Where better to find an authentic example of the quality and creativity of the capital than at one of the many markets in Dublin?!
Dublin has street markets, farmer’s markets, indoor antique stalls and outdoor food markets, selling everything you can possibly imagine.
And, while there’s lots of Sunday markets in Dublin, you’ll find others that run throughout the week, selling everything from exotic foods to antiques.
In the guide below, you’ll find our favourite markets in Dublin, from the Airfield Farmers Market and the Red Stables Market in St Anne’s Park.
Our favourite markets in Dublin
The first section of this guide is packed with our favourite markets in Dublin. These are markets that one or more of The Irish Road Trip Team has been to, and enjoyed.
Below, you’ll find everywhere from the Dun Laoghaire Sunday Market and the Howth Market to The Green Door Market and more.
1. Dun Laoghaire Sunday Market
You can get almost anything here with stalls selling fruit and veg, baked goods, artisan bread, handmade crafts, jewellery, local meat, Irish cheeses, plants and more.
There are plenty of intriguing international foodie stalls selling falafel Korean noodles, Italian sausages, coffee, wine, doughnuts, seafood and more. This is one of the most popular Sunday markets in Dublin for good reason.
Related read: Check out our guide to the best places to go shopping in Dublin (from luxury shops to spots where you’ll grab a bargain)
2. Red Stables Market (St Anne’s Park)
We love the variety on offer at the Red Stables Market in St Anne’s Park, between Raheny and Clontarf. It’s held under cover in a two-storey Victorian building which also houses craft studios and a commercial art gallery.
We’ve seen beautiful hand-painted guitars on one stall, so you never know what you’ll find next! It trades on Saturdays from 10am to around 4pm.
Time your visit for lunch and dine on tacos, noodles, made-to-order crepes, handmade chocolates, homemade cookies and cakes. The market operates year-round and is lit with lights before Christmas.
3. Howth Market
Howth Market has been in business for over 9 years and continues to expand and attract a loyal following. It’s a key part of the lovely fishing town of Howth and is now a permanent fixture across from the DART station.
It takes place every weekend and on Bank Holidays with a few stalls operating every day. There are 25 stalls in total and it’s a great place to source organic produce, antiques, fruit and veg, Irish and international food and lovely gift items.
4. Urban Market – St. Catherine’s Park
The Urban Market in St Catherine’s Park, Lucan takes place on Sundays from 11am to 5pm. You’ll find it next to the overflow car park in this 200 acre park which has many trails for walking.
The Farmer’s Market provides wonderful refreshments before or after your hike. Pick up coffee, hot food, ice cream, artisan foods, sweet treats and bric-a-brac.
Families can enjoy the playground nearby and there’s a water bottle refilling station too. This is arguably one of the most overlooked Sunday markets in Dublin.
5. The Green Door Market
Trading Wednesdays to Sundays, the Green Door Market is an indoor food and Farmer’s Market in Dublin, located at the Bluebell Business Centre on Old Naas Road.
It’s easy to reach from the Red Line Luas; either the Bluebell or Kylemore stops are nearby.
Nosy around the stalls enjoying the bustle and smells of crepes, chocolate making, fish, delicious artisan breads and the usual selection of organic produce.
Farmers markets in Dublin
The next section of our guide focuses on the various farmers markets in Dublin, with a mix of city centre markets and ones scattered across the wider county.
Below, you’ll find a handful of markets that are perfect for grabbing some fresh produce, often at a more reasonable price that the mainstream supermarkets.
1. Airfield Farmers Market
Check out the Airfield Estate Farmer’s Market in Dundrum every Friday and Saturday. Stalls line the paved road in the lower car park. It’s open 9am to 2.30pm and entry is free.
Stallholders sell locally grown fruit, veg, homemade preserves, chutneys, jams, bread, pastries, meat and fish.
You can get sustainable seafood, rich Jersey milk, organic granola, fresh farm eggs, apple juice, artisan breads, butter, meat, olives and more at this organic hub.
2. Balbriggan Fish & Farmers Market
Balbriggan Fish and Farmer’s Market is a Friday market located on St George’s Square in Balbriggan in north Dublin (just off the M1 Motorway).
It operates from 10am to 3pm. This market specialises in organic fruit and veg, fresh fish and seafood, cheese, honey, fruit juices, eggs and home baked goods. It also sells some nice plants for your garden or home.
3. Bushy Park Market
The Bushy Park Market in Terenure takes place on Saturdays from 10am to 4pm, and it’s one of the more popular food markets in Dublin.
The park comes alive with dozens of stalls selling quality hot food and drinks from crepes to falafel. Savour the sights and smells of mouthwatering organic burgers, paella, wood-fired pizza and Polish Pierogi (savoury dumplings).
