Dublin's street (and organic) markets
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Farmers Markets are held in various locations around the city and the surrounding area from Thursday to Sunday. The markets attract small producers wanting to sell their fresh food (the majority is organically grown or produced). On Thursdays there's a market on Harcourt Street, Fridays in Leopardstown and Sandyford, and Howth market is held at weekends. The latter is the biggest one of the four (featuring 40 stalls). It's held in the little coastal village of Howth, so it makes a perfect weekend outing. It opens from 10am to 5pm, so you can have lunch while you do a spot of gourmet shopping. To get to the market from Dublin city centre you'll have to take the DART to the last stop on the line (northbound) or bus number 32. It's well worth the effort!
In Blackrock, 20 minutes train ride from the city centre (take the DART from Tara Street Station), there's a market at weekends (and on Bank Holiday Mondays). It opens from 9am and specialises in vintage items. As well as food, you'll find crafts, books and secondhand clothing.
Right in the heart of Dublin, on Moore Street (next to O’Connell Street), there's another market that's practical if you're going through the city centre. It sells fruit and flowers and some of the shops in the street set up stalls outside on the pavement. You'll find good prices and lots of bargains. It could be your salvation for snacks between visiting landmarks and tourist attractions. It opens Monday to Friday during normal shopping hours (until 5pm).
Liberty Market is held on Meath Street and Thomas Street. It's in one of the oldest parts of the city and although the market isn't quite as charming as it was in bygone times, it's worth going to have a browse and seeing the atmosphere if it's on your way.