Monday, 15 November 2010


Greetings from the Crafty News Desk
(this weeks photo is of some summer memories - colours to soothe)

How are you all doing?  So many markets going on - how is business?  Are people buying for Christmas yet?  Are any of you out next weekend?  If so, why not put where in the comments - we would love to go and say hello.......

News in this week from Mary from fuchia of an unusual market opportunity coming up in CLONMEE ,LANSBORO, CO LONGFORD
on 15 Nov-19 Dec,12 noon-7pm daily ...that's right from now until 19 December.  A lady is opening up her house to exhibit approx 20 crafters items.  Ann is selling for the crafters with help from as many people that offer. All the money from the sales go to the crafters. She just asked for 15 euro each towards advetising which will be extensive in the area.  If you would like any information on this amazing offer contact Mary at her shop or ring Ann on 0433325049.  Good luck to all concerned - we would love to hear at the news desk how it goes.

Another series of markets coming up in Dublin Zoo to coincide with their Christmas family event "Breakfast with Santa".  It will be held over the following three weekends, 4/5th, 11/12th and 18/19th of December. The event is fully sold out, 360 tickets per day sold and the market will be accessible to the Zoo's regular weekend visitors also. The market will run from 10am until 3.30pm each day. The cost for a pitch is €300 for the entire six days. Ideally they would like vendors to commit to the full six days for consistency reasons, but can be flexible if that doesn't suit.  Vendors will need public liability insurance and be able to provide they're own marquee/stand. The market will be outdoors. 
If any of your members are interested or need more info, contact Conor Tobin at 087 060 9479.

And now for the running list.......
19-20 Cookstown, Co Tyrone
20 Gardiner St. Dublin
20 Tournafulla, Co Limerick
20/21 Bunratty
21 Bray
26-28 Marley Park, Dublin

27 Ennis
27 Christchurch, Dublin
28 Ardee
28 Ranelagh, Dublin
28 Wicklow town
28 Ballinrobe, Co Mayo

4 ChristChurch Dublin
4-5 Bray

4-5 Drogheda
4-5 Dublin Zoo
5 Dunboyne
5 Slane
5 Adare
5 Punchestown
10-11? Westport
11 ChristChurch, Dublin
11 Letterkenny
11-12 Russborough House, Wicklow
11-12 Dublin Zoo

11 Glasnevin
12 Athboy
12 Leopardstown, Dublin
12 Loughrea
12 Souk, Belfast

15-19 Clonmee, Co Longford
18 ChristChurch Dublin

18-19 Dublin Zoo
19 Castleblayney
19/20 University Concert Hall Limerick
Thats it for another week.  Busy, Busy, Busy - - Good luck with all the work
Do keep in touch.


  1. Thanks Mo! That picture is wonderful! Freezing cold here, and I am outside fotographing a hat. I had a good Souk yesterday, and now am in bacon ;)
    (Just about). But otherwise, haven't noticed any Christmas buying rush yet.

  2. Glad to hear the Souk went well.
    Tis cold here too - its definitely winter wollie time.

  3. Oh I love to see where all the fairs are. There was a brillany handmade craft fair in Cavan yesterday was well worth a visit. Was delighted with my small purchases

    All things nice...

  4. Ballinasloe yesterday was great! Lots of people showed up, which is a good sign for the "closer-to-Xmas" fairs.
    Oh, and there'll be a craft fair in Foxford between the 3rd and 5th of December that you may want to add to your list.

    Good luck everyone!