Traditionally the city’s best-known market district, The Liberties remains one of Dublin’s most distinctive and colourful shopping areas. From the cradle to the grave, you’ll find all you need in its bustling streets.
Thomas Street is the main street, a centre for family-run independent retailers and local specialists as well as convenience stores and street traders; while Meath Street typically comes to life on weekends as the vibrant street market takes over – check out the Bull Ring Market and Liberty Market for a true slice of Dublin street life. Meanwhile the more discerning bargain-hunter can browse the antique shops, design studios and galleries of Francis Street – from Chippendales to chintz you’re sure to find the perfect purchase. To the south, historic Newmarket is rapidly reinventing itself as a centre for craft food and drink producers and lively food markets, as well as hosting Dublin Food Coop and the regular Dublin Flea Market.