Uncover the charm of Richmond Barracks: Our Christmas Fair invites you to explore, create, and discover.
This December, enjoy a festive experience at Richmond Barracks as we open our doors for a two-day event that encourages you not just to shop but to explore, create, and discover. The Richmond Barracks Christmas Fair takes place on Saturday, December 2nd, and Sunday, December 3rd, from 11 am to 5 pm at Richmond Barracks, Inchicore, Dublin.
Engaging Workshops: Participate in fun, festive workshops suitable for all ages, embracing your creative side with family and friends.
Live Performances: Enjoy live music and dance performances, infusing the event with celebration and festivity.
Festive Food and Drink: Indulge in a variety of festive fayre with food stalls and trucks serving locally roasted specialty coffee, delicious pastries, and savory winter-warming dishes.
Free Admission: Admission to the Richmond Barracks Christmas Fair and all workshops is free. Bring your family, friends, and curiosity for a day of exploration and discovery. Furry friends are welcome too.
A Little Idea
Ali is a Designer and Maker from Dublin, creating laser-cut acrylic statement jewellery and other handcrafted accessories.
Her designs are inspired by decades past; each pair of dangly earrings is called after fashion icons. Her handcrafted jewellery is full of colour with pops of neon, very lightweight, unisex and fun to wear.
Using greencast acrylic where possible and other recycled materials such as discarded industrial brass, Ali keeps her brand and styles as sustainable as possible.
Her collection of headbands is made with organic cotton and vintage fabrics. Her designs have been nominated for awards and featured in TV and print media. Her work is stocked in many beautiful independent stores.
Aii Candle Craft
My name is Samantha and I'm Chandler. This is my craft.
What is a Chandler, in simple terms a maker and seller of wax products, i.e. candles.
The word is derived from the French word Chandelier.
My company name is: Aii Candle Craft, Aii is a direct Chinese translation for the word “Love”
So the literal translation would be Love Candle Craft!
All our products are all handmade with the highest quality wax sourced around Europe.
Our aim is to educate the general public into all the different types of waxes that make up a candle or wax product.
We strive to keep our products sustainable by using Soy and Beeswax.
Soy and Beeswax is a biodegradable and renewable resource, making it a much more environmentally friendly choice than paraffin wax.
We sell a large variety of wax products, predominantly candles with a large range of different scents and colour combinations. The choice and style is pretty much endless with each individual product completely unique and tailored to our client.
Alli Tuta promotes Ecuadorian culture through handicrafts. At Andrea's stall, you can find beaded jewellery that is elaborated by talented Saraguro women artisans (indigenous tribe) and jewellery made with thread using the macrame technique that Andrea handmakes locally.
Author Liam O’Meara
Liam is a local historian, poet, author and chairman of the Inchicore Francis Ledwidge Society. He will have his books for sale, which include the histories of Richmond Barracks, Goldenbridge Cemetery, the CIE Railway Works, and the Iveagh Trust in Dublin 8. He will also be selling secondhand, good as new books.
Clever Honey & Intelligent Tea
Beautiful botanical brews from native Irish hedgerow plants and flowers.
Intelligent Teas are made from plants that live HAPPY lives of wild abandon, freedom, and fresh air in chemical-free hedgerows, fields, and gardens. We have expanded our range this season to include some real teas from around the world, colourful hand-knit tea cosies, (all proceeds are for charity), and raw native black bee honey.
Chemical Free – Caffeine Free – Vegan Friendly
Clondalkin Animal Aid
Clondalkin Animal Aid is a non-profit organisation that works entirely remotely from a team of volunteers who work hard to give rescue pets a better life. At the Christmas Fair, Clondalkin Animal Aid will be selling a variety of goods including handmade crafts, vintage clothing, jewellery and products with an animal/Christmas theme.
Connemara Wine & Design Co.
Connemara Wine & Design Co. will sell luxury gift sets, local artisan food sets and some special, one-off pieces that tie into the company's story, like the Galway Throw from McNutt of Donegal.
