South Dublin County Council is delighted to announce that both Corkagh and Tymon Parks will be hosting outdoor markets this summer, 2022. The offerings available include; street food, crafts, artisan produce and live entertainment, providing all the ingredients for a fun filled family day out. After a popular trial run last autumn, Urban Picnic is returning to Corkagh Park in Clondalkin from Saturday the 4th of June, and will take place every Saturday from 11am to 5pm. Urban Picnic will be located near the playground in the park, visible from the car park at St. John’s Entrance.
Park Food & Craft Market is a welcome addition for 2022. This market will operate every Saturday from 11am to 4pm and will be held for the first time on Saturday the 11th of June. Tymon Park Food & Craft Market will be located in Tymon Park, Castletymon Road, Tallaght, next to the playground.
Mayor of South Dublin County Council, Cllr Peter Kavanagh said “This is great news for the parks at Corkagh and Tymon, and for the communities of Clondalkin, Tallaght and the surrounding areas. The markets promise hot food, coffee, sweets and treats, ice cream, artisan produce, crafts, live entertainment and more. It is fantastic for the up and coming local food producers to have an opportunity to showcase their products and not to mention our local live performers entertaining the crowds once again. I encourage the local communities to come along to support and experience all these markets have to offer.”
The live entertainment at both Corkagh and Tymon Park markets is being supported through the Local Live Performance Scheme (LLPS), a South Dublin Arts Office and Dept. of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media initiative. Orla Scannell, Arts Officer said “The scheme is supporting both seasoned and emerging acts to return to the stage. It’s a great opportunity for performers and audiences alike to re-engage and enjoy the wonderful talent on offer in South Dublin.”
Both markets will promote local enterprise and develop a sense of community by utilising where possible local producers and crafts people, including Local Enterprise Office South Dublin (LEO) start-up clients.
“LEO South Dublin is delighted to collaborate with Dublin’s Outdoors to utilise and develop this opportunity that our outdoor markets offer to our locally supported food producers. These markets present a fantastic opportunity for our exciting new local artisan producers to showcase their new foods, all of whom will greatly benefit from the feedback of local consumers.” said Tom Rooney, Head of Enterprise at Local Enterprise Office South Dublin.
Outdoor markets support the promotion of the local community, enhance the attraction of our parks as valuable amenities and improve the tourism offering in the County, which is why South Dublin County Council and Dublin’s Outdoors are excited to welcome you to our markets this summer!