Crying cockles and mussels! Alive Alive O!
Cabbages on Moore Street, lilies on Grafton Street, Christmas decorations on Thomas Street. Whatever you might wish to buy, the traders had it, and if you were lucky you might get a wisecrack or a blessing thrown in with your half dozen bananas. Many Dubliners will have fond memories of the Iveagh, the Daisy, the Blackberry, the Dandelion. Of Smithfield Horse Fair and the Fruit and Vegetable markets. Some of these markets were housed in sumptuous Victorian buildings, some took up temporary abode in back lanes and disused warehouses. Some of them go back to the 18th century, and others are much more recent in origin, but whatever their history, the markets are an integral part of the city's heritage. Read more »