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05th Sep 2017

Dublin City Council Vote To Take Over Beautiful Iveagh Markets

Alana Laverty

If you’ve ever strolled down Francis Street in Dublin 8 then you’ve probably stopped dead in your tracks to gaze at the iconic structure that is The Iveagh Markets. 

The beautiful red-brick building in The Liberties has been lying derelict for the last twenty years.

It was built in 1890 but closed in 1990 and was later bought by Martin Keane who reportedly planned to transform the derelict building into a thriving marketplace but after development delays, work at the site was stalled and it’s been lying empty since. 

However, last night, Dublin City Council voted in favour of taking back ownership of The Iveagh Markets. 

It would be wonderful to see this special building in The Liberties back in business…

Header image: Jennifer Winder-Baggot via

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