Danu Products wins craft makers award

Local crafter, Oonagh McAlinden from Craigavon has won a share of a £6,000 funding pot thanks to the Tayto Craft Collective.

Thursday, 13th May 2021, 1:00 pm
Oonagh McAlinden from Danu Products

Six £1,000 funding prizes were awarded to artisan producers and crafters across Northern Ireland thanks to a new initiative from Tayto, the Tayto Craft Collective.

The competition was developed to support local makers involved in creating amazing craft products from pots to prints and gin to jewellery.

The funds were awarded after producers entered by telling the Tayto Craft Collective, in 750 words or less, how the money would make a real difference to their craft business.

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Oonagh McAlinden from Danu Products who won £1,000 for their craft business said the money would help develop her products which include bath bars, bath salts, body sugar scrubs and body salt scrubs.

She continued: “Thank you so much to the Tayto Craft Collective. After 25 years of a nursing career, I decided to take a change in direction.

“The idea of Danu Products came from my love of nature and my Celtic roots. I wanted to develop my own products and business.

“I am passionate about an holistic approach to our well-being down to what we expose our skin too.”

Elly Hunter, Marketing Director at Tayto said: “The whole team here at Tayto were absolutely thrilled with the level of craftsmanship, expertise and passion that we saw in so many of the entries this year.

“It’s been a difficult year for local businesses so Mr. Tayto and all of us here at Tandragee Castle were very keen to show our support and do what we could for crafters across Northern Ireland.”

Keep an eye out for future competitions with Tayto on their social media channels.

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