Cork Craft Month 2012, 10th August to 9th September, today launched their flagship Pop-up shop on Opera Lane, in Cork’s city centre.  The unique shop is open for the month long festival and showcases stunning hand-made craft by nearly 20 different craft people from all over Cork city and county. The Pop-up shop is open daily from Monday to Saturday 10am to 6pm and Sunday 11am to 5pm throughout the month.

Commenting on the opening, Fergal O’Leary, Chairman of Cork Craft and Design said, “ We are very excited about this Pop-up shop, it offers our members a fantastic opportunity to showcase their work in a prime city centre location. The shop has something for everyone with everything from ceramics to hand-made furniture to kids clothing in store and offers shoppers a fantastic opportunity to support local craft businesses.”

Cork Craft Month is run by Cork Craft and Design, a voluntary group of over 200 Cork Craft-makers. Supported by Cork County and City Enterprise Boards, Cork City and County Councils, Failte Ireland and the Crafts Council of Ireland, the month is set to attract over 50,000 visitors. The annual festival will feature over 25 events together with “Made in Cork” and “Open Studio Trails” to highlight Cork craft in galleries, shops, pop-ups and studios across the city and county throughout the month.

For more information on Cork Craft Month visit or check them out on Facebook for a chance to win some amazing prizes.

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