Friday, March 13, 2009

DESIGNER MART @ COWS LANE

Today saw the (long awaited) return of the Designer Mart in Cows Lane in Dublins Temple Bar.

A favourite of mine for many years now, this outdoor market offers a huge variety of handmade arts & crafts from dresses to jewellery and metalwork to furniture.

Situated in the heart of Temple Bar on Cows Lane (off Lord Edward St.) the dedicated stall-holders will be there every Saturday (10am - 5pm) from March to September - hail, rain or shine.


Some of the artists who display their work here include:

1. FiFi Le Rue aka Fiona Archibald (clothing design & accessories)

2. Courtney Taylor (jewellery design)

3. Hazel Donnelly (knitwear & crochet)

4. Colm McDermott (photography)

5. Chupi Sweetman (clothing design)

...and many more...

Definately worth a look if you are after something original and quirky for yourself or a friend.... and with the addition of the 'Queen of Tarts' bakery and coffee shop, who can resist a rhubarb & strawberry crumble with coffee while sitting by the window watching the world go by? :)

2 comments:

  1. Hi I am based in Dublin too and also make accesories, womens and kids aprons. I wonder how to get involved in a market like this one?

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  2. hi there, i'm not involved in the market (but some day hope to be!) - i thought i'd post about it to draw attention to some of the fabulous handmade items available in Dublin. to have a stall you have to get in touch with the committee, you can email them on info@templebar.ie. there are other markets around dublin that you may also be interested in joining like Blackrock market (manager@blackrockmarket.ie)or Zion Craft Market in Rathgar (fiona@dinkdesign.ie). a simple google search will give you lots of information. good luck & let me know how you get on as i am always interested in chatting to other crafters in Dublin:)

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