The first person I got chatting to was Niall Fitzharris from The Hazel House. (His website is so new it's not even live yet so check back in a few days to click on that link). He is a carpenter and furniture maker by trade and has recently set up his own workshop in Tibradden, Co. Dublin. Niall has just started making furniture using hazel wood which if coppiced (new word for me) the right way is very sustainable so great for anyone concerned about the environment. What caught my eye straight away were these adorable wooden reindeer. They were so popular it was difficult getting these pictures because people kept walking away with them! If you want to get in touch with Niall you can email him here.
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