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Candles, Cardigans, Cleaning Products - Socks, Stationary, Smoked Salmon - Mugs, Musical Instruments, Mayonnaise - Furniture, Food, Flowers -  Jewelry, Jugs, Juice - Pottery, Pears, Potatoes - whatever you’re looking for we’ll help you find the business that makes it responsibly.  The quality, variety, artistry and deliciousness of Irish made food, drink, arts and crafts is world renowned and our businesses are going one step further by maintaining these standards in an environmentally conscious and responsible way.

Whether shopping for yourself or others, by choosing to buy from local independent producers you are making a contribution to the local economy and community and giving artists and crafts people a boost and encouraging them to keep doing what they do. Plus you go home with something different, unique and special to your visit here.

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Quality, design and originality are paramount at Core and as such, all designers partake in a stringent assessment process to ensure the project represents the pinnacle of craft and design from Offaly and Westmeath. The outlet is also spearheading the growth of craft and design in the area by facilitating makers in showcasing their designs while also arranging demonstrations and craft classes for those interested in exploring their creative talentsVisiting Core Crafted Design is a unique experience in itself.

The aroma of freshly ground coffee, and the temptation of locally baked artisan food from the Core café is tempting as one browses the extensive range of locally produced crafts, including ceramics, jewellery, paintings, glasswork, paper, woodwork, textiles, and metalwork.

The attention to detail is evident throughout the outlet, down to the beautifully presented gift wrapping, to ensure that as you leave you can be confident in your purchase of a beautifully hand crafted piece of designer workCore caters to all markets including corporate and general gifts, and has proven to be extremely popular as a source for wedding gifts. If you desire something really unique why not contact the outlet to have something commissioned specially by one of our many talented craftspeople.

The Crafts Council of Ireland has chosen Core as the flagship outlet for their innovative new project which on completion will see over seven outlets open throughout Ireland,the focus being on Irish Craft and developing its excellence on a national level. Core with the assistance of our patron sponsor Bord Na Mona will continuously develop and evolve products and encourage artists to keep abreast of the ever changing trends.
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