It’s a long summer, so why not do something different? Good at haggling or willing to try? Then why not check out an Irish Market?
Here are samples of some of the best markets in Ireland –
Dublin Flea Market
This takes place on the last Sunday of every month and has become an alternative institution in the city. This is a non-profit enterprise where you will find everything from vintage clothes to retro furniture, old vinyl, second-hand bikes, wacky bric-a-brac, and top-notch coffee spread over 60 stalls with a killer brunch. The monthly market takes place at the indoor Co-op on Newmarket Square (Dublin 8), with DJs, live bands among the entertainment seen to keep folks happy.
Suggested accommodation nearby
Maldron Hotel Smithfield
English Market, Cork
This market dates back to 1788 and was created by an English Corporation that controlled the city at the time. Cork prides itself on being a culinary capital and this marvel of a market is a jewel in the crown.
The Queen of England visited in 2011 and met Pat O’Connell, a fishmonger and enjoyed a chuckle. This shot displayed the market as a vibrant market and the spirit of Cork city showing the range of meats, cheese and fish available. You will also find amazing fudge, olives and cheese here. Beware the aisle are very narrow so pick your moment. Perhaps waiting in the Farmgate Café where you will find amazingly good food.
Suggested Accommodation nearby
Maldron Hotel Shandon Cork
The Montenotte Hotel
Mill Market, Limerick
Limerick’s Mill Market is over 150 years old and has a recent stunning revamp which propels itself to the forefront of Ireland’s foodie scene. This canopied market hosts a smorgasbord of Irish cheese, fish, seaweed, sausages, jam, chutneys, bread and meats. Beyond its slick exterior, you will find the eclectic selection of stalls that have made Cornmarket Row such an attraction for generations. It also has live music!!!
Absolute Hotel Limerick
This fantastic market sums up the charm of Galway City. You will find located on Church Lane with the beautiful backdrops of St Nicholas Church where the smell of fresh crepes hits you upon entering the market! Yum. Perfect for the foodie you will find curries, sushi, cheeses, and pastries greeting you as you enter. You will also find handmade potteries, clothing, toys, jewellery, painting and photography.
Eyre Square Hotel
Menlo Park Hotel