Meet the Maker

Our Cottage Markets are what they are because of the creative, clever and committed growers, sewers, knitters, makers, bakers and carvers that live up the road, next door to your Mum, beside the shop, opposite the pub, across the way and above the hairdressers.

They are the people that make up our communities and we bet you never knew they could do what they do, take sugar in their tea and would really like to chat with you next time you meet in the queue at the post office.

Here’s some of our Cottage Marketeers with a few of their, and now our, favourite things.

Beth Lee

Soapmaker Beth Lee is reaping the success of years dedicated to perfecting her natural soaps...

Jenny Fox

Introducing yet another fantastic home producer for the Cottage Market Headword, Jenny Fox...

Mary Kay

Married to a wonderful Irish man who cleans my house for me. He also cooks and does laundry so I consider...

Mary and Rory

Mary O’Malley is a Retiree who, along with husband Rory, is one of the original members of The Cottage Market Ladysbridge...

Meet the Makers:

  • Pat Murphy
    Pat Murphy, the skilled craftsman and wood turner behind CK53... […]
  • Beth Lee
    Soapmaker Beth Lee is reaping the success of years dedicated to perfecting her natural soaps... […]
  • Siobhain Doherty
    Siobhan, a key member of the The Cottage Market Kildorrery Crew, is owner of... […]

Some Cottage Markets facts:

  • Led by the community for the community and develops organically ‘from the inside out”.
  • All about inclusivity and having a go which encourages amateur producers/hobbyists of all ages to take part.
  • Attracts a diverse range of stallholders, produce and customers.
  • Committed to developing and showcasing the skills, talents and interests of local people, rather than ‘parachuting in’ professional traders.
  • commercial with a small c and Community with a capital C.

Some Cottage Markets facts:

  • Led by the community for the community and develops organically ‘from the inside out”.
  • All about inclusivity and having a go which encourages amateur producers/hobbyists of all ages to take part which in turn attracts a diverse range of stallholders, produce and customers.
  • Committed to developing and showcasing the skills, talents and interests of local people, rather than ‘parachuting in’ professional traders
  • commercial with a small c and Community with a capital C

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