Monday 25 October 2010


Greetings from the Crafty News Desk.
This weeks photo was taken early yesterday morning from Mulranny, Co Mayo.  So peaceful!!

News in this week from Ciara - mukkymonkey.   "We are planning on doing a Christmas Food and Gift ideas day at our market in Glasnevin, Dublin on the 11th of December, and want to get some local artists/craftspeople and artisan producers along for the day. Let me know if you would be interested (we have only about room for 10 stalls).   We will only be charging a nominal fee for the day, so overheads will be minimal."   She has also suggested that a few of us might be interested in putting together a group stall from the team.  More information: or from Ciara's shop

Other markets new on the radar this week:

Russborough Artists and Artisans will stage a Christmas Festival, open to the public, during the weekend of the 11th and 12th Dec in the grounds of Russborough House with a host of makers demonstrating and selling their wares.  "We are presently taking applications from Crafts workers and artists who are interested in setting up their stand at the fair."
To apply, send an e-mail to  Please attach 3 photos of your work or a link to your web site.   
Crafts should be… # Designed by you, or made largely by you (bought in goods will not be accepted) and made in Ireland
Insurance: market trader insurance is required.    Rent for the spaces is €50 per stand

Christmas Fair & Family Fun Day, Punchestown Exhibition center
12 - 6pm on 5th of December 2010
Exhibitors required for this Christmas fair in this great indoor location.   Horse racing enthusiasts have the option of seeing some grade 1 racing in the Durkan Chase Day on the day.

Cost of a stand is €40 so if you are interested you can email your details to

Now for the big summary of Christmas Markets already mentioned in this column.
7    Rosscarberry
14  Bray
14  Navan
14 Bundoran
14 Ballinasloe
14 Killaloe
20 Gardiner St. Dublin
20/21 Bunratty
21 Bray
27 Ennis
28 Ardee
28 Ranelagh, Dublin
28 Wicklow town

4-5 Bray
4-5 Drogheda
5 Dunboyne
5 Adare
5 Punchestown
10-11? Westport
11-12  Russborough House, Wicklow
11 Glasnevin
12 Athboy
12 Leopardstown, Dublin
12 Loughrea
19 Castleblayney
19/20 University Concert Hall Limerick

There are also the regular markets in Limerick, Belfast and Dublin.

Thats about it for this week.  Do keep the news coming in.



  1. Oh I love the pic, Mo!

    Thanks for all the news - so many things happening, and only two hands to knit...

  2. Hi Purls,
    I know what you mean about only having 2 hands....

  3. oh, oh - Cookstown is having it's Winter Fair on the 19th and 20th November and I'll be there on the friday - first ever craft fair!!!!! Please try to come xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx