The Ferocious Mingle Marcade, 60 Camden Street, Dublin 2 (formally 72 Thomas Street, Dublin 8)

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

 

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

PLEASE NOTE The Ferocious Mingle Marcade has moved!!! You can now find the Marcade at 60 Camden Street, Dublin 2!!!

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade, at 72 Thomas Street in Dublin 8, which some would call Dublin’s Market Quarter is ferocious in it’s wonderfulness. Described as a bohemian indoor market it is co-owned by Rainey J and Eamonn Mooney. Legend has it that Artist Rainey J once had a market that existed only once a month in Newmarket and then the Front Lounge in Dublin. Joining forces to seek out a place to call home and change what was once a market into a marcade, Rainey J and Eamonn Mooney spent months in search of a building that could house their ferocious wonderfulness. They eventually found it on Thomas Street in Dublin 8 about a year later  and the rest as they say is history … The Ferocious Mingle Marcade is nearly two years old now.

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade is owned and hosted by artistic souls and every part of what they deem interesting, fun and worth having in their lives is reflected there. Without sounding cliché, the Marcade isn’t like anywhere else in Dublin even though Dublin has some great Markets that I love visiting and will continue to do so, and which I’ve mentioned in The Life of Stuff before, the Marcade has a certain … how you say … je ne sais quoi!

From the moment you step inside the doorway of the Marcade you are greeted by chalets and stalls with food, coffee, cakes, clothes, jewellery, antiques, games, and art. There is art everywhere. It’s an arts and crafts based Marcade where you will find hidden treasures and antique findings alongside sparkling new pieces. The centre of the marcade opens out to a performance area. There’s a big screen where movies are played throughout the day when there aren’t musicians singing or playing on the stage beneath it. There are chairs to sit and get comfy on and tables to place your freshly brewed Oscar Verne’s coffee and cake, Breztel Bakery bread, slow roast pork sandwich, or Sicilian Deli delight.

When I was there last week I had a lovely chat with Eamonn, the Marcade host and his poetic and charming friend Gerry, check his style out in the picture below. I got to witness the talented Matthew Ellis ‘Mat the Hat’ from band Cotton Candy Rebellion play a few of his songs in an acoustic set. I really enjoyed that. Art, Music and Food aside and the Mingle Marcade is perfect for those fashion fixes, whether you are looking for leather, costume or handmade jewellery, hats or accessories or vintage wear and unusual pieces. I met Kate from Cake and Elf, said hi to Tamaryn from The Peacock Parlour/ Designs by Tamaryn and Bernie from Kitten and Doll, had a chat with the gorgeous Jill from Jilly’s Joyelli and the lovely Charlie from Betty Bojangles and admired The Crafty Fox Hats. After that I basically took in the atmosphere and laid back, positive energy about the place. There were lots of items that I adored and will definitely be back to add them to my own collections.

Those who visit The Ferocious Mingle Marcade are passing tourists, locals and people who come from far and wide to hang out, shop and just be. I love the place and I’m looking forward to visiting again this weekend. Check my Five Fabulous Reasons to Shop in Dublin post here to find it has been updated.

For more information on The Ferocious Mingle Marcade, you can connect on Facebook here or you can visit Thursday to Sunday from 11am – 6pm with live music onstage Saturdays and Sundays from 2.30pm-ish.

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  1. Hi all, we have moved to 60 Camden Street, Dublin 2. After two years in Thomas Street we have uprooted and taken our eclectic bohemian Marcade to a new home. You will find us at the top of Camden Street across from Cassidy’s Pub, just up from the Camden deLuxe. We have tucked ourselves into a wonderful building and have an enticing mix of offerings including vintage furniture and curios, bespoke millinery, retro video games, ethnic goodies and handmade leather journals, collectables and gifts, secondhand and vintage clothing and Oscar Verne’s Coffee bar. To further whet your appetite we have Happy Food, our vegetarian food bar and Bardic Books, second hand books of distinction. There is also Occulus Gallery and many stalls popping up weekly. Come visit us for your Mingle Fix on Camden Street.

  2. I popped by The Ferocious Mingle Marcade in their new home on Camden Street last weekend … I was greeted by a delicious Oscar Vernes coffee and took a ramble about … as well as most of the original gang from Thomas Street I was happy to see some new faces, particularly the charming and very talented Paul Timoney who read my Str-Angel Cards! … Vanessa Marsh who displayed the most gorgeous cards and prints … Lucimages who’s framed prints I fell instantly for and Artyfactz who’s name I suppose speaks for itself … there was a new dining experience available at Happy Food from the Yoga Hub … I’m sure I’ve missed some so you’ll just have to visit yourself and let me know … it’s the perfect place to visit for gift ideas, or just to get away from the hustle and bustle … I’m loving it 🙂

  3. Hello Edwina, I just want to echo Paul and say thanks so much for the mention, getting the word out and about the Mingle and the minglers is brilliant. Thank you, hope to see you in there again soon
    Vanessa