Meet our Stallholders - Honey Festival 2023
We are delighted to welcome back our Stallholders to the Honey Festival at the Heritage Centre and Parish Grounds on September 23rd 2023. 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.
Michelle Sheane is a professional baker / cake artist based in Wicklow town. She specialises in bespoke wedding cakes, occasion cakes and cupcakes which are available in a number of styles, colours and flavours. You can find her on instagram and FB @theflourpot.ie
David Lee has been making mead for many years. The main ingredient is honey and it takes approximately 3 years for it to mature. David will have samples of his mead for you to try at the Festival.
án Design is a small workshop sustainably crafting wooden products, using hand tools and traditional techniques. Ciarán & Claire are at the beginning of their journey to BeeCrafty in everything they make! https://www.instagram.com/ciarandesign/
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. www.dalkeyhandmadesoaps.ie
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 www.janesbees.ie
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. Find Paul on www.beesupplies.ie
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. Find lots more on www.irishgardenbirds.ie
These wooden wildlife boxes & garden trugs are handmade using reclaimed materials where possible. Bespoke items by request. check out the instagram page here
Find out all about the Wicklow Co. Co Climate action and biodiversity plans at their stand. Learn all about the fantastic Barn Owl Project and how you can help. Read all about it here
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