Meet our Stallholders 2022

We are delighted to welcome back our Stallholders to the Honey Festival at the Heritage Centre and Parish Grounds on September 24th 2022.  Their beautiful artisanal products perfectly complement the ethos of our Honey Festival - we hope you find something lovely to bring home with you along with the honey on the day!

Kingfisher, Ashford,  is a business specialising in bespoke Irish hardwood gifts. With over 45 years experience, owner Brian Walsh has the hands on skills and technical knowledge to imagine, design and make durable, functional and visually pleasing household items.

Santiago Balbontin  joins us once again with his delicious array of country relishes, sauces and surprise goodies.

Colleen Doyle is an independent consultant for Neal’s Yard Organic remedies and a great supporter of the Festival since it started.  Her range includes skincare and body oils, room sprays and lots more.


 Val Reid is the owner of Dalkey Handmade Soaps. “I make my soap as simply as possible, using only natural oils, butters, colours and pure essential oils -making them in small batches and curing them for 4 to 6 weeks”.  You can choose your favourite at the festival.

Safiq Murray from Glenealy in Wicklow makes the most delicious cakes and cupcakes to order.  She joins us at the Honey Festival with an array of her baking, some honey mustard dressings and other surprises!

Jane Sellers joins us to demonstrate the wonderful art of skep making.  She will make skeps to order from wheat or oat grass, or from a native Irish grass known as Purple Moor Grass , Molinia caerulea

Paul O’Sullivan (R) is the owner of Bee Supplies, and a great supporter of ABKA.  He is a leading supplier of Bee Supplies, based in Sandyford in Dublin.  Paul is also a generous sponsor of the Honey Festival. 

Anne O'Sullivan will be back again, as she said herself "making candles all day at the Festival".  Ann will demonstrate this craft and you can buy candles, and some of her organic salves, soaps and creams to take home.

Oran O'Sullivan has been watching and studying wild birds for over 25 years in Ashford & Glenealy and is a published author on the subject.  Along with his wonderful knowledge, he will be bringing his range of bee and insect houses, bird boxes and natural history books for all ages.

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