Monday, 28 February 2011

Crafty News Desk

Greetings from the Crafty News Desk on a sunny but frosty morning here in Dublin.

As promised this week I am starting a look at the provinces with a visit to Connaught

ConnaughtGalway, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon, Sligo
According to ETSY there are 44 active Etsy shops in the area 
Galway:  15   Leitrim:  6   Mayo:  10  Roscommon:  3  Sligo:  10
Hello to all in Connaught.  Give us a wave in the comments below!!!!!!!

Items of interest for Connaught
Galway:  Check out the Galway market here >>> market
Galway:  A Festival of Art, Craft & Music coming up in Spidal >>>spidal
Leitrim:  The Essence of Craft in Carrick-on-Shannon >>>craft
Leitrim:  Ballinamore Knit and Crochet Club -  Tuesdays in the library at 11.00  Mayo:  Westport food and craft fair >>>  westport
Mayo:  A Case for Craft exhibition on Castlebar from March >>> castlebar
Mayo:  National Museum of Country Life in Castlebar >>> museum
Roscommon:  Guinness world knitting record attempt in Roscommon  >>>guinness
Sligo:  check out the Sligo craft trail>>> crafttrail
Sligo:  Food Festival in March  >>>festival

I am sure there are lots more happening in Connaught over the coming months.  If you have any items you would like included in this list please get in touch.  Check out the comments below for the new market coming soon to Carrick....... Sounds great......

Other news.
A reminder to those of you living in Belfast - the Home Souk is coming up on 5 March and the Fashion Souk on 13 March as part of Belfast Fashion week, 9-13 March.  More details here >>>souk

Items from the Blog
  • Monster St. Patrick's Day giveaway from the Crafty Ireland Team coming soon....keep an eye on the blog.  If you are an Irish Etsy member and would like to be involved  check this out >>>giveaway
  • Dublin Meet up next Saturday >>>Dublin meet

If I have forgotten anything just get in touch here>>> Mo or add it as a comment at the end of this bulletin


Cheers for now


  1. I think some of the Galway shops are American (as in based in Galway, NY, USA). I was very confused one day when I contacted all my local etsians only to find out that they actually live across the pond, LOL!

  2. Oops thanks for the head up. So confusing. Will have a look and update.

  3. Thanks Mo for the news and that very pretty pic!

    I love Connaught! It's been ages since I've been there though... :(

    There's also a Belfast in Maine, USA, which also confuses me greatly on Etsy, lol.

  4. Hey - a new and relatively quiet member here - Cari Design!!! I am currently working away on some designs for my baby knits range I only have one or two hats up on Etsy at the moment. But hoping over the next few weeks and months to get more bits up and take a more active and role with you all!!!! Nice to hear about the exhibition in castlebar - I am in Westport which seems to have a lot of crafty stuff and people around!

  5. Welcome on board Carrie K. If you come across any intersting bits of news in Westport be sure to let me know and I will put it on the blog.
    Happy crafting

  6. lots of fun! Ahh...I'd love to visit ireland :)

  7. Natalia - Sweet Olive Misprint1 March 2011 at 19:24

    Teapot Market in Carrick on Shannon:

    Hello all,

    There is a new craft, food and art market starting in Carrick on the 19th of March from 12:30 to 5:30. It's called the Teapot Market (from the same folks who brought you the Winter Market at the Dock.) It will be in the courtyard of Papillon on Bridge Street (a covered venue).
    We still have openings for stallholders.
    It is 10 euro for a 6 by 4 foot space and it's a bring your own table affair.
    We will be much more focused on art and crafts stalls rather than food.

    Get in touch if you's like to know more:
    sweetolivemisprint at