Showcase - Ireland’s Creative Expo®


Showcase – Ireland’s International Creative Expo returns to the RDS, Dublin from Sunday, 21st to Wednesday, 24th January 2018.

This on-trend annual trade fair enables 450 of Ireland’s top designers and manufacturers to present their very latest work to over 5,000 retail buyers from Ireland and 20 countries, including the UK, USA, Mainland Europe and the Far East.

One of Ireland’s largest international trade shows, Showcase has enjoyed very strong growth over the past two years, with estimated sales orders generated at the show growing from €18.4 million to over €21.2 million at last year’s show, equating to an annual market value of €140.4 million.

Founded by the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland 42 years ago, Showcase is an international launch pad for the 450 Irish designers, manufacturers and craftspeople who unveil their new season collections across fashion, jewellery, home and giftware. Each year, a particular emphasis is placed on new products to market, providing retailers with opportunities to discover and stock up on the latest design-led products, many of which are unique to the show.

The Local Enterprise Showcase, which will once again fully occupy the balcony of the Main Hall at the RDS, will feature unique products from emerging Irish businesses supported by their Local Enterprise Offices.

Local Enterprise Office Kildare has supported 3 creative businesses to take part in the Local Enterprise Showcase:


As a busy mother of five, Sonia Deasy has grown cosmetic brand Pestle & Mortar  from Newbridge has grown into a multi-award winning skincare brand with stockists in 6 countries across 3 continents including the USA. Exhibiting at the Local Enterprise Showcase the Pestle & Mortar ethos is "simple solutions for beautiful skin."


Based in Naas, Sean Curran  is exhibiting prints of his own artwork in various sizes, mounted and packaged ready to be used as gifts. The images are scenes of Ireland and flora, many of which are also available as greeting cards.


Ciara O'Keeffe   is the final Kildare exhibitor at the Local Enterprise Showcase, bringing a unique range of Irish ceramic sculpture that draws inspiration from marrying rich Irish cultural heritage with varied contemporary history.




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