After 200 Years


Moore Street, Dublin 1

Oliva Kelly, of The Irish Times, reports:

Dublin’s 200-year-old Moore Street market could be consigned to history following indications from traders that they are prepared to shut-up shop.

A document entitled “Licence holders who wish to be considered to exit the market” signed by 17 traders who hold casual trading licences to operate on Moore Street has been sent to Dublin City Council.

Assistant council chief executive Dick Brady, who has responsibilty for casual trading, said the 17 signatories correspond with the number of licence holders on the street.

Moore Street traders may shut up shop after 200 years (Olivia Kelly, The Irish Times)


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13 thoughts on “After 200 Years

    1. Janet, I ate my avatar

      every other decent city keeps it’s open air markets, god forbid Dublin retains any charm, sure wack in some Airbnb and a Starbucks

      1. millie vanilly strikes again


        You’d think they’d funnel some care or investment towards something which could easily become a thriving market again. Not to mention the tourism aspect of it.

      2. Liam

        there may be demand for a “charming” open air market, but it’s probably not going to look like the Moore St. Market, or be on Moore St.

        Is it really 200 years old?

    1. curmudgeon

      Five star hotel within stones throw from the Spire and right on the nothsides busiest shopping street. Shure where else would the government house the new homeless? Well apart from The Gresham on O Connell St.

      Not as far fetched as you’d expect:
      “The Gresham has previously been paid by Dublin City Council to temporarily accommodate homeless families over the past number of years..” –

    1. stephen c

      this is the real issue, the fruit has been a thin veil for what they really sell for the last 30 years.

  1. Gabby

    Mainstream political candidates won’t be able to visit Moore Street for folksy photo-ops with the Auld Wans. How are they going to show in future that their hearts are with the salt of the earth?

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