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Crafting a livelihood — Buying Irish maintains a tradition of design

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For over 51 years, the Kilkenny Group has been synonymous with supporting Irish craft and design. As we lead in to our third annual Kilkenny Irish Craft & Design Week (running until Sunday next, this year sponsored by AXA) I have been reflecting on the reasons we decided to start this campaign back in 2012 and on how it has grown year on year.

Mayo craft enterprises secure funding

The Western Development Commission (WDC) is delighted to be partnering with the Crafts Council of Ireland (CCoI) this year to co-fund CCoI’s International Fair Fund. The fund was initially established by CCoI in 2011 and this is the first time that there has been a collaboration with a partner agency, facilitating greater access to export markets for craft businesses.

Made in the west - craft in the digital age

Mayo County Council, the Department of Community and Integrated Development and WESTBIC, the Irish partners in the CISNET project are offering an unmissable opportunity for interested craft businesses and artists to attend a free event which is designed to give practical information and inputs for the craft sector locally and regionally. These include marketing, exploring new markets and e-commerce along with information and networking opportunities. This event will take place in Ballina Arts Centre on Tuesday, June 12.

Craft Master series

RTÉ’s Craft Master is looking for up-and-coming apprentices to take part in its second series.

Midlands crafts company awarded for excellence

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Ethel Kelly of the Claypipe Visitor Centre in Knockcroghery, Co Roscommon was recently presented with a prestigious award for her excellence in customer service by NACTA (the North American Celtic Trade Association).

Irish craft sector enjoys significant boost

Ireland’s Year of Craft 2011 initiative has given a welcome boost to Ireland’s craft industry, and will help to sustain thousands of jobs in the sector into the future, according to the Crafts Council of Ireland.

Thousands of jobs sustained by Ireland’s Year of Craft

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Ireland’s Year of Craft 2011 initiative has given a welcome boost to Ireland’s craft industry, and will help to sustain thousands of jobs in the sector into the future, according to the Crafts Council of Ireland.

Huge economic boost for city as record numbers feast in Kilkenny

More than 20,000 people are estimated to have attended the fifth annual Savour Kilkenny Food Festival over the bank holiday weekend providing a welcome boost to the local economy and strengthening Kilkenny’s reputation as one of Ireland’s premier food destinations.

Savour Festival kicks off

The biggest food festival of the year is kicking off in Kilkenny this evening as celebrity chefs rock into town in their droves to show off their skills and prowess.

Kilkenny craftmakers celebrated in September

Three Kilkenny craft makers are among those hand-picked by the Crafts Council of Ireland, to feature in its recently launched “Celebrating Ireland’s Designer Makers” campaign for the month of September.

 

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