Collective at Market Sq. showcases items mainly from County Monaghan makers and artists with a collection ranging from textiles, glass, ceramics, paintings and jewellery to willow, furniture, woodwork, cards, books, prints, bags and more. The curator Catherina is trained in textile design and has a huge passion for art and craft. Catharina makes a point of visiting all creators in their studios to see the methods and techniques used, so she can then pass this information onto the customer.
All products are authentically Irish. Open Tuesday through Saturday.
The Collective at Market Sq. is housed in a wonderful heritage building that was built in 1861. It also houses the world famous Carrickmacross Lace Gallery.
The open Square has plenty of free parking directly outside for tour buses as well as seating. Carrickmacross is a wonderful historic town with the Workhouse, the Shirley Arms Hotel and the Courthouse restaurant all close to Collective.
- Authentic Irish-made art and crafts, mainly from local Co. Monaghan studios.
- The curator, a designer herself, is passionate and knowledgeable about local crafts.
- A large variety of beautiful local art to tempt you.
Visit nearby St. Joseph's Church to view four richly coloured windows by the famed Irish stained glass artist Harry Clarke.