Looking for a weekend activity? Well, look no further than the fantastic markets that are dotted in and around the city.
In Dublin, we really are spoiled for choice when it comes to amazing weekend markets.
1. Howth Market
There are so many reasons to visit this picturesque northside village on the weekend. But the market is a good enough reason in its own right.
You're likely to find an array of organic produce, freshly baked goods, jewellery, clothing, antiques and loads more when checking out this market.
It's conveniently located right across from the dart station, just as you come into the village. The market, which is home to 25 traders, is open on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays between 9am and 6pm, while the retail units at the front are open daily.
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2. Marlay Park Market
This market, located in the 247-acre park in Rathfarnham, is well worth browsing through when you're spending the day at Marlay Park.
And there are some fantastic vendors at this market. Try the delicious food at Taste of Morocco, get some beautiful hand-made crafts from Handmade For U, find your next read at the Village Bookshop, or enjoy some rolled ice-cream in the sun.
The market is open between 10am and 4pm on Saturdays and 11am and 4pm on Sundays.
3. Ha'Penny Flea Market
This is where you'll find all the quirky bits you didn't know you needed in your life.
Open from noon until 6pm every Saturday, Ha'Penny Flea Market has everything from vintage clothes, old records, retro furniture, contemporary crafts, bric a brac, chic jewellery, books and absolutely loads more.
And stall-holders are rotated every week, so you know no weekend will be the same as the other. There are also DJs spinning old vinyl to give it that extra authentic feel.
4. Red Stables Food Market
Set in the beautiful St Anne's Park in Clontarf, the Red Stables Food Market is ideal for a romantic stroll, a day out with the family, or just a browse with your mates.
It runs every Saturday from 10am to 5pm (10am to 4 pm in winter) and is set against a Victorian two-storey building which features design studios, artist workspaces, a commercial gallery, café and courtyard area where the market takes place.
5. A Fabulous Market at The George
When you think about The George, you probably think of fabulous drag shows and fantastic craic. But you might be surprised to learn that on the first Saturday of every month, they hold a faaaaabulous market in the venue.
You're sure to discover lots of vintage and retro bits such as clothes, jewellery and vinyl records as well as handmade crafts and stunning art.
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6. People's Park Market, Dun Laoghaire
Not only is Dun Laoghaire probably one of the most stunning towns in Dublin, but it also has a mean weekend market where you can find organic delights, hand-crafted pottery and fabulous Meditteranean cuisine.
It's located on the edge of Dún Laoghaire town centre in the historic People’s Park. And with over 50 vendors, it tends to attract huge crowds when it takes place every Sunday from 11am to 4pm.
7. Malahide Market
If you're looking for fresh, locally sourced produce, then look no further than Malahide Farmer's Market.
With over 20 stalls, visitors will find freshly baked goods, fresh fruit and vegetables, cheese and other produce from local farmers.
It's open from 1.30pm until 6pm every Saturday, and during summer, it also opens on the first Sunday of every month.
8. Christ Church Market
With Christ Church being one of the most historical parts of Dublin, it's no surprise that the area has a market that is just filled with little gems to be discovered.
If you visit the market, you're likely to pick up some delicious international street food as well as antiques and vintage bits.
It takes place every Saturday from 11am to 5pm.
9. Herbert Park food Market
Foodies, this one is for you.
Herbert Park is a fairly small food market, but it’s packed full of fantastic grub. From doughnuts to mac and cheese toasties, you're sure to get your feed here.
It takes place every Sunday from 11am to 4pm and there's free parking right beside the park.
10. Liberty Market
The Liberties is another area of Dublin rich in history and culture, and that is definitely reflected in the market that takes place every Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 9am and 6pm.
Fun fact: it is actually one of the longest running markets in the city, and with vendors selling jewellery, clothing, toys, garden supplies, and absolutely loads more, you're guaranteed to walk away with an unreal find.
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