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An intimate festival dedicated entirely to natural dyes, pigments, and inks, honouring the Land that provides them.

Immerse yourself in a weekend celebration of all things natural colour!

The Archipelago Festival of Colour is the first-of-its-kind weekend for crafters and families to explore plant-based dyes, pigments & inks through workshops and play!

Picture yourself at a weekend-long picnic on a dreamy traditional farm in the Northern Irish countryside, surrounded by fellow colour fairies, alchemists and the occasional hedge witch...

all Saturday and Sunday meals included (accommodation NOT included)

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Includes colourful meditation for children, exhibitions, inky divination, live painting & other craft demonstrations, talks, community indigo vat, a colourful treasure hunt and other games. Vendors will have supplies and finished products available. Perfect for a family day out celebrating creativity and Nature's colourful gifts!
3 meals included
(accommodation NOT included)

Family fun day, perfect for people of all ages and skills!

Sunday 28 July

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Deep ecology work, workshops on cyanotype printing and toning, votive charcoal making, fireside stories and inspiring presentations by master natural dyers. Other colourful experiences will be sprinkled throughout the day to make this an unforgettable gathering of new BFFs! Tickets are very limited to allow for a personalised experience in an intimate group setting.
3 meals included
(accommodation NOT included)

An intimate day of workshops and specialised talks — limited tickets

Saturday 27 July

To pay in instalments, select 'Klarna' at checkout.

More TBA!

Live mural painting using natural pigments (both days). Festival poster illustration.

Pam Araújo (Brazil -Ireland)

Community indigo vat & colourful games (both days). Festival organiser.

Malú Colorín — Talú (Mexico -Ireland)

Garden Quilt with Plants artwork exhibition (both days)

Katerina Gribkoff (USA-Ireland)

Chakra Balance Earth Rest (Saturday), Rainbow Blanket meditation for children (Sunday) and presentation of her UK-grown jeans (both days)

Justine Aldersey-Williams — The Wild Dyery Studio (UK)

Playful inky sessions (Saturday) and personalised inky divination readings (Sunday)

Ione María Rojas (Mexico-UK)

Cyanotype prints and toning with natural dyes workshop (Saturday)

Ashleigh Ellis (Ireland)

Votive charcoal-making workshop & fireside tales (Saturday)

Annie Hogg — The Wild Hedge Ink Co. (IRELAND)

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If sleeping outdoors is not for you, Ballyeamon Barn Tourist Hostel, is a mere 10-minute drive away. Run by internationally-renowned Irish storyteller Liz Weir, there is a regular music and storytelling session on Saturday night. Click here to book.

Ballyeamon Barn Tourist Hostel

To book your camping spot, send a Whatsapp text to +447857579710 to receive a payment link.

self-pitched tent on-site AT WILLOW & LORE

Max vehicle weight 4500kg and max 6 people per van.
To book your parking spot, send a Whatsapp text to +447857579710 to receive a payment link.

bring your camper van on-site at willow & lore

Glamp in style in a furnished bell tent, decorated with vintage and salvaged items. Comfy mattresses with fitted sheets provided, just bring your own cosy bedding. Each bell tent fits up to 5 people. To book, send a  Whatsapp text to +447857579710 to receive a payment link.

on-site glamping at willow & lore

Accommodation is not included with the festival ticket price. Choose one of the options below to complete your colourful weekend adventure!

Accommodation options

Because Talú is the organiser of the festival and we are based in Co. Wicklow, Ireland. As such, our payment systems are set in Euro, even if the festival is happening in a region that uses the British Pound.

Why are ticket prices in Euro?

You can get a full refund up to 14 days after purchasing your ticket. After that, there are no refunds. Tickets purchased after the 12th of July are non-refundable.

Can I get a refund for my ticket if I can't come anymore?

Yes you can! You'll need to book your camper van spot in addition to your ticket. Please check the accommodation section for more information.

Can I bring my camper van?

Yes there is!

Is there parking on site?

You'll be asked if you have any dietary requirements when you purchase your tickets and we'll do our very best to accommodate you.

What if I have special dietary requirements?

Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed in Willow & Lore due to the presence of livestock: dogs can injure sheep and donkeys can injure dogs.

Are dogs welcome?

Children under 16 are welcome on Sunday for the family fun day and must be accompanied by a paying parent or guardian. Children under 3 years of age don't need a ticket. 

Are children welcome?

All-weekend ticket holders are welcome in the venue from Friday 26 July at 5:00pm and until Monday 29 July at noon.

Saturday ticket holders are welcome in the venue from Friday 26 July at 5:00pm and until Sunday 28 July at 10:00am.

Sunday ticket holders are welcome in the venue from Saturday 27 July at 5:00pm and until Monday 29 July at noon. 

Meals are not included outside of your ticket day.
On-site camping and glamping are available, but not included in the price of the ticket. Check the accommodation section for more information.

What are the access times?

  • All of the day's activities (including workshops on Saturday) are included in the ticket. There may be activities on Sunday that need to be booked on the day (at no additional cost) due to scheduling reasons.
  • 3 daily meals included. Please indicate if you have any dietary requirements at checkout. Meals are not included outside of your ticket day.

Accommodation is NOT included in the ticket price. On-site camping and glamping are available at an additional price. Alternatively, you may choose to stay at a nearby hostel. Check the accommodation section for more information.

What's included in the ticket?

Yes! Simply select "Klarna" as the payment option on checkout.

Can I pay for my tickets in instalments?

Because it brings together colourworkers from the islands previously referred to as the "British Isles". An archipelago is a group of islands.

Why is the festival called "Archipelago"?