Perfectly positioned with the sea to the east and mountains to the south, Dublin’s spectacular natural sights are never far away. This makes the city an ideal location for anyone who enjoys outdoor activities. Many locals enjoy surfing, sailing, sea swimming, climbing and biking. Others simply sit back and enjoy the scenery. The beautiful Dublin coast and mountains provide a break from urban life. Having access to nature, as well as all the amenities that come with city living, is one of the most enticing reasons to live in Dublin. Dublin Bay Driving from the city centre, you can make your wa
If you want an authentic taste of the originality, creativity and variety the city has to offer, you have to make a trip to your local Dublin market. From farmers markets to street food stalls, there’s always some exciting events taking place throughout the city.
George’s Street Arcade opened in 1881 as Ireland’s first dedicated shopping centre. Today, it remains packed with independent vendors and boutique retailers. Its residents ply everything from jewellery and vintage clothing, through to handmade artwork and artisan foods.
Moore Street Market
Moore Street is home to the quintessential Dublin market. There’s fresh fish, fruit, vegetables and flowers – all of which are advertised through the loud cries of competing vendors. Each with a thicker Dublin accent than the next!
This strip of the city is also home to a ton of ethnic food stores too. So you’ll find everything from traditional Brazilian coxinha to Indian samosas and African jollof rice in the nearby buildings too.
Liberty Market (Thurs-Sat)
Set in the heart of the Liberties, this market sells just about everything. Clothes, jewellery, fresh flowers, lighting and toys are all on offer from vendors who’ve worked here for up to 40 years. You’re guaranteed to find huge discounts compared to the high street too.
While people may come for the deals, they stay for the people. The opportunity to chat with the friendly Dubliners who run the stalls is worth the trip in itself.
The Green Door Market (Weds-Sun)
The Green Door Market is an indoor food and farmers market located in the Bluebell Business Centre in Dublin 12. You’ll find everything from organic fruit and veg, to delicious breads, meats, fish, cakes, crepes and chocolate. If you have green fingers, some stalls sell plants and flowers too. For foodies living in the city, it’s well worth a visit.
This Dublin market is based in the suburbs, but it’s only a short stroll from the Red Line Luas. Just get off at the Bluebell or Kylemore stop.
Every Saturday from 10.30am-4pm, Meeting House Square in the heart of Dublin is chock-full of seasonal foods. Take home meats, cheeses and every kind of organic produce imaginable. This market’s ever-expanding offering also includes street food, such as mouth-watering crepes and fresh Irish oysters.
From 10am-4pm each Saturday, Bushy Park comes alive with dozens of stalls serving food and drink of every description. There’s crepes, falafel, organic burgers, paella, Polish pierogi, woodfire pizzas, coffee, smoothies and juices – to name a few of the items on the menu! Music, outdoor yoga and craft stalls round out its perfect weekend lineup.
At St. Anne’s Park on Dublin’s northside, the Red Stables Market is open Saturdays from 10am-4pm. Here, you’ll find bespoke foods, such as handmade chocolates, artisan cheeses, preserves, organic meat, fresh baked bread, cakes and biscuits. There’s plenty of craftspeople plying their wares too.
On the south side of the city, Herbert Park is home to a food market similar to that of St Anne’s Park. However, it is open on Sundays from 11am-4pm instead. Thanks to the park’s large duck ponds and vivid playgrounds, it makes for a great day out for all the family.
Held on Saturdays from 11am-6pm, the Temple Bar Book Market is a treasure trove of second-hand, new and antique books. If you’re looking to add to your vinyl collection, you’ll have plenty to rifle through too.
This Dublin market is the largest and most eclectic designer market in the city. It offers handmade one-off pieces of clothes, art and jewellery. You’ll find this market happening in the open air on Cows Lane – at the quieter end of Temple Bar. It’s open on Saturdays from 10:30am-5pm.
‘Books and Browsables’ Market, St Patrick’s Park
This new market will bring an eclectic and broadly appealing selection of new and second hand books, self-published and small publishing house books, as well as vintage maps, coins, vinyl, antiques, retro toys, upcycled and vintage clothing, wood-turned items, curios, and old shop fittings. It’s open on Sundays from 11am-4pm.
Open every Friday and Saturday, this Dublin market is located at Pender’s Yard in Stoneybatter – a neighbourhood just to the north of the city centre. It sells fresh bread, organic produce, baked goods and much more. They’re always open to taking on new vendors too.
Based in George’s Square in north county Dublin, the Fish and Farmers’ Market takes place every Friday morning and runs into the afternoon. Come along to purchase organic fruit, vegetables, fish, cheese, eggs and more.
Leopardstown has all the ingredients for a perfect Friday afternoon treat. More than 20 stalls serve up organic fruit and veg, bread, meat, fish and plenty more. There’s Italian, Lebanese, Portuguese, Thai, Indian and many other ethnic cuisines to choose from too. You can sit down and enjoy your food in the market’s large dining area.
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This Dublin market takes place every Sunday from 10am-5.30pm in Dún Laoghaire. Over 50 vendors sell a range of baked goods, hot food, seasonal produce and creative crafts. The Victorian-style People’s Park is a great setting to grab a bite to eat. Afterwards, you can go for a stroll along the sea front too.
With an eclectic mix of art, antiques, collectibles, furniture, soft furnishings and hand crafts, Blackrock Market has over 30 stalls and takes place every weekend from 11am-5:30pm. It opens on bank holiday Mondays throughout the year too.
Located in the seaside town of Howth to the north of Dublin, this market sells a vast array of products. There’s organic produce, freshly baked goods, jewellery, clothing and antiques. The vendors set up their stalls every weekend, including bank holidays, from 9am-6pm. If you’re in the area during the week, four stalls are there to serve the public seven days a week too.
While the city has always been internationally known for its liquid exports, Dublin’s food scene has also come along in leaps and bounds in recent years. The delicious and reasonably priced food on offer is just one of the many perks of life in the city. For newcomers, here’s an introductory guide to food and drink in Dublin. The Dublin food scene With four Michelin-star restaurants, Dublin has its fair share of fine dining experiences. However, you don’t need to go to top-class eateries to g
Dublin's museums are a treasure trove of the city and the country's history.