By Valeria Llano-Arias

Student at UCD.

Nationality: Colombia.  Age:  28 years.

Dublin’s markets are a great opportunity for original, healthy and fun shopping.  They are also a good example of different multi-cultural experiences.  One of the most famous markets is the Dublin Flea market held on the last Sunday of every month in the Co-op, Newmarket Square, Dublin 8 (http://dublinflea.ie/ ).  There you can find items from ‘vintage clothes to second hand bikes, retro furniture, random odds and ends’, fair-trade and organic products, and even clothes alteration services.  On a sunny day you can enjoy sitting outside surrounded by the outdoor stalls and enjoying a freshly made fruit smoothie.  Or indoors there are always delicious falafels, coffee and sometimes live music.  The posters of Dublin Flea market are designed by a different artist every month; it is worth to take a look at them also!

More central is the Temple Bar Market, held in Meeting House Square, Temple Bar every Saturday from 10 – 15.00.  The food served here includes new flavours from different parts of the world: fresh olives, bread, cheeses, Irish hamburgers, pastries, tacos, falafels, and much more.

Check for more info for other markets: http://irishfarmersmarkets.ie/