Dun Laoghaire Farmer’s Market

Entering The Dun Laoghaire People's Park
Entering The Dun Laoghaire People’s Park
So Many Stalls!
So Many Stalls!

My favourite way to spend a Sunday in Dublin is to head out to the Dun Laoghaire Farmer’s Market. Located in the People’s Park in Dun Laoghaire this market is jam packed with every food related stall you could wish for. I tend to go there at lunchtime on a Sunday and get a delicous box of pulled port and potatoes with onions and gravy from The Goode Life stall, or a falafal wrap from the Lebanese Food stall, always followed by a chocolate brownie and some fudge from the Truffle Fairy stall. It’s a winning combination and nothing gets me in a better mood! All the better is that you can afterwards go for a walk along the Dun Laoighre pier afterwards and admire the sea, boats, and everyone just happy chilling out! On a sunny day the place is unbeatable, people lie out on the grass eating and drinking treats bought from the stalls. In Summer there are often bands playing, and sometimes even a stage erected Last weekend when I was there a guy had set up a little DJ table and was spinning away tunes for everyone to enjoy.

It’s also a fantastic place to stock up on delicious food for the week. I always tend to leave with vegetables, cheese, preserves, tea and meat. You can also buy beautiful Colm de Ris pottery, home ware, craft and natural cosmetic products.

My favourite stalls and buys at the Dun Laoighre People’s Park Market are as follows:

The Goode Life- You can’t beat this stall for your Sunday roast fix! I tend to get the pulled pork, potatoes, onions and gravy. You can get pulled pork rolls too… delicious.

The Goode Life
The Goode Life

Lebanese Food- These guys do seriously good falafel wraps and platters.

Lebanese Food Stall
Lebanese Food Stall
Delicious Falafel Wrap
Delicious Falafel Wrap

The Truffle Fairy- Where do I begin? My main motivation for going to this market is to get their 80% dark chocolate brownies and their fudge is so silky smooth, try the white chocolate, cranberry and walnut fudge, mint praline fudge and recently added orange and cocoa nib fudge. You literally cannot go to this market without trying these!

The Truffle Fairy Chocolate Stall
The Truffle Fairy Chocolate Stall
My Weakness
My Weakness

Drumeel Farm Muesli- The guy who runs this stall is an absolute gentleman, and even if he wasn’t his muesli and granola would still sell like hot cakes. The muesli and granolas come in different varieties and you can add in extra seeds, nuts and dried fruits to make your own custom bags. A perfect way to start your day.

Drumeel Farm Irish Muesli
Drumeel Farm Irish Muesli

The Real Olive Stall- These guys are at almost every market, and thank god they are. Even if you’re not an olive fan, fear not. Their basil hummus is delicious, but the main attraction has to be the mozzarella. They stock the Toonsbridge Mozzarella made in Macroom, Co.Cork. Toonsbridge imported a herd of buffalo to Ireland and started making the best mozzarella I have ever eaten. I guess it must be all our rain makes for greener grass and thus milkier mozzarella. I haven’t seen this cheese sold anywhere else in Dublin, so definitely buy a ball or two next time you see them.

The Real Olive Stall
The Real Olive Stall
Stocking Up On Olives
Stocking Up On Olives

There are a fortune of other stalls to check out though, so many that I can’t fit them all in the blog. This market is definitely worth a visit though to try all the delights, stock up your fridge for the week, and for talking a lovely Sunday stroll along the pier.

 

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4 thoughts on “Dun Laoghaire Farmer’s Market”

  1. This looks like a really nice market, I’ve never been. I must drop out sometime soon! I was in Limerick last weekend and visited The Milk Market, boy I wish we had something like that in Dublin, it’s fantastic. Thanks for bringing my attention to this one though.

    1. Yes, this is my favourite Dublin market, I go there most Sunday’s that I’m in Dublin. It’s impossible not to spend a tonne of money though, as you’ll want to buy everything!

  2. Very near to home but, some of the stalls have not heard of the recession and are a bit on the weighty side when charging. Lovely bread from One In The Oven, my favourite food stall name. The Spokesman being my favourite non food down there.

    1. I have to say I don’t mind the prices too much, I just get my lunch (and dessert there) and pick up a few bits and bobs for the week and I’m always happy with my purchases. However, I’m sure if I did a big food shop for the week I would notice a much lighter wallet leaving the place!

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