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New Craft and Gardening Market at Potato Market during Covid Restrictions

Potato Market craft gardening: The Potato Market will now be used to sell craft and gardening items.

New Craft and Gardening Market at Potato Market during Covid Restrictions

The Limerick Milk Market has announced a new Market at the Potato Market starting this Saturday, July 18 in response to Covid restrictions and physical distancing. Some of the Craft and Gardening Stalls you know and love will commence trading in the large open space at the Potato Market over the summer from 11 am to 4 pm Saturdays.

There will be a temporary transfer of 9 stalls starting on a trial and phased basis on July 18 focusing on Crafts & Gardening, to begin with;




Potato Market craft gardening

The Market will allow for artisan crafts to be sold safely to customers.

from 11 am to 4 pm Saturdays at the Merchants Quay venue with a range of Jewellery by Virgo, Locally Made Candles by The Irish Candler, Plants and Flowers by White Dove, Hand-carved Wood Crafts by Thin Line, Kids Crafts & Custom Face coverings by Wylde Ways, Vinyl Records by Doc, Handbags & accessories by AnTara Trading, Clothes by Clair Vintage and the existing Abbey River Coffee Kiosk will be open on Saturdays to enjoy some refreshing hot drinks while browsing.

The Gates at the Potato Market will be closed to vehicle traffic on Saturdays for the duration of the day with access to pedestrians only from the Entry and Exit Gates. All other gates including the Footbridge will be closed Saturdays to facilitate safe crowd control and numbers entering and exiting the venue via the main entry & exit gates.

Staff will be wearing protective masks (non-surgical) in line with new government guidelines and other appropriate PPE and staff protocols. We ask that people please follow HSE guidelines on 2-metre distancing, hand washing, face coverings where possible and remain at home if you feel unwell, contacting your GP by phone.  

About the Potato Market

Located at Merchant’s Quay, The Potato Market is an irregular-shaped, five-sided enclosed former marketplace, overlooking where the Abbey River meets the River Shannon. A footbridge named after Sylvester O’Halloran connects the marketplace to the grounds of the Hunt Museum across the river. Originally begun in 1843, the market lasted into the 1940s before it became redundant. It currently operates as a public car park.


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