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Monday 27 January 2020

Grantstown showcases work of artists and craftmakers

At the opening: Grace O’Sullivan, Council Cathaoirleach Michael Sheehan and Nicola Howlin
At the opening: Grace O’Sullivan, Council Cathaoirleach Michael Sheehan and Nicola Howlin

Maria Pepper

The work of talented artists and craftmakers from south Wexford, was showcased at an art exhibition and craft fair in Grantstown Community Village, which were officially opened by Wexford County Council chairman Michael Sheehan.

The events were organised by Grace O' Sullivan, assistant supervisor in the Community Village and day care centre, which Cllr. Sheehan described as one of the finest examples of independent living in Ireland.

'We are lucky that we have so many artists in the area and we decided to have a public art exhibition to show their work,. We ended up with 15 exhibitors in total', said Grace.

The colourful exhibition was held in Grantstown Church which is now used as a community space, with a large number of people turning up for the launch addressed by Cllr. Sheehan and Nicola Howlin, chairperson of Grantstown Community Village.

The following day, the church was the venue for a very successful craft fair, with over 40 stalls featuring products by local makers, including scented candles, woodturning, jewellery and home-baking by members of the Grantstown day care centre.

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