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Dublin Food Cooperative on Newmarket Square, Dublin 8

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The CO-OP market in Newmarket Square, just off Cork Street here in Dublin 8, is a market one must visit. It’s the season of goodwill and a must for shopping!

This market is run by volunteers, so therefore there are no big company behind it. It’s right in the middle of Dublin 8, and it sells everything, but what makes this market stand out to me, is that most of its food produce is organic.

Norman, the manager of the Dublin Food Cooperative in Newmarket, Dublin 8

Norman, the cheerful manager of the Dublin Food Cooperative in Newmarket, Dublin 8

I have heard a lot about this market so on the Friday before Christmas, the 20th of December 2013, I took a stroll down to it. It’s situated right on Newmarket Square, is accessible from Meath Street, Francis Street, Cork Street and the Old Coombe, and its open from Thursdays to Sundays.

The main hall has stalls that sell bric-a-brac, vintage items, and everything you would expect to find in a regular market.

In one of the entrances, as you come in, is an organic and a health food shop. In this shop not only will you find organic food for people, but for your pets too! And not only is the food organic they even sell eco-friendly washing powder.

As expected in most organic health shops, their bestsellers are Soya Milk. Most of the produce is locally-produced, helping to keep alive jobs in the area. Their fresh bread is baked in Meath and it’s brought up on a daily basis.

Norman is the manger of this market and he informed us that when they are buying they will do their very best to maintain and support local jobs in the area, and buy local. Of course, not all of the produce can be sourced locally, but most of the vegetables are Irish as well as the diary products.

Norman also informed me that if people like Indian curries they can buy all their ingredients here, as well as organic rice.

Norman and the CO-OP would like to wish all of their incredibly loyal local customers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Organic Produce @ Dublin Food Coop

Organic Produce @ Dublin Food Coop

Dublin Food Cooperative logoDublin Food Coop

12 Newmarket, Dublin 8
Phone: (01) 454 4258
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Opening Hours:

  • Saturdays 9.30am-4.30pm – Main trading day with additional market stalls from Producer Members
  • Thursdays 12 noon-8pm – Cafe and Wholefood dry goods shopping; with fruit and veg stall from 2pm
  • Fridays 12 noon-8 pm – Cafe and Wholefood dry goods shopping; with vegetable boxes available from the dry goods area
  • Sunday Market Days – core area open from 11am-5pm
  • 1st Sun of month | Pure Vintage | 11.00 – 17.00
    Irelands only dedicated monthly vintage fair.
  • 2nd Sun of month | Fusion Sundays | 11.00 – 17.00
    Fusion Sundays is an international culture market with stalls from around the world, selling a range of handmade goods, arts and crafts, recycled products, jewelery, clothes and food.
  • 3rd Sun of month | The Brocante Market | 11.00 – 17.00
    Pre-loved furniture and homewear. Second-hand, refurbished, antique and hand-crafted stuff for your house, kitchen and garden.
  • Last Sun of month | Dublin Flea Market | 11.00 – 17.00
    A bizarre bazaar of vintage clothing, bric-a-brac and what nots. Find hand-made goods, art, jewellery, records and other unwanted items that may just be your treasure!

Parking: Available outside, and free on Sunday’s and Public Holidays.

'Welcome to the Dublin Food Coop' handmade banner

IMAGES: All images taken during my trip to the Dublin Food Coop – image credit: Alan Finn/

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