South Dublin County Council are trialling a new food & craft market which started on the 4th September and will run into October in Corkagh Park, Clondalkin. The market takes place each Saturday, between 11am-5pm. Held just beside the playground entrance, parking is available from the St John’s estate side or the Naas road / N7 side.
Markets and traders will be tailored for the community as well as the space, everything that will go into Corkagh is going in for a reason. There will be approximately 35 stalls. Crafts will be handmade or hand finished. All food vendors need all the relevant certs and insurance. Traders need to have their own equipment too, gazebos/tables etc.
Local Councillor Trevor Gilligan and his family were in attendance on the opening weekend. Gillgan said “Corkagh Park was buzzing with excitement. As regular visitors of the park, we haven’t seen it so busy. The car park was full. There were visitors from everywhere, not just Clondalkin”. But Gilligan is still not happy. He wants more. He’s calling for a second market at the N7 side of Corkagh park. “There are 2 car parks at each end of the park so why not utilise them. Corkagh is huge, we have the space. Each car park is limited, which in turn, limits the number of stalls to about 35. Corkagh park is in a great location, located just off the N7 / Naas Road, so there is scope for huge footfall here for anyone travelling on the N7” stated Gilligan.
Pictured, Cllr Gilligan and his daughter Chloe with her new lol balloon.