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Ireland is a beautiful country full of history and legends where people love their stories full of sprites and fairies… so no wonder art is flourishing there. Today’s blog is about a polymer clay artist living in a very rural area of county Donegal, Fiona Herbst. Art and creativity has always been part of her life. Both her parents and grandparents were collectors of fine art. Although she always wanted to go to art college, she was directed towards a more ‘sensible’ choice of career, her other interest - social work. However art was never put aside. In college, Fiona discovered polymer clay. Creativity became her form of relaxation. “I would knit, sketch, paint, write and then I discovered polymer...

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Mayor's Visit to Number 19 Craft & Design

Mayor visits businesses in Derry and Strabane Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council Brian Tierney visited local businesses in both Derry and Strabane to hear how they are dealing with operating during the coronavirus pandemic. Mayor Tierney spoke with owners and staff across a number of businesses in the hospitality and retail sector about their feelings, and their concerns, moving forward. "I was pleased to meet as many business people as possible to hear about the measures they have put in place and what their thoughts are as they try to navigate a very difficult period," said Mayor Tierney. "The last three months have brought a lot of uncertainty for our local businesses, and it was great to...

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