Christmas Market first for Dublin’s north side

Dublin's Christmas Market is moving. Image: DublinTown
Dublin's Christmas Market is moving. Image: DublinTown

Dublin City Centre's Christmas market will be situated on the North side of the city this year, according to a report in The Irish Times.

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22 September 2015 | 0

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Due to ongoing Luas works at St. Stephen’s Green, the market, which was established by DublinTown last year, will likely take place on North Earl Street, at the side of the old Clery’s building, and possibly furhter if an agreement can be reached with Dublin City Council.

Richard Guiney, DublinTown CEO said that after the success of last year’s market at St. Stephen’s Green there were a large number of inquiries regarding a similar market on Dublin’s north side. “What we’re looking at is having it at North Earl Street,” Guiney said, “and if we can, wrapping it on to O’Connell Street. But that will depend on the Luas works.”

Despite drawing more than 700,000 visitor last year, the Christmas market at St. Stephen’s Green also had its detractors, with local restauranteurs and retailers complaining that it was stealing their business at a crucial time of year, and that they had not been consulted before plans for the market were finalised.

Meanwhile, it has been announced that Dublin’s first Christmas lights will be switched on on Henry Street on Thursday, November 12th, followed by Grafton Street the following Sunday and O’ Connell Street on Sunday November 29th. Furthermore, the I Believe Christmas festival at the CHQ Building at St. George’s Dock will kick off on November 26th.

 

 

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