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.