Events come in all different shapes, sizes and forms including markets. We caught up with MAST (Market Alive Support Team) to find out about the reopening of market events and get some feedback on their progress so far.
- Food-vendors are required to take the most precautions with Perspex screens, face masks & hand sanitisers.
- The larger markets have employed stewards to ensure social distancing & all of the locations we spoke with have introduced Covid-19 related signage.
- The most radical change has been Dun Laoghaire Market. There are no longer any hot-food vendors in The Peoples Park. There is now a mixture of cold food, baked goods, fresh veg, books, clothing, jewellery & craft. The hot-food vendors have been relocated to the open space beside The Lexicon, Queens Road & the terraces alongside The Metals.
- There are clearly defined queueing lanes & stewards to ensure social distancing.
“An interesting initiative has been the emergence of Neighbourfood Markets. There are a number of these around the country & as yet, we have not included them in our listings. The concept is based on phoned & prepaid orders where the vendors deliver to a collection point.
The Neighbourfood manager boxes up the respective orders & to ensure optimal social distancing, arranges for customers to collect their orders on a staggered basis. One of our clients who produces baked goods told us that because this arrangement eliminates the disposal of unsold items & reduces mileage, her profit margins have increased along with her leisure time. She no longer has to rise at 5.30am to load her vehicle and drive to Market Locations.”
Ciaran Casey – MAST
(Above: Photos of Dun Laoghaire Market)
Open for Business!
Dun Laoghaire, Marlay Park, Red Stables, Bushy Park, Herbert Park, Penders Yard, Airfield, H2G, Temple Bar Food Market, The Green Door, Howth Market, Irish Village Markets, Glasnevin Indoor Market, The Urban Food & Craft Market @ St Catherine’s Park and Skerries Mills Farmers Market are all open for business.
Carlow Farmers Market is Trading
Ballincollig Farmers Market is reopening next Wednesday. Bandon, Cobh, Wilton, Douglas, Mahon Point, Skibbereen, Midleton, Kinsale & Killavullen Farmers Markets are all trading. Macroom, Bantry, Clonakilty & Blackrock Village Markets are trading. The English Market never closed!
Ballyvaughan Farmers Market, Ennis Farmers Market, Kilrush Farmers Market, Ennis Market & Chapel Lane Market are all trading.
St Nicholas Market, Ardrahan Farmers Market, Kinvara Farmers Market, Moycullen Market & Roundstone Country Market are all trading.
Kenmare, Tralee & Dingle are trading.
Naas Farmers Market, Kilcullen Market & Purple Llama Market were trading – now in temporary lockdown.
Kilkenny Farmers Market & Ballyhale Market are trading.
Carrick-on-Shannon Farmers Market is trading.
Limerick Milk Market is trading. All food vendors are in The Milk Market. Craft & non-food vendors have moved to The Potato Market location.
Longford Farmers Market & Granard Butter Market are trading.
Ravensdale Country Market is trading.
Roscommon Farmers Market & The Courtyard Market are trading.
Sligo Farmers Market & Beltra Country Market are trading. Strandhill Market is considering its options.
Cahir Farmers Market is trading.
Dungarvan Farmers Market, Lismore Farmers Market, Ardmore Farmers Market & Phoenix Yard Market are all trading.
Clonmellon Farmers Market & Collinstown Farmers Markets are trading.
The Bullring Market, Gorey Farmers Market & Enniscorthy Farmers Market are all trading.
Killruddery Farm Market, Kilmacanogue Farmers Market, Russborough House Farmers Market, Aughrim Town & Country Market & Roundwood Home Producers Market are all trading.
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You can find out where your nearest market is located here.