Richmond Barracks

Richmond Barracks Summer Fair 2024

Richmond Barracks Summer Fair - Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 May 2024 from 11 am to 5 pm

Our Summer Fair is here! Come together to support artists and makers inspired by the theme of upcycling, recycling, and reusing. Enjoy a day filled with creativity, community and connection.

What awaits you at the Richmond Barracks Summer Fair:

Stalls: Browse our stalls, showcasing a wide range of makers and creators. Pick up delicious treats and celebrate upcycling, recycling and reusing with sustainable goods and handcrafted items.

Creative workshops: Try out crafting, upcycling, and making. If you like it, come back and do more with our year-round Culture Connects programme.

Tours: Join one of our 3 different free guided walking tours, on themes of biodiversity, history of 1916 or the local garden cemetery, Goldenbridge. Tours are offered for free during the Fair.

Food and drink: Savour the flavours of the season from our indoor cafe, FoodCloud Kitchen, and our selection of food trucks.

Entertainment: Enjoy performances from talented artists and musicians, creating a lively atmosphere throughout both days of the Fair.

Inchicore Library: Inchicore Library will be open each day, and in addition to its usual services, there will be a special selection of summer-related books to borrow.

Free admission: Entry to the Richmond Barracks Summer Fair and all workshops are free. Bring your family, friends, and curiosity for a day of exploration and discovery. Dogs are welcome, too.

Our vendors for the Summer Fair!

A Little Idea

A Little Idea

Ali, a designer and maker from Dublin, created A Little Idea. Ali creates 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 green cast acrylic where possible and other recycled materials such as discarded industrial brass, Ali keeps her brand and styles as sustainable as possible. Also using vintage fabrics for hairbands, her designs have seen her nominated for awards and featured in TV and print media. Her work is stocked in many beautiful independent stores, and her studio is based in Dublin 12.

Aii Candle Craft

Aii Candle Craft

All our products are handmade with the highest quality wax sourced around Europe. Our aim is to educate the general public about 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 are pretty much endless, with each individual product completely unique and tailored to our client.

ArtyFacts

ArtyFacts

I make and frame marvellous things!  This includes book art, VHS art, movie memorabilia, vintage items, treasures and artefacts. Lots of nostalgia going on here!

be alice

be alice

be alice – hand embroidery in a new éire
Alice is a passionate embroiderer, inspired by Ireland. She uses her extensive knowledge of embroidery and textile techniques to create contemporary wall art. After graduating from the Royal School of Needlework in 2017, Alice moved back home to Dublin and began work on a series of pieces inspired by Irish Folklore, Language, Landscape and History.

You can now learn to create your own pieces with one of be alice’s embroidery kits. All materials are provided, along with video tutorials to take you through each step of the design. Suitable for complete beginners!

CCBLOOMS

CCBLOOMS

I sell bespoke flower wreaths and arrangements.

Convert

Convert

Convert creates sustainable textile pieces for living and gifting. Some examples include weighted eye pillows, scarves, cloth sanitary pads, and hair accessories.

Products are handcrafted in Co.Monaghan. Sustainability is at the heart of Convert, and everything is made with a minimum of 70% upcycled and reclaimed fabrics by weight.

Operating a “closed loop” waste management policy, any fabric scrap generated is reworked into other products to avoid production waste going to landfills.

Convert products are made with the help of renewable green energy thanks to an on-site solar energy supply.

DJK Services

DJK Services

Dorothy and Vincent are both woodturners from Dublin 24. They make various products, such as bowls, pens, table lamps, candle holders, walking sticks, and wine glasses. The unique thing about DJK Services is that Vincent is a completely blind woodturner who makes everything by thought and touch.

Dublin Simon Community

Dublin Simon Community

We are from the Dublin Simon community, and our service is Social enterprise: Dublin Simon Shops.

We will sell clothes (female, male and children), vintage clothes and bric-à-brac.

FreeDreamer

FreeDreamer

Handmade in Dublin, all-natural aromatherapy eye pillows, self-care kits, bath blends, and accessories for yoga and wellness.

Greenther

Greenther

Greenther Cork Leather Accessories.

Our cork leather accessories are meticulously designed and handcrafted in our studio in Ireland, blending modern and traditional artisan techniques. We prioritise sustainability and innovation, aiming to create products that are elegant, environmentally friendly and personalised.

Our range features accessories made from high-quality Portuguese cork leather, including RFID wallets, handbags, bow ties, coasters and more, known for uniqueness, durability, and eco-friendliness. Cork is a renewable and cruelty-free material, appealing to environmentally conscious consumers seeking sustainable vegan options.

