Monday, 14 February 2011

Crafty News Desk

Greetings from the Crafty News Desk.  Happy Valentines Day to you all.

Check out some great collections of hearted loveliness from our members and vote for your favourite here >  voting-for-love

Now for the newsie bits from hither and yon......
  • Check out the new series of articles, started last Saturday, by Fintan O'Toole in the Irish Times.   "Unearthing the long history of our island, one object at a time"   irishtimes 
  • Dublin City Enterprise Board new craft initiative for the Year of Craft  Dublin Enterprise Board
  • Exhibition - Crafted Creatures at the Ark - starts tomorrow 15 February and runs until 27 March  crafted-creatures-at-the-ark
  • Exhibition - Ballinahown Spring Craft - See the work of artists from Counties Offaly and Westmeath spring-craft
  • Course - Illustration Course in Dublin - starts on 22 February  illustration-course 
Markets News
Crafters Ireland is delighted to announce their new dates for the start of 2011….

Feb 20th – Crowne Plaza Hotel Dundalk, Co Louth - 11am -5pm
Feb 27th – Dunboyne Castle Hotel Dunboyne, Co Meath 11am -5pm
March 6th – Hilamar Hotel Kinnegad, Co Westmeath - 11am -5pm
March 13th – The Riverside Hotel Eniscorthy, Co Wexford - 11am -5pm
March 20th – Ashdown Park Hotel, Gorey - 11am -5pm
March 27th – Carlton Abbey Hotel, Athy Co Kildare - 11am -5pm
These professionally run events give your business the perfect opportunity to showcase your services or wares, make sales and contacts, network with other businesses and promote your business to the wider community.
To apply for a stand or get a booking from please email:

That's it for this week
Loads of St Val hugs to you all


  1. Great roundup as always Mo. Is it my imagination or is there never anything going on in Cork?

  2. Thanks for the news, Mo. I just saw that this blog has been nominated in three categories for the Irish Blog Awards, so now it's finger's crossed that we are shortlisted!!!

  3. cheers Mo. Which categories were they...will have to go look.....

  4. ..that last bit was meant for Purls sorry :-)

  5. Best Specialist Blog
    Best Lifestyle Blog - Lola Dee's and Dandeliondaydreamer's blogs have also been nominated
    Best Group Blog

  6. Thanks for the comments ladies.
    Letizia, would love to include more info on events around the country, if anyone knows anything please let me know.
    Purls, great news about the blog nominations - now keeping fingers and toes crossed....

  7. yes it's really cool. Yay for Lola Dee and Dandeliondaydreamer too! Best of luck to you too.