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Louth Craftmark Winter Fair is back this month

Tia Clarke

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Tia Clarke

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tia.clarke@dundalkdemocrat.ie

Louth Craftmark Winter Fair is back this month

For many years Louth Craftmark members packed up all their work for the Craft Fair in the RDS. Only to find many local people travelling to Dublin to buy from them - They decided to host a fair of their own. Over the last two years, the Winter Fair has drawn large crowds with visitors travelling from all over the North East to visit the beautiful Bellurgan Park venue. The historic country house is nestled in 200 acres of deciduous forest yet ideally positioned halfway between Dublin and Belfast just off the motorway.

Our exhibitors are also travelling from outside of Louth now too. New exhibitors this year include Dublin based ceramic artist Michele Hannan, internationally renown hand weaver Liz Christy and the 100% natural skincare makers The Handmade Soap Company.  

“We feel the house matches the beautiful high-quality art, craft and designer gifts available." said Sarah McKenna Louth Craftmark Winter Fair organiser and exhibitor "We chose Bellurgan Park as the venue for our Winter Fair as the ambience of this now popular wedding venue gives a grand but homely atmosphere to the event.” Sarah will be showing a brand new collection of vases at this years fair alongside her award-winning Home Comforts range.

Returning exhibitors will include Dundalk-based Cathy Prendergast, internationally renowned as a leading designer and maker of elegant, high-quality leather bags and Carlingford-based Garrett Mallon, an award-winning maker of contemporary handmade jewellery.

Louth Craftmark is a collective of over 50 North East-based talented artists, craftspeople and designers. The Winter Fair is their flagship event; they also run networking events, exhibitions and group photography.

The Winter Fair takes place from 1.00 pm to 8.00 pm on Friday, and from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm on Saturday and Sunday


Download your complimentary Louth Craftmark Winter Fair 2019 ticket now www.louthcraftmark.com