A regular monthly flea and craft market is set to return to The Liberties. The Digital Hub and We LOVE Markets have announced plans for a new monthly market on The Digital Hub campus beneath the iconic St Patrick’s Tower. The markets will take place monthly on Sundays, with the grand opening on Sunday March 20th to coincide with the festivities during the upcoming St Patrick’s Day festival in Dublin.
The market will host up to 50 eclectic stalls, showcasing a mixture of local design and locally made artisan food, homemade crafts, clothes, furniture, bric-a-brac, vintage wares, artisan goods and plenty of hidden gems. The market will support local enterprises, organisations, designers and creatives in Dublin 8.
Speaking at the announcement, Tara McGuinness, Creative Director and Event Manager at We LOVE Markets, said: “A return of off-street markets to Dublin 8 is most welcome, we are hugely excited by the opportunity to work and collaborate with The Digital Hub. We are particularly looking forward to using the space to showcase the incredible locally produced food, art and design. We are confident that the market events will grow into a real attraction for the Liberties and wider Dublin area.”
Emma Brereton, Market Director & Operator at We LOVE Markets, continued “Dublin has an amazing collection of high-quality local producers, independent start-ups, local enterprises, businesses and designers, who all together make up an amazing market community. Creating the right atmosphere and a place for sustainability and growth is imperative within the circular economy framework. The markets are the city’s heartbeat.”
Fiach McConghail, the CEO of The Digital Hub stressed that Hub has a longstanding and continung commitment in supporting the local Dublin 8 community. Community initiatives include Screen8 in collaboration with the Dublin International Film Festival, The Liber8 Music Project with BIMM Dublin, Bee8 with the Robert Emmet CDP and Smart D8, Pocket Forests and the D8 Surfers Club and support for the arts through its annual Artist in Residence programme.
The inaugural We LOVE Markets at The Digital Hub will run from 11am on Sunday, March 20th.