Discover Bushy Park Market

On April 27th, we embarked on an exciting journey to Bushy Park Market, nestled in the heart of Dublin’s bustling Terenure neighborhood. As we entered the park, we were immediately greeted by a symphony of sights and sounds—a vibrant tapestry of community life unfolding before our eyes.

The Park:

Bushy Park itself was alive with activity: from spirited games of sport to leisurely strolls with four-legged friends, and families basking in the warmth of the spring sunshine. Amidst this lively atmosphere, the market stood as a beacon of excitement, drawing us closer with promises of culinary delights, handcrafted treasures, and family fun.

The Hustle and Bustle of the Market

Underneath a canopy of colorful market stalls and food trucks, the market buzzed with energy, just beginning to awaken to the day’s possibilities. The air was thick with the aroma of freshly prepared hot foods, tantalising treats for both humans and their furry companions alike. Everywhere we looked, there were treasures waiting to be discovered, each stall offering a glimpse into the creativity and craftsmanship of local artisans.

10 Years of Bushy Park Market.

Our journey through the market led us to meet Anne, one half of the dynamic duo behind the curation of this beloved community hub open since 2014. With a passion for fostering connections and supporting local talent, Anne shared with us the market’s rich history and its deep-rooted commitment to nurturing community spirit.

Community Driven:

What truly sets Bushy Park Market apart is its unwavering dedication to giving back to the community it calls home. From providing space for charities to showcasing the entrepreneurial spirit of local students, the market serves as a platform for growth, innovation and empowerment. It’s a place where young minds are encouraged to dream big, take risks and pave their own paths towards success.

Stretching along a winding path, the market offered more than just goods for sale—it provided an immersive experience for visitors of all ages. Live music filled the air, creating a festive backdrop for leisurely picnics and spontaneous dance parties. Children reveled in the magic of the storytelling theatre and playful games, while adults savoured moments of relaxation amidst lush green spaces.

For those seeking respite from the grassy knolls, tables and chairs beckoned, offering a cosy spot to savour the flavours of the market’s culinary delights. From savoury street foods to decadent desserts, there was something to satisfy every craving and palate.

In essence, Bushy Park Market isn’t just a marketplace—it’s a celebration of community, creativity and connection. With its dog-friendly ambiance and welcoming atmosphere, it’s a place where strangers become friends, and neighbours become family. And as we bid farewell to a memorable day at the market, we carry with us not only bags filled with treasures but also hearts full of gratitude for the vibrant tapestry of life that thrives within its bounds.

Now lets take a look at all of the delicious food, creativity and local talent this vibrant community market had to offer on this beautiful spring day!

 

So who did we meet at the market?

We had the pleasure of meeting an inspiring mom who turned her love for party planning into the enchanting Pretty Pink Fairy Tale stall. Specialising in custom-made treats, she offers a delightful array of cupcakes, cookies, cake pops, cakesicles, and beautiful treat tables. Each sweet creation is crafted with care, perfect for adding a touch of magic to any event. Don’t miss out on these delicious treats fit for a princess!

Next, we chatted with Jarek’s Fish & Chips, who has been on the market scene since 2012. With a deep passion for food, Jarek brings the freshest and most delicious fish and chips to Dublin. Their calamari is a must-try, earning rave reviews for its exceptional taste and quality. Make sure to visit Jarek’s for a classic and satisfying seafood experience!

@lovincatering

Serving up fresh homemade pies and baked treats, Lovin Catering was a feast for the eyes and the stomach! There was so much variety on offer to tempt us from sausage rolls, pies, fresh eggs & condiments to cakes and treats.  Lovin Catering also offer a fully serviced home and professional catering service for corporate lunches, outdoor events.& family occasions, tailoring their services to meet your needs.

We then met Joe and his son from Farmer Joe Food Truck, representing Lough Owel Organic Farm. Specialising in farm-to-hand delicious beef burgers, their simple yet exquisite organic beef speaks for itself. Committed to producing the highest quality organic beef, this family business specialises in Aberdeen Angus beef, reared to maturity on their farm. Stop by for a taste of their mouth-watering burgers and experience the true flavour of organic farming!

Daniela’s Happy Flowers

What a delight to chat with Daniela from Daniela’s Happy Flowers, selling the most beautiful dried flowers grown from her very own garden, not only are these pieces beautiful but value for money too, these flower bouquets, wreaths and flower picture boxes will stay looking as beautiful as the day you bought them for years to come.   We think they would make a lovely gift or a beautiful and unique wedding bouquet,  the flowers are already dried and preserved meaning you can keep this treasured memory and even pass it down to the next generation, making a lovely family tradition.  Daniela’s creations bring a touch of nature’s beauty to any home, making them perfect for those who love to have a floral display in their home. Be sure to visit Daniela’s stall to find a gorgeous arrangement that will brighten your space!

We chatted with the talented Aisling from Irish Sweet Jewels, an Irish-based jewellery designer and maker. Working with stainless steel, bronze, and resin, Aisling creates bold and unusual pieces that stand out. Her unique jewellery is perfect for anyone looking to add a statement piece to their collection. Visit Aisling’s stall to discover her stunning, handcrafted designs!

We didn’t get to meet the brains behind The Drunken Cookie, but their amazing cookies spoke for themselves. Each bite takes you on a wild ride through the realm of flavours, with unique combinations that will make your taste buds dance. These cookies are a must-try for anyone looking for a delicious and adventurous treat!

