Browse our list of markets in Ireland where you will find everything from food produce and arts and crafts to books and other collectibles. Grab a bargain from our list of well known markets at locations nationwide.
Cork City, Cork
Looking for fresh locally sourced produce for your stay in Cork? You need go no further than the English Market!
Located in the centre of Cork city you can access it from a number of streets including; Grande Parade, Patrick Street, Princes Street and Oliver Plunkett Street.
The English Market is definitely a place you won’t want to miss while in Cork city. Take the time to walk around and browse through the stalls which have the freshest of local foods and ingredients on offer.
Enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the market, mingle with the locals and enjoy the experience.
This is one of the oldest markets in Ireland as it has been operating since 1788.
The Milk Market was built in 1830 in the centre of the region that was then Limerick’s Irishtown, using the foundations of Limerick’s city walls as for two of it’s own. Country produce is still sold in the originally agricultural market on Saturdays, and on Fridays it becomes a market for Arts and Crafts. Buskers are common on both these days. Recent shops built around the market area are open six days a week, as well as a fish and chips shop a café and a Art Galley which is open on market days.
Back Lane, Dublin 8, Dublin
Mother Redcap’s Market is Dublin’s largest indoor market. Hidden treasures at the mother of all markets.
Dublin Food Co-Op, 12 Newmarket, Dublin, Dublin
35 stalls of baby, child and family related products, Peas and Pods is about offering families a unique and enjoyable way to shop for ethical, creative and reasonably priced goods, as well as creating an outlet for retailers and crafters to expand their potential. With play areas and workshops for the children, and coffee, tea and delicious cakes for the grown-ups, we aim to make a visit to Peas and Pods more than just a shopping trip.
19A Main Street, Blackrock, Dublin
Blackrock Market is one of the best flea market in Dublin. It has something for everyone. Coins and banknotes, postcards and stamps, cigarette cards, horseracing badges, military badges, medals and uniforms, secondhand books and videos, and a huge range of Irish prints. You can find prints that show what your home town looked like 100 years ago, and there are more sections for Irish-related themes such as GAA, rugby, soccer, horseracing, politics, and old drinks and tobacco products.
Smithfield, Dublin 7, Dublin
Laid out in the mid 17th century as a marketplace, this vast cobbled expanse is a welcome respite from Dublin’s traffic-laden streets. Most of the time Smithfield is a relatively tranquil place, though it springs to life on the first Sunday of each month when it hosts a horse and pony sale. However, don’t expect to see any thoroughbreds here; none of the animals on sale are ever likely to run in the Irish Derby. Nevertheless, the occasion is a delightful cameo of Dublin life.
Bolton Square, known more familiarly as “the potato market” is the traditional location of the town’s weekly open air market, where on a Saturday, from early morning onwards, anything ” from a needle to an anchor” may be purchased from the colourful stalls. The first charter for a weekly market “to be held on a Saturday, unless same were an injury to neighbouring markets on the same day” was granted to Drogheda (Meath) in 1317. Presumably the Saturday market was already in operation in the rival town across the river on the Louth side, hence the provision regarding possible conflict of interests.
The handsome market house (1765), now the town hall, has an outsize market square (Conway Square) with a lively market on Saturdays. The harvest fair held here in September has been going strong since about 1613. Many of Belfast’s fresh vegetables come from around Newtownards and the horticultural firm of Dickson’s established 1836 is famous for its roses.