All closed up now for 2019! Thank you for your support this year. See you back at The Digital Hub April -September 2020…
We are delighted to be hosting our very first night market ever (in 11 years!) as part of Culture Night 2019. The event is in collaboration with Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival which will be hosting an outdoor cinema at the same venue The Digital Hub, Dublin.
We have a great selection of stalls lined up with a quality mix of retro, vintage, antique furniture, clothes, vinyl and collectibles along side a super gorgeous selection of Irish design and craft stalls.
Open 6-10pm, Friday 20th Sept.
This will be our last market of the year so come celebrate with us before we go underground for winter.
Thanks to a successful three pop-ups this summer, The Digital Hub has extended our trial for one more market!
The next Dublin Flea will be on Sunday the 25th of August beside the big tower on Thomas Street, Dublin 8! Come along to browse a great selection of bric-a-brac, vintage and second-hand stalls, and enjoy tasty street food and community vibes, from 11am-5pm.
There is limited on street parking, so we encourage everyone to walk, cycle, or use public transport.
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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