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Iveagh Markets Reopening Delayed Until 2018

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Iveagh Markets reopening delayed until 2018

The Iveagh Markets are not going to reopen until the spring of 2018 according to a recent interview between the online paper “The Liberty” and developer Martin Keane (Viewable here).  Liberties native Keane, stated that he wants to have the €90 million development to be complete with stalls, hotels, apartments and a variety of food.  Initially planned for 2017, estimated completion date will be pushed back 2018.  This probably should not come as a surprise considering the size of the development, which encompasses Mother Redcaps and several historical dig sites.

Keane said more than 500 people could be employed in construction, with a similar number employed on site when the project is completed. He plans to build a brewery and distillery to attract some of the tourists, who tend to just pass through the Liberties on their way to the Guinness Storehouse.

The development will go from the Back Lane and the site of the old Mother Redcap’s pub to the market.  Martin aspiration for the Iveagh is more in keeping with the Quincy Market in Boston than London’s Convent Garden.

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The Quincy Market in Boston

There is no doubt that with other recent developments in the locality, such as the new distilleries in New Market Square and indeed the Green Door Market, tourists will have a lot more reason to linger in the area. Considering that Francis Street is also home to Dublin’s antique quarter, the area should quickly become an artisan centre and bolster its already bloated bohemian credentials.

From a social point too, the market should serve as a local community hub.  In an era with declining church membership, many urban communities such as our own may lack focal points for people to congregate, to socialise outside the city centre.  The Iveagh market does provide such a social space, not only with its own specific event area but also with its many planned eateries and cafes.

So yes it’s another a year to wait for this exciting addition or rather re-addition to Dublin’s cultural homeland but the more we hear, the more it seems worth it!

Iveagh Market

2 Responses

  1. Lillian Nolan says:

    I read in Dublin City Gazette that there is an online petition but can’t find it to sign.

  2. marie brierton says:

    hi just wondering any more updates on iveagh market would like to have space in it if opened

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