One major activity everyone love doing whilst on their visits to Dublin is going to charming markets dotted around the city …
And there are countless number of markets to choose from too in the very little time you have … Book markets, antique markets, farmer’s markets, indoor markets, open air markets, weekly markets, monthly markets, you name it and this lovely city will have it not very far from where you are …
But while choosing just one market to go to in Dublin seem extremely difficult , there is one market we would pick ahead of others if your shopping wishes are the following things …
– Very Affordable Price
– Unique One-Off Handmade Products
– Authentic Irish Gifts to take back home
– Shopping without aggressive sale pitches
– Shopping from friendly vendors in family like atmosphere
Yes, there is one market in Dublin that tick all those boxes and offer much much more. And that market is called Drumcondra Village Market.
Drumcondra Village Market is a weekly market that take place inside ABC Drumcondra Campus next to the 100 + years old Drumcondra Railway Station.
Although some dubliners may refer to this market as northside’s hidden gem, due to its location in the northern part of Dublin, it is not far from downtown Dublin, just a short bus or taxi ride from o’connell street or city hall.
Most charming thing about this cozy inside market is the village feel it generate in the heart of the city. We also love the fact that there are friendly vendors providing interesting backstory to their products on display.
And then there are Authentic Irish products that this market is famous for …
From locally made knitted items to soy candles, unique jewellery pieces to books, clothings to potterywares, exquisite hand made gifts and many other variety of Irish craft handmade by local artisans are being put up for sale for your shopping pleasure.
You will also be pleased to know that there are great food stalls and adjacent in house cafe that serve wonderful coffee as famous as the market itself … Market is easily accessible by public transport and there are parking spaces too inside the campus.
It is starting to become very popular with both locals and tourists. So please make time during the weekend on your next trip to Dublin and pay this market a visit.
It will definatly be a visit worth making if you are looking for some quirky or one of a kind items to take back home for yourself or as gifts for your loved ones …
– Drumcondra Village Market –
🗓 Every Saturday and Sunday
🕚 11 AM – 5 PM
📍 Art & Business Campus Drumcondra
40, Lower Drumcondra Road, Drumcondra,
Dublin 9, Republic of Ireland
🚂 Public Transport
– Train –
✔️ Drumcondra Railway Station (Maynooth – Longford Commuter Line)
– Bus –
✔️ 1, 11, 13, 16, 33, 41 and 41C
✔️ The Aircoach Express coach service to Dublin Airport also stops at the Railway station
There are two shops inside ABC Drumcondra that are worth mentioning too.
You can visit them Wed-Sat (11 AM – 5 PM) & Sun (11 AM – 4 PM) via reception.
Crafty Shamrock is a specialty shop that produce variety of traditionally made knitwear items while Irish Craft Siopa is the collective of Crafters selling affordable handmade gifts.
Those shops are founded by organizers of the Village Market who are very passionate about producing authentic Irish art & craft and preserving traditional techniques & methods to make them.
We are sure you would like the products & gifts they create …
Many unique Irish handmade merchandises, gifts, accessories and decorations for your home await …
Happy Shopping !!!