Kick-Off The Summer Fun At Richmond Barracks May Fair

Richmond Barracks to host the first of 4 seasonal & themed fairs this weekend.

 Dublin City Council Culture Company and Dublin South City Partnership with Kilmainham Inchicore Network bringing to you May’s Sustainable Summer Fair.

This Summer fair is centered around the theme of upcycling, recycling, and reusing. This will be the first in a series of quarterly fairs during 2022.

What Can We Expect

This is a chance for everyone to grab up some awesome collection of clothing, crafts, design, and art. Some of the prominent names will be The Upcycle Movement, which rescues and transforms materials that otherwise would have gone to landfills, to create unique and sustainable products including bags, jewelry, and clothing; Woodn’t Waste it Crafts is a self-taught, hobby recycler, re-purposer and upcycler who crafts beautiful pieces from wood and materials which are found or donated; AYU Jewels stunning pieces includes items which are upcycled from old and unwanted jewelry while also reusing parts from jewelry previously made that is leftover or did not sell; and Niki Collier Textiles & Art who uses locally sourced materials for creating stunning clothes and accessories including hats, scarves, brooches and more.

“Admission is free and visitors can expect activities for all ages.”

Iseult Byrne, CEO of Dublin City Council Culture Company, commented:

“Richmond Barracks is a cornerstone of the community in Inchicore. Our Culture Connects programme offers people living, working or visiting the area, the chance to drop in, experience and enjoy different types of culture.”

“The Summer Fair is the perfect reason to visit this fantastic building, take part in some drop-in workshops, buy some recycled and upcycled things for home and gifts, and learn a little about all the things you can do at Richmond Barracks when you return to see us again. From tours and talks to history, art, and eco-themed workshops, our year-round program offers a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a taster of different types of culture, spend time in the gardens and join in with all that is on offer” Iseult added.

Children’s Activities

  • Eco-knitting with Helen Crawford to learn the basics of knitting – Saturday, 11:30 am, 6+ (Free)
  • Eco-craft workshop with Polly Rowley-Sams, for Bug Buddies-Saturday, 2 pm, 7-12 years, (Free).
  • Rip, Snip, Create! Collage Making for Kids– Sunday, 2 pm, 6-9 years, (Free).

Richmond Barracks

Richmond Barracks is a building of historical importance located in Inchicore. It is home to a library, garden, cafe, and Culture Connects, a program of cultural activities and events that celebrate the experiences and interests of the local communities and people.

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