Monday, 20 September 2010


Greetings from the Crafty News Desk.
(Meet Curious George, one of my admirers from the recent trip to Portugal....)

News in this week via Letizia - OOakie -

  • Liz Wald, the Director of International Business Development at Etsy will be in Ireland in October and is interested in meeting up with some of the Irish Etsy people.  She has suggested 2 dates and venues >   Galway on 6 October and Dublin on 8 October. 

  • If you are interested in  being kept in the loop send a RSVP to   Add your interest here too with a comment at the end.
News of some upcoming Markets :

  • CASTLECONNELL CRAFT FAIR, Co Limerick October 24th & 25th via website

  • DESIGNER ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR in Rosscarbery, Co Cork, Sunday 7th November 

  • ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR - GRAND HOTEL, WICKLOW TOWN Sunday 28th November   6ft stands are priced at €70. contact via website
  • Trinity Church Network’s 3rd Annual Winter Fair is taking place at The Exchange Building, Gardiner Street, Dublin 1,on the 20th November (11am- 4pm). Now taking applications for stall holders. Tables cost €20. Closing date for applications is the 30th October 2010.    Please state type of craft when applying. Contact to at or phone 01 874 0000.
Any other Autumn/Christmas opportunities out there that we should know about??

Great to hear about the regrowth of craft skills in the classroom:
"Children to be taught new skills by craftspeople in the classroom"

Are there any budding writers out there who would love to share their ideas with the readers?  If so, please get in touch with Brigitte at we would love to hear from you.


As always do keep in touch with what is happening in your area.  Send news through the link on the side of the blog or add to the end of this report.



  1. Thanks Mo!

    what a great picture. Curious George is certainly a beauty!

    I am planning to go down to Dublin on the 8th by train (probably the 10.30am train leaving Central) - any other Northerner coming?
    I am quite excited about this - let's give Liz a very Irish welcome, shall we :)

    And thanks for the plug - Jacob was roaring to come in looking for articles, but he's happy to stay snoozing on my knitting basket...

  2. I am trying to make arrangements to be up in Dublin on the 8th too. Am dying to meet you all!

  3. Great news - I'm definitely on board for the Dublin meet-up.


  4. Me & little Charlie will be doing our best to be in Dublin on Oct 8th. Time to represent!!! ;D

  5. I got a message saying it is moved to the Saturday at the usual time of 2-4pm. That would be great to see you and your little man Tanya! Hope you are both well.

  6. That's right Anne-Marie, The dates in this post were provisional but with people working & coming from far afield the Saturday is probably way better.