It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise in Limerick – aka Pigtown – that we have a growing number of really exceptional artisan butchers, and the Milk Market is home to one of the city’s finest, Alan Nolan of Nolans of Corbally Butchers.  Wexford-born, Alan found his home in Limerick after years working in…

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Limerick’s Milk Market is famous for the variety and international flavour of its food stalls, but the market is also home to many gifted craftspeople, none more accomplished than Jane Neville, who has been selling her designer jewellery at the market for almost a decade. “I make traditional necklaces with freshwater pearls and with fire…

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When people look for a magical, quick fix to something they invariably search for the often elusive silver bullet. Louise Miller’s silver bullet solution for supplying sushi at Limerick’s Milk Market came in the form of a custom-designed sushi kitchen, built to order inside a silver coloured food truck that’s shaped like a bullet.  It…

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Sefik Dikyar’s journey to Limerick from the town of Tire, near the city of Izmir on Turkey’s Aegean coast, has all the drama of the hit film Four Weddings and a Funeral. A surprise invitation to a wedding, then a last-minute invite to stand in as an emergency witness for the groom, led to Sefik…

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The Milk Market has an exotic mix of international food cultures but no market would be complete without an authentic Italian offering.  Andrea Della Greca’s Moca Food & Wine stall brings you everything from cold cuts to cannolis.  Andrea hails from Tuscany, near the beautiful city of Lucca, which is famous for its renaissance walls…

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Ecaterina has been selling the most beautiful cakes imaginable in the Milk Market for ten years. Like a lot of the traders in the market, she learned her trade at her mother’s knee. “Like a lot of Irish people, especially the women in the Milk Market, I learned how to bake from my mother. I…

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Ciara Brennan started cooking at the age of four, learning at her mother Jocelyn’s knee as soon as she was old enough to stir a pot.  Even from that tender age, Ciara knew too things: she loved cooking, and she did not like the taste of meat. So began a love affair with cooking and…

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Jimmy Leong knows just how to get a laugh out of his customers at Ma’s Kitchen – he tells them how he moved from a country where it was 30 degree sunshine every day, and has stayed in Ireland because he loves our weather. “I arrived in Ireland in 2010. I had friends here, who…

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You don’t have to be an expert in plants and flowers to have heard of Kew Gardens, the London home of the largest and most diverse botanical collection in the world.  So, while most people will have heard of Kew Gardens, many will be surprised to learn that Kew Gardens’ former plant buyer is now…

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Money can’t buy you happiness but it can buy you chocolate, which is a pretty good substitute, especially for a self-confessed chocoholic like Patricia Farrell. Patricia, pictured left, and her husband Con were both working in the Burren Visitor Centre in the late 1990s when they had the idea of setting up a business that…

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