MONDAY 21ST JANUARY

HERITAGE AND COMMUNITY

SCURLOGSTOWN/REPORT VALERIE WATERS
We travel to Scurlogstown, near Trim in Co. Meath where the community are very proud of their heritage.  Reporter Valerie Waters went to meet some of the hard working people there who host a festival every year to celebrate the old ways of bygone days. 

Website:  www.trimhaymakingfestival.com


LIMERICK VILLAGE/REPORT MARIAN MALONE
We visit the vibrant community of Newtown, Clarina, in County Limerick, which has come together to restore and revitalise a local crossroads, as a way of bringing the rich history and heritage of the area back to life.

AOIFE MUNN TIDY TOWNS/REPORT NIALL MARTIN
Winter is a great time to plan next season's tidy towns campaign.  What can your group do to gain valuable extra points when the judges arrive in your town or village? Niall Martin has been getting some tips.

Website:  www.biodiversityireland.ie 


WEDNESDAY 23RD JANUARY

SHOWCASE IRELAND 2019

We visit the Showcase trade exhibition at the RDS and talk to some of the craft exhibitors to see what the show means to their business.  We also chat to buyers both local and international who buy the best of Irish craft at the exhibition.   Mary Kennedy visits Jerpoint Glass in Co. Kilkenny to try her hand at Glass making and she also attends the Brown Thomas design exhibition to meet the top Irish fashion designers. 

Website:  www.showcaseireland.com


FRIDAY 25TH JANUARY

DUBLIN CRAFT COLLECTIVE/REPORT VALERIE WATERS

We meet a young woman who has experienced tragedy and loss in life but now  has moved on to a new happy chapter in her story. Valerie Waters visited the home and workplace of the artist who has settled in Dublin and who has set up a business which has led to a new network of very talented friends. 

Website:  www.thecollectivedublin.ie

NAAS WOOD CRAFT/REPORT MARY FANNING

The Fays from the Carpentry Store in Naas, County Kildare are now in their seventh generation following a tradition in wood that has seen them adapt and overcome the recession.  They've turned their business into a combination of supplying the largest selection of tools and equipment in country but also offering courses in wood turning,  crafting everything from banjos to rocking horses, that has attracted a pupil base from all over Ireland.  Mary Fanning paid them a visit.

Website:  www.thecarpentrystore.com

TWEED PROJECT/REPORT MARIA MULLARKEY

We travel to Co. Galway to meet the two ladies who are behind the Tweed Project.  Maria Mullarkey visited them recently at their studio to find out how their 'Passion Project' has turned into a serious business.

Contact:  Aoibheann MacNamara, The Tweed Project

Telephone:  (087) 2368648

Website:  www.thetweedproject.com 

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