Public Liability Insurance - Pike Insurance - Art and Craft

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Children’s Halloween Workshop - Co. Wicklow Tuesday 27th October 2015

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Felt Workshop - Tuesday 6th October 2015 - Wicklow

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Craft Festival’s “Crafter of the Year Award 2015” - deadline Sunday 1st November 2015

Craft Festival’s “Crafter of the Year Award 2015

Do you want to be named “Craft Festival’s, Crafter of the year 2015″??

Craft Festival has proved very successful over the last 4 years and we have a huge database of craft people who both display with us and visit our events, so we have decided to give back…..
This year for the first time ever we will be announcing :  Craft Festivals -  Crafter of the year!

If you would like to be considered for this award or would like to nominate someone’s work for this award, all you have to do is send in a good quality image or images (max3) to
We will be compiling a list of nominees and putting it to a vote.
Closing date is Sunday 1st November

Cost of entry is FREE and the rewards are plenty.

We have amazing sponsors of this award and we have a €25 Euro voucher for K&M Evans and also €50 Euro framing voucher from Derek Lyons art and Framing. Also a 25 Euro voucher for “LOVE TO KNIT” in Bray and another whopping 50 Euro voucher from  READS for printing or supplies. ALSO …The craft work displayed at the Craft FestivalSunday 15th November 2015, your work displayed on our homepage for 6 months advertising your craft business and a promotional advert on .
And lets not forget the title of “Craft Festivals -  Crafter of the year 2015”

Craft Festival has been running twice a year for four years and hosts a very wide range of craft designers in the fantastic setting of the Royal Marine Hotel, DunLaoghaire, Co Dublin.
We have on average 65 stands at each fair in May and November, and workshops throughout the day for people to take part in.

To send in your image(s) of your craft piece for the competition, you can email   

For information on the Craft Festival you can email


  • The winner will be announced by the Craft Festival Team as per voted by the public.
  • The decision is final and prizes are awarded directly to the winner.
  • Closing date is Sunday 1st November and Voting will end on the 7th of November 2015.
  • Voting will take place via our Facebook page once your image is placed in our nominees’ folder.
  • We will be asking people to place their vote in the form of a like on their selected picture, legitimate votes only.
  • All Craft Items MUST be HANDMADE by the crafter nominated.

Good Luck to all……….


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‘Tax & VAT for Start-up Businesses’ course on offer from the Local Enterprise Office Wicklow - October 2015

With the pay and file deadline of 31st October looming. Are you ready?


If tax issues are decidedly out of your comfort zone, (as is the case with a lot of small business owners) then the ‘Tax & VAT for Start-up Businesses’ course on offer from the Local Enterprise Office Wicklow may be just what you need to help you feel more prepared for the inevitable.  

This course will help you understand your responsibilities to the Revenue Commissioners as a self-employed /Ltd co. Director or partner. Participants will find out how to make a VAT return and how to complete self-assessment as a self employed person. The course also covers the Revenue Online System (ROS) through which businesses interact with Revenue Commissioners. 

The trainer will demystify the whole area of Tax and VAT responsibilities and is happy to answer your tax questions in time for the Pay & File deadline. Since 2014 all businesses, no matter how small, must interact with the Revenue Commissioners electronically, via ROS, the Revenue Online System. Need a little help to get started? Book now! 

Course Title: Tax & VAT for Start-up Businesses


To book go to: Tax & VAT for Start-up Businesses


Or book your place over the phone by calling 0404 30800.

Kind regards,

The Team

Local Enterprise Office

Wicklow County Campus

Clermont House,


Co. Wicklow


Ph:  0404 30800




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Ashbourne Craft and Trade Fair - Sunday 8th Novemebr 2015 - spaces available

The Ashbourne Craft and Trade Fair”
on Sunday 8th November 11am-5pm,
in the indoor arena of Donaghmore Ashbourne GAA club.

Tables prices

Ample car parking, snacks/tea/coffee available in the arena
and lunches served in the bar.

Free admission for customers.


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Christmas Card Making Workshop - Wicklow - Sunday 4th October 2015

Christmas Card Making Workshop
Card Art Kilcoole   

Sunday the 4th of October
At the Wilton Hotel, Bray, Co Wicklow.
Time 10.00 to 5.30
45.00 including lunch.

We will make 4 really beautiful Christmas cards
and a beautiful keepsake Christmas ornament.
and stop halfway for a lovely lunch .
Tea/coffee will be available with homemade goodies during the day.

Everyone welcome
this work shop will suit all levels of card makers,

as we will work in a step by step method.
please phone me on 012010117 me to book in..
many thanks
Yvonne Tune

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GETNS, Craft fair Greystones, Co Wicklow- Sunday 15th November 2015 - spaces available

The 4th GETNS Craft Fair will take place on:

Sunday 15th November, 2015 from 11.00am to 5.00pm.

We are now taking applications for stall bookings from local crafters,
artisans and artists who would like to sell their high quality handmade
products in Greystones Educate Together NS school building in Blacklion,

**To apply, please send your name, email address, product description,
price range and three photos of your products to
Applications need to reach us by midnight Friday 2nd of October.

Stall price is €30.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Crafted 2015 - Winter Fair - Saturday 14th, Sunday 15th November 2015

Crafted 2015

The Craft & Design Collective’s Winter Craft Fair

Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 November 2015

Castle Ward, Strangford, County Down

APPLICATION DEADLINE Friday 25 September 2015 by post and not a day later…

The Craft & Design Collective, CDC, invites you to apply for a stand at Crafted 2015.

Crafted takes place at Castle Ward, Strangford, County Down.  The magnificent 18th Century House and the Theatre in the Stableyard provide a fabulous back-drop for the Craft Fair.

Now in it’s 6th Year the Craft Fair provides a good RETAIL OPPORTUNITY, a good opportunity for you to PROMOTE YOUR WORK with Christmas on the horizon, and an ENJOYABLE WEEK-END for the public and exhibitors alike.

CDC is well known for the high standard of Craft, Applied Art and Design that is exhibited at its Craft Fairs.  All Applications are subject to a Selection Process and stands are allocated accordingly.  A copy of the APPLICATION APPRAISAL FORM is attached.  This shows how your Application will be appraised.  You should not assume that the Selection Panel know who you are or what you make.

Selection will be made on the APPLICATION FORM and SUPPORTING MATERIALS alone.

If you would like to apply for a stand please fill in the attached APPLICATION FORM and return it by post with the SUPPORTING MATERIALS to the address below as soon as possible, or by Friday 25 SEPTEMBER 2015, at the latest.

You will find MORE INFORMATION on the attached INFORMATION sheet.  If you have any queries, or need more information, please do not hesitate to contact me – by email is best…

Jan Irwin (Co-ordinator)


To increase your chance of being selected your APPLICATION should include ALL of the following SUPPORTING MATERIALS:

·     Payment for participation

·     Proof of insurance (Public Liability is a requirement of participation)

·     Up to 6 images on CD (images must be at least 1MB and 300dpi)

·     A current CV listing the highlights of your career in Craft, Applied Art and Design to date

·     A brochure about you and what you make and/or do

Jan Irwin

Craft & Design Collective
9b The Fountain Centre
College Street

T 028 9032 9342
M 0779 327 9161

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Crochet Classes with Valerie Larkin - Kilshanny, Co Clare












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