's annual pottery sale. It's in the middle of November (haven't heard a date yet). There's a big one in Killarney the following weekend that is 2-3 days long.


  3. Aoife - good luck with your first market.
    Sharon - great - send me the links/info when you have them by using the "green disc in pink square" link on the side of the blog.

  4. Hi all, Marlay Christmas Fair is worth checking up :)

  5. I really do love the idea of a Craft Trail! That would be fab!

    Christmas craft markets in Belfast...the big one is the St George's Market one, but the stalls are quite expensive (£50 a day). I haven't sold there yet, so if anybody has some experience to share, do speak now :)
    The Linen Hall Library had a small one last year, so I'll keep my ears to the ground if they do it this year again.
    And I'd say, the Fashion Souk will do something special for the season, too...

  6. Just wanted to say that these craft updates are fab - thanks!


  7. Thanks for all your comments. Marley looks good - I think the closing date is end July.
    The Craft Trail sounds good also.
    Keep the suggestions coming

  8. New craft event in Dublin, Kit n' caboodle arts & crafts experience at the Pod, Harcourt Street. The first one is on this saturday from 12.30. Oh and the good old Crafty Market will be on this Sunday in Shebeen Chic.

    Great Work Mo!

  9. ;)