Mother Jones Flea Market
Mother Jones Flea Market
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Mother Jones Flea Market is a new market in the heart of Cork City Centre. Based in unique Thompson House on York Street, just off McCurtain St the market will provide vintage clothing, furniture, books, jewels, records, fabulous funky household items and creative local crafts. Market includes local food from the cafe. Music, Entertainment and Love.
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Kris M
1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Couples
Been in a fair number of these ' markets' in my travels. This one is below average. Lots of tosh and no 'gold' ... nothing.
Written 22 June 2022
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Gobnait o lunacy
Dublin, Ireland37 contributions
Nov 2019 • Solo
A few decent items and a fair amount of junk, reproductions and kitsch. No real bargains as everything appears overpriced.
Pleasant enough for a browse and a coffee, that's about it.
Written 18 November 2019
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Btac
Norfolk, VA36 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
Visited while we were in Cork on vacation. Very eclectic shop. A little bit of everything. Never know what you may find that you need.
Written 2 June 2019
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O'Brien G
Athlone, Ireland770 contributions
Apr 2019 • Solo
Remember this is a 'flea market' and does not do high-end antiques but it holds many hidden treasures, and some real bargains. I spotted a few interesting books at great prices and some good bric-a-brac items too. If one was looking for old clothes for a theatre production, or just some quirky fashions Mother Jones Flea Market would be well worth a vist. I like to call in a spend an hour or so any time we are in Cork, sometimes I buy and sometimes I don't but I never regret just checking it out.
Written 18 April 2019
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William T
County Cork, Ireland17 contributions
Nov 2018 • Friends
After the sterile humdrum of mainstream shopping Mother Jones offers a glimpse of the other side . Fabulous vintage clothing and Objet d'art. Find it and have fun.
Written 24 November 2018
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MarieNZ
County Cork, Ireland21 contributions
Aug 2018 • Solo
I visit the café quite often for a cuppa and a slice of cake, it's good value and dog friendly. I like a mooch around the stalls, and found good value jewellery there.
Written 1 September 2018
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Salvagem
Cork, Ireland3 contributions
Aug 2018 • Solo
Absolutely love this market. I've come to know most of the stall holders quite well. The market is indoors (thankfully) and although is quite compact, you'll definitely spend a lot longer in there than you think! A sort of retro Tardis, the weird, wonderful and collectible seem to spill out from every nook and cranny, shelf and table.

There are some lovely bric a brac stalls, a deeply interesting 'vinyl asylum' (their name not mine :-) ) which has unbelievably diverse LP's and 45's, a few vintage clothing stores, a lovely antiques stall where actual restoration and french polishing takes place on the weekends. Lots of little jewellery cabinets dotted about the ground floor, with costume pieces and fine jewellery pieces on offer.

Prices differ across the market. But nothing is the same. True, you might find a similar item at a similar stall, but prices do reflect the condition. Don't expect to see a table with three legs with the same price as one with four!

Haggle!!! Definitely haggle. It's cool to see how each stall differs, and you'll have fun in the process.

The market has a really nice café, with ground coffees, speciality teas and a really tasty apple pie. Really not bad for €5.50 (coffee and tart) bearing in mind this is the city centre. Added bonus of fresh whipped cream sealed the deal for me.

What did I buy? I bought a few old tools, wooden rasps and files, along with some old wooden drills. I picked up a set of vintage beehive door handles (brass) and I picked up a lovely vintage Japanese plate (which on inspection dated to 1912). I spent €25.50. Nothing wrong with that.

Parking could be a bit of an issue as the market is located at the bottom of a hill. From what I've seen people tend to walk there as it's no more than a 10 minute walk if you're close to the centre of Cork city.

Pop by for a browse, you certainly won't be disappointed.
Written 16 August 2018
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generator5000
County Cork, Ireland3,902 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
This is an eclectic indoor flea market on the north side of the city comprising of about 20 well packed antique stalls and a small coffee shop. Lots of nostalgia on offer but at a price, It's expensive. I'd haggle if you see something you like. It's definitely worth a look as there's lots of unusual items for sale. Go if you are in the area.
Written 26 March 2018
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JuliaH4M
Cheshire, UK47 contributions
Feb 2018 • Couples
We popped in while staying in Cork for the weekend as it appeared in a list of good places to visit, but to be honest it was a little disappointing. The odd item here and there was a prod to memories of our childhood and things we’d seen our grandparents have etc, but I didn’t see many things which were in a great condition to actually buy them. Not really a must see place in Cork...
Written 10 February 2018
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Bianca S
Longueuil, Quebec, Canada30 contributions
Jun 2017
There are many beautiful things to find, but the vendors spot the tourists a mile away and boost they prices.I thought that 10 Euros for a simple 5X7 replica picture was a little steep. But if you want to go and visit without buying it is an interesting and fun place to see.
Written 16 June 2017
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