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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Lunchtime Gallery Talk ,12th fo August!

An opportunity not to be missed!!!
The Arts Service is organising a lunchtime gallery talk on Thurs 12th August at 1.15 - 1.50. This is an opportunity to come and see the exhibition at the County Museum and learn about the works from National collections from experienced mediators from the Irish Museum of Modern Art.
"Dust in the air suspended" is an exhibition of works from the collections of the Arts Council of Ireland and the Irish Museum of Modern Art, presented by South Tipperary County Council’s Arts Service at the South Tipperary County Museum. Artists in the exhibition include; Dorothy Cross, Gary Coyle, Antony Gormley, Ilya Kabakov, Alice Maher, Fergus Martin, Austin McQuinn, Isabel Nolan, Jesús Rafael Soto.
If you wish to attend just email me at For more information contact Sally O’Leary Arts Officer, South Tipperary County Council 052 6134565

Craft Workers Wanted!

The Craft Granary has received funding from the South Tipperary Development Board to Facilitate a series for craft workshops throughout South Tipperary this autumn and we are currently looking for craft workers to submit proposal for workshops they would be interested in teaching.We will be paying Tutors 45 euro per you would like a proposal form please contact Alan at

Traditional Food and Farming Day ,Clonmel 29th of August!

Traditional Food and Farming day will be held in Clonmel on the 29th of August. There will be a Traditional Craft Market Taking place on the day and Spaces at the market are available to Tipperary based Craft Workers at 30 euro per space and stall holders would have to bring their own table and chair.
Interested parties can contact Kathryn on 086 3593064 or e-mail

Friday, July 16, 2010

Autumn Craft Fair, Wexford! 16/10/2010

We are holding an Autumn Craft Fair for County Wexford at the beautiful ‘Sean Og’s’ Hotel, Kilmuckridge, Gorey, Wexford on the 16th October 2010. Starting at 10am and finishing at 5pm. We are aiming for prestigious crafters who can put themselves forward and promote local crafts and products/services.
We have spaces for 40 crafters and aim not to duplicate the products that each exhibitor sells, giving each crafter the opportunity to really promote their products. This will be heavily supported by the press, and an advertising and marketing campaign.
Exhibitor applications will be dealt with on a ‘first come first served’ basis. The cost is €30 per rectangular stall (8ft 2), €40 per circular display stall (6ft) and €20 if you wish to bring your own table (no bigger than 2ft), all of which is payable on booking. Should you be interested in taking a stall at the Wexford’s Autumn Craft Fair please complete the form attached. We will review each applicant and get back to you ASAP to confirm your booking, to which the fee must then be paid.
This is a great opportunity to show people what Wexford has to offer. If you require any additional information please feel free to contact me on the number below or reply to this email.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend and I look forward to hearing from you soon.
My Kindest Regards
Cathy Owens
086 828 0765

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Major Boost Given To Craft Industry in Tipperary

The Craft Granary, based in Cahir, has received a major boost for craft workers in the county from The South Tipperary Development Company. The Craft Granary applied for funding to run a series of craft workshops in Clonmel, Cahir, Cashel, Carrick On Suir, Fethard and Tipperary town. The workshops will be held in the autumn and will focus on teaching traditional and contemporary crafts.
“We are thrilled with this support for our local craft industry” said Helen Shanahan, Manager of The Craft Granary. “It's tough out there for people working in craft to make a living. This opportunity to get paid work in passing on their skills is a major coup for them”.
The Craft Granary are now looking for local crafts people both amateur and professional who would be interested in teaching their craft to others. Any craft will be considered. No teaching qualifications are required and the rate of pay will be €45 per hour. If you are interested in getting involved and want to find out more please contact Alan Norris on 052 7441473 or e-mail

Photo caption: The Craft Granary in Cahir
The Craft Granary was built in the nineteenth century and was fully restored in 2000. It showcases and sells crafts made locally. Crafts including pottery, textiles, woodturned pieces, glassware and jewellery are on sale. The work of several local photographers are featured. A Gallery on the first floor is free of entry charge. Currently running is an exhibition of Clonmel artists Nellie and Kathryn O'Brien and Vee Mason featuring oils, watercolours and mixed media. All are welcome to come in and browse - in person or online at

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Leader Food and Craft Village,2010 Ploughing Championship!

The Leader Food and Craft Village at this years Ploughing championships being held in Athy Co.Kildare will be a Combined Village featuring Food and Craft Stands. The Marquee will be considerably larger than previously and will still be located on a prime site at the Championships. All Food and Crafts must be of Irish orign or have significant value added locally.
Stands cost 1050euro of which 50% is part funded by leader. for more info and application forms contact Isobel Fletcher, LEADER Food and Craft Village Co-ordinator,01 4600091 ,087 9794369 E-MAIL:


Hi ,
My Name is Alan and as Teresa Mentioned in a previous post I am taking over from Teresa the Craft Granary so hope you can all bear with me as I find my feet.