CITY MARKETS AREA OF DUBLIN
The City Markets area is located between Henry Street and the new urban quarter of Smithfield. This area is centred around the old Victorian Fruit and Vegetable Market on Mary’s Lane, Dublin 1.
Dublin’s Victorian fruit and vegetable market on Mary’s Lane is currently closed for a major redevelopment project expected to take at least two years. The council had planned to convert the eastern side of the market into a continental-style food market with a range of producers including butchers, bakers, cheesemongers, fishmongers and greengrocers, while retaining the wholesale businesses in the western half of the market hall.
However according to the City Council spokesman for the project, there may not be no be sufficient demand for the wholesale section of the market.
Earlier this year it was announced that the North Inner City is to get over €121m with money being earmarked for two ‘big ticket items’ – the new city library and cultural quarter at Parnell Square and the redevelopment of the Fruit and Vegetable Market near Smithfield.