Hello, Poppytalk readers! I'm back with another Dispatch from Dublin - this time, a visit to the Dublin Flea Market and the Jam Art Factory.
On the last Sunday of every month, you can find the Dublin Flea Market Newmarket Square in Dublin. Filled with vintage clothes, bric-a-brac, and even a seamstress who's on hand to make alterations, Dublin Flea Market is held in an indoor and outdoor venue - perfect for the unpredictable Irish weather. Each month, the organizers commission a local artist to create the Flea Market's poster - and each of the previous month's posters can be bought at the poster stall. My favorites are the Christmas market posters.
The Dublin Flea Market also has great vegetarian lunch options - I'd recommend the falafel wrap that's packed with veggies. And you might even be in for a surprise treat - musicians often serenade flea market visitors with impromptu sets.
If you don't find what you're looking for at the Flea Market, head around the corner to the Jam Art Factory, a great little store with a collection of work from up and coming Irish artists. The Jam Art Factory is just down the hill from Christ Church Cathedral, and on Saturday afternoons, they invite up and coming Irish bands to play in the store.
One last tip? When you're through shopping, stop into the Bull and Castle pub just up the hill for one of their home-brewed beers - it's the perfect way to top off a day of shopping!