Dublin City Centre to transform into a Christmas design wonderland

Over 50 designers will showcase unique handcrafted gifts at market in College Green next weekend

Give back this festive season by buying your gifts at the Designer Dublin Christmas Market, which takes place this Friday and Saturday, 9th and 10th December, in the historical surroundings of the Bank of Ireland forecourt on College Green and in Rowan’s Yard, Westmoreland Street. Entry to the market is FREE with all the stallholders’ fees going directly to the Society of St. Vincent De Paul.


Over 50 talented Irish designers and craftspeople will be exhibiting at the Designer Dublin Christmas Market, making it the perfect place to purchase unique handcrafted Christmas gifts. Visitors can soak up the festive atmosphere by browsing the stalls of authentic Irish fashion, jewellery, art, furniture, ceramics, craft and delicious artisan food produce.


Choose from the photography of Mick Langan, prints by Bláthnaid Ní Mhurchú or home accessories from Whirl. Treat the one you love to a stunning piece of jewellery from Lisa Weir or pick up kids stocking-fillers at Wood You Like. Kate Betts will be showcasing her unique tweed hats and Delish Melish will have lots of gorgeous confectionary treats on offer.


Aside from the shopping, enjoy some Christmas cheer with a glass of mulled wine while you listen to the brass band perform the season’s best hits. Santa Claus will also be making a guest appearance at the market on Saturday afternoon.


Marion Walshe, organiser of the Designer Dublin Christmas Market, commented, “We are calling on shoppers throughout the country to join us in supporting Ireland’s craft sector while raising funds for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. By purchasing Irish-made gifts at the Designer Dublin Christmas Market you can help raise vital funds for the charity’s services.”


She continued, “The Designer Dublin Christmas Market is a place to come and soak up the festive atmosphere while buying unique Irish Christmas gifts for family and friends.”


This inspiring Christmas Market, now in its fifth year, is an initiative of Local Enterprise Office Dublin City, Plato Dublin and Bank of Ireland.


The Designer Dublin Christmas Market takes place from 10 am to 5pm on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th December in the Bank of Ireland Forecourts, College Green.


For more information visit the Facebook page www.facebook.com/DesignerDublinChristmasMarket


The official hashtag for the Christmas Market on social media is #DesignerDublin.