The Ha’penny Flea Market at The Grand Social, Dublin
Mentioned in my Five Fabulous Reasons to go Shopping in Dublin post, which by the way you can read by clicking here, is The Ha’penny Flea Market which takes place in The Grand Social, north of the Ha’penny Bridge, every Saturday from 12pm to 6pm.
I popped along last Saturday during a shopping expedition … it was actually really nice to step into The Grand Social and get away from the hustle and bustle of the street and the bright lights of the High Street stores. I love the atmosphere there … and I love most of the stuff there too… On my visit, there were lots of vintage clothing, jewellery and household items … oh how I love thee vintage! I spotted books, dvd’s, vinyl records, collector’s items, handmade jewellery and accessories, contemporary crafts and paintings, men and women’s clothing and shoes … everything you’d expect to find at a flea market really with some added extra’s. I particulary loved the lavendar stuffed owls … I want one so I will be back! and the vintage china from Lily Loves … well I love them too Lily!
Having the flea market inside means that rain, hail or snow … the show can go on but it also means that you get to listen to great music as you shop or browse as there is always a DJ there to spin some old records. The one thing though, that really stands out for me, is the friendly atmosphere. There’s always plenty of chat and laughter. On Saturday I spoke to a few really lovely people who were happy to chat about their wares, which might I add were reasonably priced, others were happy to smile and give a nod of appreciation … I’m looking forward to returning some Saturday afternoon and when I do I might even treat myself to a pint! For more information on The Ha’penny Market you can visit The Grand Social listing page here.