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Monday, 5th December 2022

Local craft workers and writers at Cottage Market in Scotch Hall this weekend

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Let’s all support local craft workers, food producers and writers this Christmas.  It is so much more interesting and rewarding to buy gifts from the people that make them rather than from some faceless global corporation.

The Cottage Market Drogheda is back in action this coming Saturday and Sunday (Dec 10 &11) in Scotch Hall Shopping Centre from 10-6pm each day for their Love Local Christmas Pop Up.

For the past seven years the Cottage Market has provided a platform to showcase the diverse creative skills and talents of local people at a monthly market in St Peters COI Parish Hall and at seasonal popup events.

 “We are all about community and work hard to support start-ups, businesses, local charities and young entrepreneurs” says organiser Eimear Cullen.

“We are delighted once again to collaborate with Scotch Hall in bringing the former NEXT unit back to life by hosting over 60 local makers this year. 

“We have enjoyed curating this event and have put together a fabulous Christmas shopping experience in the centre of our town for our community.”

This weekend in Scotch Hall spread over two floors you will find an eclectic mix of local makers and creators, bespoke art, prints, sustainable gifts, jewellery, craft, ceramics, candles, skincare products, clothing, books, vinyl there is something for everyone. There will also be a local food court housing a fabulous array of local artisan foods and drinks from the Boyne Valley.

For book lovers looking for a creative gift for a loved one or a friend, or simply to treat themselves, the Drogheda Creative Writers will have a stall where you can chose from children's books, thrillers, memoirs and modern fiction from Larry Staudt, Roger Hudson, Frances Atkins and Ged Byrne. 

Or perhaps you’d prefer to read verse and ponder on the words of local poets, Marian Clarke, Maria Sheehan, Harry Toye, Marie Lyons, Brian Quinn and Dawn Staudt who will fill you with love, hope and thought provoking imagery.  Well-travelled Bunnacurry Poet aka Emer Davis, recently returned from India will be selling her two books of poems inspired by her time there.  

Come browse through the pages of time and a flurry of words at the Cottage Market, chat with the authors and get signed copies of their books.  

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