Craft Village a highlight

One of the more popular of the events run in conjunction with the Roscommon Ploughing Championships is the Craft Village, which promises something for young and old alike this Saturday.

  Speaking at the recent launch, organiser Gerry Browne said: “The Craft Village, as most of you know, is a collection of people demonstrating and interacting with visitors with various handcrafts from blacksmithing, wood working, basket making, pottery. All the old handcrafts, which are almost a memory now.”

  Gerry believed that the Craft Village would prove popular with younger visitors. He said: “It gives young people a chance to do something with their hands besides working computers and handheld devices!”

  Gerry concluded by highlighting the wool craft display that will take place on the day. With tongue in cheek, he commented: “There will also be wool craft on display in anticipation of the Lamb Festival coming up soon. You couldn’t miss that!”