The ‘Governor’ to open the craft gathering exhibition

John Lonergan, author and former governor of Mountjoy Prison, will officially launch the South East Craft Gathering, an exhibition of the best craft from the South East of Ireland at the Craft Granary, Church St, Cahir at 7pm on July 4th.

John Lonergan, author and former governor of Mountjoy Prison, will officially launch the South East Craft Gathering, an exhibition of the best craft from the South East of Ireland at the Craft Granary, Church St, Cahir at 7pm on July 4th.

The Launch will also be used to raise money for Temple Street Children’s Hospital.

This exhibition is being held as part of the National Gathering celebrations and will run for the month of July in the Craft Granary’s Gallery and throughout selected venues in Cahir town.

The exhibition will feature a selection of crafts promoting the quality of local contemporary and traditional craft by Craft workers from all over the South East. Craftworkers from Tipperary, Kilkenny, Waterford, Wexford and Carlow will come together to present the very best of the regions unique craft makers and artists, from ceramicists, jewellers and textile-workers to wood turners and carvers, paper and felt makers, sculptors and many more.

The interest from local Crafts people has been amazing and places in the Exhibition filled up fast. The quality and workmanship on the pieces submitted are of an extremely high standard.

The South East Craft Gathering will be a major event for the South East and for the town of Cahir and will hopefully go on to be an annual event.

Opening Night is Thursday, July 4th at 7pm at the Craft Granary Church St., Cahir, Co. Tipperary and we are delighted to be able to welcome our very own native of Cahir Mr John Lonergan to perform the opening of the event.

It is hoped that this event will attract many people, both locals and visitors who will be all very welcome on the night.

For further information please contact the Craft Granary on 052 744 1473 or email alan.projects@craftgranary.com.