It's been a while since the last post, but we've a good reason: we've been super busy not only with the new Celtic crosses and new mandalas, but also getting ready for the upcoming crafts fair taking place this Saturday in Lisheen, which is in beautiful Strandhill, in the north Sligo area.
A little bit about this crafts fair, and that's to start off by saying that it's well steeped in tradition. Now in its fifteenth year, this fair is one of the longest established in Ireland's northwest. The fair has evolved continually over the years, whilst always retaining the traditional craft elements for which it receives huge support from locals and visitors to the area.
This year promises all the usual interesting and eclectic mix of both traditional crafts as well as new craftspeople... CelticMoonCraft being one of the newbies, for which we are very excited and delighted to be a part of. Along with our Celtic mandalas, kitchen plaques and county/town name plaques, there'll be a huge selection of limited edition, ready-to-frame prints.
Among the craftspeople and artists, there'll be a local potter, a fabric printing workshop, traditional handmade butter churning, wood turning, basketmaking, some visiting crafters from the Beltra farmers' market, delicious handmade home-baked goodies from our blogger friend and baker extraordinaire Bridget from Carrick-on-Shannon, as well as herbal teas and jams from the Irish Tea Company.
For more information, or for directions on how to get to the Lisheen Craft Fair, here's the link.
Another announcement today is that Viva Health Foods, a local health food shop in south Sligo (Tubbercurry) now has several of our personalised hand-painted kitchen plaques, mandalas and county/town name plaques for sale. Two of the Tubbercurry name plaques and one of the mandalas are now part of their current window display. If you're in the Tubbercurry area, or passing through, have a look inside the shop - not only for the plaques and mandalas, but for the brilliant range of health foods they have on offer and the lovely people who work there.
Here's a photo taken of Viva's shop front window:
If you're in the Sligo/Leitrim/Donegal area, or more specifically in and around the Strandhill and Knocknarea area this weekend, the Lisheen crafts fair promises to be a brilliant and enjoyable day out for the entire family - with lots to do and refreshments/munchies, too. And even the weather forecast is looking quite pleasant.
We hope to see you there!
We hope to see you there!