Bloom 2022| Applications Now Open for the Irish Craft Village

Posted 01.04.22

The Design & Crafts Council Ireland will once again be presenting the Irish Craft Village at Bloom – which takes place in the Phoenix Park, Dublin from 2-6 June, 2022.

Overview of Bloom 2022

2022 marks the return of Bord Bía’s very successful show and the event represents opportunities for craft makers to promote and sell their products to over 100,000 people over 5 days.

The Irish Craft Village will be situated at the heart of Bloom again this year and will encompass approximately 25 craft retail stands (depending on demand and the sizes of stands required) – in outdoor, all-weather stalls/tents.  The area will also feature a range or workshops, demonstrations and drop-in craft activities for all the family.

How to apply

Please find the link for the on-line application form:

Please note, this is a popular event – and demand for stands out-weighs supply.  So please take your time with the application form, ensuring that you have read and are clear about the criteria outlined in the form.

The selection by an independent panel will take place in mid April and applicants will be notified of results by the 19th of April 2022. The closing date for completed application forms is the 11th of April 2022.

Selection Criteria

The selection panel will base their decisions on the following criteria:

High standards in design and manufacture
Consistency of quality and finish
Suitability to the event
Pricing matched to market opportunity
A commitment to high standards in display and packaging

Images included for selection should be representative of your work and should enable the selectors to establish your suitability based on the criteria above. Products must be made by hand in Ireland.

Tips for Bloom

Based on our experience at Bloom over the past number of years, below are some indicators of the types of products that sell at this event:

Products with a garden use, or with a garden or natural environment theme i.e. floral themes, nature, animals and outdoor lifestyle tend to be popular at this event.
Colourful / bright products.
Price points vary depending on product type and discipline, but in general products under €120 tend to appeal to visitors, with some higher price items selling where they have specific affinity.
Post show sales can be strong – so having a transactional web site is advantageous and / or having the option to take orders at the show for post-show delivery can also be beneficial.
Products that are cleverly packaged or are easy to carry tend to work well.  Or alternatively, offering a collection option can make heavy or larger items more appealing to visitors.

If you have any queries please contact Nicola Doran at 086 8243786 or email

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