Ivos Room Accessories

Ivos Room Accessories

I sell recyclable jewellery. We buy unwanted pieces of jewellery from customers and other sources and repurpose them. The jewellery material we use is copper/brass/stainless steel/Miyuki Japanese stones. Price range from €30 to €60. Some of the products are made in my studio at home.

LG Crafts and Creations

LG Crafts and Creations

I sell handmade crochet and knitted toys, dolls and keychains.

Liam O'Meara Books

Liam O'Meara Books

My products are my own books mainly on local history; also some second-hand books (clean and good as new) on various subjects by other writers.

Inspired by patterns in nature and Indian design, Karyn Jones makes colourful ceramic bowls, soap dishes, decorations, incense holders and framed art in her garden studio in Delgany, Co. Wicklow.

Naniken Studio

Naniken Studio

We are Sinéad Woods and Barry McAdam husband and wife and founders of Naniken Studio, where we create our artwork. We both have our unique styles but what ties our work together our use of vibrant colours, unusual perspectives and love of our surrounding environment, landmarks and nature.

Sinéad works with pen illustration combined with digital techniques. She also loves hand printing and creates lino prints and tetra pak prints. Tetra pak prints recycle old juice cartons to create intaglio plates to give a unique printing style.

Barry works mainly in watercolour to create his Dublin scenes with their unique viewpoints and splashes of vibrant colour.

Natures Alchemy

Natures Alchemy

Nature's Alchemy is the eco-friendly choice in Ireland for natural skincare products - plastic-free, ethical, and sustainable.

Pillows and Patterns

Pillows and Patterns

Chic home décor accessories to brighten your living space.

We hand-make quirky clay fridge magnets and framed clay pieces.

Retuned

Retuned

Upcycled musical instruments made into household furniture items, e.g. lamps, tables, clocks.

RoboWood & CrystalGems

RoboWood & CrystalGems

Handmade mini wooden robots with mechanical parts, I design them locally and make them into necklaces or keychains.

Ross Golden-Bannon

Ross Golden-Bannon

Limited edition, framed and unframed reduction and multi-block woodcut and linecut artwork on archival, fine art Italian and Japanese papers. My prints celebrate the democracy of art through print, inspired by the built and natural environment but especially of where I live on North Strand and the abundance of growth and harvest found at our local community garden Mud Island.

Seams Obsessed

Seams Obsessed

I use recycled and repurposed fabrics to make kids' dresses, aprons, bumbags, hats, bunting, etc., all of which I make at home. 

Serendipity by Jayne

Serendipity by Jayne

Handcrafted neckpieces, made from recycled coffee pods and other treasures.

Stories by Ola

Stories by Ola

I translate the textures, colours, and shapes of the seaside into ceramic pieces that are both functional and captivating. From mugs designed for a tranquil morning coffee to tableware perfect for a vibrant dinner party, my ceramics aim to evoke a sense of joy and harmony.

Sun Design Glass

Sun Design Glass

Stained glass sculptures, panels, ornaments and jewellery.

The Upcycle Movement

The Upcycle Movement

By re-imagining something that otherwise may have ‘had its day’, upcycling opens up a world of new possibilities, designs, business opportunities and waste solutions.

Thou Art Hilary

Thou Art Hilary

Handcrafted artwork on canvas, prints, greeting cards, and wooden decorations handcrafted in Ireland. Designs inspired by nature using locally sourced materials.

Too Fabulous Art & Crafts

Too Fabulous Art & Crafts

A variety of one-off hand-crafted wearable pieces of art from knitwear to gorgeous earrings, funky bags to home accessories made out of upcycled, recycled and unconventional materials from wool, wood, beer cans, vintage textile and much more.

Violine Sea Craft

Violine Sea Craft

Violine Sea Craft creates sea glass art and sea glass jewellery upcycled from beachcombing finds. We have a selection of frames representing nature, seaside, families, etc., unique gifts covering various occasions and framed in locally made wooden frames. We also have a selection of sterling silver and 24k gold plated earrings and pendants. Each piece is unique and handmade in Greystones, County Wicklow.

Wild Sióg

Wild Sióg

Wild Sióg has an apiary of native Irish Honey Bees local to Richmond Barracks and I use both the honey and wax that our bees produce in a range of health drinks and natural skincare products. I also use a variety of wild and cultivated herbs that are either foraged or handpicked from our garden. In recent years Wild Sióg has received a number of awards for sustainability and our natural skincare products.

