5 Night Markets to Visit in Ireland
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Top 5 Night Markets to Visit in Ireland

Night markets in Ireland aren’t the same as night markets in other countries. They’re not a regular occurrence, but rather occasional offerings held by typical markets. 

For this article, we’ll list down the markets that hold seasonal and themed night bazaars. We’ll also talk about the types of products they sell and when you can expect them. 

Without further ado, let’s get started!

Best Night Markets in Ireland

Our review of the top night markets in Ireland is based on the following factors:

Variety of goods shows what the night market offers to the visitors including food, crafts, clothes, accessories, and entertainment.
Price range indicates that the night market offers a variety of goods with flexible pricing range.
Visitor reviews talk about the experience of the visitors which shows the advantages and disadvantages of going to this particular night market.
Location evaluates the accessibility and the ambience and safety of the night market.

1. The Green Door Market

The Green Door Market
ADDRESS44 Parliament St, Gardens, Kilkenny, R95 VK54, Ireland
CONTACT DETAILS353 85 855 2665

OPERATING HOURSThursday - Friday: 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Saturday: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Sunday: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Variety of goods★★★★★ (5/5)
Price range★★★★☆ (4/5)
Visitor reviews★★★★☆ (4/5)
Location★★★★★ (5/5)
Accessibility      ★★★★★ (5/5)
Atmosphere and safety      ★★★★★ (5/5)
Cleanliness      ★★★★☆ (4/5)

When we asked some regular patrons of The Green Door Market what they loved the most about it, they told us it’s the eco-friendly practices. The market encourages you to recycle which is the best way to help the environment.

It’s good to note that The Green Door Market is a zero waste market. We appreciate that the management encourages you to bring your own bags or cartons for your shopping so there would be less trash around!

Another thing we love about The Green Door Market is the variety of stalls it has. We feel like anything you want to find in a night market, you’ll be able to buy here!

It offers fresh organic produce, international cuisine, crafts, clothes, furniture, and other things you might find in some stalls. Just a little warning though—there are limited food stalls, but at least the available ones taste amazing (try the Indian stall)!

We also love that there’s live music playing around. It feels good to check out stalls or eat while listening to good music!

And lastly—The Green Door Market is bicycle-friendly as well as pet-friendly. You can bring your pets and bicycles as you roam around the stalls. 

Just make sure you check the schedule of the markets in their social media sites. There were instances in the past where some customers went to the night market, only to find it close.


  • Offers fresh fruits and veg
  • Lovely live music playing around
  • Yummy ready-to-eat food
  • Dog-friendly
  • Has a variety of stalls that offer several items
  • Encourages you to recycle (Bring your own bags for shopping)


  • Limited food stalls
  • Operating hours online might not be the same as the actual business hoursc

Customer Reviews

Yummy food and good music!

Great outdoors crêpes! Wonderful organic fruit & veg. Organic cheese, butcher and sustainable fish, g-f meals-to-go, sourdough bread, Italian delicacies on Saturdays. Music too. Organic grocer & butcher most of the week. — Ide Corley, Google Reviews

Big venue with lots of stalls

I had a fantastic day at Zero Waste Christmas market. Big venue, lots of stalls with handmade products. Great food, fresh veggies and hot beverages. I loved it— Mantha Tsopanoglou, Google Reviews

2. Liberty Market

Liberty Market
ADDRESSLiberty Market, Meath St, The Liberties, Dublin, Ireland
CONTACT DETAILS+353 1 280 8683

OPERATING HOURSTuesday - Friday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Saturday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Sunday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Variety of goods★★★★☆ (4/5)
Price range★★★★★ (5/5)
Visitor reviews★★★★☆ (4/5)
Location★★★★☆ (4/5)
Accessibility      ★★★★☆ (4/5)
Atmosphere and safety      ★★★★☆ (4/5)
Cleanliness      ★★★★☆ (4/5)

Just like some markets around Ireland, Liberty Market also functions as a regular market, hence you can find basic items here as well. However, the occasional night markets offer more specialised items you can’t find elsewhere.

In fact, we’re able to talk to a few regulars, and they told us you can find unique goods in some of the stalls. And just in case you’re looking for something else they don’t have, they’ll be willing to find it for you!

If you’re a local, Liberty Market’s an ideal place for you—you’ll find everything from clothes to household goods or even services such as a haircut or a hair wash. It’s also a place for cheap accessories like jewellery and affordable beauty products.

It’s also a must-visit place for tourists in terms of experience since it’s also near some tourist spots and has a welcoming atmosphere. However, the items you can find here cater to the locals more since the stall offers more local products.

We think Liberty Market’s also the perfect place for seasonal night shopping. Like they offer themed products like Christmas products for the holidays!

