Ireland is very famous for its markets and here is a list of the best in Dublin, Galway and Cork.
George Street Arcade (Permanent market)
Dublin’s red-bricked Victorian style indoor market that will attack all senses – from the smell of Greek olives to the bright colors of Nepalese throws. It opened in 1881 as the South City Markets.
South Great George’s Street,
Telephone: +353 1 283 6077
Opening hours: 9:00-6:30pm (Mon-Sat), 12:00-6:00pm (Sun)
Moore Street Market (Permanent Market)
Moore Street Market is a “typical Dublin” where dozens of traders set up their stalls, many of them specializing in fruit, vegetables and flowers.
Telephone: (01) 605 7700
Opening hours: 10:00-8:00pm (Mon-Wed), 10:00-9:00pm (Thu-Fri), 9:00-8:00pm (Sat), 12:00-7:00pm (Sun)
Blackrock Market (Weekend Market)
Blackrock Market is one of the most famous weekend markets in Ireland. The market was established in 1996 and it is unique for its mixture in new, second-hand and antique goods typical in traditional European flea markets.
19a Main Street,
Telephone: +353 (0)1 283-3522
Opening hours: 11:00-5:30pm (Sat-Sun and Bank Holiday Mondays)
The Liberty Market ( Three days Market)
Established in 1973, The Liberty Market in Dublin city offers the best bargains from clothing and jewellery to toys and garden supplies.
Telephone: +353 1 2808683
Opening hours: 10:00-3:30pm (Thu), 10:00-4:00pm (Fri), 10:00-5:00pm (Sat)
Temple Bar Food Market (One day Market)
Every Saturday Temple Bar Food Market is held in the heart of cultural quarter in Temple Bar. A wide range of hot and cold food is available such as oysters, organic vegetables, Irish farmhouse cheeses, crepes and other fantastic food products.
Meeting House Square,
Telephone: (01) 6772255
Opening hours: 10:00-4:30pm (Sat)
The Green Door Market (Three days Market)
The Green Door Market is an indoor food market which offers an excellent quality produce such as organic fruit, organic meat and organic breads.
Opening hours: 12:00-7:00pm (Thu-Fri), 9:30-4:00pm (Sat)
Dublin Flea Market (The last Sunday of every month)
Established in 2008 Dublin Flea Market is one of the most loved markets and it takes place on the last Sunday of every month. There are over 60 stalls selling vintage and second hand clothing, accessories, hand made and organic goods, second hand bicycles, art, furniture, vinyl, books, DVDs and loads of other quirky odds and ends.
Opening hours: 11:00-5:00pm
Howth Market (Weekend Market)
Howth Market is located near the Howth Dart Station and it’s opened during the weekend with twenty five stalls selling antiques, gift ideas, fruit, seafood and a huge selection of Irish and International foods such as Spanish, Indian, French, and Mexican.
3A Harbour Road,
Telephone: +353 (1) 839 4141
Opening hours: 9:00-6:00pm (Sat-Sun and Bank Holidays)
Christmas Market at St Stephen’s Green (Seasonal Market)
It’s the first traditional Christmas market in Dublin city centre. Located along the exterior of St Stephen’s Green it offers a unique selection of Irish handcrafted gift items and seasonal food and drinks.
St Stephen’s Green,
Opening hours:12:00-8:00pm (daily)
Galway Market (Weekend Market)
The Galway Market is one of the oldest markets in Ireland. There are hundreds of stalls selling handcrafted items, excellent quality produce and a great variety.
Church Yard Street,
Opening hours: 8:00-6:00pm (Sat), 12:00-6:00pm (Sun and Bank Holidays)
Galway Continental Christmas Market (Seasonal Market)
The Galway Continental Christmas Market is one of the longest running Christmas Markets in Ireland. Over fifty stalls from all over Ireland and Europe offer handcraft gift items and seasonal food. The market also hosts choirs, carollers and children’s workshops.
Telephone: +353 91 394 396
Opening hours: 12:00-8:00pm (Mon-Wed), 10:00-10:00pm (Thu-Sun)
The English Market (Permanent Market)
Established in 1788, The English Market is one of the most famous food market in Ireland. It has become a tourist attraction and more multicultural with a great variety of fresh produce from all over the world.
Telephone: 021 4924258/ 4924259 /4924586
Opening hours: 8.00- 6.00 p.m.(Mon-Sat)
A typical Christmas Market in the heart of Cork with forty stalls offering artisan food and handcraft gift items.
Opening hours: 10:00-8:00pm (daily)