Dublin’s Sunday Fairs and Markets
There’s nothing better than an easy-like-Sunday-morning in Dublin and the May bank holiday weekend brings with it some great relaxed things to do. Each weekend the City comes alive with its array of markets and fairs – among our team’s favourites are the Vintage Fair, also Farmleigh Food & Craft Market and the Merrion Square Open Air Art Gallery.
The Vintage Fair in Dublin’s Newmarket square runs the first Sunday of the Month and is an eclectic mishmash of vintage clothes, household goods, toys and a wonderful little café. The perfect place to find a curiosity that will forever remind you of Dublin! Hop off at Stop Number 13 on the City Sightseeing Dublin Red Route. Make a day of it and do all three for a day of nibbles, high art and vintage retro.
Stately Farmleigh House in the Phoenix Park is usually open for tours – during the summer months Farmleigh hosts a weekend food and craft fair – we highly recommend the delicious Man of Aran Fudge! Well worth a visit, especially on a sunny day. To get to Farmleigh hire a bike in the city from Dublin Bikes (for the more active of you) or hop on board the City Sightseeing Bus (link), disembark at Dublin Zoo and hire a bicycle at the main gates (can you book a bicycle hire on loveireland – if so link) – a cycle from the gates to Farmleigh will take about 15 minutes.
Right in the heart of Georgian Dublin Merrion Square’s Open Air Art Gallery displays and sells the works of over 200 local artists. A real Dublin tradition, this Gallery is a wonderful way to spend a few hours strolling around one of the most pleasant squares in the City. Hop off at Bus Stop 5 on the City Sightseeing Dublin tour.
For more information on Dublin activities visit our things to do section or stop by and say hello to the Dublin Visitor Centre team, the friendliest tourist information team in Dublin