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It's take two for food & craft fair

TOURNAFULLA REPEAT OF SUCCESSFUL EVENT

Published 21/11/2012 | 16:56

FOLLOWING on from the massive success of the inaugural Tournafulla Food and Craft Fair last August, organisers are repeating the event at the end of the month, this time with a Christmas twist.

The Tournafulla Christmas Market will again focus on sustainable living, whereby local producers are being encouraged to showcase their gifts, foodstuffs, crafts and beverages under one roof. The event takes place at Halla Tadhg Gaelach this Sunday, November 25 from 1pm to 6pm, with organisers promising everything you need for the Christmas season .

Those popping along on the day can relax in the hospitality suite and enjoy some hot chocolate, mulled wine and roasted chestnuts, before browsing the dozens of stalls that will be overflowing with homemade Christmas cakes, sweets, jams, toys, cards, wall hangings, floristry, gifts and hampers, Christmas trees, ceramics and artwork, farm produce, speciality baking, and of course some seasonal mince pies.

Tralee-based artist Priscilla Sweeney will also hold an exhibition of her works, which includes intricate textiling, quilting and wall hanging, oil and acrylic paintings and weaving. Priscilla's work has been exhibited in Europe and a specially commissioned piece has also been displayed in the Botanical Gardens.

Organisers have also set aside a supervised children's entertainment area on the day, allowing parents to enjoy their shopping experience, while Santa will also be making an appearance at 3.30pm. There will be a photographer available on the day to take pictures of Santa and visits, including a gift and photograph, will cost just €10.

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