I'm in northern ireland.
we have a healthy amount of fairs and guild events etc. Check out the Ulster Guild of Spinners Weavers and Dyers (then there's embroidery, lace making, knitting machines etc.) Craft and Design Collective (used ot be called county down crafts) always have info up about LOADS of craft fairs.
There's an alternative stitch and bitch group called Handmade Brigade that meets on a thurs in Common Grounds coffee shop. Also check out the Woolly Way of Ireland for upcoming events - there's loads!
check out my site, I've often got info on there