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Local Fibreshed Day – West Cork

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As part of Fibreshed Ireland’s work, they aim to facilitate the creation of self-directed local hubs for skill sharing and the promotion of textile crafts. These events will mark the start of two of these local hubs.

Following on from the inaugural Fibreshed event in Ballydehob last year, the West Cork Fibreshed Day will consist of craft demonstrations, skill sharing, talks by local experts, open discussions and a showcase of the locally-available materials that can be used in textile crafts. They would like interested people in West Cork to gather together to discuss the potential of what we can achieve on the ground to promote local clothing and work as a local group under the guidance of Fibreshed Ireland.

This event in Ballydehob, Co. Cork is organised by Sonia Caldwell & Liadain Aiken. Kathy Kirwan, Jean Long and Kirstie Affleck will be giving talks on their work.

Entrance will be free and open to anyone in the community – Fibreshed Ireland members and non-members alike.

Please contact for a more detailed list of events on the day and to let us know if you wish to attend.

•Please note that there will be another similar event in Crusheen, Co. Clare organised by Sandra King


This event is part-funded by Design & Crafts Council Ireland for August Craft Month 2024.




Event Address: Kilcoe Studios, Main Street, Ballydehob, Co. Cork.

Suitable For: Adults 18+

Accessibility Information

Venue not wheelchair friendly. No toilet at venue. Toilets at local places close by. On street parking available, or alongside river & Community Hall.

Organiser: : Fibreshed Ireland & Kilcoe Studios

Event Email: : or

Event Contact Number: : +353 0870667871

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Event Memberships

Design & Crafts Council Ireland, Made Local, GANS

GANS Membership details

Fibreshed Ireland CLG

Event Details

Maker: Fibreshed Ireland & Kilcoe Studios

Starts: Sat 31 Aug at 12:00 pm

Ends: Sat 31 Aug at 6:00 pm

Craft Type: Fashion Design, Spinning, Textile Making

Event Location: Cork

Event Type: Exhibition, Maker Talk, Demonstration

Price: Free