This May, in the heart of Inchicore, Richmond Barracks will host a Summer Fair with a focus on sustainability.
The fair will have a focus on upcycling, recycling and reusing. We would like to hear from businesses, sustainable and social enterprises, craftspeople and vendors who have a particular interest in these areas.
We would like to ensure a varied market that provides the public with a sensory experience, sustainable and recycled products, summer themed art and craft, food suitable for gifting, handmade jewellery, upcycled clothes and so on.
Our Fairs have been visited by thousands of people of all ages. Visitors enjoy browsing the stalls and enjoying the food, hot drinks and entertainment. Families participate in our creative workshops. Those who have had stalls with us have told us how welcoming the Fair is, how ideal the space is and we have repeat applications from previous stallholders.
They have told us:
"Richmond Barracks is a fantastic venue for markets. As well as the historical aspect, using the space for markets and events is a brilliant idea to showcase a variety of creatives. It is easy to get to, there are plenty of activities and the staff are very helpful."
"A superb venue with something happening for everyone. The atmosphere and friendliness of the people there over the weekend was such a joy…I can’t wait for the next one!"
"A well planned and organized fair with warm and friendly staff and a great variety creators and designers It was a joy to engage with my local community. A really must do fair for any local maker, creator and designer AS well as visitors to the fair."
You'll see photos from our St Brigid's Day Fair, February 4 and 5 2023, below.
Following on from the success of our Fairs in 2022 and our St. Brigid's Day Fair, where we welcomed on average, 3,000 people per weekend, we will invite people to visit stalls showcasing upcycled gems and recycled treasures made by local businesses, artists and craftspeople, to participate in ecofriendly creative workshops for all ages, and enjoy locally made treats to eat.
We are looking for vendors for our inside market shopping area who sell Summer related or gift related goods and food vendors for the garden area that use seasonal produce and refreshing summer dishes.
We are now welcoming applications from local businesses who want to to sell their goods and for local social enterprises to showcase what they do.
We are particularly interested in hearing from:
If you would like to apply to take part, you should register your interest here before March 10, 2023.
Please keep in mind that this application is for taking a stall at the Fair and committing to:
Should your application be successful, a set fee of €70 for the two days will be requested to secure your booking. It is essential that you can take the stall for both days.
We will select, from applications received, a range of products and giftware that will be suitable for the Summer season. Each applicant will be given points based on their application and upon this basis will be considered for entry. We will look for:
Applications must be made before March 10, 2023.
The Summer Fair is one of a series of regular Fairs, made in partnership between Richmond Barracks, Dublin City Council Culture Company, Dubllin City Council and supported by the Kilmainham Inchicore Network and Dublin South City Partnership.
With these fairs we aim to:
Please feel free to email us if you have any questions about your event registration or the May Fair at firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted 09 Feabhra 2023