White Dove Nurseries

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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Wilde Irish Chocolates at The Limerick Chocolate Shop

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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Lisduff Fine Foods

Fancy the sound of Cajun pudding made from turkey? Or Caribbean bacon in a bag? It may be a long way from the Caribbean to Tipperary but it’s worth the wait when it comes to Lisduff Fine Food’s imaginative, tantalisingly tasty bacon and turkey products, sold every Saturday at their Milk Market stall. Robert Tormey…

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Bia At The Milk Market

It sounds like the perfect recipe for success – traditional Irish dishes with a Gallic touch. Thomas Fialon from Strasbourg and his Irish wife Deirdre are best known in Limerick as the owners of The French Table, which has been operating in Limerick since 2008. Their Bia at the Milk Market restaurant is proving just…

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The Little Top Café

The Little Top Café sells plant-based foods with great flavour combinations, sold in biodegradable containers, so you can satisfy your taste buds, your conscience and Mother Nature all in one go. You’ll find the Little Top Café upstairs at the Milk Market from 8am to 2pm on Saturdays. But come early, because this is one…

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Peter The Pie Man

If you fancy something hearty on a Saturday morning – then check out Peter the Pie Man’s Steak and Guinness pies, but beware, his sense of humour is just as saucy. When I ask Peter Gibson how he and his wife Clarissa Webb met, he doesn’t hesitate: “In bed”. After a long pause, he adds:…

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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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