We think you’ll also be relieved to know that even though the stalls are small, some of them accept credit cards. If you’re not comfortable bringing a lot of money, then it’s an advantage for you.

Just a warning that it tends to get crowded so you should take care of your belongings to avoid loss. Some stalls also need renovations since some of them already look a little worn out.


  • Affordable prices
  • Welcoming atmosphere
  • Offers several products as well as services
  • Has cafes and family-friendly pubs
  • Mostly filled with local shops that sell local goods
  • Christmas night market has lots of Christmas goods
  • Near some tourist spots
  • Some stalls accept credit cards
  • Has unique items you can’t find elsewhere


  • Not an ideal shopping destination for tourists
  • Some stalls need renovations
  • Can get a little overcrowded

Customer Reviews

A place for those with a tight budget! 

I love Meath Street. It feels so warm and welcoming. Always such lovely stuff. A large range of stalls baby stuff, clothes knitwear. Birthday cards, Memorial plaque. Women’s clothes. Shoes. Makeup. So many more stalls. Something for everyone. Very affordable. The people are amazing and always so kind. I would highly recommend anyone to go here. I definitely go back here again.— Trisha Nugent, Google Reviews

Has unique goods you can’t find elsewhere

Very friendly atmosphere in 90% of the market has exactly what I’m looking for and a lot of the sellers are open to ordering new items for repeat customers. Also has some very niche markets you won’t find anywhere else— Sora, Google Reviews

3. Jamestown Market

Jamestown Market
ADDRESS90 Jamestown Rd, Inchicore, Dublin 8, D08 TC0A, Ireland
CONTACT DETAILS+353 86 825 3370

OPERATING HOURSSaturday - Sunday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Variety of goods★★★★★ (5/5)
Price range★★★★★ (5/5)
Visitor reviews★★★★☆ (4/5)
Location★★★★☆ (4/5)
Accessibility      ★★★★☆ (4/5)
Atmosphere and safety      ★★★★☆ (4/5)
Cleanliness      ★★★★☆ (4/5)

Most of the locals we talked to call Jamestown Market a treasure chest. They warned us, not in an exactly bad way, that even though we didn’t have plans on buying anything, we’d still end up buying something!

We couldn’t help but agree. Jamestown Market is a melting pot of several items including antique furniture, second hand clothes, crafts, toys, and even gadgets!

There are a lot of unique items we think you won’t find elsewhere. It’s really a place for vintage lovers—you might not want to leave when you see what’s being sold.

The good thing about it is that despite most items being second-hand items, you can find something that’s fully functioning. And you can also still haggle with the price, which can be quite an experience.

Speaking of pricing, most of the items sold at Jamestown Market are really cheap—especially the clothes! So make sure you don’t get too carried away or you’ll end up buying a lot.

The sellers are friendly as well so you can ask them for assistance or information. The market’s tourist-friendly, so everyone will feel welcome here.

We also like that the market’s accessible and easy to find. Plus—you don’t need to worry about parking because there’s plenty of space for everyone’s cars.

The market can use a couple of food stalls though because there’s no food stalls inside. Also, make sure to bring cash since most stalls don’t accept credit cards.


  • Friendly sellers
  • Great bargains
  • Sells a lot of vintage items
  • Easy parking
  • Sells a variety of random things you can’t find elsewhere


  • No food stalls
  • Tends to get really crowded
  • Needs a little more maintenance
  • Accepts cash only

Customer Reviews

Furniture at reasonable prices!

Recommended if you go to the furniture part of the market. You can pick up a great bargain and love upholstery offer to cover and recycle your old furniture at a very reasonable price.— Philip Doyle, Google Reviews

Great bargain stores that prefer cash!

Never knew this place existed. Some great bargains to be found… you will find the most random things inside. Sellers are all 10/10 so friendly. Will be easier to get parked outside too! Bring cash! Cash is King! — Lana Del May, Google Reviews

4. Mountain View Markets

Mountain View Markets
ADDRESSMountain View, Kiltorcan, Ballyhale, Co. Kilkenny, R95 NH31, Ireland

[email protected]

OPERATING HOURSSunday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Variety of goods★★★★★ (5/5)
Price range★★★★☆ (4/5)
Visitor reviews★★★★☆ (4/5)
Location★★★★★ (5/5)
Accessibility      ★★★☆☆ (3/5)
Atmosphere and safety      ★★★★★ (5/5)
Cleanliness      ★★★★★ (5/5)

Mountain View Markets in Kilkenny is one of those markets in Ireland that has themed night markets. It has Christmas and New Year night markets that are open until 8 pm, and the stalls sell seasonal Christmas decorations and holiday-themed food!

Speaking of food, Mountain View has some of the best food and craft stalls in Ireland. There are plenty of delicious choices that even the pickiest eater will have something to enjoy!

