Gastro: How Bao Now

Sandyford Industrial Estate is an unlikely landscape to find yourself indulging in a mouthful of caramelised pork belly, doused in a mayo cut with reduced soy and pork juices, sandwiched in a sweet fluffy bun known as a bao. Yet, thanks to How Bao Now, a food stall specialising in the Taiwanese steamed buns at … Continued

Tall Ships

Dates: 1st – 4th June One of the highlight events of the year for Ireland’s capital city is the Tall Ships Festival which takes place over the June bank holiday, 1st – 4th June. It’s hard to believe that it’s 6 years since the last major tall ships event came to Dublin, with 1 million … Continued

Daddy, can we go to McDonalds please?

I don’t take my kids to McDonalds. If I’m asked why, I always say that as kids, my parents never took me or my siblings so I never thought about going with my kids. But recently, they have started expressing an interest in going. Why? Because their school friends ask them what their favourite Happy … Continued

3 new food stalls to brighten up November

We don’t do hibernation here at Irish Village Markets. Instead, we like to freshen things up a little by introducing some top-quality street food vendors.  We have 3 new vendors joining us this month…..   Steakout   These talented BBQ chefs will be making their debut Wednesday 8th of November at Spencer Dock All of … Continued

Sol Burrito Student Special

For those studying and working at UCD, Sol Burrito are offering a special deal this Thursday, October 26th. Nested amongst the many food stalls on campus, this week all students and staff can treat themselves to a any Burrito, Burrito bowl or Fajita with cheesy nachos for only €5.     Now there’s an offer … Continued

Ground Hog Day

Get ready to grab the picnic blankets, share the love and get the gang together on the grass for the Bill Murray classic, Groundhog Day! Merrion Square will set the stage for an outdoor cinematic experience like no other this Saturday 2nd of September. A weather man is reluctantly sent to cover a story about … Continued

The Wizard of Oz Merrion Square 24th August 2017

Do you ever wish you could bring your dog to the cinema ? Well now’s your chance! In celebration of The Doggie Do with Dogs Trust on September the 9th, Happenings in partnership with Dublin City Council present the open-air cinema screening of The Wizard of Oz on the 24th of August in Merrion Square … Continued

Percy Place Lunchtime Market closes with immediate effect

It’s heart breaking for us to announce the closure of our favourite little market on the banks of the Grand Canal (Percy Place) on Fridays. The reports of rubbish bins over flowing, unsafe use of electrical cables, using toilet facilities of nearby cafes etc. is completely inaccurate and very unfair. Irish Village Markets operated this … Continued


Our latest find… Sumac brings a contemporary take on Middle Eastern cuisine with its Mezze Trios, a unique selection of a Lamb, Fish or Vegetarian dish, coupled with a grain/pulse salad and a choice of three dips. Our Arabic and Turkish food is nutritious, tasty and colourful, and combines different textures with the subtle flavours … Continued