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Crafts at the Ballylongford festival

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About the event

Saille Baskets of Irish Basketmakers Ireland will be at the Ballylongford Craft Fair this August.

Visit the craft stalls and watch demonstrations of Basketry – Irish Willow Basketry that is Sown, Grown and Woven with love from willow beds nestled in the heart of the Boggeragh Mountains of Cork.

Forged in Ireland blacksmiths and other traditional trades will also be on sight showing their craft.
The event is in conjunction with the Ballylongford Oyster Festival.


Where is it taking place?

Kennellys Forecourt

Who is it suitable for?

All ages


Toilets on site, wheelchair accessible

When is it taking place?

Saturday August 5th and 6th, 11am to 4pm

Price & do you need to book?

€5. No advanced booking required

Contact details

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Diane. of Saille +353 87 6573441

Additional information 

This market is in collaboration with the Tidy towns committee of the village alongside the Oyster Festival

“Drawing inspiration from her rugged wild homeland and Ireland’s rich basketry history and heritage, Diane has been weaving and teaching for over 15 years.
Using willow rods {saille or Sailleach in Irish} grown as a coppice crop that is harvested yearly, she crafts both traditional and contemporary baskets.
Basket making is an ancient craft that weaves skill and time together. It is in its very essence, sustainable and in harmony with our earth.”

This event is part-funded by Design & Crafts Council Ireland for August Craft Month 2023.

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Design & Crafts Council Ireland
Irish Basketmakers Association


All August Craft Month events are run independently by the event organisers. For questions regarding this event please contact the event organiser directly.

Event Details

Maker: Saille Baskets and the Irish Basketmakers Association

Starts: Sat 5 Aug at 11:00 am

Ends: Sun 6 Aug at 4:00 pm

Craft Type: Basketry & Willow, Blacksmithing and Metalworking, and More

Event Location: Kerry

Event Type: Market, Festival, Fair, Demonstration, Family Friendly

Price: €5