Just a little warning though—some of the food is expensive. But we still think they’re worth trying because it’s not everyday that you go to Kilkenny to enjoy the market!

Plus there’s the view of the mountains and the relaxing atmosphere. Most regular visitors go here with their families and friends to relax and have fun, and not just to shop.

Also, according to frequent visitors, they go to Mountain View to buy gifts. The craft stalls have a lot of pretty products that are ideal for gift-giving—unique and locally made items that are rare to find.

Another thing we love about this market is that it’s well-maintained. The stalls are also organised in terms of the layout so it’s easy to find what you’re looking for.

Just one thing that might make you reconsider—it’s a difficult climb for cars. The ground’s rocky and quite hard, and the pathways are a little steep so you might need to be careful. 


  • Picturesque view
  • Plenty of food and craft stalls
  • Family-friendly
  • Pet-friendly
  • Perfect place to buy gifts
  • Well-maintained stalls
  • Organised layout
  • Themed night markets


  • Not ideal for cars
  • Some food are costly

Customer Reviews

Plenty of food and craft stalls with a nice view

A great way to spend a few hours, such a lovely variety of food and craft stalls. Great atmosphere, good music, and cute dogs everywhere — Cassie Kielyj, Google Reviews

Pet-friendly and perfect view, but not ideal for cars

Lovely dog friendly day out in a scenic location.  Plenty of artisanal goods and foods available to buy. Very friendly atmosphere. If you’re using wheels to get around the ground is rough and hard going. There is a fairly steep hill down to the main market area which is tough to ascend. Bring an assistant if possible. it’s worth it.— Susie CK, Trip Advisor

5. The Milk Market

The Milk Market
ADDRESSCornmarket Row, Irishtown, Limerick, V94 R602, Ireland
CONTACT DETAILS+353 61 214 782

OPERATING HOURSFriday & Sunday: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Saturday: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Variety of goods★★★★★ (5/5)
Price range★★★★★ (5/5)
Visitor reviews★★★★☆ (4/5)
Location★★★★★ (5/5)
Accessibility      ★★★★★ (5/5)
Atmosphere and safety      ★★★★★ (5/5)
Cleanliness      ★★★★☆ (4/5)

What we love about The Milk Market is that it’s covered, which makes it an ideal place to shop even if the weather isn’t that good. It’s also quite a large place with plenty of crafts and food stalls everywhere, making it a family-friendly venue!

According to the regular visitors, mostly from Limerick, The Milk Market is a foodie’s paradise! You can find all types of food here, and you’ll never run out of choices!

We love that there’s plenty of food to choose from—baked goods, street food, and even international cuisine. There’s also live music to enjoy while you’re eating your food at the seating area upstairs—the one with the entire view of the market!

This seating area can get instantly full though on a busy day. The Milk Market tends to be crowded most especially in the afternoon, and it can get quite uncomfortable for those who aren’t fond of a large crowd.

We also want to add that The Milk Market’s one of those which hold special events like fairs and food fests, which are usually held at night. However, you might need to check the website for schedules because these events aren’t regular events.

Just one thing worth noting—there are times when some stalls don’t open at all. This can be a bummer especially for those who go here to shop, only to find out some stalls that could’ve offered what they need are closed.


  • Live music
  • Plenty of street food stalls
  • Has a lot of arts and crafts stalls
  • Baked goodies
  • Themed night markets
  • Near tourist spots
  • Covered market


  • Some stalls don’t open
  • Can get really busy

Customer Reviews

A covered market with lots of seating areas

A covered market in Limerick city: open every Saturday for the public. The milk market is a great place to grab fresh coffee, juice, bakery, fruits, cheese, meats, and crafts!

It’s a place where people meet on Saturdays to walk around, grab coffee and chat!

Irish music playing in the background, the smell of fresh coffee around the place and business owners chatting with the public and presenting their goods. There’s a cool seating area upstairs with nice views of the entire market.— Housin Benlaib, Google Reviews

A foodie’s paradise!

A fantastic place to visit during your visit to Limerick.  A foodie’s paradise!  Some of the best food you’ll find anywhere!  You might think you’ll just wander through and look but you’ll wind up staying for hours enjoying the colours, smells and sounds.  Like anywhere else in Ireland, if you make eye contact with anyone, you’re bound to have a pleasant and interesting conversation!  You’ll definitely want to go back especially on a Saturday when all the food stalls are in operation and the place is buzzing with activity!  The Milk Market is one of the oldest if not the oldest market in Ireland!  A true gem!— George Kyritsis, Google Reviews

FAQs About Night Markets in Ireland

Whether you’re a night owl or not, visiting a night market in Ireland is worth the experience, most especially if you love exploring different things. If you’re looking specifically for food markets though, try the Top Food Markets in Dublin.