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New flea market comes monthly to Grangegorman

The brand new Le Zeitgeist Flea Market started last Sunday in a school near Stoneybatter. 

Source: @lezeigeistfleamarket Instagram

It was the first of a series of flea markets set to take place monthly at Dublin 7 Educate Together National School on Fitzwilliam Place North Lower, near the new TU Dublin campus in Grangegorman. 

More than 50 traders were expected to show on the day, in addition to the food and drink available for everyone to enjoy. 

“Le Zeitgeist Flea Market is our art project,” said Delphine Velut, co-founder of the flea market. “Once a month we will host this event where people can browse, find that unique piece, haggle, meet friends, exchange ideas, eat great food, drink coffee, and have a good laugh,” . 

She and her business partner and love bird Richie Harte worked together to create the project that is Le Zeitgeist. 

“We have carefully handpicked an eclectic mix of traders – from professional antique dealers to young fashion designers,” said Velut. 

“There is something so undeniably rare about Stoneybatter! There has always been a strong sense of community between neighbours, families, and businesses…It is hood full of diversity and everyone is always ready or a bit of craic!”

Delphine Velut

“There are vendors of vintage objects, antiques, pre-loved household items, mid-century furniture, vintage and sustainable clothing, collectables, accessories, vinyls,” she added. 

Each month there will also be local independent artists selling art pieces and ‘MyGoodness’, a vegan food company, at the event. 

A spokesperson for the brand said, “We’re a Cork based company but enjoy a jaunt up in Dublin every now and again, when there is something really special going on, like Le Zeitgeist.” 

“We’re bringing kombucha and kefir made from rainwater, sauerkraut, kimchi, salsas, probiotic gun shots and ‘notcho cheeze.’ All our containers are refillable or compostable,” they added. 

The flea market runs 11am to 5pm on the last Sunday of every month. 

The creators welcome and encourage anyone and everyone to come down to the area for a gander. 

“There is something so undeniably rare about Stoneybatter! There has always been a strong sense of community between neighbours, families, and businesses…It is hood full of diversity and everyone is always ready or a bit of craic!” said Velut.  

“It will be great for all the local businesses and our gorgeous traders,” she added. 

Le Zeitgeist Flea Market aim to “cultivate a more sustainable way of consuming as an alternative to the mass shopping experience,” said Velut. 

“We want to buy less and better and we want objects, furniture, and clothing of the past to keep circulating and be appreciated,” she added. 

You can find more information on their Facebook page here.

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