The DLR Winter Fair, now in its 9th year, takes place on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th of November, in the historic Dalkey Town Hall and will feature twenty-two highly talented local designers and craft workers displaying a wide range of goods.

Organised by the Local Enterprise Office, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown (LEO DLR), The DLR Winter Fair is the ideal opportunity to buy top quality products direct from talented, hard-working Irish craftspeople while providing a welcome boost to the local economy and putting a face to the names behind some of Irelands best known and loved designers.

Some of the designers at the event include:

Slated who create incredibly durable and naturally beautiful slate stone tableware and home accessories handcrafted by the Hammond family.

Aisling Jewellery Designs who will be showing two new collections. The Paris Cafe Collection is a soft and elegant collection, using a pallet of rose and smokey gray quartz, and silver while The South American Collection is a bold and vibrant collection, using lots of hot pink chalcedony, sun drenched lemon quartz, and turquoise gemstones.

Yogandha hand makes wellness body oils that are 100% natural. They have been designed using ingredients used in yoga, stress management and meditation for over 4000 years. Not only do they work to nourish and moisturise the skin, they work on a holistic level; taking care of body and mind.

If beautiful candles are your passion, then don’t miss Ecomelts, which makes some of the finest fragranced natural wax candles. The range is eco- friendly soya wax products and are all handcrafted.

Speaking about the event, An Cathaoirleach of Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, Cllr. Marie Baker said: We have some amazingly talented designers in the Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown area and we are delighted that they are taking time out of their busy schedules to show us the breadth of their capabilities. It is our hope that the local community will come out in force to support them and purchase something unique and unusual at the event.

One of the organisers of The DLR Winter Fair, Georgina Sweetnam, from LEO DLR said, The DLR Winter Fair’s unique position in the calendar allows us to showcase the work of the local designers. It has something for everyone with the added advantage of a chance for consumers to beat the festive rush and have everything wrapped up weeks in advance. While you’re buying gifts for others, you are bound to find something to treat yourself too.

Every year, thousands flock to The DLR Winter Fair for the unique chance to buy beautiful personalised gifts for their loved ones or even a special treat for themselves. The DLR Winter Fair is open from 10am to 6pm on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th of November. There is no entry fee and all the information on various designers and updates are available on www.facebook.com/DLRTheWinterFair.