Mary steps back from craft fair

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - NEWS -

It was the ‘end of an era’ this week­end as Ark­low woman Mary Whe­lan or­gan­ised the town’s monthly craft fair for the fi­nal time.

Ear­lier in the sum­mer, the well-known lo­cal artist an­nounced that she would step away from the role due to health rea­sons. Mary has been run­ning the monthly show­case of Ark­low’s cre­ative mak­ers for five years.

Speak­ing be­fore the event, Mary said ‘I’ll still be in­volved and plan to take a stall, but in one sense it’s the end of an era for me.’

Held in the Bridge­wa­ter Shop­ping Cen­tre on the first Sunday of the month, the fair fea­tures knitted goods, can­dles, wood-turn­ing, paint­ing and pho­tog­ra­phy pro­duced lo­cally.

‘I’ve met so many skilled peo­ple through or­gan­is­ing the fair and I hope to con­tinue to take part. I want to thank the man­age­ment and staff of the Bridge­wa­ter Shop­ping Cen­tre for all their sup­port and help over the years,’ Mary added.

It is hoped the craft fair will con­tinue un­der a new or­gan­iser, but a de­ci­sion has yet to be made.

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