Wildwood Balsamics

Wildwood Balsamics

Wildwood Balsamics, based in the little village of Rathlackin, near Ballina in County Mayo, are a unique range of foraged wild fruit, herb, berry and blossom-infused vinegars that unlock the hidden magic of nature's flavours and essence. 

World Design

World Design

World Design offers a carefully curated selection of finely made jewellery and accessories sourced from job creation projects in the global South. Working with projects in Africa and South America that adhere to Fair Trade principles, much attention is given to products that have a strong recycling element. World Design collaborates with the projects to bring their goods to the market, a form of aid through trade.

The founder, Annig Barrett, has been working with artisans all her working life, while growing up in Africa, she recognised that the best way to support women was to buy what they were making. World Design was created in Africa in 1998 to showcase craft and design from around the World. The first store in Ireland opened in 2006 in the Powerscourt Townhouse. They now can be found at markets around the country, with ranges including jewellery made from sustainably grown grasses, can pulls and bottle tops, ostrich eggshells, telephone wire and recycled shampoo bottles.

Entertainment

We have some wonderful entertainment in our garden for the weekend, including:

Saturday 25 May

11.00 - 12.00 Dublin 10/20 Men's Shed
12.15 - 12.45 Peru Fusion
1.00 - 1.20 The Zoryanna
2.00 - 2.20 The Zoryanna
3.30 - 4.30 The St James's Brass & Reed Band

Sunday 26 May

11.00 - 12.00 Dublin 10/20 Men's Shed
1.30 - 2.30  Stage School Showstoppers
3.30 - 4.30 The St James's Brass & Reed Band

 

Workshops

All the workshops at the Fair are free and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Here is a list of the workshops:

Saturday 25 May

11.00 - 11.30 Teddy Bear Picnic
11.30 - 12.30 Rubber stamping workshop
12.00 - 12.30 Magical May bush family workshop
1.30 - 2.30 Make a tote bag from a T-shirt
2.00 - 3.30 Make an embroidery hoop wall organiser


 Sunday 26 May

11.30 - 12.30 Upcycled jewellery-making workshop
1.30 - 2.30 Make a tote bag from a T-shirt
2.30 - 3.30 Make a sock monster

Free Guided Walking Tours

We will be running free guided walking tours during the fair.

The tours will be the Richmond Barracks to Kilmainham Gaol walking tour, the Goldenbridge Cemetery tour, and our biodiversity walking tour.

You can find more information on each tour and book your place by clicking the links. However, booking is not necessary; you can just turn up on the day.

Sunday 26 May

11.00 - 12.15  Richmond Barracks to Kilmainham Gaol guided walking tour
12.00 - 1.30 Biodiversity guided walking tour
1.00 - 2.15 Goldenbridge Cemetery guided tour
2.00 - 3.30 Biodiversity guided walking tour

 

Food and drink vendors

FoodCloud Kitchen

FoodCloud Kitchen, who are in our building every Friday, 10 am to 3 pm, will be serving delicious hot food and drinks with a generous side of social impact. 

All profits generated from FoodCloud Kitchen are reinvested into FoodCloud’s core activities, redistributing surplus food to over 600 community and voluntary organisations across the country. 

Their menu changes regularly and is created using seasonal ingredients sourced from FoodCloud's suppliers.

Follow them on Instagram: @FoodCloudKitchen

Bob's Pizza

Bob's Pizza is a family-run food truck specialising in delicious pizzas made with hand-rolled, artisanal, pre-fermented dough. Watch the chefs hand-stretch each pizza and adorn it with the finest ingredients before perfectly cooking it in the 500-degree oven.

Follow them on Instagram: @bobspizzadublin

You will find Bob's Pizza in the garden.

Happy Out Coffee

Alex & Vic, owners of Happy Out Coffee, operate a mobile barista company, specialising in premium coffee and baked goods. They cater to diverse tastes and dietary needs, offering gluten-free and vegan options, as well as non-coffee drinks. Committed to community support, 5% of profits benefit local LGBTQ+ projects, and a pay-it-forward system allows customers to buy discounted coffee for those in need.

Follow them on Instagram: @happyoutcoffee

You will find them in the garden.

Potato Cyclone

Potato Cyclone serves crispy and delicious spiral potatoes on a stick. You can customise your potato cyclone with a variety of different seasonings.

You will find Potato Cyclone in the garden.

The Crépe Box

The Crépe Box is a mobile French-style créperie offering handmade crépes made with fresh local ingredients where possible. They operate from a custom-built 1940s vintage Airstream called the Silver Bullet!

Follow The Crépe Box on Instagram: @thecrepebox1

You'll find them in the garden.