Limerick to host largest Christmas craft event in Mid-West

The former Franciscan Church on Henry Street, to play host to the annual Christmas craft bazaar
THE former Franciscan Church on Henry Street is again to play host to a Christmas craft bazaar, the largest single craft event in the Mid-West during the Christmas season.

THE former Franciscan Church on Henry Street is again to play host to a Christmas craft bazaar, the largest single craft event in the Mid-West during the Christmas season.

The event, which has run annually in the church since 2011, is being expanded to take place over two weekends in the run up to Christmas this year.

The church is held in the care of the Bonaventure Trust, which was gifted the church and friary - comprising a total of 22,000 sq feet - when the Franciscans left Limerick in 2008. It will be filled with up to 60 stands for the bazaar.

“The craftworkers represent an excellent cross-section of skilled and talented people from across the Mid-West region and further afield,” explained Stephen Rourke, project manager with the trust.

“They are involved in a range of diverse craft disciplines - fashion, textiles, wood turning, jewellery, card making, ceramics, glasswork, candle making and artisan food production.”

The artisans will display their wares on the weekends of December 13-15 and 20-22.

“It will be a type of one-stop shop within which visitors can purchase gifts and presents that will be appreciated by a wide range of friends and family members,” added Mr Rourke.

Corpus Christi Primary School have been selected to design a poster to promote the event.