If you fancy doing something a bit different this weekend, why not head over to the Blackrock Secret Garden Market, in County Louth. Running from 10 am until 4pm, this recently started market, is held in a secret, pretty courtyard behind the Cross Cause Charity Shop, on the Main Street of Blackrock.
A couple of weeks ago I was in Blackrock at the Cross Cause Charity Shop, and was shown around the area where the market happens. It really is a different place, so I took some quick photos on my phone to give you an idea.
The Alley leading into the secret garden has been redesigned as an old shop with antique panels and fittings.
The various sheds used for stalls are painted pretty colours. Check out the ornate swing seat in the left of the picture.
At the back of the garden is an old style shop. Unfortunately the ice-cream sign wasn’t lit for my visit, but I’m amazed at the collection of old cereal, tea, and other grocery boxes.
With exhibitors including MayRose Cakes, Scentsy Wickless Candles, Curry Sauce.ie, Forever Living, Gerry Fey, Dunleer based jeweller, Soul Bakery, and much more including local jam producers. Part of the income from the market goes to the Cross Cause Charity which helps orphans in Romania – so why not go treat yourself to something nice on a Saturday, safe in the knowledge you are doing something good at the same time! Cross Cause Charity Information