Monday 28 March 2011

Crafty News Desk

Greetings from the Crafty News Desk on a chilly but sunny day in Dublin coming to you a little later in the day.  (Lots of family distractions...)
Today's photo is full of the promise of more sunny and warm days ahead.

Loads of great articles and reports on the blog over the last week,   - go and take a look!!!!!!!!!!

Stop Press. Blog / Facebook Giveaways/Sales
  • Mary from her BLOG is giving away some very interesting supplies, so go check it out
  • Jack on his FACEBOOK page is giving away one of his amazing wooden pieces
  • Odette is having a sale in her SHOP 
This week I am concentrating on Ulster for our whip around Ireland. 

Ulster is made up of 9 counties, 3 in the Republic of Ireland i.e. Cavan, Donegal and Monaghan and 6 in Northern Ireland (part of the United Kingdom) i.e.  Antrim, Armagh, Derry, Down, Fermanagh,  and Tyrone.  Sorry I can't do a numbers check for the shops in each county- there seems to be a problem with the Shop Local page on ETSY.  If you would like to find out the numbers for yourself - go to the home page on ETSY, scroll down and click on Shop Local on the left of your screen, then put in the name of the area you are looking for and it should come back with a list of all of the local  ETSY shops .....Magic!!!!!

County Information
Cavan/Monaghan -  link for the Cavan Monaghan Crafts Facebook page CRAFTS
Cavan - some Cavan crafters      CRAFTERS
Donegal - link for Donegal Craft Village VILLAGE
Derry - link to the Craft Village village
Down - County Down crafts crafts
Fermanagh - Crafts consortium CRAFT
Tyrone - selection of crafts FLAVOUR

Belfast - St Georges Market info GEORGES

Northern Ireland general information
General - link to listing of markets and events LISTING
General - craft fair - event (sorry, too late for application) EVENT

The main website for the Year of Craft is   Keep an eye on the listings and check back often as it is being updated regularly.

So that's it for the Ireland Round Trip.  I hope you have found some useful information here over the last few weeks. 

Next week it is back to the normal general listing of anything of interest that I find.  I would really love to hear from you with listings, giveaways, markets, sales, classes, etc etc etc.  Please get in touch and share the news.

Cheers for now


  1. Thanks for the news on Ulster :)

    Some of the Etsy Ireland team members are having stalls at St George's market in Belfast, so that's even a bigger enticement to check out this great market! Also, there is now a great yarn seller under the name of Lighthouse Yarns at the back of the market, who stocks really beautiful yarns and knitting supplies, so any yarn addicts *points to self* take note!

  2. Oh, and the Fashion Souk is on this Sunday, too, and for the first time I will be a shopper there - I am really looking forward to browsing the stalls (next month I am back selling).