Author: Sorcha Jowitt, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer
An Antiques Fair is being held at the Royal Marine Hotel in Dun Laoghaire on 16 August 2009 and the entrance fee in is being donated to the RNLI, the charity that saves lives at sea. Tickets are priced at €3.50 and the fair will be open between 11am and 6pm.
The Royal Marine Hotel in Dun Laoghaire, a well-known and popular location boasts panoramic views of Dun Laoghaire harbour. The area is also home to one of the busiest lifeboat stations in the RNLI. The volunteer lifeboat crew in Dun Laoghaire operate an inshore and an all weather lifeboat all year round.
Fifty antiques dealers will take part in the fair, displaying an extensive range of antiques and collectors items from Victorian furniture and military medals to jewellery, books and post cards.
Caroline Mason Area Fundraising Manager with the RNLI said: ‘we are very grateful to Antiques Fairs Ireland and Joan Murray for donating the entrance fee for this popular event to the lifeboats. The funds raised will help us save lives at sea. I know this fair will be a must see for serious collectors or those simply looking for something to fill a Sunday afternoon. It promises to be a charity event with a historical twist’.