Cloonshee, Strokestown, Co. Roscommon, Ireland

Naomh Padraig translated from the irish lanuage means St. Patrick- the person who came to Ireland and converted its people to Christianity in the fifth century A.D St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland, his feast day is March 17th each year. Many people in Ireland are called Patrick and Patricia. The proprietor of Naomh Padraig Handcrafts is Patricia hence the origin of the name.

Patricia is over 20 years in the business trading mainly wholesale to craft shops and boutiques in Ireland, U.S.A., mainland Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. A new development just commenced is selling directly to the consumer. Patricia is registered with the Craft Council of Ireland as a professional Craftworker and specializes in the traditional crafts of basket making from both rush and willow.

Patricia is a qualified craft teacher and teaches part-time and as well is now involved as a trainer with trainee craft teachers.

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