Home to fine food and crafts
Lovers of all things arty and crafty are spoiled for choice this summer in Kinsale.
The Home Event features an eclectic selection of work by Cork Craft and Designs members. Make your way to James O’Neill Building (formerly The Old Mill) to pick up locally made furniture, textiles, ceramics, woodturning and framed pieces. The event runs from July 27 to September 3, from 10am to 6pm daily, except Tuesdays.
As part of Home, two other events are being held in the same venue.
Woodspun, running from July 27 to August 14, is an exhibition and craft fair of hand-turned craft pieces by members of the Cork chapter of the Irish Woodturning Guild. From August 16 to September 3, the textile art of members of the Cork Textiles Network will be on show.
Every Wednesday, the Kinsale Craft Fair in the Temperance Hall, Short Quay, features a wide range of locally produced quality handmade crafts, including photography, soaps, jewellery, wood-turned items, paintings, lace, bog oak sculptures, knitwear, clocks, and embroidery.
If you’d like to learn how to make art, craft and design pieces, then you can do that too in Kinsale. During the year, Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre at Olcote, Ballinacurra runs one-day workshops in pottery, with Adrian Wistreich, and in costume jewellery-making, with Aine Wade. The next workshop dates are October 22 and November 19. www.corkcraftanddesign.com ◗ ww.kinsaleceramics.com
An early morning view of Kinsale on a recent Wednesday outdoor market day. Also every Wednesday, the Temperance Hall on Short Quay hosts a weekly craft fair.