Closing dated extended - Local Enterprise Showcase 2024 - Applications Open

*** closing date extended to Tuesday, 11th July, 16:00 ***

Showcase – Ireland’s Creative Expo – is now the foremost place for retailers to discover unique, design-led fashion and knitwear, jewellery, craft, gift and interiors, and attracts buyers and press from Ireland and around the world. 

Showcase Ireland 2024 will take place from Sunday 21st to Tuesday 23rd January in the RDS, Dublin.  

The Local Enterprise Showcase will be located on the ground floor in the ‘Local Enterprise Hall’ (RDS Hall 3). 

Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) in Cork City, South Cork, and Cork North & West are continuing our support and commitment of the Home & Gift, Fashion and Jewellery sectors by offering a limited number of exhibition spaces to clients at a subsidised rate of €750 for 2m x 2m individual stands. 


Open for Applications

If you wish to be considered for this subsidised individual stand, please complete and submit the online application by our deadline of 16:00 on Monday, 26th June 2023.  Our online system will shut down from this date/time so late applications cannot be accepted. 

As in previous years, please note that group stands are not permitted at the 2024 event (i.e. individual stands only) and therefore one application form per client is required.


Eligibility Criteria

Local Enterprise Showcase is broken down into three main strands: 

  1. Home & Gift
  2. Fashion
  3. Jewellery 
  • Applicants must be trading at least 12 months and have the following in place for their established creative businesses:  social media, website, branding.  Applicants should also have the potential to export. 
  • Those who have not exhibited at Local Enterprise Showcase in the past may be given priority for a 2024 stand, subject to meeting the qualifying criteria.


Additional Information 

  • Applicants who have attended Local Enterprise Showcase more than 3 times in the Local Enterprise area may not be eligible for a 2024 stand.
  • Successful applicants must be available to attend the online briefing sessions which are designed to assist preparation for Showcase 2024.
  • The subsidised fee payable by the successful applicants (€750) will be collected by LEO Galway.  This will be payable online by the successful applicants by 31st August 2023.  It is not possible to pay the fee in instalments, by cheque or credit transfer.  Payments must be made online and in full by 31st August 2023.  In the event of a payment not being received from a successful applicant, the stand may be re-allocated to another.
  • Mentoring support will be available from your local LEO. 

The following is the offering for the successful applicants: 

  • Stand is 2m x 2m
  • Space as per allocation
  • Name Plate
  • Spotlights x 2
  • Briefing and training sessions – delivered virtually in mid to late October 2023.   Attendance at these sessions is compulsory.
  • Access to PR opportunities co-ordinated by the National LEO Communications Office.
  • The cost per stand to the client is €750 (no VAT payable by the client). 

***  Here is the link to the online application ***



NB     Closing date for submission of online applications to Cork LEOs has been extended to  16:00 on Tuesday, 11th July 2023.