Craft Village

We are so thrilled to be back! This year’s Craft Village promises to be a treasure trove of quality, hand-made crafts and fine artwork, we have over 30 talented craftspeople showcasing their beautiful handcrafted pieces.

We have some wonderful demonstrations in the Craft Village at this year’s show, wood-carving by Dave Walsh; macrame, knitting, and crochet at the Tinahely Craft Market Stall and a paracord survival bracelet demonstration by Little Fox Creations. We will have book signings by children’s authors Benji Bennett and Jackie Burke

The Craft Village marquee proudly promotes original, handcrafted, and Irish made products.  All the exhibits in the Craft Village feature beautifully designed and superbly crafted pieces. There will be an incredible array of products for sale such as jewellery, ceramics, hard-carved walking canes, hand turned wooden lamps, candle holders and bowls, crochet, knitwear, blankets, tapestry, macrame, soft toys, baby accessories, fabric and faux leather handbags and purses, household decorations, flowerpots, handmade cushions, leather belts, wallets and wristbands, children’s books, luxury soaps and skincare products, herbal eye pillows, original art, greeting cards, handmade clothing and accessories, vintage teacup candles and cake stands, hand painted glassware,leather bags, handles for tractor, upcycled furniture and more.

This year, we are delighted to welcome many new exhibitors as well as our regulars. Thanks to all the exhibitors at this year’s Craft Village and we wish them an enjoyable and successful day at the Tinahely Show.

Judges will choose the ‘Best of Craft Village’ exhibits and awards will be presented to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners.

For more information contact: Anne Mulhall (087) 826 7128.

Craft Village Participants 2022

Dave Walsh – Handcrafted Walking Sticks

Craft : Hand Crafted Walking sticks in wood and horn, carved animal head walking canes. Stickmaking and carving demonstration on show day.

Lucy O’Gorman Ceramics

Craft :: Ceramic functional and artistic pieces hand-made and fired in the Boyne Valley.

Foxwoodturning – John Fox

Craft : Hand turned lamps, bowls and candleholders all made from exclusively Irish timber

Mark and Rosie East

Craft : Knitted toys and teacosies, polymer clay figurines.

Fiona Markham – Textiles

Craft : Fabric and faux leather handbags, totes, wallets, zipped pouches, clip purses, washbags, jewellery pouches, key fobs, zipper pulls, essential oil bags, stitch markers, sunglasses cases.

Jackie Burke Craft : Grindlewood – 7 Children’s fantasy adventure novels for 8-12 year olds.
Phil Walsh

Craft : Phil is a herbalist who makes all her own products which are completely natural, balms, herbal eye pillows and soaps.

Adam’s Cloud – Benji Bennett

Craft : Irish award winning and best selling children’s books. Book signing by Benji Bennett. Benji will also host a reading of one of his books on the entertainment stage in the afternoon.

Designs by Freya – Aoife Greene

Craft : Vintage teacups as candles, soy wax melts, semi-precious stone jewellery and accessories, greeting cards, bookmarks, children’s moulded crayons, resin products, etc.

Clough Craft : Group- Florrie Dixon

Craft : Hand knitting, crochet, greeting cards, jewellery, pictures, tapestry.

Tealightful – Edel McCoy

Craft :: Unique jewellery, decorative teacup candles and tiered cake stands made using vintage antique fine bone china cups and plates. Edel’s crafts are highly decorative and most of them are one-off creations. The candles are hand poured using 100% natural soy wax and contain no paraffin. The jewellery is made from unique pieces of china that have been cut, sanded and set by hand. The cake stands range in size from one to three tiers.

Wool Gallery Gorey- Linda Conway

Craft :: Knitted baby items, tea cosies, hats, scarves, aran jumpers, crochet blankets.

Wrapit – Kristina Riauke

Craft : Farmhouse style crafts: tea towels, aprons, farmhouse signs, wooden crates, flowerpots, baby apparel, handmade cushions, baby room

Shepi Originals – Judy Coulson www.shepi.ieCraft : Fleece clothing, children’s fleece hoodies, tops, blankets, hats and scarves. Ladies fleece tops, jackets and hats.
Tayleur Leather- Karl Coleman www.tayleurleather.ieCraft : Handmade leather belts, wristbands, wallets, pendants and earrings.
Foxwoodturning – John Fox www.foxwoodturning.comCraft : Hand turned lamps, bowls and candleholders all made from exclusively Irish timber.
Lydia Walsh Craft : Hand-crafted gemstone silver jewellery, one off pieces of high quality, earrings, necklaces, bracelets using semi-precious stones e.g. topaz, amethyst, jade and aquamarine to name but a few! Commissions welcome.
Mary Grace & Audri Smith Craft : Decorative glasses, hand made wedding plaques, and children’s book ‘Piggy’s First Adventures’. Upcycled furniture and exclusive hand made cards.
Angelina Arcari Craft : Leather bags, wallets, purses, book covers, card wallets, equestrian goods repaired, handles for tractor cabs.
Tinahely Craft Market Craft : Jewellery, upcycling & recycling of textiles, knitting, ceramics, candles, soaps, art (paintings and photographs). Demonstrations on show day:- knitting, crochet and macrame.
Little Fox Creations Craft : Handmade jewellery and gifts for kids and teens. Little Fox Creations is a group of friends aged between 11-17 years who create survival bracelets, beaded bracelets, magic potion necklaces and craft items such as Jacob’s Ladders, all priced very reasonably with pocket money in mind. Paracord survival bracelet demonstration on show day.
Kaleidoscope Jewellery – Rosella Doherty : Handmade jewellery and accessories using Swarovski Elements, Sterling Silver, Pearls and glass beads.
Ashgate Crafts- Rachael Byrne Craft : A selection of handmade sewn items including: baby bibs, sensory blanket tags, nappy and wipe wallets, new baby gift sets, reusable wipes and unsponges.
Amanda Cheetham Craft : HHand knitted traditional arans in a range of styles and sizes. A selection of hand knitted fully lined bags. A delightful range of wild and farm animals, plus much more.

Best of Craft Village Exhibit Winners 2022

1st Prize Winner: Lucy O’Gorman Ceramics.

2nd Prize winner: Tinahely Craft Market

3rd Prize winner: Soft Paws Cosmetics

Very Highly Commended:

Rachael Byrne, Ashgate Crafts

Edel McCoy, Tealightful

Little Fox Creations

Congratulations to all the winners.