Two new markets are coming to south Dublin this SummerGary Ibbotson 24 May 2022
South Dublin County Council has announced that both Corkagh and Tymon Parks will be hosting outdoor markets this summer.
The council says that the offerings available will include; street food, crafts, artisan produce, and live entertainment – providing all the ingredients for a fun filled family day out.
After a popular trial run last autumn, Urban Picnic is returning to Corkagh Park in Clondalkin from Saturday, June 4, and will take place every Saturday from 11am to 5pm.
Urban Picnic will be located near the playground in the park, visible from the car park at St. John’s Entrance.
Tymon Park Food & Craft Market is a new addition for 2022.
This market will operate every Saturday from 11am to 4pm and will be held for the first time on Saturday, June 11.
Tymon Park Food & Craft Market will be located in Tymon Park, Castletymon Road, Tallaght, next to the playground.
Mayor of South Dublin County Council, Cllr Peter Kavanagh said: “This is great news for the parks at Corkagh and Tymon, and for the communities of Clondalkin, Tallaght and the surrounding areas.
“The markets promise hot food, coffee, sweets and treats, ice cream, artisan produce, crafts, live entertainment and more.
“It is fantastic for the up and coming local food producers to have an opportunity to showcase their products and not to mention our local live performers entertaining the crowds once again.
“I encourage the local communities to come along to support and experience all these markets have to offer.”
The live entertainment at both Corkagh and Tymon Park markets is being supported through the Local Live Performance Scheme (LLPS), a South Dublin Arts Office and Dept. of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media initiative.
Orla Scannell, Arts Officer said; “The scheme is supporting both seasoned and emerging acts to return to the stage.
“It’s a great opportunity for performers and audiences alike to re-engage and enjoy the wonderful talent on offer in South Dublin.”
Both markets will promote local enterprise and aim to develop a sense of community by utilising where possible local producers and crafts people, including Local Enterprise Office South Dublin (LEO) start-up clients.