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The 7 Best Markets To Shop At In Dublin

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Updated: 9 February 2017
Whether you’re in search of high-quality vintage clothing, second-hand furniture or just some amazing food, the city of Dublin has a wide variety of indoor and outdoor markets to meet all needs, wants and desires. Here are the seven best markets to visit in Dublin, with a word of warning: Don’t forget a basket to bring home all of your finds.
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Dublin Flea Market

Held on the last Sunday of every month, the Dublin Flea is one of the city’s best-loved markets. Since 2008, it has been feeding market-goers’ appetites, both literally and figuratively, with an indoor dining area full of stands stocking delicious falafel, Greek food, fresh coffee and more alongside vendors selling clothing, art, bric-a-brac and pretty much anything else you could ever want or need. Housed inside the food co-op on Newmarket Square, this market also has an outdoor courtyard area that is extremely pleasant to hang out it in, weather permitting.

Dublin Flea, The CO-OP, 12 Newmarket, Dublin 8, Ireland

Brian Mee inside the co-op. #fleamarket #vintage #ireland

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Ha’penny Vintage & Craft Market

A stone’s throw away from the iconic Ha’penny Bridge, The Grand Social bar and venue hosts a well-attended vintage and craft market every Saturday afternoon (12pm-6pm), offering designer and vintage clothes, antique furniture, vinyl records, books and a selection of artworks and crafts by local designers. This friendly indoor market has a relaxed atmosphere, and shoppers are invited to enjoy a pint while perusing the various stalls if so inclined. Several local vintage shops from the surrounding area also rent tables here.

Ha’penny Vintage & Craft Market, 35 Lr Liffey Street, Dublin 1, Ireland, +353 1 874 0076

Beautiful artwork and books today

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Temple Bar Food Market

The Food Market in Temple Bar is often described as a foodie’s paradise. Held every Saturday from 10am to 4.30pm in Meeting House Square – a space that also accommodates cinema screenings, festivals and outdoor performances – here you will find local producers selling seasonal organic vegetables, truly free-range eggs, cured meats and baked goods, both healthy and less so. Sheridan’s Cheesemongers are also in regular attendance, selling some of the best cheese to be found anywhere in Ireland. A retractable canopy diligently protects both sellers and shoppers from rain.

Temple Bar Food Market, Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland

Delicious Abernethy butter in the market!! Seaweed, smoked and regular found at @corleggycheeses

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The Designer Mart at Cow’s Lane

Also in Temple Bar, the Designer Mart at Cow’s Lane is an outdoor market that gives independent Irish and Ireland-based designers a platform to show their handmade work. Expect jewellery, clothing, drawings and prints and gift items galore. Located at the west end of the Cultural Quarter – in the area known as the Old City – this craft-filled market runs from 10am to 5pm every Saturday.

Designer Mart at Cow’s Lane, Cow’s Lane, Dublin 2, Ireland, +353 1 6772255

Lovely bright day out there in #Cowslane #Templebar #Market #marketday #dublindesigners

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Temple Bar Night Market

Founded by The Temple Bar Company, Temple Bar Night Market is held every Wednesday evening throughout the summer. Filling the streets with the work of local artists and makers – such as organic soaps and hand lotions, home accessories and furniture, jewellery, pottery, incense, pop-up and illustrated cards, and much more – this unique evening market runs once a week from April through to the end of September.

Temple Bar Night Market, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland, +353 1 960 2300

#templebar #night #markets are on every Wednesday from 3pm -8pm

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The Bernard Shaw Flea Market

This weekly flea market takes place on Saturdays in The Bernard Shaw pub and its adjoining beer garden. Visitors can sample cocktails and craft beers while they soak up the market vibes and snag some bargains – and as an added bonus, brunch is available from participating places like Coffee to Get Her and The Big Blue Bus, which specialises in pizza. The amazing Dublin Doughnut Co doughnuts – quite possibly the best doughnuts in the country – can be purchased here too.

The Bernard Shaw Flea Market, 11-12 Richmond St South, Dublin 2, Ireland, +353 85 775 4686

Lovely vibes here at our first Summer Night Market! Here till 9pm 🙂 #bernardshawflea #bodytonic

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Smithfield Market Fair

A monthly event held in Smithfield’s Generator Hostel, the Smithfield Market Fair hosts over 50 traders from around Dublin and its environs. As well as the standard market items, this one also features live music and installations, as well as plenty of tasty food stalls from local businesses.

Smithfield Market Fair, Generator Hostel, Smithfield Square, Dublin 7, Ireland, +353 1 901 0222