Dublin City Council Culture Company will deliver quarterly fairs in Richmond Barracks in 2024.
With these fairs, we aim to:
There will be a total of four fairs a year, one per quarter, showcasing the talents of creatives and social entrepreneurs whilst providing genuine gifting options and a wonderful atmosphere for all to enjoy.
Through the Culture Company’s Culture Connects @ Richmond Barracks programme, there will be opportunities for people to attend cultural/creative workshops during the fairs and learn about our annual programme for repeat visits for other cultural and creative adventures.
We will have entertainment provided by performers in our fabulous gardens and there will be tea, coffee, and food available to purchase in the garden and café too.
The fairs will provide an opportunity for artists, businesses, and social enterprises to showcase what they do and to build their own creative and business networks.
When possible, Inchicore Library will be open each day, and along with all their usual services, they will have a special selection of books available that relate to the theme of each particular Fair.
The fairs will take place on the following dates with the following themes:
Richmond Barracks St. Brigid’s Day Fair
Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 February 2024
Theme: Creativity of women, Spring, Brigit, and St Brigid's Day
Welcome Spring and celebrate Brigid’s Day at our February Fair. Stop by and shop from women in business - artists, makers, social enterprises - attend a family-friendly workshop, indulge in food and drink, and enjoy a variety of entertainment.
Click here for the St. Brigid's Day Fair application form. The closing date for applications is Monday, 1 January 2024.
Richmond Barracks Summer Fair
Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 May 2024
Theme: Upcycle, recycle and reuse
Our Summer Fair will be all about upcycling, recycling, and reusing. Visit stalls showcasing and selling upcycled gems and recycled treasures, take part in eco-friendly workshops, and enjoy food and drink, and a wide variety of entertainment in our blooming beautiful garden.
Click here for the Summer Fair application form. The closing date for applications is Monday, 22 April 2024.
Richmond Barracks Harvest Fair
Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 September 2024
Theme: Harvest time - eat, grow and make
As we welcome Autumn, this Fair celebrates the abundance of the Harvest, growth, and nature with a cornucopia of seasonal-related foods and stalls showcasing crafts by talented makers. As always, there will be lots of lovely food and drink available, and a wide variety of entertainment to enjoy in our garden.
Click here for the Harvest Fair application form. The closing date for applications is Monday, 19 August 2024.
Richmond Barracks Christmas Fair
Saturday 30 November and Sunday 1 December 2024
Theme: Christmas crafts and gifts
Drop in and browse stalls from businesses, craftspeople, and artists, with many unique gifts and Christmas things to buy. Or try something new at our various family-friendly workshops for all ages and enjoy the festive music, hot drinks, and treats.
Click here for the Christmas Fair application form. The closing date for applications is Monday, 14 October 2024.