Council Encourages Craft Makers to Register for Free Stands as part of Streetfest

Tom O'Neill, Andrea Dalton Streetfest

Carlow County Council is calling on craft makers from across the region to seize the opportunity to showcase their talents at the upcoming Streetfest, which is taking place on various dates from April to June. Streetfest is a series of family-friendly street events in Carlow town which will also serve as a pilot project for the pedestrianisation of Lower Tullow Street, aiming to enhance the shopping experience in Carlow. As part of the Streetfest programme craft makers have the chance to exhibit their unique creations at free stands to a diverse audience, while also being part of an exhilarating celebration of arts and culture.

Streetfest promises an exciting line-up of entertainment for attendees, featuring free face painting, street performances, live music from the Beet Fleet, captivating circus shows by Monsieur Gusto, and much more. Additionally, Carlow County Council is organising a busking competition with a weekly prize of €100 and shop local vouchers up for grabs.

Speaking about the Streetfest, Cllr. Tom O’Neill, Mayor of Carlow Municipal District expressed enthusiasm for the event, saying, "Carlow Streetfest is a fantastic opportunity for our community to come together and celebrate the rich tapestry of talent that exists within our region. I encourage all craft makers to take advantage of the free stands available and share their creations with the public."

Craft Makers can participate on 3rd-4th May, 10th-11th May, 31st May-1st June & 7th-8th June 2024.

Linda Culleton, Economic Development Officer in Carlow County Council, echoed the sentiments of the Mayor, emphasising the significance of supporting local artisans: "Events like Carlow Streetfest play a crucial role in promoting local craftsmanship and fostering a sense of community pride. I urge craft makers to register for free stands and join us in making this year's festival a resounding success." Linda concluded by saying “Showcasing local craft makers is not just about displaying their products, it's about celebrating the heart and soul of our community. By spotlighting their talents, we not only support our artisans but also highlight the rich diversity and creativity that make our locality truly exceptional”. 

Craft makers interested in participating in Carlow Streetfest can register for free stands by contacting or by calling Linda Culleton on 059/9129783 E-mail: