***** OLDC NEWS ARCHIVE ITEM........... PUBLISHED 10.11.11 *****

Preparations are well underway for an Offaly Crafty Pop-Up Shop in Tullamore. A pop-up shop is a temporary shop and this one will be open in Patrick Street, Tullamore for 6 weeks before Christmas, selling artisan craft and food products – all handmade in Offaly.

Craft Shop   Craft Shop

A first for Offaly, the craft pop-up shop will give a unique opportunity for local crafts’ people to sell their products in the County town. Customers will be able to see firsthand the quality and diversity of local craft and have an opportunity to buy locally made products. Furthermore, by occupying a vacant retail premises, the pop-up shop will give a much needed boost to the main shopping area in the town and should attract visitors to the town.

2011 is the Year of the Craft and this initiative has been made possible by contributions, support and funding from The Craft Council of Ireland, Offaly County Enterprise Board, Offaly Local Development Company, Offaly County Council, Tullamore Chamber of Commerce and the Offaly Crafty Association.

The Offaly Crafty Pop Up Shop – could be the ideal place for getting Christmas gifts for loved ones living at home and abroad.

Craft Shop   Craft Shop

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