Dublin City Council has announced a new programme of weekly markets at the city’s oldest newest market on Moore St, featuring over 100 days of themed events.
The themed events include Easter, The Eurovision, Bealtaine Festival, Pride, FIFA Women’s World Cup, Africa Day and Heritage Week. There will also be a new night-time street Food Festival – called ‘Street Feast’.
Speaking at the announcement, the Lord Mayor of Dublin Caroline Conroy said,
“I am delighted to launch the new weekly market on Moore Street which is supported by Dublin City Council. Moore Street is an iconic street in the heart of the city which holds fond memories for many Dubliners and it’s wonderful to see so many new traders alongside the existing Moore Street traders. This diverse market is representative of a New Ireland we see today. I look forward to the many events planned for Moore Street market over the next year.”
“I am really pleased to see how the new Moore Street Market is developing and going from strength to strength,” said the City Recovery Manager Frank Lambe. “This exciting programme of themed Moore Street markets over the coming months will bring real vitality to the street and will be a great addition both to the existing trade there already and to what is happening elsewhere across the city.”
Celebrating Dublin’s rich market history and mixing cultural events, live music, live art, artisan craft and food the New Moore Street market will play a vital cultural and commercial role for Dublin’s creative community.
Artists and traders include Delhi2Dublin; an Indian street food kitchen run by husband-and-wife team Aanchal & Adarsh where all the cooking comes from their mothers’ recipes. Alli Tutta (Andrea Cristina Arroyave) from Ecuador; a recent resident on Moore Street, imports handmade jewellery made by local tribes in Ecuador is now a regular trader at the new Market.
Maryna Shulha, a music student from Ukraine who recently fled the war there, will have a regular musical performance slot on the street. Joining her is Leila Jane a Dublin based recording artist who recently competed in Irelands Eurosong competition. It has been said that she possesses a voice ‘somewhere between Janis Joplin and Sandy Denny’. Other weekly musical guests will include The African Gospel Choir, a volunteer choir of African descent. Visitors to the street will be treated to blends of African Gospel, spirituals, acapella and regular popular music.
Dedicated followers of fashion can also head along where they can peruse Irish-Venezuelan brand Lollipop Apparel selling handcrafted tie-dyed hoodies and other garments. Leonardo of Lollipop Apparel, a prominent member of the LGBTQI community is active in integrating groups through his many tie dying workshops with adults and kids all around Dublin city. As part of the Bealtaine Festival, Moore Street will host two-piece circus duo The Grannies, who perform acrobatics while impersonating two grannies. There are also plans to hold a night food market festival in July as well many other events marking key cultural social and sporting occasions across the city.
According to newly appointed Market Curator and former KnockanStockan Festival curator Christina Quill,
“We recognise the huge importance of Moore Street as a traditional market destination, and we also want Moore Street to become a new multi-cultural space in Dublin. We’re looking for artists with ideas to create new projects inspired by Moore Street art, print, music, performance, installation. We are also looking for traders of all kinds to trade on a regular basis! It’s a great opportunity for new start-ups to try a business in a low-risk format in a maximum footfall area.’’
Traders of food, art, crafts, books, vinyl and more are welcome to join Dublin’s newest oldest market. For more details go to www.moorestreetmarkets.com