At Corleggy Cheeses, the finest quality RAW milk from locally grazed herds of goats, sheep and cows is handmade into hard and soft cheeses, which mature for at least three months. The only added ingredients are vegetarian rennet and salt.
Crafty By Nature
Amanda is a designer/crafter/crazy-dog-lady based in Dublin 8. She specialises in upcycling part vintage tea sets into luxury candles and one-of-a-kind mosaics.
“I never met a teacup I didn’t like! I take the well-loved pieces - the chipped, the broken and the cracked… the favourite cups with the gilding loved off. I remake them into something pretty and special!”
Being particularly blessed with clumsy friends and family and having a near obsession with mooching around charity shops gives Crafty by Nature a lot of material to work with.
Our first principle is that the most sustainable way to upcycle vintage china to suit modern living is to reimagine it by changing it as little as possible.
Vintage tea cups and saucers are reimagined as soy candles that are vegan, eco-friendly and can be used again as teacups once the candle has burnt out.
Cracked, chipped and broken china is hand-cut into mosaic tiles and combined with recycled art glass for mosaics inspired by the magic of nature and folklore. Each piece is meticulously crafted and unique.
Crafty by Nature also combines other handmade items - silk-lined sleep masks and aromatherapy pillow sprays to make relaxing gift sets.
And the crazy-dog-lady part? 10% of all proceeds will go to Dogs In Distress - a fantastic charity that rescues dogs, gives them a soft place to land with a kind foster family and places them in a loving forever home. Crafty by Nature loves dog-friendly markets and always brings treats for furry friends!
3 makers - Eileen, Chloe and Rachel - designing and handcrafting gifts to give or keep.
Home of the Pocket Heart ❤️
Pocket Hearts are little solid recycled glass hearts with a message for you. Hold or pop them in a pocket, but know someone is Thinking of You.
Daiden O'Regan Ceramics
Daiden O’Regan Ceramics is a new, exciting craft business with hand-crafted pottery designed and made locally in Dublin 12 with an emphasis on natural sustainable materials. Daiden has a recent apprenticeship under a master Creten ceramicist. She is taking that Greek experience and giving it her own spin, using classic Greek, clean and vibrant blue and white colours. She will mostly be selling small vases, bowls, a selection of cups and mugs and some one-off decorative Raku pieces. All work is hand-made in Dublin 12.
Dóchas Designs will offer a wide range of art, greeting cards, homeware, gifts, accessories, tote bags, drinkware and a full Christmas collection, including greeting cards, art prints, tree decorations, bookmarks and more.
Dublin 12 Men's Shed
Dublin 12 Men's Shed will sell lots of lovely woodwork suitable for gifts, gardens, and homes.
Designed, printed, and packaged in Ireland, Fingerdoodles is a Dublin-based art venture with a difference. At the fair, they will sell 'finger' drawn art, printed as cards or framed images.
Heather & Harebells
Heather & Harebells will sell bouquets and posies of Irish-grown flowers, arrangements in pre-loved pots, and some dried flower posies and wreaths.
Hey, Bulldog! Design
Hey, Bulldog! Design handmakes colourful, eco-friendly homewares and wall hanging pieces. At the fair, they will have a range of planters, eggcups, gift sets, accessories, vases, and a new range of tufted wall hanging pieces.
House of Dapper
House of Dapper are Irish crafters that make pet apparel, artwork, jewellery, t-shirts & more. They specialise in LGBTQIA merch and can make rings and pendants in your colours.
Ivy Lane Cakes
Christmas goodies, gingerbread, traditional Christmas puddings and cakes, Christmas-themed cupcakes and cookies, amaretti biscuits, chocolate biscuit cake puddings, plus much more.
Jiminy Eco Toys
Toys that delight both the child and their planet - climate-kind and minimal waste. Jiminy Eco Toys include backpacks upcycled from broken bouncy castles, beach toys made from recycled milk bottles, handmade traditional wooden toys with a modern twist like catapults and skipping ropes, incredible eco-friendly giant bubbles, the eco-answer to Kinder Eggs, and amazing plastic-free window pencils.
