Dublin’s Victorian Fruit and Vegetable Market between Capel Street and Smithfield in Dublin 7 will close today, after being open for 127 years, to make way for a redevelopment which is expected to take two years.
Last week RTÉ reported that a compensation package for the last remaining stallholders at the market was believed to involve up to €5million.
A tender for the redevelopment will be put out next month.
Gaz Smith, of Michael’s restaurant on Mount Merrion in Dublin, has tweeted that he has seen the council’s planned redevelopments…
Dublin’s Victorian market closes after 127 years (Olivia Kelly, The Irish Times)
Previously: At The Market
Pics: Old Dublin Town
At Dublin’s Victorian Fruit and Vegetable Market between Capel Street and Smithfield in Dublin 7 – where just eight traders remain.
Joseph Duffy (third pic), of Joseph M Duffy and Sons, has worked at the market for the past 45 years. His grandparents met at the market and, in total, his family have worked there for more than 125 years.
Karenita Roche-Campion (fourth pic), who lives in Dundrum, says she’s considered a ‘blow-in’ as she’s only worked at the market for 25 years. She used to walk to the market from Dundrum, taking her an hour and 30 mins.
Joe Dowling (fifth pic), of Dowling and Sons Fruit and Veg, has been working at the market for around 30 years.
Michael Dowling (sixth pic), of Dowling and Sons Fruit and Veg, has been working there since he was a child.
The market, which was first opened in 1892, is reportedly set to close next Friday for a €3million refurbishment by Dublin City Council.
Pics: Sam Boal/Rollingnews
The Victorian Fruit and Vegetable Market building between Capel Street and the Four Courts.
It appears the long-talked-about plans for the redevelopment of the building are closer to becoming a reality.
Olivia Kelly, in the Irish Times, reports:
Plans for the redevelopment of Dublin’s Victorian fruit and vegetable market as a continental-style food market are to be lodged by the city council within weeks. About 80 pitches, a combination of indoor and outdoor permanent and temporary stalls will be available to traders from September next year, following a €3 million construction project due to begin later this year.
Plans for historic Dublin market to be lodged next month (Irish Times)
Pic: William Murphy