(Dublin, Republic of Ireland)
Full of character and real life, Dublin's busy markets are an integral part of Irish life. They provide a great place to find bargains or just browse around the wide variety of stalls and enjoy the exciting atmosphere and local market banter. Goods may include CDs, DVDs, clothes, antiques, plants, books, food, and much, much more. Dublin's bustling markets provide a fun way to shop, for both experienced and novice bargain hunters alike.
Visiting the marketplaces is highly recommended for tourists in the day and also later at night, when they become some of Dublin's key social locations, being full of pubs and bars.
Address: around Merrion Square, Dublin
Just across from the National Gallery is the Art Market at Merrion Square. Every weekend, local painters and artists display their work here.
Address: Blackberry Fair, 42 Rathmines Road, Lower Dublin
This is probably one of Dublin's last flea markets and is full of a wide range of items, including records, furniture and books. It is situated off the main street near the canal, on the Rathmines Road.
Address: Blackrock Market, 19a Main Street, Blackrock, County Dublin
The weekend market is one of Ireland's best run and most popular markets.
Camden Street Food Market
Address: Camden Street, Dublin
This food market is full of fruit, vegetables and flowers, all at bargain market prices.
Address: South Great George's Street, Dublin
With great fruit and vegetable stands selling fresh produce, this market also sells new and used clothes, wine and lots more. It is open from Monday to Saturday.
Address: Brooklodge, Macreddin Village, Wicklow
Near to Dublin, the market is open on the 2nd / 4th Sunday at 11:00 to 18:00, and the 1st / 3rd Sunday at 12:30 to 18:00
Moore Street Market
Address: Moore Street, off Henry Street, Dublin
This is probably Dublin's most famous outdoor market and is a popular place to eat, drink and shop to your heart's content.
The Organic Food Market
Address: Dun Laoghaire Harbour, County Dublin
With a large number of stall and products, The Organic Food Market sells produce from chocolate to cheeses, breads to fish.
Address: Smithfield Market, Smithfield, Dublin
This quiet, cobbled area is home to Smithfield Market and was originally laid out as a traditional marketplace in the mid-17th century. The first Sunday of each month is known as the 'Busy Time'.
Temple Bar Food Market
Address: Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin
Every Saturday the Temple Bar Food Market is open between 09:30 to 17:00. There is a huge variety of food on sale, including cheeses, olives, vegetables, meat, fish, cakes and local organic produce.
Temple Bar Book Market
Address: Temple Bar Square, Dublin
This interesting book market is full of literary wonders and opens from 10:00 to 18:00 on Saturdays and Sundays.