About Us – Hullabaloo
Hi, my name is Mo and I am the Owner of Hullabaloo craft parties and workshops.
A bit about me: I spent 15 years working at the BBC in London where I was responsible for organising and running events. I worked across many genres over those 15 years including Children’s TV, Comedy, Drama, Entertainment and BBC Films.
In 2014, my husband and I made the decision to leave the chaos of London. We relocate to the west of Ireland with our 2 young children. Having always wanted to run my own business and knew this was the perfect opportunity! I spent 2 years volunteering part-time in our local primary school during my time in London. I knew from this that I loved spending time with the children and bringing out their artistic and creative sides. SO I decided to start an arts & craft party events business in Ireland. I knew it would draw on all my strengths and be something I would really enjoy!
Then, through a series of serendipitous events, I was presented with the opportunity to buy a thriving business called Hullabaloo. It was a craft based business based in Sligo, and ticked every single box we could have hoped for and more! I took the then premises based business model and changed it to a mobile business. Our home territory is the Northwest of Ireland, however for bigger events and hen parties we travel throughout Ireland.
Chief Glazer and Kiln-Firer:
….is my fabulous husband Stuart. He also has a business head, so he runs that side of things as well. This works perfectly, because it leaves me free to the fulfilling and rewarding task of running the craft parties and workshops!
Majella is the other creative lady who runs our workshops – and I am lucky to have found someone so passionate about the same things as me to help me run the business.
We are all Garda vetted and have Public Liability Insurance.
Our Ethos – Hullabaloo
At Hullabaloo we feel passionately about our ethos to optimise every opportunity to reuse, recycle and upcycle.
Many of the buttons, beads and embellishments that are used for our fascinators, jewellery and upcycling projects are saved from landfill. They are taken from things that our customers have donated and would otherwise have been thrown away or sat in the back of a cupboard.
We strive to make our workshops a place where people can come and learn how to be more resourceful. Whether you bring an old pair of shoes to découpage, or a tired picture frame or even a piece of furniture to upcycle or give a piece of jewellery or top you might otherwise have thrown away a new lease of life.
The thing that might surprise you is that in most cases, we find the new version is even better than the original, and ironically more original!
The activities on many of our holiday camps also strive to promote this ethos of resourcefulness, as we feel even more passionately about passing it on to our future generations!
Well that’s enough about us. You can check out what we have to offer here