Moore Street Market, located centrally near Dublin’s O’Connell Street, yet somehow hidden away, is one of the Irish capital’s gems. If you are planning to visit something “typical Dublin”, you simply cannot go wrong with Moore Street – from Monday to Saturday dozens of market traders set up their rickety stalls, many of them specializing in fruit, vegetables and flowers. With the odd fishmonger thrown in, just for that special smell.
Moore Street is also steeped in history, and features prominently in the story of Irish independence. A row of its terraced houses (numbers 14–17) were occupied by members of the Irish Volunteers during the 1916 Easter Rising. While attempting to hold off opposing British forces, the rebels proclaimed the Irish Republic independent of the UK.