Tru Irish Segment

Tru Irish Segment

Following the success of the Taste O’ Truagh Festivals, Truagh Development Association and local, artisan craft producers recognised the potential that locally produced goods would have if they were sold to the worldwide market via the internet. Since then that idea has developed into Tru Irish which aims to bring quality Irish producers together under one umbrella (Tru Irish) .


Tru Irish Project

After decades of successful work in the community, Truagh Development Association is still moving forward and is proactive in addressing the real needs of the people within our community and is now turning its focus to identifying opportunities for future community development and enterprise with the Tru Irish Project.

The goal of Tru Irish is to provide e-commerce capability to local designers and craft producers through our online sales and marketing initiative so that these businesses can flourish in their rural locations and create additional wealth and jobs in the economy.

Their list of crafters is growing week in, week out and connects approximately 40 talented crafters stretching across the County of Monaghan – Brenda at Busy Bee Ceramics – Mullan, Liz Christy – Annyalla, Painted Clans – Mullan and Daisy Montgomery, just to name a few.

Tru Irish Project
Renaissance Wrap in Magenta by Liz Christy

They champion local craft and design by developing national and global markets on their behalf. The products showcase the sheer talent our corner of Ireland has to offer from contemporary jewellery, hand-woven, luxurious garments, vintage light fixtures and personalised plaques and artwork for that perfect gift.

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Errigal Heritage Centre

An interesting fact about Tru Irish is that they work away in a two-room cottage at a meeting point of a crossroads.

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Lyric & Soundwave Inscribed Ring by INNU Jewellery

The centre is used as a local history resource and contains interviews, photographs, old farm tools, Bragan turbary rights 1941, documents from the Grand Orange Lodge, Bragan School, local poems from Brian Treanor, and other artefacts relating to the heritage of North Monaghan, and is well worth a visit. The facility is located in Errigal Old School which was open to students from 1824 -26.

Tru Irish Project is supported by Monaghan Local Enterprise Office and Monaghan County Council.


Visit for all handcrafted Irish produce

Ioan Hiliuta

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