We are sorry to share with all our members, and the wider community, that there was a serious incident at the Co-op on the night of Monday 4th December. This has had a disastrous effect on the party wall at the rear of the Co-op, between the Main Hall and an adjacent construction site working on a new ‘Dublin Whiskey Distillery’.
Our 145 traders knocked it out of the park in terms of quality of their products and presentation of their stalls. It’s the one market of the year that we expands to include the very best of Ireland’s up and coming art, design and craft traders along side our favourite vintage, antique and retro collectors. We are able to announce that 35,000 shoppers visited us over 4 days and the feed back from all were very humbling.
Our temporary home in the Point Square could not work out better for us. We love setting up in the state-of-the-art shopping centre and seeing it brought to life with thousands of shoppers supporting small independent Irish enterprises. The atmosphere and energy was incredible. The carol singers and buskers brought a festive smile to everyones faces.
And All Bar None and Ruby’s successfully raised a whoppter €11,300 for The Capuchin Day Centre from the Mulled wine stalls. All in all it was a very special event and one we will not forget for a long time. Thank you to everyone who was part of it, who traded, visited or helped share our event on social media.
You may have noticed that we’ve changed the layout of the gazebos on the square.
In March 2012, after a number of years trading on the square with gazebos, the Dublin Flea Market was successful in lobbying Dublin City Council to designate Newmarket Square as a casual trading area. With this in place every month for seven years the Flea market would redirect traffic creating a pedestrian space with stalls to either side of Newmarket and a seating and play area to the centre.
Unfortunately, due to legal reasons the market is no longer able to carry out this road closure.
We have reconfigured the layout to have stalls along one side the of the square fronting onto the footpath. We are sorry for any inconvenience this causes and we hope you enjoy the market as much in its new configuration.