This new/old shopping experience in Dublin has been running since 2008 in various locations. The market has been moved from its permanent home in Newmarket Square to its new semi-temporary home in Dublin’s Digital Hub on Thomas Street, before which it had been homeless for a whole year! The market takes place on the last Sunday of the month and entry is free, they just ask for a €2 optional donation upon entry. At the moment, there are just 45 stalls selling their wares, as space is limited — there are usually up to 100 stalls!
At a normal flea market, you’d expect to find a lot of other people’s rubbish but this is different. There are a whole host of stalls selling everything from soap to saucepans and everything in between, some old, some new and some right in the middle.
You’ll find lots of creative types selling their handmade goods like lamps and skincare, many antique dealers selling furniture and other valuable items and some average joe soaps doing a wardrobe clear-out and selling off their clothes, shoes and bags at bargain prices.
You can also enjoy some semi-healthy food at their food stalls including my personal favourite, the falafel stand. It’s a great opportunity not only to find a bargain but also explore one of the best parts of Dublin, The Liberties. Keep an eye on their social media @welovemarkets to find out where they’ll be next.