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09/05/14
New Facebook Page! - back to top
Please like or follow our new facebook page. You will find more photos and videos of our upcoming events.

30/04/2014
Website Revamped - back to top
Much more to browse through whoever you are visitor, host or trader, or even looking for a summer job.

30/09/2013
Celebrate Democracy & ACT! - back to top

The principle of Democracy is the Separation of the three powers which are: Executive (Government), Legislative (Parliament) & Judiciary.

In Ireland, the Government being the emanation of the Dáil, the Seanad is more than necessary to maintain such separation,
especially when the Judiciary is nominated by the said government.

The abolition of Seanad will end up having all the powers in one hand, something which is usually called... a DICTATURE!

If a necessary thing does not work (a car for example), do you just scrap it and forget about? or do you fix it?

Separation of Powers' principle was first laid down by Thomas Paine and first implemented in both American Revolution and Constitution preceding the French ones.
"No country can be called free which is governed by an absolute power; and it matters not whether it be an absolute royal power or an absolute legislative power,
as the consequences will be the same to the people."

31/08/2013
Host Terms & Conditions: New Version - back to top

As a result of our on-going procedure improvement, we have updated our Host Terms & Conditions. The version 4.3.1. is available on request.
Some amendment can be seen on this website in the relevant section.

30/06/2013
"The End of a one-man show" - back to top
Long awaited news, it is with a great pleasure that I can announce the end of the French Market of Ireland as a sole trade. The business is going to be incorporated over the next few weeks, with the addition of 2 long-standing members of the Festival and Market community...

15/05/2013
Less French... more Irish & Continental! - back to top
As a sign of those times, it is getting more difficult to get quality French stalls over, as a consequence the ratio of stalls has now evolved to: 30% French, 30% Continental and 40% Irish.

15/02/2013
Back where we ended! - back to top
It is somehow pleasant to restart our activity after a year hiatus where we ended. Repeat business showing customers' satisfaction.

07/01/2013
Happy New... Era! - back to top
As 2012 has not seen the end of the World, it has to be seen as the end of an Era and the beginning of new one. Our very best wishes for 2013,
and so for this new Era. May it to be an Era of Individual Responsibility... !

31/05/2012
Navan: latest or last? - back to top
Our last market in Navan, for the Shamrock Festival on St Patrick weekend, might be the last we might held in Ireland this year...
This decision has been taken to allow the development of new activity... more news to come soon!

06/01/2012
2012 Host Package - back to top
Result of 3 years experience, we have finalised an updated package to facilitate the invitation process for our hosts, for any event or venue and the coordination with our host for a smooth operation. This includes our 2012 Host brochure (presenting our invitation schedule), our Event / Venue Assessment Form, our Proposal / Contract Form and our Host Terms & Conditions.
A great achievment which will bring our business from walking to running and a smooth run!

PS. The Event / Venue Assessment Form is available for download. All other documents are available on request only.

24/11/2011
Slane Market Fully Cancelled - back to top
Following yesterday Gale and Weather Warnings issued by Met Eireann, we have decided to cancel today's market. The Highest Christmas Market in Ireland will be held on Friday 25th and Saturday 26th of November, in Broomfield, Slane, Co Meath.

31/10/2011
on the Move! back to top
Having join us a year ago, Kristina Burman has decided to leave us at the end of the November. She successfully took the position of Operation and Duty Manager last April with the following missions:

Operational Management of Confirmed Events;
Coordination of our Traders;
Duty Management for the duration of the Events.

We take this opportunity for thanking her for brinking our venture forward through hard work and dedication.

09/06/2011
New Host Package back to top

Result of our 2 years experience, we have finalised a package to facilitate the invitation process for our hosts, for any event or venue. This includes our 2011 Host brochure (presenting our invitation schedule), our Event / Venue Assessment Form, our Proposal / Contract Form and our Host Terms & Conditions.
A great achievment which will bring our business from walking to running and a smooth run!

PS. The Event / Venue Assessment Form is available for download. All other documents are available on request only.

15/04/2011
Reference & Testimonial section back to top

With several feed back from last year, we have completed this must see section, where you will see the feel good factor spreading all around.

