The Milk Market
The Milk Market
4.5
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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An outdoor flea market selling everything from produce to secondhand jewelry.
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Sarah M
Reno, NV613 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
We went on a Sunday. well within the 'open hours' There were three coffee and food booths open as well as maybe six booths/stores selling their wares, mostly vintage clothing. The vast majority of stores/booths were locked up. Based on the website, we expected it to be a lively atmosphere. It wasn't.
Written May 16, 2023
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WhereToTry
Waterford, Ireland1,368 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Had great expectations going here as I had heard a lot about this market and thought it would be as good as the English Market in Cork but it is quite different and actually nothing like it really. It is more akin to a covered car boot sale with some classic eateries in the mix.

It was a Saturday afternoon we were there and we thought Saturday would be a great day to go there - busy with a good atmosphere but neither were there to be witnessed unfortunately. Don't think there is any reason to recommend The Milk Market or return.
Written January 20, 2020
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travelsnobFortMyers
Fort Myers237 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
I went first thing in the morning on Saturday and it was a lovely market with a good variety of mostly food items. There were a few craft vendors and second hand booths as well. The food was artisan but at reasonable prices. It’s a great place to have a casual snack, pick up ingredients for a meal, or get some baked goods. My only complaint is that a lot of the food is just sitting out on tables with no wrapping or covering, which maybe seems less sanitary, but I am finicky like that. There were mostly locals shopping here and they seemed to have relationships with the food stall sellers, as repeat customers. Great place.
Written July 22, 2023
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Paul G
Limerick, Ireland22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
A visit to the Saturday Market located in the Milk Market should be on your agenda if you are visiting Limerick. Given the current circumstances the number of stall holders is slightly reduced but the quality of the food and other produce on offer is second to none. The market is open from about 8am - 2pm. Bring a big bag - you will need it!
Written October 17, 2020
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Neil W
Stratford-upon-Avon, UK28 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
What a lovely place! Some great food stalls, good butchers, nice fresh produce. The stall holders were friendly and knowledgeable.

Mostly under cover but with some overflow stalls in nearby streets.

Please be aware that the market proper is on Saturdays. I see some people gave only one star because they turned up on the wrong day!

Go on Saturday and you won’t be disappointed.

Note this is sometimes referred to as the Limerick Food Market, but it is situated at the Milk Market.

It would have attracted 5 stars but there is no provision for dogs and their owners wanting to actually sit down and eat at a food market…. Hmmm
Written April 30, 2022
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Curious20514
Limerick, Ireland1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Milk Market. Yes. A veritable feast for the eyes. No milk, mind you, but plenty of lovingly produced goods with regard to the food end of the affair. There are antiques too - and plenty of junk graveyards that should be classed as no more than an abysmal car boot sale, but hey. This is Limerick. A city that has its thumb on the pulse of aspiring VIP magazine pages from locally and badly written gossip columns -and its little finger towing true cultural lifelines.And indeed this perfect little Saturday morning market is the aorta of this lifeline. Real people, real hobbies, real loves and real communities. All coming together in the name of ritually had sickly- sweet- but- perfect waffles from the waffle caravan, regular visits to the mad Frenchmans' stall for all sorts of freshly pickled fish/seaweeds/conversation and for the glorious stuffed vine leaves at the olive stall. With the corny English man never short of a genuine smile and gutsy greetings.Let us not forget our farming friends, and so -blessed be the cheese makers. Nor let us forget the existential presence near the archway who sells little pots of peppery pickles along with all sorts of seasonally fashionable jammy numbers. In fact, today's purchase honoured a little beauty filled with fruity fig, gooseberry and onion based mustard seed stew. Yes. Bless him too. Adding a little spice to Limerick life other than the left over curry chips splodged on pavements near night clubs from the-night-before-the -morning-after.Blessed too, be the buskers. Ritually buttoning out ailing traditional Irish tunes that are charming as they are kitch and classic. Sitting beside the little old lady who sells her own duck eggs. Well of course not her own duck eggs, but rather her own duck's eggs. Just in case you were amusing over a cognitive impasse. Anyway - the kitch classic angle swamped with late twenty/early thirty somethings in Burberry is merely the cream of irony atop the nature of what such fairs can be. The community dressing up in order to be dressed down. You know - it's not easy to attract attention without undue effort into casual chic for that Saturday morning appearance at the Milk Market. God knows I try. But I waste my time. For true life shines out of the eyes of the little old ladies with wizened faces that bear happy acknowledgements - and out of the friendly eyes of dignified elderly local country men who remember more Markets than I clichés.But image and irony aside - a complete must is Dorothy and Mark's stand. Here, Mark helps out his Mum with grace and gusto as they both cheerfully tend to lines of faithful customers and friends. This is the stall where you can pick up your paninni for immediate satiation before stocking up on lots of bean salads and the like as well as beautifully baked loaves, smothered with herbs/seeds and personal attention. Indeed, I must admit, that is the best part of a visit to this stall. The personal attention. Let me say it again....the persona... - you get the message. Because it's never really about food, is it? Or maybe I was just a deprived child. Or maybe along with half the other females grouping at the stall - we all secretly fancy Mark....but that story is for another day and another column.So go to the Milk Market and make your own story. Whether that be bargaining for five packs of Tayto [the famed Irish potatoe chip], a pound of olive flesh, or matching the meeting of made-for-each-other minds with artichoke hearts. [And perhaps a smidgen of the onion jam -the one with the caraway seeds - from the arch way jam stand existentialist prop].
Written July 14, 2003
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James M
Bury, UK34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Family
looking for somewhere to have breakfast following very early flight in Shannon - excellent choice of food and other produce to buy
Written April 1, 2019
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Chris H
Peterborough, Canada33 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2011 • Couples
For some strange reason when many think of Ireland they think Corned Beef and Cabbage, Potatoes, and Stew. Remember folks! It's an island.

The seafood is amazing and fresh, (some of it's still alive) so if you are staying as we were, with your own kitchen, you can save yourself baiting a hook and waiting and serve up a gourmet maritime feast for a budget price. Add to this that you can procure literally anything that you can think of that's produced on a farm and you're in for a great shopping experience.

That being said, it's not located in the best part of town, parking can be a bit of a pain, and the spotless inner market is somewhat flanked by an outer flea market containing little of value. Don't let the rough exterior rob you of a visit to the pearl on the interior. Definitely worth a visit if you're nearby and capable of preparing your own food.

Cheers from Canada
Written March 29, 2012
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TipperaryMolly
Tipperary1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
A great place when the weather's good but not so nice when its not as as well ws being cold and wet bad weather causes stall holders to pack up early, if they arrive in the first place. Also Limerick city council need to improve on pavement/street cleaning, as the market takes place on Saturdays and no clean up appears to take place at weekends. Despite the above, if you find something you like and haggle (to get a bargain) you'll probably consider it well worth a visit.
Written November 22, 2007
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Grace C
Eindhoven, The Netherlands27 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
We went on Sunday and were hoping for the farmer's market but found out it is only on Saturday. Overall it was great, there were interesting stalls and the people were friendly. However, there wasn't much there and we didn't spend nearly as much time here as expected. We did enjoy The Edge clothing store (vintage 70s type of clothes) and the hort couture stalls just in front of it. I can see how if you go at the right time, it must be a really cool atmosphere.
Written July 22, 2019
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