Best markets in Dublin | Daily Mail Online
Promising bargains and banter in equal measure, the Irish capital regularly hosts a clutch of popular markets serving up everything from local cheeses to rare antiques. From Temple Bar to Howth, check out eight of our favourite Dublin markets.
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Best for vintage finds
Ha’Penny Flea Market
A treasure trove of vintage and retro goodies, the Ha’Penny Flea Market is one of Dublin’s best-kept secrets. You’ll find an array of stalls selling vintage clothes, collectable vinyl records and quirky bric-a-brac, plus books, jewellery and retro furniture. The stalls rotate each week and it features local DJs spinning tunes on classic vinyl. There’s even a bar flogging pints of the black stuff to help oil the wheels of haggling. The market is open Saturday midday–1800. The Grand Social, Lower Liffey Street.
Best for local produce
The Green Door Market
Located next to the Teeling Whiskey Distillery, The Green Door Market is a popular covered farmers’ market. Here you’ll find everything from organic meat from Coolanowle Farm, heavenly home-baked breads from the Tartine Bakery, to fresh fish and Dublin Bay oysters from John Fitzsimons, the fishmonger. Aside from the market’s vast array of locally sourced produce, you’ll also find a variety of stalls selling freshly cut flowers and plants. The market is open Tuesday to Friday 1200–1900, Saturday from 0930–1600, and Sunday 1100–1700. Newmarket, Merchant’s Quay.
Best for bargains
Located in the historic Libertines district of Dublin, Liberty Market is one of the city’s longest running markets. Established in 1973, this popular undercover market near Christ Church Cathedral has been flogging everything from cheap clothes and plants to vintage threads and costume jewellery. Popular with locals and visitors alike, it’s awash with banter and the place in the city centre to pick up a real bargain or two. The market is open every day from 1000–1600 or 1700. Meath Street.
Best for books
Temple Bar Book Market
Each weekend Dublin’s bibliophiles flock to Temple Bar Square for the weekend book market. This bustling marketplace has a dozen or so stalls flogging a variety of new, second-hand and rare books for children and adults. Find everything from a dog-eared copy of James Joyce’s Ulysses to a first edition Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. It’s the perfect sport for imbibing the city’s historic literary heritage. The market is open Saturday and Sunday 1100–1600. East Essex Street.
Best for homewares
Each weekend, city dwellers hop on the DART train to the seaside suburb of Blackrock. Widely regarded as Dublin’s oldest market, Blackrock Market features more than 30 stalls flogging everything from vintage furniture and antique jewellery, to more contemporary artworks from local Dublin artists. Alongside a variety of knick-knacks and homewares stalls, you’ll also find a clutch of top-notch food stands which sell everything from Italian deli produce and Lebanese tapas, to home baked cakes and breads to keep hunger at bay. The market is open Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday 1100–1700. Blackrock.
From food markets to flea markets, here are Dublin’s best
Best for arts and crafts
Temple Bar Night Market
During Dublin’s busy summer months, Temple Bar, the city’s buzzy cultural quarter, hosts a weekly night market on a Wednesday which brings together the country’s many artists and craft-makers who come to sell their handmade wares. Open until 2000, this bustling marketplace is the ideal spot to pick up some unique handcrafted gifts, such as handmade soaps, upcycled clothes and furniture, and locally made jewellery to take home. The market is open Wednesday 1400–2000 during the summer and over Christmas. Temple Bar.
Best for rare finds
Dublin Flea Market
Time your visit right and you can pick up some unique finds at the monthly Dublin Flea Market. Held at Newmarket on the last Sunday of every month, this sprawling undercover marketplace features more than 70 stalls offering an ever-changing array of stalls selling quality vintage clothing and vinyl records to antiques and retro pop memorabilia. It’s been running since 2008, and now features a growing foodie section, where hungry shoppers can pick up some delicious Lebanese falafel, small-batch coffee and home-baked cakes. The market it held on the last Sunday of every month. Newmarket.
Best for foodie treats
Overlooking Dublin harbour in the tiny fishing suburb of Howth, this popular food market has grown tenfold since it launched almost a decade ago. Eternally popular with locals and visitors alike, it has a growing array of stalls flogging local and international produce, including local cheeses and organic charcuterie, and home-baked cakes and fresh breads. There’s also a growing clutch of stalls selling local crafts, antiques, jewellery, and vintage and new clothing. The market is open Saturday and Sunday 1000–1800, and Bank Holiday Monday. Harbour Road.