Thursday, 23 September 2010

Etsy Galway and Dublin Meet-Ups!

Now we can officially reveal what has been organised behind the scenes: Liz Wald, Director, International Business Development at Etsy will be visiting Ireland and meeting with Etsy sellers, shoppers and anyone else interested in Etsy:

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Greetings from New York!

Below are the details for the meet-ups I am planning in Galway and Dublin. Please feel free to spread the word as these gatherings are open to sellers and shoppers, as well as anyone who is just interested in learning more about Etsy. I will also put a post on the Storque with these details. The more the merrier!

Wed, Oct 6 - in Galway 19:00-21:00 at the Townhouse Bar (on second floor)
Saturday Oct 9 - in Dublin 14:00 - 16:00 at Snail Bar (aka No Name Bar) - attention! venue changed to Market Bar

Don't be scared off by the crazy Townhouse Bar website--we have first hand knowledge that the venue will be stable :) Our first choice was Jurys Inn (which is across the street from Townhouse) but they are apparently having a private event. I'm told you can still use the Jurys car park.

As for the Dublin meet-up, we've moved it to Saturday at the Snail Bar which I understand is a regular meeting time and place...I also hear the brunch is good so I may show up early and try it out :)

Special thanks to Letizia for letting you all know, as well as to Brigitte Anton and Mary Ryan for helping me organize the locations.

I look forward to meeting you all!

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Could people let us know here if you plan to attend - suggestions or ideas for the meetings are also welcome!

Woah, I am very excited about this!!!

The beautiful
Raven Halloween Mug comes from Spiralgodess' Etsy shop.


  1. gah! I'm so excited that Liz is coming to visit. Gutted though as my bday is the day b4 and I will be out of town. :(
    I hope there will be a full report here on the blog.
    So jealous.

  2. I'm definitely going to the Townhouse Bar, Galway. I can't believe I've never been there before! Well, I shall kill two birds with one stone then, as they say ;)

  3. I'll be there, don't have any suggestions as yet as I am in awe that we will be meeting ESTY PEOPLE OMG!!! Looking forward to seeing you guys there! Fi

  4. This is so exciting!!!
    Will have to beg for time off work, but I will beg!!!
    Etsy in Ireland YAY!!

  5. Would love to make it but will be at a wedding the day of the Dublin meet-up.
    Have fun!

  6. In in Limerick and the Saturday meet up suits me best!!! Anyone else heading to the big smoke meeting? :)

  7. Not sure if the meeting is the place to go, but I'm a blogger, thinking of setting up on Etsy but a bit daunted by the task. I'm in Galway...should I try and come to the meeting or is it for existing members only?

  8. See you in Dublin.
    Like Fi, am a bit awestruck but just looked again at the orginal message from Liz, which may help us focus-
    '....I see it as a chance to talk a bit about our plans at Etsy, answer your questions and get some insight on any special needs you might have regarding payments, shipping and other local items'

  9. Hi Ester - Opening an Etsy shop is not as daunting as it seems at first. Go for it and best of luck with it!! Liz did say the meeting is open to bloggers, crafters and buyers too by the way.

  10. Oh yes, I am also a bit awestruck and will probably be hiding behind my knitting...

    Still, it's a fabulous opportunity to meet somebody from Etsy!

    Ester, opening an Etsy shop is easy, selling is the hard bit!!! Do come to the Galway meeting, because it is great to meet people who are doing what you want to do! If it wasn't for the team, I would have closed my shop by now!

    Any Northerners going? Or do I have to sit on the train on my own again like Biddy No-Mates?

    *sad violins playing*

  11. I'll be trying my damnedest to be in the Townhouse in Galway. (I'll have to get rostered off work) It'll be great to meet people with a common purpose.

  12. There with bells on (Dublin meet-up)- really looking forward to it! Do we still need to rsvp to the Etsy email address?

  13. I'm planning to go to Dublin meeting. Is anybody travelling by train from Midlands?

  14. I think if you rsvp to the Etsy email addy, you get a direct email from them if there is any new information. Otherwise, you hear it through us...

  15. Did you all see the post on The Storque about the Ireland visit

    It says send a quick email to with Galway or Dublin meet up in the subject line so a rough head count can be given to the venues.

  16. Hands up who is going to the Galway meeting hopefully there will be a good turn out.
    Anyone travelling from Limerick?I'd chip in for petrol..

  17. Can't make it to Dublin nor Galway meeting as am in wrong place wrong time - in Galway on Sat and in Dublin on Wed...:( but have a good meeting and hopefully I can read full report on the blog afterwards!

  18. Oh no Heli, what a shame!!!

    Just got my train ticket - so I'm on the 8am train from Belfast Central, if any Northerner wants to meet up :)

  19. Going to try my best to be there! Ann (Amg-Arts)