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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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….
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….
There is stiff competition when it comes to the best smells in the Milk Market – is it the coffee at Harper’s, the grilled sausages at Country Choice, the crepes at Bon Appetit? But for those who stop at the Sunvale Soap Co stall, there can be only one winner – the fresh, clean aroma….
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….
Henri Bocxe’s Thin Line wood crafts represent the very best of the Milk Market – natural, creative and beautiful products that you want to take home. Henri has been operating a Saturday stall in the Milk Market for two years now, and is now launching a Friday stall as well, such is the demand for….
Vito Vintage clothing store has found the perfect fit with its new permanent space at the Milk Market. Since her days as a fashion and design student at Limerick School of Art and Design, Caroline McBrearty has always had an artistic bent. Vito Vintage marries her intuitive eye for fashion and her skills as a….
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….
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….
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….