Richmond Barracks Summer Fair: 25th & 26th May

Come together to support artists and makers inspired by the theme of upcycling, recycling, and reusing

20.05.24

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Enjoy a day filled with creativity, community and connection at the Richmond Barracks Summer Fair on Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th May, from 11am to 5pm.

Beyond a traditional market, the fair invites people of all ages to engage in creative and fun activities, try something new, and discover what happens at Richmond Barracks. The Fair is inspired by the theme of upcycling, recycling, and reusing.

Enjoy….

Stalls: Browse our stalls, which showcase a variety of makers and creators. Pick up delicious treats and celebrate upcycling, recycling, and reusing with sustainable goods and handcrafted items. Vendors include:

  • Wild Sióg: Tara sells honey and apple cider vinegar drinks made with honey and wild herbs.
  • Retuned: Paul upcycles musical instruments into household furniture.
  • Seams Obsessed: Katie Mckinnon makes clothes and bags from upcycled and second-hand fabrics.
  • ArtyFacts: Lisa McKeown makes upcycled book art and VHS art.
  • The Upcycled Movement: Lynn Haughton creates bags and accessories from upcycled wetsuits.
  • Serendipity by Jayne: Jayne Durrad handcrafts necklaces made from recycled coffee pods and beads from preloved jewellery.

Workshops: Try out crafting, upcycling, and making:

  • A Teddy Bears Picnic with storytelling by staff from Inchicore Library
  • Make an embroidery hoop wall organiser with Change Clothes Crumlin
  • Make a sock monster with craft artist in residence Niki Collier
  • Rubber stamping workshop with visual artist Natasha Sidorenko
  • Magical May bush family workshop with eco-gardener in residence Polly Rowley-Sams and historian in residence for children Dervilia Roche

Tours: Join one of three guided walking tours, on biodiversity, the history of 1916, or the historic Goldenbridge garden cemetery. Tours are free during the Fair.

Food and Drink: Savour the flavours of the season from our indoor café FoodCloud Kitchen, and a selection of food trucks.

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

Inchicore Library: The Library will be open each day, and along with all their usual services, they will have a special selection of summer-related books available. The Library is also holding a Teddy Bears Picnic at the Fair! There will be stories and songs and lots of fun. Don’t forget your teddy!


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. The building is wheelchair, buggy and dog-friendly.  The Summer Fair is a great opportunity to discover the culture, history, and creativity that Richmond Barracks has to offer! More details at www.richmondbarracks.ie

Strike up the band at Richmond Barracks
Graves, Goldenbridge Garden Cemetery

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