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Arts & Craft Fair at The Farm Shop

In Art & Craft Fair on September 11, 2012 at 08:46

Tinahely Arts Group are delighted to be hosting yet another great Arts & Craft Fair at the Tinahely Farm Shop on Sunday September 23rd. Join us!

Textiles, candles, soaps, crochet, woodturning, baked goods, preserves, felted bags – all these and more will be available at the upcoming TAG Craft Market in Tinahely, Co. Wicklow on Sunday, 23rd September. But what will make this market special is the fact that the artists, craftspeople, painters, crocheters, woodworkers and artisans will be demonstrating their skills and allowing visitors a unique insight into the traditional and contemporary production of high quality art and craft items.

Taking place in the quaint setting of the Barn at the Tinahely Farm Shop (recently voted one of Ireland’s 50 Best Shops by Irish Times readers), surrounded by bales of hay and with the sound of animals at the far end of the barn, this will be a great family day out. Only an hour from Dublin, Tinahely is nestled in the Wicklow hills and provides a wonderful gateway to some of the finest walks in Leinster.

The Market will be open from 11am until 5pm, and the Tinahely Farm Shop will also be open for business on that day.

Culture Night Celebrations

In Culture Night, Sheep Flock, Tinahely Arts Group on September 11, 2012 at 08:34

Culture Night is not restricted to urban centres – a unique, and highly interactive, Culture Night experience will be on offer in the picturesque town of Tinahely in South Wicklow this September 21st. Spearheaded by the local arts group, TAG, this small town will host a shop-window art exhibition featuring work in sculpture, textiles, light, paint and a plethora of other media. Temporary two- and three-dimensional artwork, as well as performance and projected images, will explore through both English and Irish text the contemporary and historical story of this distinctive village. An interactive demonstration of thrown pottery will take place, featuring Christien Van Bussel, a Dutch ceramicist and woodturner now resident in the area. For children,
there will be a giant, 3-D interactive game of “Hangman”. The beloved Tinahely Sheep Flock – a site-specific installation which has been an annual fixture since 2010 and showcases the diverse talents of the TAG members – will return to the market square on Culture Night too, and this year the public will have a chance to
participate by creating their own sheep on blackboards, assisted by members of the group.

The Culture Night festivities will spill over into the weekend, as TAG present an arts and crafts fair on Sunday 23rd September from 11am at the Tinahely Farm Shop (recently voted one of the Irish Times 50 Best Shops in Ireland). The wonderful Courthouse Arts Centre will also be open on Culture Night (www.tinahely-courthouse.ie). So, just over an hour’s drive from Dublin, Tinahely is undoubtedly the place to be this Culture Night. Events will all take place in and around Dwyer Square in the centre of the village, starting at 5pm, and are free of charge.

Details on how to get there, where to stay, and what else to do during your visit (not forgetting this is one of the best walking hubs in Leinster) can all be found at www.tinahely.ie.

Culture Night is a Temple Bar Cultural Trust initiative in partnership
with the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and
Wicklow Local Authorities. www.culturenight.ie