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"The Dublin Docklands Christmas Festival, St.George’s Dock, IFSC 12th – 23rd December 2013



The 9th year of the Dublin Docklands Christmas Festival is back, promising to be bigger and better than ever before with new instalments, events and attractions. The event is a fabulous tradition of magical festive treats and fun for everyone, with average footfall reaching approximately 250,000 people over the course of the 12 days. Our traditional Artisan Food & Craft Market is open to traders of all kinds:  hot food, craft, artisan food, antique traders, health & wellbeing etc. The market will run from the 12th - the 23rd of December and will take place around Saint George's Dock and inside the beautifully restored CHQ building. For more information and booking forms, please contact RAW Marketing  & Artisan Events :


+353 1 4969883
+353 879163165 "



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The 2013 RDS National Crafts Competition Exhibition


Excellence on Exhibition:

The 2013 RDS National Crafts Competition & Student Art Awards Exhibition will open to the public on August 2.

We would like to invite you to visit this year’s RDS National Crafts Competition & Student Art Awards Exhibition at the RDS Concert Hall this August.

There has been a history of supporting craft in the RDS since 1888 and the RDS National Crafts Competition today still aims to promote the practice of craft in Ireland and to encourage the highest standards of design and technique in disciplines ranging from basketry and ceramics, to furniture and jewellery.

The RDS Student Art Awards are open to art students of all award-bearing courses in Ireland and encompasses the RDS Taylor Art Award, which is one of the most prestigious art awards in Ireland. The Exhibition will feature fine art, photography, painting, drawing, print-making, multimedia and installation.

RDS National Crafts Competition & Student Art Awards Exhibition

August 2 : 10am to 5pm (free entry)

August 7-11 during the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show (visit for tickets – times vary). 

RDS Concert Hall, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

RDS Student Art Awards Travelling Exhibition

September 7 - October 25: Luan Gallery, Athlone, Co. Westmeath

RDS National Crafts Competition Travelling Exhibition

September 6 - October 26: Mid-Antrim Museum, The Braid, Ballymena, Co. Antrim

November 2 – 30: Strule Arts Centre, Omagh, Co. Tyrone

If you have any questions about the exhibition please contact us at the details below or visit

Best regards,

Eve Lalor

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Woodspun 2013

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Wanted - Rose Engine

A Rose Engine Lathe
Any condition considered.
Please contact Peter Lyons
00442891453099 land line
00447711933053 mob
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Improvisations on the Theme of an Irish Wall


A sculptural installation by twenty International and Irish wood artists

Participating in the Wood Art Collaboration: Michael Brolly USA, Christian Delhon France, Sharon Doughtie USA, Art Liestman Canada, Mark Sanger England, Neil Turner Australia, Jacques Vesery USA, Louise Hibbert Wales, Brendan Hogg Ire, Brid O’Halloran Ire, Ambrose O’Halloran Ire, John Lee Ire, Xiang Dong Wang China, Glenn Lucas Ire, Roger Bennett Ire, Emmet Kane Ire, Liam Flynn Ire, Alan Meredith Ire, Cillian Ó Súilleabháin Ire, Adam Doran Ire, Liam O’Neill Ire, Terry Martin Australia



  • See photos taken by Harry Reid of the making of the wall in my workshop from 31st May-6th June 2013 with 22 artists, carvers, furniture makers, turners from around the globe here
  • Hear an interview by Eleanor Flegg, on RTE Lyric FM Culture File with furniture maker, Cillian Ó’Súilleabháin broadcast on Tues 17th June 2013
  • Visit the wall in the VISUAL art gallery in Carlow until 7th Sept 2013
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