5.00 pm: People’s Park Market, Dún Laoghaire
After lunch, we continued by foot on up through the village of Dún Laoghaire and made our way to People’s Park Market. The Market is located on the edge of Dún Laoghaire town centre in the historic People’s Park. The Park has been open to the public since 1890 and features great examples of Victorian architecture with the Gate Lodge and the Tea Rooms, a bandstand featuring the original gaslight standards and a playground. Over 50 vendors trade each Sunday, selling a wide range of products including hot food, baked goods, art and crafts, artisan food products and seasonal produce. We got chatting to Brendan Foreman, who has been selling books at the market with his wife Alice for years as well as in Temple Bar Market on Saturdays. Recently they have just opened a bookshop in Terenure.