Marlay Craft Courtyard Project 2017 | Call for Expressions of Interest

Posted 27.09.17

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council (dlr) is inviting expressions of interest from craftspeople wishing to produce and retail their craft/crafts onsite in the newly refurbished Marlay Craft Courtyard facility in Marlay Park,  Grange Road, Rathfarnham Dublin 16.

Marlay House and Courtyard is located in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council’s jurisdiction and is the largest park in the Council’s ownership. The House and Courtyard are protected structures and are significant in the context of the Park which is a major local amenity used by the general public on a daily basis. The restoration of the Marlay Craft Courtyard presents a significant opportunity to encourage new craft talent to set up business in this classic courtyard setting.

There are approximately 16 units in the current phase over two floors within the courtyard which have been restored to the highest standards with high public access and visibility. They will offer the finest craftspeople a special place to work and sell their products.

Visit the DLR CoCo website for Elegibility and Selection Criteria


To apply, please deliver hard copies of the following to
The Senior Executive Officer, Facilities Management, Corporate Communications and Governance Dept. Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council,  Level 3, County Hall, Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin:

  1. 4 copies of a concise outline of the proposed craft business (200 words maximum)
  2. 4 copies of craftworkers CV
  3. 1 copy of example of work ( no more that 20 images in total) This should be submitted either as print-outs, such as photographs, or digital files in jpeg format on CDRom. Videos must be submitted on CDRom. YouTube, Vimeo links etc. may also be included with C.V. (please include any necessary passwords to access). All submissions should be PC/Microsoft Office compatible.
  4. A list of stockists of your product/products

The Parks Department will accept hard copy applications only. Email applications will not be accepted. Please note that applications will not be returned; valuable or irreplaceable materials should not be included with submissions. Adjudication will be conducted by the Parks Department and independent practitioners with crafts expertise. Candidates may be shortlisted based on their submission.  The decision of the selection panel will be final. Please contact Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council if you require this document in Irish.

All applicants will be notified regarding decision by email.

Closing date for applications: Friday 17th November 2017 at 12noon.

Summary Timeline

Facilitated Courtyard Visit: Friday 27th October 2017 from 10am
Deadline for receipt of applications: Friday 17th November at 12noon
Successful applicants informed: December 2017
Occupation of units: Early 2018 (dates to be confirmed)

For Further information
Please contact Joe Burns, email: or phone (01) 2047931 

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