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Meet the Maker Sat August 29th 2-4pm

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National Heritage Week: Meet the Maker – Basketmaking. Leitrim based Craft Maker Lukasz Jurgowiak will be demonstrating his skills as a basket maker outside on the Dock plaza Sat 29th Aug. Members of the public can drop by and join Lukasz in weaving small rattles made of willow. http://www.heritageweek.ie/...
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The Essence of Design Conference Sat 28th Feb

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This is an exciting and relevant conference specifically tailored for designers, makers and artists.Presented by The Leitrim Design House in association with Harnessing Creativity, speakers include Heidi Higgins, Rebecca Marsden. Úna Burke, Bláithín Ennis,Fiona Mulholland from Mulholland Jewellery,and Naomi Draper Artist. The conference is chaired by Eddie Shanahan and topics will include. What is the essence of good design and...
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Entwined Memories January 9th to February 5th

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This Friday January 9th the  popular Art Wall at The Leitrim Design House brings you a very interesting series of work from well-known Roscommon based artist Frances Crowe entitled ‘Entwined Memories’. Frances is a fibre artist and describes this exhibition as follows, “This body of work explores stories told in Families...
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Essence of Craft Launch 6.30pm Tuesday Sept 29th

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It’s been a busy summer with weekly craft classes taking place every Wednesday as part of our Essence of Craft Programme supported by IPB Insurance through the IPB Youth & Community Fund. This programme encouraged participants to explore their creativity through learning new creative skills. No prior experience was necessary...
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Leitrim Makers Summertime Exhibition

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Welcome to our Summer Exhibition showcasing innovative work by 14 Design House members.This exhibition was developed as a result of a Business Development Programme facilitated by retail & marketing consultant Eddie Shanahan and is a reflection of the creative talents based here in County Leitrim. The show will run until Saturday...
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Irish Craft Studio Experience

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Take the scenic route and discover some of Ireland’s best craft experiences this summer. The Crafts Council of Ireland and Fáilte Ireland have joined forces to help holidaymakers find the best studio experiences in Ireland. The selected sites are either craft studios open to visitors on a full-time basis or...
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A very personal welcome

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From my very first visit, the Leitrim Design House changed, for the better, the way I think about Irish design, the real quality of true Irish craftsmanship and about Leitrim itself. Here, I have had the pleasure to discover weavers who present modern textures in incredibly......
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