Save money this Christmas with ‘Repair Cafe’ event on Sunday 7th December

If you are interested in saving some money this Christmas then why not visit Dublin City Council’s ‘Repair Cafe’ event on Sunday 7th December? The event takes place from 1-4pm at the Church of John The Baptist, Seafield Road West, Clontarf.

We all have something that needs fixing but many of us don’t have the skills to do it ourselves. Repair Cafes are a great solution as they allow you to bring household goods like broken lamps, bikes, chairs, jewellery and stereos along and watch and learn as qualified craftspeople fix them for free.

“The run-in to Christmas can be a very expensive time so our Repair Cafe is a great opportunity to save some money by getting something fixed instead of buying a costly replacement. The craftspeople who will do the repairs are all volunteering their services on the day and will even show you how it’s done”, says Sandra Smith, an Environmental Officer with Dublin City Council.

Dublin City Council has organised the event as part of its resource recovery programme. The Repair Cafe movement began in the Netherlands over five years ago and has now spread worldwide.
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For further information contact:
Dublin City Council Media Relations Office T. (01) 222 2170