Blackrock is one of the southern Dublin suburbs that is located at the sea side, home to many embassies and generally known for its high property prices. I love coming here on a weekend to take a walk along the sea or just visit the park next to the Blackrock train station. Being focused on the water I had never gone into Blackrock town before, and that was a mistake since the village has something to offer as well.
Looking for a quick snack on a Sunday afternoon just one street further from the sea, I discovered a market that would take place every weekend. This a good spot for snacks from different parts of the world – there are stands with Lebanese food, Irish burgers, Italian meals etc., mixed in between little craft shops and flea sellers. If you are looking for a present from real Ireland – you can find some handmade clothes and jewellery at Blackrock market or almost historical furniture and porcelain.
I was personally looking for little plastic toy figures, which I found among the variety of different things, and got two of them for € 5. Be careful, this place is addictive, but worth visiting, combined by a walk along the coast. See ya there!
Blackrock Market | Shopping, Snacks | 2 toy figures € 5
Main Street, Blackrock Village
Sat – Sun 11:00 – 17:30