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Charlotte Austin


The Dandelion Market takes its name from a famous outdoor market that thrived in Dublin City Center back in the early 70s. Starting out as a one-man gig selling sheepskin coats from his front doorstep, friends soon joined in selling anything from denim clothes to vinyl records. People from all walks of life could be found haggling with street vendors; you never knew what you might find in some of these stalls. It was the place to be, growing from clothes to food to the citys poets and artists showcasing their creative wares. Live music began to vibrate through the cobblestone streets where farmers traveled from far and wide to sell their produce.

The Dandelion Market became an assault on the senses a place that was fashionable yet essential to its citys life, morphing over the years into a cultural landmark that today evokes a nostalgia for a time when life was maybe a lot simpler when it was easier for people to focus on a few important things: friends, food, family. Strangers became friends in that place. And to think it all started with one manand a sheepskin coat