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Tuesday 16 September 2014

Local crafts showcased in trail guide

Maria Pepper

Published 15/04/2014 | 05:38

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A Wexford Craft Trail guide showcasing the work of craft workers throughout the county, has just been launched..

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The free directory contains maps and directions to galleries, craft workshops and exhibition spaces.

It was officially unveiled in the Greenacres Gallery in Wexford by Susan Brindley of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland who praised the wealth of creative talent in Wexford.

The Craft Trail features the Blue Egg Gallery;,Martin Doyle Goldsmith, Sculptor Gilly Thomas, Creations by Annette Whelan, Textile artist Phil Steweart, Robert O' Connor Woodturning Studio, Blacksmith and designer Dainius Varnelis, Potter Paul Maloney, The Ros Tapestry, Ceadogan Rugs, Tir na nOg Creations, Weaver Terry Dunne, Grainne Kenny Design, Potter Patricia Howard, Woodturner Maurice Duggan, Ballyelland Pottery, Milliner Patsy Flood O' Connor, the Forge Craftshop and Milliner Amanda Byrne. Visitors will have an opportunity to meet the makers and view craft demonstrations in many of the workshops.

Ms. Brindley commended Wexford Craft Network for creating the trail which adds to the existing Garden Heritage, Walking and Food trails.

Speaking at the launch, Wexford County Council chairman Ted Howlin said continuing efforts are underway by Visit Wexford Tourism to make the county a great destination. Wexford Local Development chairman Pat Rath said there is a wonderful diversity of trails now on offer for all interests.

For more information on the Wexford Craft Trail see www.visitwexford.ie or facebook.com WexfordCraftTrailNetwork

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