Vintage Fashion & Decor Fair

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Sunday, April 26, 2015
11:30 am - 6:30 pm

Royal Marine Hotel


Put this date in your diary!  the first of our two vintage extravaganzas of 2015, the Spring  Vintage Fashion & Decor Fair takes place on Sunday 26th April. Admission €7.

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 Dionnes

For a day out with a difference, the April 2015 Vintage Fashion & Decor Fair would be hard to beat, a family day out where shopping for vintage treasure is combined with hight style and great entertainment, incorporating 50 trade stands, retro fashion show, style demos, vintage makeovers, the fun Best Dressed competition with great prizes, and dancing to the queens of Motown revival, the fabulous Dionnes.

As usual there is a competition to win tickets and gift vouchers to spend at the fair.. just subscribe to our newsletter or enter the free draw via our Facebook page – in fact, why not do both and be in with 2 chances to win.

An for the first time ever we are running a massive competition in association with Ireland’s top online lifestyle magazine,

DONT MISS THIS CHANCE TO WIN A LUXURY TRIP TO THE FAIR : including dinner for 2 and an overnight stay in total luxury (in a Junior Suite with a sea view!) at The Royal Marine Hotel on Saturday 25 April; admission to the fair on Sunday; and a vintage makeover from Amanda from Ruby Garnet Make-Up and Hair by Colette B in the retro Pavilion Bar, where you can relax with a cocktail and groove to the Motown harmonies of the fabulous The Dionnes. And who knows, you could well be  in with a chance of winning another fantastic prize by entering the Best Dressed Vintage competition at the fair.

To top it all, the winner will be treated to a professional photoshoot with photographer John Coveney! at least fivIMG_3903-74e high-res digital files, plus A4 prints of your favourite three of images.


MAKE SURE TO ENTER OUR REGULAR FREE DRAW AS WELL – If you have landed here via a link from the competition, you may not know that you can enter a second competition to win tickets and gift vouchers to spend at the vintage fair by going to the Vintage Ireland Facebook page, or by signing up for our twice monthly newsletter.

The fashion show will draw inspiration from A Day At the Races, styled and presented by TV stylist and journalist Irene O’Brien. With big prizes at stake throughout the summer at the major racing festivals, get tips on how to be a fashion thoroughbred from our team of  experts, Amanda Hynes-Johnston MUA and hair stylist Colette Brocklebank. And to ensure you know how to walk the walk, Lisa Darling of the Irish Burlesque School will demonstrate that most essential style technique of all – how to maintain poise and elegance while wearing 6 inch heels.

For those who wish to fully enter into the spirit of the day, treat yourself or a friend to a vintage makeover in the retro Pavillion Bar, where you can relax with a cocktail and groove to the cool Motown harmonies of The Dionnes, acclaimed as one of Ireland’s top wedding bands. (

With more than 50 dealers in vintage style and retro décor and memorabilia, the fair is about more than dresses however. There will be lots of bargains in vintage homewares, pretty china and table linen, along with superb jewellery, original works of art and beautifully illustrated vintage books and prints.

Vintage Ireland

Happy prizewinners at the vintage fair!

Vintage aficionados will be encouraged to dress up in style and enter Our Best Dressed Vintage Competition – a highlight of the day, with prizes for glamorous gals and smart looking guys, and even a prize for couples who share a love of vintage sponsored by The Odeon cocktail bar

Doors open from 11.30am – 6.30pm and admission is just €7.00.

For further details contact: Joan Murray on 087 267607. Email


Pic by Pearl Phelanpearlphelan@gmail.comShop till you drop, then compare your vintage finds and enjoy the fashion parade over cocktails.



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 )

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.