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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

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