Monday 27 June 2011

Crafty News Desk

Greetings from the Crafty News Desk

As I am coming to the end of my 12 months tour of duty I would like to thank all of you for your news items and comments over the last year. 
If any of you are interested in taking over I would be more than happy to help in any way, even stay with you for the first few weeks.    All you really need is the information -  some of which comes from the rest of the group, some from trawling the internet, twitter, facebook and the news papers and some from tapping into weekly news sheets.  That's if for the Job Advertisement......

This week's mixed news bag:

There are a number of very interesting talks/demos happening in our museums over the next few months e.g. a talk from 2 of Ireland's jewellers on 2 July;  a tour of  Neill√≠ Mulcahy's Fashion Designs on 8 July and a tour on the history of glassmaking on 5 August to name but a few - all at Collins Barracks.  Well worth a look as you never know what you might find there....  Museum

Summer Evening Mosaic Workshop in Bennetsbridge, Wednesdays 6, 13 + 20 July 2011, 7:30pm – 9:30pm.  E:     

Craft West - Carlton Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe, Co Galway - 24 July 2011.   There are stands available to all exhibitors who produce Irish made goods.   Any questions you have or if you would like an application form email  Mary, at
The Drawing Workshop in The National Botanic Gardens will run on Wednesdays this July 6, 13, 20 in the beautiful and inspiring gardens in Dublin 9.     Cost: E75, materials included.   The  workshops are designed for adults with little drawing experience, or those who’d like to refresh their skills, in a supportive, relaxing environment guided by two tutors. Places limited to 12.     E:     
T: 086 0565907

Exchange Market have some stands available for their next Art and Craft market in Dublin on 9 July ..... info here exchange market

Thats about it for this week.  As always thanks for the info.  If I missed anything please tag it on to the end of this post. 



  1. cheers Mo. You've done a tremendous job this past year. Thank you.

  2. Thanks for another great Crafty News and for all your superb work, Mo!!!

    Hope you have fully recovered from your flu.

  3. Thanks ladies.
    Feeling much better and looking forward to passing on the Crafty News mantle soon.
    Can I just add my round of applause to all the team that have kept us up to date, entertained and educated over the last 6/12 months. It has been a priviledge to work with you

  4. Thank you for the precious information!