The ever-popular Dublin Flea has finally found a home for the summer on the grounds of The Digital Hub on Thomas Street, behind Container Coffee.
Until summer 2018, Dublin Flea was thriving at Newmarket Square in Dublin 8, with an eclectic range of food producers, vintage retailers, handmade goods and more popping up every weekend. Due to the supposed demolition and redevelopment of Newmarket, the five Sunday markets that resided there, which included The Brocante, Fusion Sundays World Culture Market, Newmarket Collective and The Pure Vintage Fair, as well as Dublin Flea Market, were left with nowhere to trade.
While the Dublin Flea Christmas Market was held at The Point Square in December, the market still hadn't found a home, so it had only been popping up sporadically in places like the Fumbally Stables. Thankfully, the Dublin Flea Market has now confirmed that it has found a home – albeit, temporarily – for the summer at The Digital Hub on Thomas Street, behind Container Coffee.
Announcing the good news on Instagram, the team behind the Dublin Flea wrote:
"We are delighted to announce that we will be hosting the Dublin Flea Market on the grounds of The Digital Hub @thedigitalhub on Thomas St, behind @containercoffeedublin on the last Sunday’s of May, June and July. Applications will open next week through our website for all three months www.dublinflea.ie We will put another call out on social media again when [the] form goes live. We will be running at half capacity as there is only room for 45 stalls but half is better than none! It’s been way too long - a year in fact since we had our last monthly market in Newmarket. We are really so thrilled and can’t wait to see everybody again. Thank you for your endless support, suggestions and patience. Bring on the summer."
While no vendors have been announced for the new Dublin Flea, the application for vendors is live on the Dublin Flea website for the next week. We imagine there will be serious competition for spots, but we can't wait to see the newest version of the Dublin Flea – hopefully, a permanent home will be found soon.