Just for Today
Just for today is an empowering affirmation book series by Irish writer Maria Colgan. There are two books in the collection so far "Just for today...I will love myself" and "Just for today...I will be brave".
Just for today...I will love myself is a powerful affirmation book about self-love. Given that 85% of the global female population and 87% of young Irish girls between the ages of 10 and 17 suffer with low self-esteem this is an ideal book to teach women and girls how to love themselves. The affirmations are simple and the message is clear. When said often enough the words in this book have the power to reprogramme your subconscious mind to love yourself and hold yourself in high regard.
Just for today...I will be brave is a powerful affirmation on facing your fears, finding courage and being brave. Fear is a powerful emotion that has the power to cripple you and stifle your dreams, but you have the power to control this emotion and find a way forward. This book will give you the right words to face your fears and follow your heart. When the words from it are said often enough you will find yourself acting brave in situations you never thought you would.
Lazered with Love
Laser-engraved wooden and acrylic crafts.
Paper-based products such as cards made in Dublin with Japanese and Nepalese papers. At the fair, you'll so be able to buy hand covered upcycled mirrors.
Handmade polymer clay jewellery and accessories.
Maple Tree Pottery
Inspired by patterns in nature and Indian design, Karyn Jones of Maple Tree Pottery makes colourful ceramic bowls, soap dishes, decorations, incense holders and framed art in her garden studio in Delgany, Co. Wicklow.
Nadine Loves Paper
Nadine will be selling greeting cards, prints, paper craft kits, and painted vintage ceramics at this year's Christmas Fair.
Niki Collier Felt
Niki Collier practices traditional textile crafts using sustainable materials. Each piece made constructs your story in unique fabrics with shapes and colours.
Red Ginger Crafts
Marushka has handmade quilted, cross-stitched and crocheted pieces perfect for gifting this Christmas.
Stillgarden Distillery is an award-winning independent distillery based in Dublin that produces sustainable Modern Irish Spirits for the Modern Spirit Drinker.
Gift Sets from Stillgarden Distillery are the best way to gift the Irish spirit lover in your life. Choose from a range of Modern Irish Spirit Gift sets, cocktail Gift Sets, and experience Gift Sets.
Whether you’re looking for the perfect birthday gift, an engagement gift or a gift to mark any special occasion – Stillgarden has the perfect Gift Sets for the occasion!
You can also buy gift vouchers for Stillgarden's products and experiences, including visitor centre tours, where guests can experience modern distillation methods and create their own recipe gin or vodka.
Sun Design Stained Glass
Stained glass sculptures, panels, ornaments and jewellery.
Teegan's Treats makes homemade jams, preserves, and cordials in small batches using traditional recipes and incorporating local and seasonally foraged fruits. Customers' favourites include our Seville Orange Marmalade, Lemon Curd, and Ginger Cordial. We will also have our Christmas range of produce, including traditional Christmas Puddings, Cranberry Sauce, mincemeat, and gift options.
The Children’s Project @ Frontline Make Change
Handmade decorations, baked goods, and paintings made by Children who attend the Frontline Make Change service.
The Crochet Dolls
Crochet baby gift boxes, cuddly teddies and keepsake dolls.
Books to inspire your child with a love of reading and a love of nature!
The Green Kitchen and Garden Shop
The Green Kitchen & Garden Shop is a non-profit social enterprise that partners with WALK and provides training, education and employment for people with intellectual disabilities and Autism. They will sell plants, garden accessories, and gifts at the fair. Products are uniquely Irish, some are handmade, and all are sustainable.
Tweed & Pine
Handmade peg dolls, collectibles, decorations, and cards. All are made from natural items and waste offcuts from the costume-making industry.
Wild Rose Botanicals
Handmade wild beauty crafted with love + intention. Small batch products that embrace wholeness + simplicity. Organic, vegan + Irish made.