Irish Craft Heroes Book available for purchase


The Irish Craft Heroes initiative marked Design & Crafts Council Ireland’s fiftieth anniversary, supporting and celebrating makers since 1971.

As part of this, an outdoor touring exhibition trail and the Irish Craft Heroes publication was developed to celebrate 50 Heroes, 50 Champions and 50 Future Lights who have significantly contributed to the evolution of Irish craft over the last 50 years.

The beautifully produced hardback publication includes stunning images of their work, and a timeline of key developments over the years.

As DCCI faces into its second half century, this book is a rich and insightful compilation of Irish craft in all its forms, and of the many innovative people who have contributed to the ongoing evolution of our cherished traditions of craft and enterprise.

Cost: 35€ plus €10 p&p (ROI)

The Irish Craft Heroes book is now available for purchase. To get your copy, please email 

The publication will also be available to purchase at the Dublin Horse Show, running from 17 to 21 August 2022. Come along to stand E3 in the Main Hall to meet the heroes, watch them demonstrate their craft and to purchase the publication.

Posted on July 6, 2022.