Monday, 29 November 2010


Greetings from a Frosty News Desk......
Where did this snow and ice come from????
Hope you are all wrapped up warm where ever you are.

Well, I had my first real Christmas Market experience over the weekend in Marlay House, Rathfarnham and it was a great fun. Thanks to all the organisers.   I met some amazing people, including some of our etsy gang   designbirdie   spiralgodess   shop/dragonfly1760  and  helidesigns.      It had a marvelous choir on Saturday and a fairly steady trickle of customers but all markets across the country were hit by the bad weather.  Hope the cold snap improves soon.

News in this week:
  • Christ Church Christmas Market, Dublin are offering a discount on stalls to Crafty Ireland Team members. Contact Lesley-Anne at and remember to include a link to your shop.  Refer to my earlier article for more details > link
  • This week sees the National Crafts and Design Fair back in the RDS, 1-5 December
  • Christmas Fair taking place in the Silver Eel Bar & Restaurant, Grange, Strokestown, Co. Roscommon on Sunday 12th December from 1-6pm.  -spaces available @ €20 per table.  Contact Ursula on 0868534009
  • Craft Market in Hollywood Town Centre from 11am to 4pm on 4 December
  • Black Market in the Black Box, Belfast from 12 - 5 on 5 December
And back again we go to the running market list.  Who's up this weekend?

1-5 RDS National Crafts and Design Fair

4 ChristChurch Dublin
4 Christian Brothers School, Carlow

4 Holywood
4-5 Bray
4-5 Drogheda
4-5 Dublin Zoo
5 Inchicore, Dublin 8
5 Dunboyne
5 Slane
5 Adare
5 Punchestown

5 Black Market, Belfast
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

12 Strokestown
15-19 Clonmee, Co Longford
18 ChristChurch Dublin
18-19 Dublin Zoo
19 Castleblayney
19/20 University Concert Hall Limerick

That's it for this week.  Hope you manage to stay warm and have a good crafty week ahead.


  1. Thanks Mo!

    I had my first outdoors market in Holywood - it's a nice small craft market, but of course, it was one of the coldest days here so far - at one point I couldn't feel my toes anymore. Maura from lilgreenshop was there, too - and I hope she has thawed by now ;)

  2. Emmm do you mean Spiral Gypsy Mo?? Because I was in work in Carlow?? Unless it's an imposter lol... :)

  3. We'll be at:

    Mullingar on the 5th (Greville Arms)
    Carrick-on-Shannon on the 18th (The Dock)

    Anyone else going to these? (I'll be the one in the purple cast)

  4. Cant believe this weather..... hope you all manage to get to your markets and have loads of customers, although I am not hearing good news for this weekend (4-5)
    OOOOOps Spiral Goddess - of course I meant Spiral Gypsy... got my spirals mixed up, I blame the cold. Thanks for letting me know.