The best Christmas markets and auctions 2018

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Buying your loved one or friend a gift can often be a difficult task. If you are looking for gift inspiration, then you should definitely check out a Christmas market or auction this year. They have so many amazing present ideas which are not only beautiful but also Irish made too. Christmas markets and auctions are also a great thing to do as a family and most have delicious food stalls and entertainment so it really is an experience attending one.

See below for the best Christmas markets and auctions this year.

Dublin Christmas Flea market: 6-9 & 13-16 December

Adams Jewellery Christmas auction: 4 December

Gifted in the RDS: 5 - 9 December

See some of the amazing Irish Made brands that will be joining us at Gifted this year here.

Galway Continental Christmas Market: 16 Nov - 22 Dec

Cork Christmas Celebration Glow

Glow will take place on:

Friday 7th December to Sunday 9th December

Friday 14th December to Sunday 16th December

Thursday 20th December to Saturday 22nd December

Milk Market Limerick

Strandhill People’s Market

For more information on the times and dates, see Strand Hill Market Facebook page.

Whytes Christmas Auction: 9 December


At our galleries, 38 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2. Wednesday to Friday 5 to 7 December, 10am to 5pm daily; Saturday 8 December 2pm to 6pm. No viewing on day of sale.


Sunday, 9 December at 2pm at The Freemasons Hall, 17 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2.

Carlow Christmas Market: 14 - 16 December

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