Sunday, April 6, 2014
11:30 am - 6:30 pm
Royal Marine Hotel
Put this date in your diary! the first of our two vintage extravaganzas of 2014, the Spring Vintage Fashion & Decor Fair takes place on Sunday 6th April.
Start planning your trip to Dublin now! A great day out of bargain hunting, fashion and retro style in the beautiful surroundings of the Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire.
THE EVENT THAT IS SO LAST CENTURY!
Over fifty specialists from all over Ireland displaying and selling a wide range of vintage clothes, retro décor and 20th century memorabilia, plus style tips, demonstrations, competitions, music, cocktails .. a day of hunting for bargains and style spotting, where you can glam it up or ham it up and everyone joins in the fun.
A day of high style and fun for young and old, why not experience your own vintage makeover or be fascinated and informed by the Hurdy Gurdy Museum display of vintage radios and gramophones.
Style tips for brides to be, with demonstration of bridal fashions through the decades, talks on classic hair and make-up styles, and Q&A opportunities Vintage and TV Stylist Irene O’Brien.
BOOK YOUR VINTAGE MAKEOVER
You too can look like a movie star with a full-on vintage makeover from our experienced and highly qualified stylists. Why not try a glamorous new look for fun; or perhaps you are getting married and would like to try out a new style for this, or any other, special occasion. Makeup artist Amanda Hynes Johnston and hair stylist Joyce Clarke Henry are the ultimate experts in special occasion styling, their work featuring regularly on Xpose and in high profile shoots for the fashion pages of national media including the Independent Magazine, Sunday Business Post, Mail on Sunday, etc.
There are a limited number of appointments available during the day. To book your appointment for a makeover at the fair, contact Hair by Joyce Clarke Henry on Facebook / telephone 0876262237 or Ruby Garnet Makeup on Facebook / telephone 0861651649. Prices from €20.
Glamour plus! With over fifty specialists from all over Ireland displaying and selling a wide range of vintage clothes and retro décor, there will be plenty to satisfy the discerning shopper. In addition to glamorous frocks and elegant hats, many stands offer the chance to browse thousands of items of original memorabilia, from 1950s homewares to film posters, pretty china, books, old advertising and curios!
For those who like to dress to impress, there will be retro makeovers and best dressed competitions on the day.
Shop till you drop, then compare your vintage finds and enjoy the fashion parade over cocktails, while Ireland’s leading retro group The Dionnes entertain you with their classy Motown harmonies.
Dun Laoghaire is just south of Dublin, on the coast. Follow signs for Dun Laoghaire Harbour, and once you arrive in Dun Laoghaire, the fair will be signposted.
The Royal Marine Hotel is on Marine Road, overlooking Dun Laoghaire harbour and just 3 minutes walk from the DART station, with trains every 20 minutes approx.
There are also lots of buses from Dublin city centre and west Dublin which stop either right outside the hotel or outside the station.
Route 7A, every 20 minutes, from Dublin north city centre (Mountjoy Square) via Trinity College, Merrion Square and Ballsbridge
Route 46A, every 10 to 15 minutes, from North Circular Road via Trinity College, Stephen’s Green, Donnybrook
Route 75, from Tallaght, via Dundrum and Stillorgan (a somewhat irregular timetable, see http://www.dublinbus.ie/en/Your-Journey1/Timetables/All-Timetables/75/ )
Royal Marine Hotel
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 superb 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 €2.50).
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. In general, the fair includes a wide range of antiques and collector’s items, including silver, porcelain and glass, jewellery, Victoriana, old advertising, Georgian 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 the 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 accommodation at the Royal Marine Hotel, visit the Royal Marine website.