Sunday, February 16, 2014
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Royal Marine Hotel
Take time to drop in to our regular antiques fair in the Royal Marine Hotel, which has grown in size from an average of 30 stands to over 40 stands over the past 12 months. Here you will find have antique and vintage furniture and interior decor, fine art, vintage kitchen and tableware, collectors items including rare books and vintage memorabilia, antique and vintage jewellery, plus a small selection of vintage fashion and accessories.
The Royal Marine Hotel is easy to find, just follow signs for the Stenaline Ferry Terminal, or take the DART and walk 3 minutes from Dun Laoghaire station. Dun Laoghaire is a great place for an afternoon out: enjoy a promenade on the pier, followed by afternoon tea overlooking the harbour or a famous Teddy’s icecream, or drop in to the weekly Farmers Market in the People’s Park for gourmet delicacies and fresh produce.
Parking update: Visitors to the fair get 3 hours parking in the hotel carpark (underground carpark) for discounted rate of €2.50: pay the cashier at the fair, who will issue you with an exit ticket. (Note: free parking is included only with consumption in the hotel bar and restaurant, bring your receipt to hotel reception.). The carpark under the shopping centre on Marine Road also has a discounted Sunday rate (3 hours for €2.50 at last notification, but check the rate before parking).
Hope to see you there!
Royal Marine Hotel
Check our news items for details of special overnight rates in this hotel for visitors to the Antiques Fairs
Since 1828 a hotel has occupied the site now occupied by the Royal Marine Hotel. Originally know as Hayes Royal Hotel, William Dargan builder of the Kingstown Railway bought out the Royal Hotel in 1863 and built the Royal Marine Hotel designed by John McCurdy, who also designed many other buildings and churches of significance in Ireland during this period. The newly developed Royal Marine first opened its doors for business in 1865 and has been a Dublin institution ever since, and has hosted many Heads of State, Kings, Queens and celebrities including old blues eyes Frank Sinatra.
The Hotel closed for extensive re-development in 2004 and re-opened on the 22nd of June 2007 . The re-development includes a new banqueting and conference centre, with a superberb ballroom which enjoys a panoramic view over Dun Laoghaire harbour, which is where the antiques fairs are held. Plenty of parking in the underground carpark (NOTE: up to 3 hours parking free on production of a receipt from the hotel bar, restaurant or coffee shop, otherwise hourly rate is e2.50).
DUN LAOGHAIRE is a coastal resort 6 miles south of Dublin city centre. The Royal Marine Hotel is on Marine Road, overlooks Dun Laoghaire harbour and is adjacent to the Sealink Ferry Terminal. The local DART station is a few hundred yards away, and numerous buses stop nearby, including routes 7, 7A, 8, 46A and 111 from the city centre. About 50 dealers take part in this fair, selling a wide range of antiques and collectors items, including silver, porcelain and glass, jewellery, Victoriana, old advertising, Georgian Â and Victorian furniture, linen and lace, prints, books, coins and banknotes, postcards, military medals, etc. The mix of dealers exhibiting changes from fair to fair, and thus the range of items available at the fairs varies from one fair to the next.
HOW TO GET THERE: Bus 6, 7, 7a, 8 from city centre, or DART to Dun Laoghaire station, and a 3 minute walk. By car, follow signs for the Stena Line (Dun Laoghaire) Car Ferry. The hotel is 2 minutes walk from the harbour.
To view a location map or to book accomodation at Royal Marine Hotel go to the Royal Marine website