Galway Craft Month

Galway Celebrates Year of Craft 2011 with a diverse range of dynamic events and programmes that showcase the very best of Galway Craft.

Galway County Council and Galway City Council are highlighting and celebrating the crafts in Galway through a month of craft. This month, from October 10th to November 10th 2011, will have a diverse range of dynamic events and programmes that raise awareness and showcase the very best of Galway craft. As part of the promotional campaign for Galway Craft Month this brochure details a series of craft events and programmes that will take place throughout the month.

Please DOWNLOAD Galway Craft Month Brochure PDF here - with details of all the craft events taking place throughout the month.

List of craft events:

  • Silver Jewellery Workshop:
    Venue: Station House Courtyard, Clifden, Co. Galway,
    Dates: Every Saturday and Sunday in October 2011,
  • Open Day - Irish Patchwork Society (IPS)
    Venue: The Bridge Centre, St. Mary’s Road, Galway.
    Dates: 8th October 2011
  • Cleas Craft Fair
    Venue: Cleas Premises, Inis Oírr, Aran Islands, Co Galway.
    Dates: 10th October to 14th October 2011
  • Random Shuffle 2
    Venue: Café Foyer, GMIT Main Campus, Dublin Road, Galway.
    Dates: 10th October to 30th October 2011,
  • Workshops: Creative with Light and Colour
    Venue: Caimileon Design Studios, The Stone Cottage, Tarrea Pier, Ballinderreen, Co. Galway.
    Dates: 11th, 18th, 25th Oct & 1st, 5th, 6th Nov,     
  • Crafty Afternoons
    Venue: Murphy Store, The Quay, Kinvara.
    Dates: 13th October to 17th October,
  • Irish Uilleannn Pipe Demonstration 
    Venue: Richardson’s Bar,Eyre Square, Galway.
    Dates: 15th October 2011,
  • Craft Day
    Venue: Town Hall, Clifden, Co. Galway.
    Dates: 15th October 2011
  • Baboró International Arts Festival for Children
    Exhibition ‘Objects of Memory - Illuminated’,
    Venue: Galway City Museum, Galway.
    Dates: 18th October to 26th November,
  • Showcasing Traveller Culture
    Venue: Bru Bhride, Church View, Tuam, Co. Galway.
    Dates: 20th October 2011
  • Maam Women’s Group Crafts Day
    Venue: Maam Community Centre, Maam, Co. Galway.
    Dates: 22nd October 2011
  • Art Exhibition
    Venue: Cúl an Tí, Gaeilge Locha Riach Drop-in Centre, Loughrea, Co. Galway.
    Dates: 22nd October and 24th to 27th October,
  • Craft Fair and Exhibition of Local Craft in Loughrea
    Venue: Carrabane Community Centre, Loughrea, Galway.
    Dates: 30th October
  • 3 x 2 - Exhibition of Contemporary Clay
    Venue: The Shed, Middle Pier, Galway City Harbour, Galway.
    Dates: 3rd November to 19th November
  • The Art of the Blacksmithing
    Venues: Irish Work House Centre, Portumna, Galway.
    Dates: 4th,11th and 18th  November 2011
  • Whale Bone Sculpture Exhibition
    Venue: Bone Carving Studio and Gallery, 2 Victoria Place, Galway.
    Dates: 4th November,
  • Pastime Chonamara Exhibition, Workshop and Fair
    Venue: Seanscoil na Minna, Indreabhán, Co. na Gaillimhe.
    Dates: 5th November to 7th November 2011
  • Craft Your Wellness
    Venue: Carlton Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway.
    Dates: 8th November 2011
  • Crafting for Pleasure 
    Venue: 7, Main Street, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway.
    Dates: 7th September to 24th December
  • ‘The Way Home’ Exhibition
    Venue: Ceardlann, An Spidéal, Co. na Gaillimhe.
    Dates: 24th September to 22nd October,
  • Inis Oírr Patchwork/Quilting Féile
    Venue: Teach Bhríd, Baile an Fhormna, Inis Oírr, Aran Islands, Co Galway.
    Dates: 25th September to 2nd October 2011
  • Multicultural Community Exhibition ‘Our World’ 
    Venue: Raheen Woods Hotel, Athenry, Co Galway.
    Dates: 9th October 2011,
  • Le Grá Craft Studio and Gallery  
    Venue: Le Grá Craft Studio and Gallery, Claregalway Shopping Centre, Co. Galway
    Dates: 10th October to 10th November (additional dates will be confirmed on

Exhibition / Talk & Lecture / Workshop / Fairs / Festivals / Children's Event / Other
Clay / Glass / Metal / Other / Textiles / Wood

This event listing is compiled for informational purposes only and is correct at time of publication. Event listings may be subject to change by the organisers and readers are advised to contact the organisers directly for the most up to date information. DCCoI cannot be held responsible for any alterations to the existing schedule.

Spread the Word


10 October to 10 November 2011


Various locations around Galway City and County

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