Cork City Crafts and Design Fair this week

24 November 2015
By Elaine Murphy

Stars of Irish Crafts and Design from a host of diverse careers will be showcased at the biggest crafts fair outside Dublin, which will be held in Cork this week (26th-29th November).

Over €150,000 per day will be spent at the City Hall Crafts and Design Fair which will feature over 60 of the best contemporary crafts and artisan food producers from all over Ireland.


The fair traditionally heralds the starts of the Christmas season in Cork and shoppers can be guaranteed a haven of quality wares both for gifts and the home this festival season.

“The City Hall Crafts and Design Fair gives a vital economic stimulus to the crafts and design industry in the Munster region with an estimated spend in excess of €150,000 per day,” said Festival organiser Patrick O’Sullivan.

“Shoppers will find a wide range of crafts, artisan-made goods, food and drink, designer handcrafted outfits and accessories at the Fair.

“This year we have a lot of new content with many first-time exhibitors showcasing the best of new crafts and food from around the country.

“There are lots to look out for, including Tipperary’s Anne O’Leary who has returned from Canada with her high-end silks, award-winning stained glass producer Bianca Divito from Wexford and Cork’s Diarmuid Nielan from Ekotree Knitwear.”

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