National showcase for Limerick craft producers

first_img Previous articleLimerick council wins engineering initiative awardNext article€5.8 million Limerick lottery win Editor Email Linkedin Contestants glam up for Miss Limerick pageant Newcastle West candlemaker Mary Ryan Enright of the Happy CandleA textile designer whose scarves are inspired by Limerick city streets and a Newcastle West family who create ‘happy’ candles will be showcased at the Gifted Contemporary Craft and Design Fair in Dublin’s RDS from December 5 to 10.More than 45,000 visitors are expected to generate more than €1million per day in sales at this year’s largest-ever six-day fair.Inspirational quotes and calm inducing fragrances have brought the sweet smell of success to Mary Ryan Enright’s family run business the Happy Candle.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up From her studio in Grange Lower, Newcastle West, Mary produces handmade and beautifully scented soya and rapeseed wax candles.“We want to encourage happiness in people’s everyday lives, the quote on our Good Life, lemongrass and ginger scented candle asks people to breathe deeply, love generously and live simply” said Mary.Limerick’s city streets inspired the latest collection from Kate Ramsey Artisan AccessoriesThe colours and textures of Limerick’s cityscape will be on display at the show thanks to Kate Ramsey Artisan Accessories.The vibrant city streets and the boat life on the Shannon have provided the inspiration for designer Katarzyna Ramsey’s latest collection of felt and silk scarves ‘Kate Ramsey City.’Also attending are Limerick-based knitwear designers Linda Wilson and Caroline Mitchell.Limerick knitwear designer Caroline Mitchell (on right) with model Aoife Hickey, will be showing her stylish creations at the Gifted Fair.Bespoke wedding dresses in soft knit and crochet are among Caroline’s specialities while Linda concentrates on stylish, contemporary separates.“Gifted is a brilliant show, all the best craftspeople in the country attend and it provides great opportunities with lots of important buyers there on the look-out for something different,” said Linda.The growth in Ireland’s vibrant design sector means that Gifted has been expanded by an extra day to become a six-day unique Christmas shopping experience.“Giving a Gifted gift to your loved ones this Christmas means that they will be receiving a special item straight from the maker,” said organiser Patrick O’Sullivan. Facebook NewsBusinessNational showcase for Limerick craft producersBy Editor – November 26, 2017 3288 Win cinema tickets Gifted Contemporary Craft and Design Fair takes place at the RDS Main Hall from December 5-10 from 10am each day.  Full details at Twitter Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSCaroline Mitchellcraft and design fairGiftedHappy CandlesKatarzyna RamseyKate RamseylimerickLinda WilsonMary Ryan EnrightNewcastle WestPatrick O’SullivanRDS Advertisement Win cinema tickets Limerick fashion gets national profile with Adare event WhatsApplast_img read more

Cameron to fast-track vote on gay marriage (UK)

first_imgMail Online 21 Nov 2012Fast track plan as opposition campaign gathers momentumPlans to allow gay marriage could be voted on and approved by MPs within weeks, it emerged last night. David Cameron and Nick Clegg have agreed to fast-track the controversial change in the law – bringing it before Parliament in the New Year. A Tory grassroots campaign of opposition to gay marriage has been gathering momentum in recent weeks and the move will be seen as an attempt by Mr Cameron to ‘lance the boil’. Previously, Number Ten had said only that same sex civil marriage would be introduced at some point before the next election in 2015. Proposed legislation was not included in the last Queen’s Speech – which sets out the legislative programme for the year ahead – adding to the impression the new law is being hurried. The move will alarm the significant numbers of Conservative MPs, including some ministers, who have indicated that they are fundamentally opposed to the idea.….Labour leader Ed Miliband has suggested the Government should go even further than proposed, and allow gay marriages in church. read more

Oldenburg Fireman’s Festival this weekend

first_imgOldenburg, In. — Oldenburg Festival will be held Friday, June 29 and Saturday, June 30 in Oldenburg.The event includes a car show, Friday live music by Automation, A parade Saturday at 1 p.m., kids activities, fried chicken and Saturday live music by The Renegades.last_img

An Post Rás passing through Tipp today

first_imgThe race will be making its way through the Premier County taking in Riverstown, Nenagh, Dolla and Silvermines. The riders passed through Nenagh this lunchtime, and then following a category three climb at Shalee, they will then go through Newport and onto Limerick before finishing in Charleville around 3 o’clock. As well as the Nenagh – Tipperary team there are also a number of other riders from the Premier County competing on other teams.last_img

Fresh dairy Secondary school games kick off in Mbale

first_imgHe however, says he hopes all the games to take off today because the accreditation was completed on Sunday.Ronald Namanya, a player from Ntare High School, said their hockey team expects to emerge top since they have prepared well.******URNShare on: WhatsApp FILE PHOTO: Fresh Dairy Secondary School sports games. [PHOTO via @FreshDairyUg]Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A total 185 secondary schools are competing in the first Edition of the Fresh Dairy Secondary School sports games.Mbale Secondary school and Nkoma Secondary School are hosting the games that kicked off on Sunday.Some of the schools that have been credited to participate in the tournament include Kawempe Muslim school, Budo SS, Gombe SS, Mbale SS, Nabumali High School, St. Mary’s Kitende, Nyakasura, Trinity Academy, Olila High School Soroti, Ndeje , Kibuli SS and Hope  Bira SS (Watoto) among others.Patrick Okanya, the president Uganda Secondary Schools Sports Association-USSSA, says 185 out of the 188 team that they expected have turned up for the competitions.Edmund Lumu, the Head of the Technical wing of Fresh Dairy Basket Ball competitions, says the games delayed to kick off on Sunday because of accreditation.last_img read more