In the area to the west of O’Connell Street, on the north bank of the Liffey, you will find an important shopping area: the most important one of the city. Henry Street is the mainstreet here: full of large stores and small shops. But if you don’t want to go shopping here, it still is a very nice area to visit, especially one of the streets around Henry Street called Moore Street.
Here you can visit the daily open-air fruit- and vegetable market. At this market you will find everything that you can imagine in the fruit- and vegetable category: from red peppers to white garlic’s and from yellow bananas to green cucumbers. In Moore Street the food doesn’t only look nice, it also looks beautiful.
Besides this market, the street is full of multi-cultural shops, and the Ilac Centre: a cheap shopping center also is accessible from Moore Street.
Temple Bar Food Market would be one of those must visit market in Dublin. I rather call it as culinary trip with hundreds of gourmet delicacy display, colourful and irresistable. Open from mid morning to late afternoon, every Saturday and Wednesday.
Visit Moore Street Market. Selling everything from fruit and vegetables to flowers and fresh fish. Hear the flat Dublin accent yelling out " five oranges for a Euro"..and at christmas time you will here "cover your balls with tinsel" or get the last of your cheeky charlies. You will also find cheap cigarettes on sale but its illegal to sell them on the streets but they do it anyway and run when the police arrive. Its a lively market and if you get chatting to those lovely women who sell their wares, they could tell you a thing or two about famous "Moore Street". For the movie "The Comittments" one of the actors spent a lot of time down here to get her accent right. It worked..
Take a stroll to the famous street markets of Dublin.
The traditional Moore Street Market has many stalls with flowers (see photo), fresh fruits, fish and vegetables. The market is open from Monday to Saturday and the prices are lower than in the supermarkets. It is funny to watch the market people shouting out their prices.
There are many more markets around the town. Another interesting market is the Blackrock Market with lots of new and second-hand stuff. Blackrock Market is opened on weekends.