New Lissadell craft shop off to a great start


Craft designers from around the North West have come together in an exciting new creative venture launched the weekend before last at the Lissadell House, Country and Garden Show.

The Wild Atlantic Butterfly Crafts and Music Store is the brainchild of marketing company ‘Business Irish’ who have teamed up with Lissadell House.

They are showcasing some of the best of design from the region. International and local visitors can drop in for free, browse and have a colourful array of local craft to choose from as gifts or souvenirs.

It is hoped that tourists will be able to incorporate a trip to the craft and music store after they have experienced the magnificent Lissadell House and alpine gardens.

Visitors to the store in Lissadell will also be treated to music from local trad and folk musicians who will be playing daily at 12, 2pm and 4pm.

There is even promises of some big name artists set to drop by to join the sessions. The craft and music store also intend to conduct a number of events during the Summer including outdoor adventure and creative workshops with children.

They are set to work in partnership with ‘Lissadell Adventure’ headed by Jarlath Gantley.

“We are very excited at this opportunity to share local Irish craft and proud to do it in what is a jewel of a setting in Lissadell House,” said Valerie Irwin, Project Manager.

“Visitors and locals alike will be able to drop by and buy something and grab a coffee in the local tearoom too.

“I am also personally really looking forward to working on the children’s workshops and at the moment I am organising them with Lissadell Adventure.”

The craft shop will be open throughout the Summer until the end of September.

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