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Monday, May 31, 2010

CCoI BUILDING CRAFT ENTERPRISE - Making it in Business Programme 2010

Building on the Foundations of the 2008- 2009 Making it in Business Programme the CCoI has launched a new programme which will commence in September 2010.

If you have product close to market ready and wish to optimize opportunities in the mainstream or collector markets and believe that you have the potential to grow your business then download the application form here, complete and return by the 25th of June .

If you have further questions please contact Emer Ferran, Enterprise Development Programme Manager, Crafts Council of Ireland.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Call Out For Creative Island At Showcase 2011


New Applications:Creative Island will again take centre stage at Showcase 2011.

To apply please complete the application form (word document) and return electronically to Emma McGrath at

Closing date for applications is Monday the 21st of June.All Creative Island 2010 exhibitors will automatically be eligible for 2011 and will receive a booking form in the post by Tuesday the 1st of June 2010.

Contact:For any questions in relation to Creative Island please contact Emma McGrath 056 7761804

Friday, May 21, 2010

A message from the editor of


I am the editor of, the world’s leading ‘how to’ website. We’re about to get bigger and better… and I’d like you to be a part of it.

We are launching a powerful new self-publishing / blogging service that helps those in the know (i.e. you) connect with our knowledge-hungry audience.

We are looking for a select group of skilled and creative people to become Founding members of the Art & Craft Channel on the new service which launches at the end of May.

As a Founding Member you will be able to help shape how our service develops and establish yourself as the font of knowledge on everything from needlework and dressmaking to pottery and woodworking.

There are some great benefits to being a founder member:
Create text & video pages to promote your skills, knowledge & even your business. Even create a site if you’re feeling adventurous!
Be sure that your pages will get read. Our skilled search-engine-optimisation team will get maximum exposure in Google for your work;
Get back-links to your existing website or blog;
Connect with knowledge-hungry enthusiasts who share your interests;
Earn real rewards for sharing what you know: cash, kudos and more...
Become a pillar of a new online community of skilled craftsmen & eager hobbyists.

If you’re keen to find out more and be involved in this exciting project then please let me know. You can reply to this email (it’s come from a real person!) and I will send you more information and a start-up pack.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes,
Harriet Hungerford

Flower Festival at Town Park Tralee 19th & 20th June

Craft workers are invited to take part in the Flower Festival at Town Park Tralee 19th & 20th June, spaces are free of charge.

There will be a marque which will fit 6 stands but anyone else wishing to bring along a table and set up is more then welcome and the good thing is it is FREE.

The Flower Festival has always drawn a huge crowd to the town and as the weather this year has been so wonderful we’re sure the weekend with be a dry sunny day perfect for the outdoors. If you are interested please let me know as soon as possible as first come first severed with the undercover stands.

There will only be one of each craft allowed inside as to give a better chance to all for sales.

To book your place please contact Georgina Maher at spaces are allocated on a first come basis so if interested please book your space as soon as possible.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Vintage & Classic Motor Show and Craft Fair

At Demense Furniture Outlet, Cork Road, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois

Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th June 2010
Saturday set-up from 12 noon to 2 pm, trading until 6 pm.
Sunday trading from 12 noon to 6 pm.

Stalls are 30 Euro (Electricty at 5 Euro extra)

Email for application form.

The Abbeyleix Festival is on this weekend and there will be lots going on in the area.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Tipperary Traditional Food & Farming day 29 August

Craft workers and food producers from Co. Tipperary are invited to apply for a trading space.

Please contact Kathryn O'Brien at or 0863593064

You must supply your own table, chairs, covers etc. Cost per space is 30 Euro.

Craft Fair and Food day at the Junction Festival Clonmel.

Craft Fair and Food day taking place in Clonmel 3rd July 10am to 4 pm

30 Euro per stand, 50% deposit secures stand.

You must provide your own stand, tables, covers etc.

Contact Kathryn O’Brien on 086 3593064 or to book.

Monday, May 3, 2010

New Craft Shop opening in Cashel.

Winnie Looby, Artist and Designer is opening a new shop in Cashel, Co. Tipperary and is inviting craft workers to contact her regarding selling their work there.

Contact Winnie on 086 0829747

Great opportunity to display your products in South Tipp.

Bealtaine Festival 2010 Celebrating Creativity in Older Age1st – 31st May

Cahir, Clonmel, Cashel and Carrick libraries are offering craft workers the opportunity to display their products during the Bealtaine Festival.

Please contact Teresa on 087 268 2466

Cahir Library craft demonstrations.

Cahir library would like three craft workers to give a demonstration each on a Monday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoon (dates to be confirmed) during the Bealtaine Festival. This would be a good way to promote workshops you give and also to sell some of your products.