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Christmas Celebration of Local Craft launched Christmas Celebration of Local Craft launched


Christmas Celebration of Local Craft launched



The Limerick Craft Hub visit from Minister for Finance Michael Noonan pictured here with Diana and Delia Riytova looking forward to the festive season. Picture Credit: Keith Wiseman

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan was joined by Clare Jordan and Sinead Moore of the Limerick Craft Hub to officially launch the Christmas Celebration of Local Craft at the Limerick Craft Hub this morning. If just one in five people use their Christmas gift budget to shop locally this year, it will generate an extra €3,000,000 for the local economy.

As Limerick prepares for the next round of the European Capital of Culture 2020, the Limerick Craft Hub displays just some of the creative designs coming out of Limerick, accommodating sixty artists, jewelers, designers and craft makers in a Limerick city centre location which was once the St. Michaels Dance Hall. With hundreds of craft pieces on display Minister Noonan joined in on the celebrations to officially get the festive season underway in Limerick. Limerick Craft Hub is making it easier than ever for shoppers this Christmas to shop local and support Limerick design with extended opening hours in the run up to the big day.

Commenting on the launch Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said “I am delighted to support the  Limerick Craft Hub, which offers such a diverse range of locally handmade gift ideas in the city and I encourage the people of Limerick to come in and support local business.”




The products on offer range from textiles, fashion, and accessories, to ceramics, iron work, prints, woodwork and skincare. Limerick Craft Hub also offers workshops in jewellery making, ceramics, felting and other crafts on a regular basis. A gift of a new skill would make for an excellent gift to a creative friend or family member.

The free weekly Community Craft Corner encourages local craft engagement, with items made going to local charities. Come in from11am to 1pm to knit for charity in a friendly and welcoming group every Monday and Friday. Community Sewing Corner is now on Thursdays 11am-1pm.

The shop staff in the Hub are friendly and extremely helpful. They will help you select a hand crafted gift for your loved ones.‘Handmade is heartfelt’ says Fergus Grant Stevenson the Hub’s in house silver smith.

For more details on the Christmas launch, contact Clare Jordan, Manager, Limerick Craft Hub   Tel: 061 315 668 Email: [email protected]

Or visit the website here

Check out the Limerick Craft Hub Facebook page here

Take a look at the Limerick Craft Hub Twitter account here

Read more about Christmas in Limerick here

Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.