Monday, 14 March 2011

Crafty News Desk

Greetings from the Crafty News Desk. 
This weeks photo is of a determined briar that is growing though the back wall of our garden .... what PERSISTENCE - good word for us all in these recessionary times.

As part of our look at the Provinces I will be taking a stroll through MUNSTER this week.  No doubt I will only be touching the surface.  If you have anything to add please let me know and I can update the list or you can add your info to the comments at the end of this article.

Munster is made up of 6 counties i.e. : Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford.
A quick look at Etsy shows the following number of active shops in each county.
Clare (3), Cork (24), Kerry (5), Limerick (8), Tipperary (4) and Waterford (4)  total of 48   Big wave to you all in Munster ......

Some local links of interest
Clare : Clare Crafts Association  Assoc
Cork : West Cork Guild Guild 
Cork :  Stone Sculpting course Sculpting
Cork : textile intitiative Souvenir
Cork : Cork City Arts Arts
Cork:  Textile Exhibition and also 2-day textile festival  Cork Textiles
Kerry : news from Kerry Co Co. Kerry Co Co news
Kerry : Story of Irish Lace Exhibition and Seminar Lace
Kerry : Glass info Glass
Limerick : Milk Market Market
Limerick : Quilting retreat next weekend Retreat
Tipperary : craft classes Class
Tipperary : showcase crafts
Waterford : craft info studio

General links :
Craft Council of Ireland
Year of Craft site
Craft events
Business partnerships

Other news:
  • Geraldine from LittleSnippets has been in touch with news of a great giveaway for Spring on her blog, well worth a look here ..... SPRING 
  • How are you all getting on with the St Patricks Day Treasure Hunt???? 
Thats about it for this week.  Next week we have a look at Dublin.  All items for inclusion should be in with me by Sunday evening at the latest.
Have a good week


  1. Thanks for another great Crafty News!

  2. Interesting to see how the team members are spread out over the counties...and I'm intrigued by the quilting retreat. Ireland really is re-embracing handmade, eh?