Meeting Deirdre from Coyle & Co Candles was a delightful experience. Her luxury soy wax candles are crafted with care, using high-quality fragrance oils to create captivating scents. Each candle comes in a reusable amber jar, adding a touch of elegance to any space. Handmade in Co. Wicklow, these candles not only provide beautiful ambiance but also make for a stunning display, we also loved Deirdre’s really pretty handmade  fragrance bars, they smelt and looked amazing  Don’t miss the chance to indulge in the luxurious experience of Coyle & Co Candles at our market!

We met Emma from Emma Higgins Art, Emmas’ art brings vibrant, joyous creations to the market. Specialising in original acrylic paintings on canvas, Emma’s artwork is a burst of colour and energy, perfect for brightening any space. In addition to original paintings, Emma offers limited edition prints, providing a budget-friendly option for adding her colourful designs to your home. You can also find cosmetic bag sets, homeware, and art cards in multipacks, allowing you to infuse your surroundings with Emma’s unique style. Pimp your sofa with limited edition art cushions from Emma Higgins Art and bring a touch of artistic flair and design to your home. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore her vibrant creations at the market!

Philie Tarot Card Reader

We had the pleasure of experiencing a session with Philie, offering intriguing insights through Tarot cards. Whether you’re a seasoned believer or a curious newcomer, a session with Philie is sure to be an enlightening experience. Don’t miss the chance to explore the mysteries of Tarot at the market!

@childrenpapertheater

We loved chatting with Gyorgy from Children’s Paper Theater. The Paper Theater is a magical mini theater adored by children worldwide. It offers a captivating experience where children can immerse themselves in stories while parents explore the books on offer. It’s a brilliant idea that takes us back to a time when getting lost in a story was all that mattered. Don’t miss this enchanting experience at the market!

Mini-Figures

Excite kids at the mini-figures stall with a blend of LEGO fun, toys and carnival games! Offering a diverse range of high-quality figures, including themed sets and popular characters. An interactive stall where kids can play popular carnival games like hook-a-duck.  With this winning combination, this stall is bound to be a hit!”

@coffeemill.dublin

At Coffee Mill Dublin, coffee lovers and tea enthusiasts alike will find something to delight in. Their coffee is made from freshly roasted beans, ensuring a rich and aromatic cup every time. Whether you’re in the mood for a perfect espresso or a soothing cup of tea, Coffee Mill Dublin has you covered. Don’t miss the chance to enjoy their exceptional brews at the market!

@breaking_bunss

We were thrilled to see Lee from Breaking Buns, where you can find a delightful array of savoury buns. Specialising in aromatic duck buns, Lee also offers creative options like Musubi with charred spam, Sichuan Beef, the vegetarian Shroomy, Special Chicken and Pork CharSiew. Each bun is crafted with unique flavours and fresh ingredients, making Breaking Buns a must-visit at the market. Breaking Buns is always the recommendation we are given as a must try, so they must be doing something right.  Don’t miss the chance to savour these delicious creations!

@goldenbrown_dublin

We had the pleasure of meeting the ladies from Golden Brown Dublin, who are serving up the most delicious gourmet grilled cheese sambos. Each sandwich is a perfect blend of crispy, golden-brown bread and mouthwatering cheese, with a variety of unique and savory fillings. Be sure to stop by their stall for a comforting and indulgent treat on your next visit to the market!

@delish.donuts

We had the pleasure of discovering De-Lish Donuts, where they specialize in traditional style donuts. Each donut is crafted with care, offering a classic treat that’s sure to delight. We couldn’t resist treating ourselves for the car journey home! Be sure to visit their stall for a taste of these delicious, timeless donuts at your next visit to the  market!

Syrian Food’s

We chatted with Hassan from Syrian Foods, where you’ll find the BEST falafels and kebabs ever! Hassan’s stall is renowned for its authentic and flavourful dishes that transport your taste buds straight to the Middle East. Don’t miss the chance to try these delectable treats at the market!

@barkingbakerk9

We met Tony from The Barking Baker, a venture born from a deep love for dogs and a commitment to providing them with the highest quality treats.  Tony is a dog trainer and he is also on hand for advice on your precious pooch,  I received some great advice along with my dog treats for my dog Harley!  Handmade from fresh, locally sourced ingredients, these treats ensure your dog gets the best. Tony’s passion shines through in every bite, as he loves your dog just as much as his own. Treat your furry friend to these healthy, rewarding snacks at Bushy Park.

the sausage hut

We were delighted to discover The Sausage Hut, serving up the tastiest hot dogs around. These delicious hot dogs come on a soft Bretzel Bakery roll and are topped with crispy onions, mustard, and their signature tomato relish. These hotdogs are super popular at the market and always have  people lined up to grab one, they are a particular hit with the kids.  Don’t miss out on sampling this flavourful treat at the market!

crepes

We had the pleasure of visiting the Vibrant Crepe Van, a lively stall serving delicious crepes. Each crepe is freshly made with a variety of sweet and savoury fillings to choose from. Whether you’re craving a classic Nutella crepe or something more unique, this Vibrant Van has something to satisfy your taste buds. Be sure to stop by and enjoy these delightful treats if visiting.

We had a delightful chat with the Coffee Bean Brothers, who have been proudly grinding the bean since 2016.  They were so busy serving customers all day but we did get a chance to speak to the boys and grab a cup of coffee on the way out, it was the perfect refreshment to go along with our donut’s for the drive home, we certainly left happy!  The Coffee Bean Brothers passion for coffee shines through in every cup, offering a rich and flavorful experience to all coffee lovers. Be sure to visit their stall for a taste of their expertly crafted brews at the market!

Join us next time as we continue to explore the hidden gems and cherished traditions that make our communities truly special.

Until then, happy exploring!

Grainne & Jemma

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