Richmond Barracks

Harvest Fair 2023

Celebrating All That Is Harvest Season at Richmond Barracks Harvest Fair

Dates: September 9th and 10th, 11 am - 5 pm
Admission: FREE

As the summer sun sets a little earlier and autumn arrives, the Richmond Barracks Harvest Fair beckons all to embrace the spirit of the season. This eagerly anticipated free event, known for showcasing the best local crafts, design, art, and culinary delights, will occur on Saturday and Sunday, September 9th and 10th, from 11 am to 5 pm. 

Richmond Barracks in Inchicore has become synonymous with community engagement and cultural enrichment. This Harvest Fair is no exception, promising a weekend filled with activities and offerings for all ages.

Visitors can dive into the world of creativity with drop-in workshops featuring talented artisans. Learn the art of felting from Niki Collier, explore textile printing with Liz Walsh, or join Change Clothes Crumlin in textile upcycling and reuse.

The spacious garden at Richmond Barracks provides the perfect backdrop for family outings. And yes, your four-legged friends are welcome, too!

Iseult Dunne, CEO of Dublin City Council Culture Company, said, "Richmond Barracks programs regularly showcase opportunities like this one to encourage you to explore this magnificent venue, participate in enriching workshops, and learn about the diverse activities awaiting you upon your return. A warm welcome awaits all."

Engage in interactive and captivating workshops and tours suitable for all ages:

Teddy Bears Picnic with stories, songs, and fun hosted by Inchicore Library. (FREE. Drop in on the day. Saturday at 11 am)
Autumn Leaves Felting Workshop with craft artist-in-residence Niki Collier. (FREE. Drop in on the day. Saturday & Sunday at 1 pm)
Print Your Own Harvest-themed Tea Towel with artist Liz Walsh. (FREE. Drop in on the day. Sunday at 2 pm)
Richmond Barracks to Kilmainham Gaol Walking Tour. (FREE. Book your place here. Saturday at 11 am)
Goldenbridge Cemetery Tour. (FREE. Book your place here. Saturday at 1 pm, Sunday at 11 am & 1 pm)

Local vendors will offer a tantalising array of clothing, crafts, design, art, and more:

Be Alice: Alice Brady presents beautifully designed autumn-themed hand embroidery.
Blue Bridge House: Laura crafts unique handmade ethical homeware and accessories from natural fibres.
Intelligent Tea: Freda Wolfe creates exquisite botanical brews from native Irish hedgerow plants and flowers.
Teegan's Treats: Laura and John offer homemade jams, preserves, and cordials using traditional recipes and locally foraged fruits.
Tudor Blooms: Sandra crafts stunning autumnal bouquets, wreaths, and crowns using dried Irish-grown flowers.

Indulge in refreshments from Happy Out Coffee and culinary delights from our cafe offering.

FoodCloud Kitchen: Offering a delectable menu created from surplus food, served with a side of social impact.
Pinchos: Serving mouthwatering Venezuelan-style street food, including burgers, wraps, and fries.
The Crepe Escape: Preparing homemade crêpes, galettes, and toppings using organic ingredients.

Brought to you by Dublin City Council Culture Company

September's Harvest Fair at Richmond Barracks spotlights food, design, and crafting, marking the third in a series of fairs for 2023, brought to you by Dublin City Council Culture Company. These quarterly fairs celebrate the quality and creativity of small businesses, craftspeople, makers, and social enterprises abundant in the local area, promoting culture, creativity, and conversation. 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. 

For more information and details on all stalls, workshops, entertainment, and showcases, visit here.

Posted 07 September 2023
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