For drinks, there are coffees, smoothies and fruit juices to nurse as you visit the craft stalls. It’s a great place to pick up something different such as Seaweed Skin Products and homemade Dog Treats!!
4. Leopardstown Farmers Market
Leopardstown Farmer’s Market is an authentic indoor food market in Dublin. It has just 20 stallholders and food producers selling their renowned quality produce. Beautifully laid out, the market has organic fruit and veg, meat, fresh fish and locally caught seafood.
You can also pick up organic bread, olives, Irish cheese and more. Many stalls even offer samples to tempt your tastebuds!
The market has an indoor dining area where you can enjoy snacks from the pizzeria, Argentine Steak Bar, Thai, Indian and Italian food stalls. It’s a foodie paradise!
Popular markets in Dublin City (and nearby)
The final section of our guide is packed with more popular food, farmers and Sunday markets in Dublin, with a bit of something to tickle most fancies.
Below, you’ll find some very unique places to go shopping in Dublin, from the stunning George’s Street Arcade Market and the lively Blackrock Market, to some often missed food markets in Dublin.
1. George’s Street Arcade
George’s Street Arcade is perhaps the most famous of the many markets in Dublin, and for good reason. Located in a restored Victorian market arcade building, it is one of the oldest markets in Europe.
In fact it has been operating since 1881 and currently has over 200 stalls. The covered market has stalls selling fashions, vintage clothing, jewellery, art, antiques, music and collectibles.
It’s a great place to pick up a hot and tasty breakfast or lunch. It often has live music entertainment providing a very pleasant ambience to linger and enjoy.
2. Temple Bar Food Market
Another speciality market in the heart of Dublin city centre is the Temple Bar Food Market in Meeting House Square. Open Saturdays from 10.30am to 4pm, it’s a giant foodie paradise!
You can pick up gourmet grub, cheese, fresh bakery items, whole foods, cakes and seasonal organic produce from this busy market.
They also do excellent street food such as fresh oysters and yummy crepes. There’s also a Book Market nearby in the main square in Temple Bar.
3. Stoneybatter Farmers Market
They are known for their fresh bread, baked goods and organic produce. Well worth checking out if you live or work in the area.
This is one of the lesser-known food markets in Dublin, but it’s well worth dropping by if you’re in the area.
4. Blackrock Market
Head down to Blackrock Village Main Street and enjoy the ambience of the Blackrock Market. Established since 1986, this undercover market has 30 stalls selling antiques, bric-a-brac and electronics as well as cafes and food stalls.
The main market is on weekends but some stalls operate on weekdays too. These include Archie’s Vegan Cafe, the Arctic Stone Ice Cream Shop, Blossom Cafe, Asian Market, El Cellar Tapas Bar and Hook’t, where you’ll get some of the best fish and chips in Dublin.
There are collectible stalls, jewellery stalls and a resident Fortune Teller, The Flower Field, Vintage and Retro Workshop and Vian Bags. Now that’s eclectic!
5. The Liberty Market
Dublin’s famous Liberty Market started in 1973 and is still going strong to this very day, as you’ll see in the video above.
It has many vendors and a huge choice of clothing from T-shirts and jewellery to shoes, ladies fashions, hats, bags and children’s clothing. Visit for the authentic atmosphere and pick up some great bargains at any time of year.
Dublin markets: Which ones have we missed?
I’ve no doubt that we’ve unintentionally left out some brilliant food markets in Dublin from the guide above.
If you have a place that you’d like to recommend, let me know in the comments below and I’ll check it out!
FAQs about food markets in Dublin
We’ve had a lot of questions over the years asking about everything from ‘What are the best Christmas markets in Dublin?’ to ‘Which are the longest running?’.
In the section below, we’ve popped in the most FAQs that we’ve received. If you have a question that we haven’t tackled, ask away in the comments section below.
What are the best markets in Dublin?
We’re particurally fond of the Urban Market in St. Catherine’s Park, the Howth Market, the Red Stables Market and the Dun Laoghaire Sunday Market.
What are the best Sunday markets Dublin has to offer?
The Green Door Market, the Urban Market in St. Catherine’s Park and the Dun Laoghaire Sunday Market are all worth checking out.
Which farmers markets in Dublin are worth a visit?
The Airfield Farmers Market, the Leopardstown Farmers Market, the Balbriggan Fish & Farmers Market and the Stoneybatter Farmers Market.
Gillian Birch is a travel writer and published author. She has travelled the world and uses her personal journals and memories to write about her many travel experiences, particularly those that involved adventures in Ireland.