antopanto Registered User


I am looking for any Christmas Craft Fairs to attend this year. If anybody should know of any i.e. dates locations contacts etc

rosyposy Registered User

Where u based?

ttomasso Registered User

There is one in Foxford on the first December weekend
anybody knows about any christmas fair in Westport or Castlebar (County Mayo)?
I appretiate your answers :-)

tosh_thedude Registered User

Anyone know if the Arts & Crafts show is returing this year to the RDS, Dublin? I cant seem to find anything about this anywhere. Last years show was very good, I got a few nice xmas presents from it so I'm hoping to return. I think it was in Mid November last year! Any info would be greatly appriciated.

rosyposy Registered User

its on from the 5th-9th Dec this year in the rds


Laois christmas craft fair.

17th-18th November, St Mary's Hall, Portlaoise

For application forms please email:

karen harper Registered User

Hi I'm Karen Harper
Editor of NOTICEBOARD, newsletter to artists and crafts people in Ireland.
Below is the info I have gathered so far about Christmas Fairs.
Hope this helps.

To join mailing list for NOTICEBOARD email me at
Thanks Karen



The IOMST (International Operators, markets and Street traders) look after all the aspects that come with setting up markets, plus they will represent the trader if the need arises.
Their site can give you information about all the markets in Ireland, and they also provide insurance for the stall holder.
Their dairy of events are found at:
This might be good if you have not a craft to sell and want a different audience.


Another place to look for fairs is yahoos Upcoming…


A couple of fairs in Dublin are:

Nov 16
Friday Winter Fair –2007
Dun Laoghaire- Rathdown County Enterprise Board are now seeking applications for the third annual Winter Fair. This rapidly developing retail fair is being held for the second year in Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre
Dalkey village, Dublin. Contact Suzanne May at

Nov 23
Friday Marlay Christmas Fair
Christmas fair in Rathfarnham, Dublin, is ready to take bookings and I have to say it is a fantastic Fair to be involved in. The atmosphere and Christmas buzz is perfect to get you in the Christmas spirit…. Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Co Dublin

Phone: 01-4954473 Sonja Ewen
Mobile: 087 -675 33 58


For a list of markets in Ireland, check out:


Christmas Craft Fair

Date: Sunday 18th November 2007 12pm- 6pm
Fee: 50 Euro per table.
Conditions: All Articles For Sale Must Be Handcrafted In Ireland.
The Christmas Craft Fair,
please call Mary Lee Beegan for an Application Form.
Hilamar Hotel,
Main Street,
Co. Westmeath

tel: 087-6288919 or 087-2902607


Designer Arts and Crafts, Natural Health/Beauty Fair

Sunday 11th November 2007. Celtic Ross Hotel,
Rosscarbery, Co Cork
Open to the public 10.30 am - 6pm.
Stands Available - 6ft x 2ft tables wall tables €140.
Centre Tables €110.

For further information contact T: Jennie White
023 22868 or 086 170 3635

The Rosscarbery fair has a fantastic reputation, get in quick if there is still places.


Craft Fair at The Linenhall Arts Centre

Will be held on Saturday 8th December with application
forms available in September.

For further information contact Alex Nicholson 087 6320705
Brendan Murphy 087 6987340

The Linenhall Arts Centre
County Mayo

Christmas Craft Trail: Call for Submissions
Wexford Arts Centre invites submissions from craft artists to exhibit in the Christmas Craft Trail from 23rd November to 23rd December 2007. This curated craft trail will take place in a number of venues in Wexford town including the arts centre. Interested applicants are asked to submit an up to date CV, and examples of work to date i.e. documentation in the form of 10 jpegs, CD / DVD / CD Rom. Full details for each image are required, i.e. title, medium, measurements, date of work, insurance value, retail value. The selection will be made by professional adjudicator and all work selected will be of a professional standard. Closing date for submissions is 5p.m. Friday September 9th 2007. For further information please contact or 053 9123764. Applications can be emailed or posted to Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford.

karen harper Registered User



CRAFT workers
CRAFT suppliers
CRAFT services

Thursday 1st November 07

10.30 am - 11.45am
Hanlay Centre, Dunlaoire

All crafts/artists, suppliers, services welcome!

Are you interested in more business, getting a good, reliable supplier, meeting other artists and crafts people in your area—to share information, help with projects or just to meet like minded people.

If Yes is the answer to any of the above, then this meeting is for you!!

Contact: Karen Harper to book a place on Thursday 1st November 07

086 888 5321


antopanto Registered User

rosyposy said:
Where u based?

Hello Rosyposy,

I am based in Dublin, but I am covering areas within a four hour drive from dublin.

Many thanks Rosyposy

kerryberry Registered User

There's also a Christmas Craft Fair in in Croke Park on the weekend of 16th-18th November.... and there's a smaller craft fair on in Taney Church Hall in Dundrum the 2nd Sat. of each month, the next is 10th Nov and then 8th Dec.

rosyposy Registered User

Great Info kerryberry,
would you have a contact for the croke park one?if not no worries i'll just do a web search and see what i can find. Myself and John doing the Laragh fair in Wicklow this Sunday

antopanto Registered User

Hello kerryberry,

Do you have a contact number for the organiser of this event.

Many thanks

rosyposy Registered User

Hey antopanto

I found the contact on in the upcoming events. I rang the number today but just got voicemail.

Sry just saw it was Taney Church u were looking for!

karen harper Registered User

I would love to do a nationwide database of all fairs in Ireland.

If you would like to let me know where and what you attended it will be available to everyone in plenty of time for next year.
It can benefit customers and stall holders.

From putting my details in this forum, I have been called daily to see about fairs and people are looking for places to buy crafts.
You can email me or put the fairs on this forum.

Each quarter I will return and put a list of the next fairs happening.

It would be great to get a little detail about them, size of venue, how many stalls, parking, admission fee, organisation standard...anything you feel would be relevant!

antopanto Registered User

antopanto said:

I am looking for any Christmas Craft Fairs to attend this year. If anybody should know of any i.e. dates locations contacts etc

Did anybody do well at this Fair, everyone I spoke to lost money, some of the traders lost €1000s

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