Dublin 8 residents are hosting “Dublin’s biggest yard sale” on Sunday, June 13, a local residents association has said.
“During lockdown many people used the extra time spent at home to clear out cupboards and rooms but with charity shops closed there was nowhere to send the items,” says the Players Please D8 Residents Association.
“Now is the opportunity for people in Dublin 8 to clear out that clutter and sell unwanted items to the public to raise money for themselves and the Players Please D8 Residents Association campaign.”
Local residents are currently involved in a legal battle where they are campaigning to have the proposed developments at the Player Wills and Bailey Gibson sites stopped.
“We had over 1000 residents participate in our recent Zoom quiz and now we want to get these people into their front gardens and circulate the neighbourhood as the nation is opening up again,” says Joe Clarke, a local organiser.
“We are aiming to have the biggest yard sale ever in Dublin and expect in excess of 100 stalls.
“Stall holders can keep the money raised for themselves but we are asking that they donate a portion of it to our campaign.”
Residents are being asked to set up a stall outside their house or on their street corner to sell unwanted items as well as crafts and home baking.
Stalls can be registered at www.playerspleasedublin.com and each stall holder will be placed on an event map and will receive a sellers pack and a stall number and competition entry info.
There will be spot prizes and I LOVE D8 tee shirts awarded for most imaginative stall name, best fancy dress and best overall stall.’
“The Dublin 8 Yard Sale is inspired by all the great bake sales, art displays and book giveaways we see mentioned in the community Whatsapp groups all the time.
“We want to harness this spirit and organise a big community afternoon with everyone on their front step selling, buying or just passing the time with their neighbours within this vibrant area” said Clarke.
The Players Please D8 Residents Association was originally established to campaign for the development of the old Player Wills factory site.
However, the current proposal, which has gone to the European Courts of Justice, contravenes the 2017 Dublin City Council Masterplan, and the group says it is inappropriate for the local community.
Funds raised by the yard sale will go towards the legal costs of the judicial review.
For information and registration log onto www.playerspleasedublin.com