The Sunflower Bakery

We all like a bit of savoury or sweet on a Saturday morning in the Milk Market and Vi Russell’s Sunflower Bakery offers delicious handmade, additive-free breads, cakes and savouries. A trained chef, Vi is from Ayrshire in Scotland, but moved to Ireland in 1990 after meeting her Galway-born husband to be, Pat McManus, in…

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Noinin Herbal Products

Originally from Dresden in Germany, Tobias Oertel found his spiritual home in East Clare in the early 1990s and has been operating his stall at the Milk Market for 15 years. “After the fall of the Berlin Wall, I lived in France for a bit and then came to Ireland. I was looking for a…

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The Academic plus guests Inhaler

Friday, December 14, 2018 19:00 – 22:30 Live At The Big Top The Milk Market Corn Market Row Limerick Fresh from playing one of the most talked about shows of the year at a sold out Iveagh Gardens in Dublin last weekend, Ireland’s favourite indie outfit, Westmeath 4 piece, The Academic have announced date at…

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Bon Appétit

FONDLY known as Seb and Kasia, Sébastien Ridoux and Katarzyna Wiacek attract long queues at Bon Appétit, their French Crêperie in the Milk Market. With the birth of their first child, Juliette (named after one of their popular pancakes), and a business booming after surviving the recession, the couple has come a long way from…

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Ballyhoura Mountain Mushrooms

Based in the Ballyhoura Mountains which border the counties of Cork, Limerick and Tipperary, Ballyhoura Mountain Mushrooms is an award-winning company run by Dr Lucy Deegan and Mark Cribbin. Whether supplying Michelin star restaurants like Chapter One in Dublin, small cafes or the home cook, Lucy and Mark have a very simple aim – to…

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The Soupermarket

The Soupermarket is such a cool name it’s a wonder nobody came up with it before. The soup stall at the Milk Market only uses Limerick suppliers for its soups, and primarily uses ingredients from other traders in the market.  Deacy Stanhope, 66, and his partner, Anne Fitzgerald, 60, have been running the Soupermarket since…

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The Green Apron

Fancy some Bombay Tomato Pickle, or how about some Chocolate and Raspberry preserve? Theresa Storey’s eclectic Green Apron stall offers a fabulous range of award winning jams, marmalades, chutneys, ketchups, sauces, herb mixes, butters, mustards and pickles, all made using secret family recipes. They even sell traditional or herbal tea, grown from 400 tea bushes…

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Crawford’s Farm

A short backstory is good when it comes to food. You want to know the source of the food, its journey in getting here to the Milk Market. After that, it’s down to taste. Crawford’s Farm milk comes from a small herd of Shorthorns in Cloughjordan, a herd so few in number, they have names…

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Kiely’s Garden Centre at the Milk Market

Gerry and Helen Kiely have been selling flowers and plants and providing gardening advice for over 30 years in the Milk Market. “Gerry used to come in as a young fella with a couple of geraniums on the back of bicycle in the Seventies during the summer months. His mother, Theresa, gave him his love…

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Country Choice

At the heart of the market is Peter Ward’s internationally renowned Country Choice, a food emporium and purveyor of speciality foods, sold in season, and sourced from only the finest local and international providers. Peter and his wife Mary have been pioneers of fine food in Ireland ever since they established their  independent delicatessen, café…

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