Friday, August 26, 2011


We're throwin a street party at the flea this Sunday!!

Streetfeast which is a great, great initiative happens to fall on the same day as the market this month so we're going to set up a big long table in the centre of the outside area and all we need is for you to bring down some grub and get stuck in. So many of you come down to the market every month and this time we want you just to stay a little bit longer and enjoy a Sunday lunch together.

It will be a rolling feast all day and everyone is welcome to join. The idea though is that everyone chips in and brings something to the table, even if its small, just to contribute to the event - it can be a dish, a salad, a cake, some biscuits, bread, dips, drinks, party hats or even just some flowers for the table.

And all the usual market banter going on around you. Cant wait!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

August Market Poster

The hare with one ear for sale came about by thinking of the type of object that can turn up at a flea market ie. stuffed fox, old shoe, antique light bulb, original Albrecht Drurer drawing and so on, you really don't know what you're in for. There was an episode of The Simpsons where Homer picks up a violin in a flea market and reads the label on it "stradi-who-vious?" before flinging it into the rest of the pile, not realising he was holding a priceless stradivarious fiddle. The hilarity of it all is too much to fathom so I decided to turn Albrecht Drurer's famous drawing of a hare into a marketable object, the type that would look good on the shelf at home! I've seen the same hare for sale in an art gallery in Germany cast in a chocolate mould so someone's got there before me.

Colm Mac Athlaoich

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

taking a stroll

We noticed that we hadn't done a wee video-walk-around-the-market in a good while so here you go. Its not great quality but just a humble sample of what the market has to offer these days.

...I love the perfect timing of Finlay Quay as we go outside (which actually wasn't planned at all)

Dublin Flea Market 2011 from dublin flea on Vimeo.