The Point Village Market has opened in the area surrounding the O2 concert venue in the heart of Dublin's Docklands. Featuring over 100 stalls, this is the biggest open market the city has seen since the Dandelion of St Stephen's Green closed 30 years ago.
The latest venture of Dublin entrepreneur Harry Crosbie, who is credited with rejuvenating the once dilapidated district, the market is the last piece in the Docklands jigsaw.
The market's concept has been a long time in the pipeline: Crosbie bought the site 22 years ago. Modelled on iconic European markets such as Covent Garden, there is a strong emphasis on public involvement, with Crosbie himself appealing to the public for innovative ideas to make the market a more vibrant and interesting place.
Insisting it is not a profit-making enterprise, organisers hope to raise morale in a depressed Dublin by creating a civic space for artists, musicians and performers. The Docklands' website states that the market encourages 'everything that the Celtic Tiger forgot' and serves as an outlet for everyone most affected by the recession.
Sat & Sun: 10.00-17.00