Flea Plea: Dublin Selected *298

By michael

Any event promoter has suffered the palpitations of that last minute skid. The band misses their flight, the venue is double-booked, the fire & safety what? Our long-term buddies at the Dublin Flea Market suffered such a fate yesterday. The people behind the John Player Factory on the South Circular Road told them that they could not use the premises for whatever reason. With a week to go, the hunt is on.

Suggestions floated are wild and varied such as taking over Clery’s to the Tivoli carpark, Collins Barracks or the Fruit & Veg Market in Smithfield. If you do have access to or know of a 2000sq metre space in the city centre then now is your time to speak out or just mail them

Yes children there still will be a Christmas without the Flea. However, this has always been a truly great opportunity for the 120 vendors to sell their wares and pocket some money. There are knock-on consequences of it not happening. It behoves us all to ensure no 2000sq metre space remains unconsidered in this quest.

Who knows that space is truly the final frontier? Michael or Stephanie?