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Candles, Cardigans, Cleaning Products - Socks, Stationary, Smoked Salmon - Mugs, Musical Instruments, Mayonnaise - Furniture, Food, Flowers -  Jewelry, Jugs, Juice - Pottery, Pears, Potatoes - whatever you’re looking for we’ll help you find the business that makes it responsibly.  The quality, variety, artistry and deliciousness of Irish made food, drink, arts and crafts is world renowned and our businesses are going one step further by maintaining these standards in an environmentally conscious and responsible way.

Whether shopping for yourself or others, by choosing to buy from local independent producers you are making a contribution to the local economy and community and giving artists and crafts people a boost and encouraging them to keep doing what they do. Plus you go home with something different, unique and special to your visit here.

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Saturday is the flagship market day, but the market is also open on Fridays and Sundays. In the evenings, the Milk Market doubles as an entertainment venue and hosts live music and events. Don’t leave without a home-baked bread from Country Choice.

HOURS: Friday:   10am–3pm,

               Saturday: 8am–3pm,

               Sunday:  11am–3pm

The objectives of the Milk Market are:

  • to provide Limerick residents and visitors with access to a wide variety of fresh, local, in-season products, typically directly from the producer.
  • to provide a centralised location for local producers (food and non-food produce), who work to agreed standards, to profitably market their produce directly to the buying public.
  • to enhance the centre of Limerick’s retail and commercial district.
  • to create an informal, social gathering and trading space in an open air setting that can be enjoyed by Limerick residents, visitors and by the local business community.
  • to attract shoppers by presenting a calendar of themed market days, activities and events that constantly appeals and surprises and showcases popular products, often unearthing and supporting new products and talents.
  • to project the Milk Market, as the historic market it is, to locals and visitors.
  • to champion the environmental concept of ‘green’ in the city.
  • to have a positive influence on the physical space around the market, including the retailers and any casual trading close-by.
  • to champion the concept of ‘fresh’, ‘local’ and ‘in season’ produce generally, encouraging restaurants and other food outlets throughout the City to embrace the concept. In this way, the Milk Market will have a positive influence on Limerick’s
  • Development as a centre of food excellence (in all its facets from restaurants to production).
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