Another year nearly ticked off and what an annus horribilis it’s been – I’ll be glad to escape into 2017! On the positive side, interest in “Collect Ireland” has continued to grow and I even managed to find time to add the new “Art For Art’s Sake” site during the year. I would like to thank all those of you who have kept me updated about events during the year and the small group of ‘premium‘ subscribers who are helping to keep the show on the road. Early in the New Year the site will pass 2 million hits and then some serious decisions will have to be taken about the future. So that’s it, take care and have a very Happy Christmas and see you in the New Year.
Once again Antique dealers from the whole 32 counties will be at the Galway Bay Hotel in Salthill for the annual Galway Bay Antiques and Collectibles Fair on this coming Sunday December 4th.
This friendly and welcoming venue will be filled to the rafters with some of Ireland’s top dealers, selling such diverse items as jewellery, furniture, old linens, porcelain, silver, coins, medals and art to name just a few. Keeping this fair fresh and interesting has always been the organisers’ goal and to that end along with many familiar faces the event will feature several antique dealers coming to Salthill for their very first visit.
This will be the largest gathering of antique, art gallery and vintage shop proprietors seen in County Galway this year. It is a unique opportunity to view, examine and purchase from a wide variety of antique items from expert dealers. All items on show will be priced for sale on the day.
Indeed, now is the time to buy antiques as prices have never been more competitive. So whether you are a serious investor or simply shopping for unusual decorative touches or one-off gifts you will be sure to find something of interest at the Galway Bay Antique Fair.
Since the initial Antiques Fair nearly two decades ago, this event has established itself one of the major venues for antique fairs in the country, on a par with other cities such as Cork, Dublin and Limerick.
A very enjoyable way for all the family to spend a morning or afternoon together in this beautiful venue overlooking the Salthill promenade.