Dublin’s Best Christmas Markets 2017

9 of the best Dublin Christmas markets to visit...

By: Kate Phelan

Dublin’s market scene has outdone itself this year, putting together a host of festive events where you can easily get your Christmas gift list all ticked off by supporting local businesses and creatives. Below are just a selection of the best to mark in your calendar this month.


 

Dublin Flea Christmas Market

Thursday, Dec 7th – Sunday, Dec 10th

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The Christmas edition of Dublin’s favourite flea market will take over The Point Village for the second weekend of December, showcasing the wares of some of the country’s finest artists and craftspeople, alongside antiques and pre-loved goods. Having whittled several hundred applications down to a final cut of just 145 stalls, it will proudly offer an impressive range of high quality, Irish-made gifts under one roof – Capulet & Montague jewellery, ail+el ceramics and NTN watches will all be there, to name just a few. For a full list of stallholders click here.

Look out for: A limited edition tote printed with the poster design for this year’s Christmas flea, by Dublin-based designer and illustrator Sarah Moloney.

Opening hours: Thursday and Friday 1pm – 8pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am – 6pm.

Address: The Point Village, North Dock, Dublin 1

 

 

 


 

The Ha’penny Christmas Markets at The Grand Social

Every Saturday until Dec 23rd

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The Grand Social will host weekly Christmas Markets every Saturday up until December 23rd, where you can transition from picking up unique presents to enjoying a piping hot mulled wine without ever having to venture outside into the cold. Stallholders include everyone from Sweet Bakery in Blackrock to bebrave, makers of handmade bespoke unisex bowties.

Look out for: Faux leather backpacks by The Bag Trader

Opening hours: 12pm – 5pm

Address: 35 Liffey Street Lower, Dublin 1




 

The Bernard Shaw Christmas Markets

Xmas Vintage + Flea – Saturday, Dec 9th
Xmas Design Market – Saturday, Dec 16th

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To shop for Christmas at The Bernard Shaw, stop by their Xmas Vintage + Flea Market and/or Xmas Irish Design Market, taking place over the next two Saturdays. As usual, Eatyard next door will be offering incredibly tasty street food at the same time (with heated seating to stop you freezing your bum off). Eatyard will also be holding its own festive pop-ups every Thursday this month, spotlighting a different independent designer each week.

Look out for: The Oh My Days printmakers pop-up at Eatyard on December 21st.

Opening hours: Saturday markets, 12pm – 5pm / Thursday market pop-ups at Eatyard, 5pm – 10pm

Address: 11-12 South Richmond Street, Dublin 2


 

Green Christmas Market at The MART Gallery

Thursday, Dec 7th – Sunday, Dec 10th
Thursday, Dec 14th – Sunday, Dec 17th
Wednesday, Dec 20th – Saturday, Dec 23rd

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The MART Gallery’s Christmas market at the old Rathmines Fire Station will focus on sustainably made products, giving a well-deserved platform to eco-friendly Irish brands across the realms of art, crafts, cosmetics, fashion and jewellery.

Look out for: A screen-printed Dublin skyline t-shirt by Due South Clothing

Opening hours: 12pm – 7pm

Address: 190 Rathmines Rd Lower, Dublin 6


 

As well as markets, Dublin is set to be awash with seasonal pop-up shops this month, offering everything from foodie gifts to furniture…


 

Maven 46 Christmas Pop-Up

Thursday, Dec 7th – Sunday, Dec 10th

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With their Christmas pop-up, Maven46 bring their edit of the best Christmas gifts to be found on the island of Ireland to Bagots Hutton wine bar, shop and restaurant. Over four days, you’re invited to come and browse – and hopefully buy – items from people like Kaiko Studio, Bean and Goose Chocolate, The Shed Distillery and a whole list of others.

Look out for: The 'Hands' lamp by nedkaar design studio

Opening hours: Thursday to Saturday 10am – 6pm, Sunday 12pm – 6pm

Address: 6 Ormond Quay Upper, Dublin 7


 

Hen’s Teeth x Seven Wood

Every day until Christmas Eve

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This year, Dublin’s queen of the lifestyle store pop-up, Niamh Banks of Seven Wood, has teamed up with Hen’s Teeth Prints to bring a Christmas pop-up to their new location at Fade Street. At the store you can expect to find Niamh’s expertly curated selection of homewares and furniture, high quality beauty products and stationery and gift items, surrounded by limited edition prints from artists like Niall Sweeney.

Look out for: 'La Crème Bouquet' print by Tara O’Brien, part of the 60x60 show put on by Hen’s Teeth earlier this year.

Opening hours: Monday to Wednesday + Saturday 10am – 6pm, Thursday and Friday 10am – 9pm, Sunday 11am – 6pm.

Address: 13 Fade St, Dublin 2

 

Frost at The Fumbally Exchange

Until Thursday, December 21st

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Having been the home of many a popular pop-up throughout its time, The Fumbally Exchange is currently acting as the inviting backdrop for Frost, a seasonal collaboration between the Fumbally Exchange and more than 20 Irish artists and makers. Only open until the 21st, this brief boutique will be packed to the gills with goods made by the likes of Edge Only jewellery and Teeling Whiskeyhttps://teelingdistillery.com/ throughout its run. They are also running regular Meet the Maker events instore, see their Facebook page for more details.

Look out for: Food stylist and photographer Jette Verdi’s Created & Found range of handcrafted products made from bees-wax, oak, ceramics and Irish linen.

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 9am – 6pm

Address: 5 Dame Lane, Dublin 2


 

CULTURE: Ireland’s First Risograph Exhibition 

Until Saturday, December 23rd

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Damn Fine Print’s CULTure exhibition at FRAME on South William Street takes on the theme of ‘a visual snapshot of now’, featuring a collection of colourful limited edition risograph prints by 30 artists from across the globe. Each print costs €30. Of course, Irish talent features heavily, with works by Fuchsia MacAree, Conor Nolan and Sarah Murphy.

Look out for: The beautiful ‘Women of Feeling’ print by Damn Fine Print studio manager Izzy Rose Grange.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8am – 6pm, Saturday 11am – 7pm.

Address: 53 South William Street, Dublin 2

 

Irish Design Shop

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They’re not a market or a pop-up, but this wouldn’t be a list of where to shop locally for Christmas in Dublin if it didn’t have Irish Design Shop on it. They’ve been championing homegrown craft and design for almost a decade now, and are still doing it supremely well. You’re sure to find a rake of crowd pleasing gifts here, from Thérese Chatham’s crocheted farm animals for kids to a handwoven clutch by Olla Nua.

Look out for: The Irish Design Shop’s 2018 calendar celebrating Irish folklore and mythology, designed by illustrator Denise Nestor.

Opening hours: Monday to Wednesday + Friday + Saturday 10am – 6pm, Thursday 10am – 8pm, Sunday 12pm – 6pm.

Address: 41 Drury Street, Dublin 2

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