Craft Village

Don’t miss this year’s Craft Village which promises to be a treasure trove of quality, hand-made crafts and fine artwork. This year we have 28 talented craftspeople who will showcase their beautiful handcrafted pieces.

We have an interesting array of craft demonstrations in the Craft Village at this year’s show, including basket weaving, lavender wand making, leather stitching, knitting, crochet, wood-carving, watercolour painting and mandala-making.

Tinahely Show Craft Village Application form 2019 (PDF) Tinahely Show Craft Village Application form 2019 (DOC)

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 such as jewellery, pottery, hard-carved walking canes, woodturning, basket-weaving, picture frames, metalwork, crochet, knitwear, soft toys, fabric handbags and purses, decoupage household accessories, lavender products, leather bags, belts and wallets, chair covers, children’s books, Irish linen, candles, luxury soaps and skincare products, original art, greeting cards, handmade clothing and accessories, fairy houses 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.


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

Craft Village Participants 2018

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.

Wrapit – Kristina Riauke

Craft: Decoupaged items, personalized hand-stitched items, mixed media notebooks.

Lucy O’Gorman Ceramics

Craft: Unique ceramic pieces ranging from functional crockery and tableware to sculptural and commissioned pieces.

Bee Free Designs – Caoimhe Tuthill

Craft: Handmade designer childrens clothing and accessories. Felt shawls and accessories. Wet felted pictures.

Jackie Burke

Craft:  Grindlewood – Children’s fantasy adventure novels for 8-12 year olds.

Suzy’s Fairy Doors – Susan Ryan

Craft: Handmade fairy houses, doors, accessories such as clothes lines with hand stitched clothes, beds, rocking chairs, picnic benches, swings, ladders.

Fiona Markham – Textiles

Craft: Fabric handbags, zipped purses and pouches, clip purses and wallets, key rings, zipper pulls.

Mark and Rosie East

Craft: Knitted and crocheted soft toys, novelty teacosies.

Irish Linen Craft- Phil Walsh

Craft:  Irish linen crafts, wild herb balms and creams, handmade jewellery..

Timeless Designs- Brian Smyth

Craft: Handmade picture frames.

Adam’s Printing Press – Benji Bennett

Craft: Irish award winning and best selling children’s books. Book signing by Benji Bennett.

Adam’s Printing Press is a Dublin based publishing company specialising in Benji Bennett’s picture rhyming styled children’s books. Two of Benji’s books ‘Before You Sleep’ and ‘When You Were Born’ have won the Irish Children’s Book of the Year award in 2009 and 2013 respectively. There are eight books in the Adam’s Amazing Adventures series and since 2009 the books are consistently placed on the children’s bestseller list. The reading age is for newborns up to ten years old.

Shepi Originals – Judy Coulson

Craft: Designer handmade fleece clothing and accessories.  Kids fleece hoodies, babywear. Summer dresses, dungarees and beachwear.

Camphill Community Ballymoney- Renate Bradbury 

Craft: Variety of handcrafted items including shopping baskets, flower baskets, bread baskets, laundry baskets, waste paper baskets, dog baskets, cat igloos, log baskets, vegetable and fruit baskets. They will also be demonstrating their unique basket-weaving skills throughout the day.

Chair FX – Kym McGrath and Kerry-Anne O’Connor

Craft: Don’t replace your old chairs, ChairFX them. Beautifully crafted dining chair covers designed by sisters Kym McGrath and Kerry-Anne O’Connor. Affordable, machine washable and available in a variety of colours, patterns and sizes.

Wexford Lavender Farm – Moira Hart

Craft: Dried lavender bunches, sewn lavender bags, wooden hearts with lavender, hand cream, body lotion. Lavender wand making demonstration on show day.

Keith Lloyd Photography

Craft: Greeting cards and prints of flowers, landscapes, churches and wildlife, photographed and printed by Keith.

Wool Gallery Gorey- Linda Conway

Craft:  Hand-knitted and crocheted items.

Creen Creations- P.J. O’Loughlin

Craft: Handmade wooden home accessories,  coasters, candle holders, chopping boards,, clocks, wine bottle holders, platters, small pieces of furniture.

Green Angel Skincare

Craft:  Award winning range of luxury Irish skincare, all hand-made with seaweed and essential oils. Try out some skin care samples on show day.

Mill House Knitwear- Pauline Flynn

Craft:  Ladies cotton wraps and ponchos.

Un Nouveau Look- Claire Russell 

Craft:  Handmade, handpainted decoupage décor. Tile coasters, memo boards, signs, chalk boards, pots, tissue boxes, hand painted furniture items.

Sarah Corner Artist 

Craft: Oil and watercolour painting and limited edition prints, greeting cards. Watercolour painting demonstration on show day. 

The Craft Cabin- Elizabeth Whelan

Craft:  Baby cardigans, hats, scarves, wool and accessories.

Tayleur Leather- Karl Coleman

Craft:  Handmade, handstitched leather belts, wristbands, wallets, bags, leather pendants etc. Leather handstitching demonstration on show day.

Emma’s So Naturals

Craft:  All natural handmade eco-soy candles, melts, soap, candles accessories. Eco friendly household products. Natural Irish made health and beauty products

The Liffey Forge- James Ffrench

Craft: Recycled and upcycled horseshoes made into useful household and garden items.  Metal mixed with native Irish hardwoods.  Also mandala wire games (symbols of peace and harmony).  Mandala making demonstration on show day.

Foxwoodturning – John Fox

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

Wooly Apple Knits- Bernadette Ormsby

Craft: Unique handcrafted children’s knitwear and accessories.

Emma Kennedy

Craft:Hand painted pendants and alcohol ink pictures

Aisling Owens

Craft: Handmade jewellery from resin, wood and metals.

Best of Craft Village Exhibit Winners 2018

1st Prize Winner: Lucy o’Gorman

1st Prize was awarded to Lucy O’Gorman (centre), pictured with judges Frances Hackett and Mary Fleming.
1st Prize was awarded to Lucy O’Gorman (centre), pictured with judges Frances Hackett and Mary Fleming.

2nd Prize winner: Dave Walsh

1st Prize was awarded to Lucy O’Gorman (centre), pictured with judges Frances Hackett and Mary Fleming.
2nd Prize: Dave Walsh, Walking Sticks

3rd Prize winner: Camphill Community

3rd Prize: Camphill Community, Basket Weaving
3rd Prize: Camphill Community, Basket Weaving

Very Highly Commended: Keith Lloyd Photography

Very Highly Commended: Keith Lloyd Photography
Very Highly Commended: Keith Lloyd Photography

Highly Commended: Karl Coleman
Keith Lloyd

Very Highly Commended: Karl Coleman, Tayleur Leather
Very Highly Commended: Karl Coleman, Tayleur Leather

Congratulations to all the winners.