Irish craft belongs in the here and now

Irish craft is experiencing a renaissance of late. Gone are the extortionate prices, twee trinkets and Celtic parodies, writes Lisa Brady.

12th October, 2013
Rebeka Kahn, Fiona Heaney, Colm De Ris and Maureen Lynch at Kilkenny Craft Week.

Irish craft is experiencing a renaissance of late. Gone are the extortionate prices, twee trinkets and Celtic parodies. The new breed of Irish craftspeople are producing beautiful, bespoke pieces at competitive prices, and seriously upping their game by fusing the country's rich heritage with contemporary freshness.

Next week, this is being celebrated with the second Kilkenny Irish Craft and Design Week, an initiative set up by the store, which has championed Irish-made products for the...

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