Experience Westmeath will run from 8th to 22nd July and will bring together the very best of Westmeath’s unique craftmakers. From jewellers to textile designers, woodturners, milliners, felt makers and fashion designers to many more. It will also create opportunities for hobbyists/emerging craft makers to showcase their work through two craft events which will be open to the public at two locations during the event, Ballinahown Craft Village and in Mullingar.
In Westmeath there is a growing craft presence which has been strengthened in recent years with the opening of Core Crafted Design, the development around Ballinahown Craft Village and the formation of MADE in Westmeath. Groups such as these represent craft makers in Ireland who are creating these handmade pieces in what is mainly a rural location.
Some existing craft makers in Wesmeath will open their studios to the public during the event. Groups will attend workshops delivered by the craft maker. Craft makers will also run a series of training workshops during the event at the two locations, Ballinahown and Mullingar.
This event has been supported by Westmeath Community Development through the Rural Development (LEADER) Programme. For further information go to www.madeinwestmeath.ie.