This year’s Christmas Flea Market starts TODAY in the Point Village, and with a Dublin flea shaped hole in our hearts we're very excited to get in there and start eating our favourite things again.
Usually held over one long weekend, this year's Christmas Flea has been split over two weekends; 6th-9th December and 13th-16th December. The indoor market will be open on Thursdays and Fridays from 1-8pm and 11-6pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
Food stalls will include Corleggy Cheese with their raw milk cheeses from Cavan, The Proper Chocolate Company with their bean to bar chocolate made in Glasnevin, 4 Hands Studio fermented foods and The Wooded Pig charcuterie made from free range pork in Meath.
Camerino Bakery will be there with their signature cakes and bakes - their raspberry cheesecake raspberry brownies are especially good if you need a pick me up whilst browsing the stalls - and the Flea will be running a mulled wine stall with all proceeds going to charity.
Dublin Honey Project, started by Gearóid Carvill and Kieran Hartnett, will be there with their local honey collected from apiaries in various Dublin postcodes. The honey from each postcode has a different taste, and comes from spots including a rooftop in Dublin 1, an apple orchard in Dublin 4 and a suburban garden in Dublin 14.
White Mausu, creators of the infamous Peanut Rayu, will be there with their condiments and signature rayu bowls - one of the few times a year you can catch them in Dublin. The rayu bowls will have sticky Japanese rice, miso aubergine, pickles, homemade kimchi, peas, peanut rayu and egg pancake, and are really worth the trip. They’ll also be launching their new sauce, Cashew Miso Maple.
Sceal Bakery will be there with their show-stopping pastries, and Christmas puddings made with their sourdough breadcrumbs. Yes, a thousand times yes. They’ll also have flaky mince pies, sausage rolls, mince meat and vanilla sea salt brandy butter.
MuTonics will also be there with their signature turmeric drink, Jamu tonic, made in West Cork. Clovis Ferguson, from the Gubbeen empire, and Ruth Calder-Potts are behind the tonic drinks, and we intend on stocking up on some for January, and let’s be honest, the heavy mornings over Christmas.
The organisers have advised to head there on the Thursday and Friday to beat the crowds, which is pretty solid advice if you’re not yet in the mindset of rabid Christmas shopping. Similar to the regular Dublin Flea Market format, entry is free.
We recently wrote about the current situation with the Dublin Flea Market and their search for a home which is still ongoing. You can read about that here.
The Christmas Flea
Point Square, Dublin 1
Thu 6th - Sun 9th Dec, Thu 13th - Sun 16th Dec. Thu & Fri 13:00 - 20:00. Sat & Sun 11:00 - 18:00.