2010 Picture Review! back to top
The review of 2010 is now available with pictures taken at our different events.

28/03/2011
Welcome back Kristina! back to top

Having worked very successfully at the end of last year, we are glad to welcome back Kristina Burman, Swedish National. As Assistant Manager, her new position will include:

Operational Management of our Confirmed Events;
Coordination of our Traders;
Duty Management for the duration of the Events.

With her positive attitude and her hand-on approach, we are very confident in her smooth integration and her realisations to come.

Cheese

23/03/2011
Back in Ireland back to top

Having worked from France for the preparation of our schedule, I am now back full time, travelling around Ireland 32 counties. Feel free to contact would you wish me to visit you.

2/07/2010
the Return of our French Bakery back to top

Beginning of July, while visiting Kells for the first time, the French Market of Ireland was delighted to welcome back its traditional French Bakery: "L'Authentique"... Much welcome after being missed for over 9 months!

Cheese

16/05/2010 - Where will we be next?
4 bookings in a week back to top
The French Market of Ireland is delighted to have confirmed 4 bookings over the last week including a "come back" to the 2010 JFK Dunbrody Festival in New Ross, from 16 to 18 July.
If you think we might be suitable for your event. Contact us, but not too late, as we need an average of 4 to 6 weeks notice to organise a smooth run! [more]

5/05/2010 - the Two sides of the same story
Yin & Yang back to top

How are we doing? – the “YIN”
As a new venture, it is always difficult to value our results. However, when councils and committees which have only worked with us once, come back to us for their next and/or new event, it is a good sign. An other good sign is when you have a competitor literally following you?!
On May Bank holiday weekend, for the second time in less than six months, an Irish based competitor has interfered [...]

“Ras-le-Bol” – the “YANG”
The French expression “Ras-le-Bol” literally means that “the bowl is full” in order words “that’s enough!” Is the French guy going to complain, you wonder? Those Frenchies, any good reason this time?! …
On May Bank holiday weekend, for the second time in less than six months, an Irish based competitor has interfered [...]...


02/04/2010 - Where will be next? - back to top
Showcase in Kildare Town
For our first market of the year, the French Market of Ireland has lined up 15 traders on Market Square in Kildare Town from the 19th to 21st of March.
This was very welcome by Kildare's inhabitants and by both local Newspapers:

01/03/2010 - IT issue turn us down for over a week - back to top
Apologies for any undue delays!

Due to IT issues, emails & queries as far as 15/02 have not been answered yet. Our apologies for any inconvenience caused. Contact will be made this week. Backing up your data is important, but as much as ghost of your system... If you need more information on this please contact your IT providers, for having your hands-on a fast recovery system.

7/01/10 - answer & winner of our 2009 Aoife Conference Quiz - back to top

2009 Aoife Conference Quiz: the Winner is...

The 3 Values of our Market suggested in our new Brand are:
Integrity, Conviviality and Fair Trade.

Not so easy we said... no one has found the exact answer!
A
draw was required amongst the closest ones.

Who win the Gift box with 6 bottles of wine from the Loire Valley?

The Winner is Conor Harrington,
from the Events Unit at Dublin City Council.

Congratulations to Conor and to all participants.

Selection of 6 bottles from the Loire Valley

8/11/09 - Aoife Conference Quiz to celebrate our new logo - back to top

What are the 3 values of our Market?

as shown in our new Brand?

Our new brand and logo have been launched at last the Aoife Conference.
To celebrate, we have a simple (but maybe not so easy) quiz for you.

To win: Gift box with 6 bottles of wine from the Loire Valley!

Selection of 6 bottles from the Loire Valley
Answer by Fri 4th Dec. 8pm GMT
Answer Now!
Results on Fri 8th Jan. 2010

29/10/09 - One week to go to the 2009 Aoife Conference - back to top

16th Annual Aoife Conference - Ballinasloe

On the 5th & 6th November 2009, the Association Of Irish Festivals & Events, Aoife will held its 16th Annual Conference. The program has been arranged by Fergus Linehan on the theme: "Festivals & Cultural Events Helping Ireland’s Recovery".

This will be held in Ballinasloe, Co. Galway for the 3rd time in a raw. Meet you there!

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