We are delighted to set up the Dublin Flea at The Digital Hub, for the third time this summer! Visit us at our new pop-up location on Thomas Street this Sunday the 28th of July, 11am-5pm. As always the best mix of fabulous vintage, retro, second-hand, craft, design and artisan food. Only on street parking around Thomas Street, so ideally walk, cycle, or use public transport…
It is with a very heavy heart that we write this post.
Over the last six months we have tried our best to figure out the future of the Dublin Flea Christmas Market. We have applied for numerous grant applications, reached out to scores of organisations, individuals and public bodies for support and investigated as many viable alternative venues as possible. However, sadly we have come to the heavy realisation that, at this time, there is insufficient infrastructure and support for an event of this type and scale in Dublin city.
It is quite unbelievable that an event which had an estimated spend of well over €3 million, which received over 600 submissions to trade from all over the country in 20018 and attracted 73,000 visitors can be closing down because there is nowhere for it to operate and no support forthcoming. We are devastated.
However we believe we can be proud of what we achieved. The collaboration that took place between the Dublin Flea, our 300 start-up and small creative enterprise traders and the public in 2018 showed us what is possible.
We will be refocusing our energy in the coming weeks into lobbying local and central government, asking them to acknowledge that this city is in dire need of more cultural and event spaces. We will be working on a proposal and a petition to gather ideas and support for this campaign. We will be in back in touch with more on this shortly.
Sharon, Aisling, Luca and Dave
The next Dublin Flea Market is Sunday 30th of June, 11am-5pm. We are delighted to be back up and running after one year of searching for a new venue, and are now settling in to our new (temporary) home. We cannot wait for round two at The Digital Hub. Bring on the pride weekend with good weather (fingers crossed) and great bargains at the Flea!
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We are delighted to announce that we will be hosting the Dublin Flea Market on the grounds of The Digital Hub on Thomas St. on the last Sunday’s of May, June and July. Applications will open next week for all three months.
We will be running at half capacity as there is only room for 45 stalls but half is better than none!
It’s been way too long – a year in fact, since we had our last monthly market in Newmarket. We are really thrilled and look forward to seeing everybody again. Thank you for your endless support, advice and suggestions. Bring on the summer!
LOVE YOUR MARKETS!
“A city with no housing and no markets is not a city.”
Help save our markets.
Over the summer this year we sadly saw the closure of seven Dublin city centre weekend markets. Enough is enough – we need to act.
We want our markets to be supported by Dublin’s policy makers and for markets to be protected and valued for the benefits they bring to the city, its residents and visitors.
Please make a donation to save our markets.
Lobbying to save our markets is only possible with support. It takes a lot of energy and effort which we are prepared to put in but we need your help. If you can lend a hand in anyway please get in touch or if you can spare some funds for the cause please donate here. Together lets build a better city!
Join the campaign to save our markets.
This year we’ve been really struggling, we lost our venue for the monthly market and have no guaranteed venue for the Christmas market in 2019 and beyond. We are working really hard but but we’re coming up against the same obstacles again and again. We’ve realised that for a thriving market scene to exist in the city, we need to make change happen at a higher level.
Please join us to lobby for policy change to secure the future of our markets!
Why Love Markets?
We can’t do this alone – together we need to stand up and make our voices heard in a city that is failing to support its grassroots creative communities.
Thank you so much for your continued support. We can’t wait to see you at the Dublin Christmas Flea at the Point from 6th-9th December and 13th-16th December. We are staying hopeful and continue to look for a home for the Dublin Flea monthly market.
Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and a Flea-full New Year!
Sharon, Dave, Aisling & Luca