Sunday, October 18, 2009

Munster Indoor Market Cratloe - Limerick

Looking to kill some time this Sunday I took a trip out to the Munster Indoor Market.
Like a lot of people I had heard it advertised and passed the signs, but I have to say I was surprised at the size of the place!

A little hard to get to at the moment because of the roadworks on the Shannon road, the next time I'm going I will go out the old Cratloe road and avoid having to drive so far out of the way to then come back and turn off.

The market was great with a wide selection of stalls both inside and out. There is still room for more vendors and I expect it to be really buzzing closer to Christmas as it is the perfect venue for a market as it is not affected by the weather.

There are lots of little stalls selling artisan products from beautiful chocolates and biscuits also some delicious cheeses ( I came home with a chunk of delicious Chili Cheese... SPICY! ) an extensive pet supply stand and loads of different things to keep all the family amused for an hour or two.
With such a variety of stalls on offer and Christmas on the way its a good spot to get some early shopping done. There is a nice stand that does personalized embroidery on things like Bibs, Hats t-shirts etc.

Outside were the Veg stands and also for those looking to go green you can buy your own hens for fresh eggs in the morning!

Besides the cake cheese and handmade chocolate stalls there is more food available for hungry punters outside with baps rolls and chips ready to tide you over.

Overall I have to say it is a really well set out with plenty of parking spaces both at the back and at the front. I can see this becoming really popular as more people find out about it and discover this Hidden ( for now ) Gem of a market.

They have a website [ here ] with detailed maps etc and info for anyone interested in taking a stall at the market. Its open Every Sunday from 11am to 5PM.