Dublin's street markets: a must-visit experience

- Posted on: 06/11/2023 - By: Sofia Carraro Rocha $itemValue.title


Are you a travel enthusiast with a knack for finding unique keepsakes and local delicacies on your journeys? If you are a market explorer who thrives on the thrill of unearthing hidden treasures and tasting local flavours, then you're in for a treat! Here at Canbe, we get the exhilaration of discovering tucked-away gems and local delicacies. That's why we've compiled a list of the top markets in Dublin. From weekly to seasonal markets (yes, we're talking about Christmas markets!), we've got you covered. So, ready your shopping tote, and let's embark on this thrilling market journey!


Moore Street Market

Uncover the charm of Moore Street Market, Dublin's oldest and most iconic open-air fruit and vegetable market, steeped in rich history. Nestled in the bustling heart of Dublin City Center, this lively market is open daily, showcasing an extensive selection of fresh produce and much more (cover image). Don't miss your chance to experience this vibrant culinary hub. In time: every Wednesday and Saturdays from 11 AM to 5 PM happens the weekly Moore Street Market with plenty craft, food, clothes, vegs and music.


Temple Bar Markets

Food Market

Every Saturday, from 9.30 AM to 4 PM, this market springs to life in the heart of Temple Bar. It's a smorgasbord of fresh produce, artisanal cheeses, baked goods, and craft beers. A perfect spot to sample some of Ireland's finest gastronomic delights.

Mirage – Craft Market

Featuring a diverse range of stalls curated by creative makers, designers, and collectors, this market is your go-to destination for discovering one-of-a-kind treasures. Every Sunday, from 11 AM to 5 PM.


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Grand Canal Square Market

Nestled in the Docklands, this market operates every Thursday from 11 AM to 3 PM. Expect a blend of food stalls, artisanal crafts, and live music. It's an ideal place to grab a bite and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Dublin's thriving commercial district. This Street Market is part of the Irish Village Markets and has different locations around Dublin.


Howth Market

Open every weekend, this coastal market is a must-see. Situated in the scenic fishing village of Howth, expect fresh seafood, baked goods, artisanal crafts, and live music. Don't forget to take a leisurely walk along the pier and enjoy breathtaking views of Dublin Bay.


Merrion Square Art Market

Every Sunday, from 10 AM to 6 PM, this market morphs Merrion Square into an open-air art exhibition. Here, you'll find an assortment of artworks and crafts, ranging from paintings to jewellery, all crafted by local artists. A golden chance to support local talent and score a unique memento.


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Dun Laoghaire - CoCo Market 

Happening every Sunday, this market is just a short Dart ride from the city center. You'll find an array of food stalls, vintage clothing, and antiques. It's the perfect way to spend a laid-back Sunday afternoon, perusing through the market and strolling along the pier.


Liberty Market

Experience Dublin's enduring tradition at Liberty Market, one of the city's oldest and most iconic markets. Nestled in the historic Liberties district, it exudes rich heritage and an incredible ambiance that's simply unmissable. Discover why Liberty Market stands out, offering unbeatable bargains you won't want to pass up.


Dublin Flea Market

This treasure trove is known for its vintage and second-hand items. From clothes and furniture to vinyl records, it's like a surprise package waiting to be unwrapped! The Flea Market happens on the last Sunday of the month.


Blackrock Market

Your go-to indoor marketplace boasting a fantastic selection of local crafts, art, vintage books, home decor, houseplants, and delectable dining choices. This market is exclusively open on weekends and bank holidays, operating from 11:00 am to 5:30 pm. Be sure to schedule your visit for a delightful Saturday or Sunday experience filled with unique finds and delicious treats.


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St. Anne's Park Market & Farmers Market

This weekly market takes place in St. Anne's Park in Raheny, a short DART ride from the city center. You'll find an array of food stalls, craft beer, and artisanal crafts. The park itself is a beautiful spot to unwind and enjoy a picnic after shopping. Every Saturday it also hosts a Farmers Market, with many local producers selling delicious food and fresh ingredients. 


Herbert Park Farmers Market

Full of fresh food, coffee and crafts, the Herbet Park Farmers Market is a weekly market that happens every Sunday in Dublin 4, from 10 AM to 4 PM.


Farmleigh Food Markets

Set in the historic Farmleigh House and Estate (Phoenix Park), this market features a variety of stalls selling organic produce, baked goods, and more. It's a delightful spot to enjoy a picnic after shopping.


Christmas Markets

It's never too early to start preparing for the festive season, and Dublin has plenty of Christmas markets to explore. One of the most iconic of the season is the Dublin Castle Christmas Market and it takes place at Dublin Castle gardens. Even at the Botanic Gardens you can find the Eco Christmas Craft Market. While Dublin Flea Christmas Market takes place in Point Village. The Iveagh Gardens hosts another Dublin Christmas Market and at the Swords Castle Christmas Market you’ll find over 50 stalls. Expect plenty of food, handmade crafts, and gift ideas to get you in the Yuletide spirit.


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Exploring Dublin's markets is an excellent way to immerse yourself in local culture, try new foods, and find unique keepsakes. We highly recommend these markets, from weekly to seasonal ones. These markets are perfect for travellers and backpackers alike, offering something for everyone. So, lace up your shoes, grab your shopping bag, and set off to discover the best of Dublin's markets!


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