Getting into the swing of things at Milk Market

The Friday ‘Summer Sessions’ at the Milk Market, embrace week-to-week varied entertainment from classical to country and ‘trad’ to pop free music.
The majority of Limerick traders shared the view that these sessions add a great atmosphere to Limerick as it beckons locals and visitors. Ruth Crean is a trader from the Nice Day Designs stall.

“The ‘Summer Session’ is an unusual event. The music is wonderful and it will definitely bring more tourists.
“It’s a nice way to spend a summer day, specially knowing it is free entertainment. Nowadays, people don’t have much money”.
Brendan Moher, form the Thai Lanna stall, shares the same opinion:
“The ‘Summer Session’ is great and it will definitely attract more visitors to the market.
“It gives people a reason to stay longer, as it creates a lovely atmosphere”.
Joan Casey, from the Felt and Leather stall, emphasises that the event will probably bring more people to the Milk Market. However, the music was not quite of her taste, as was the volume.
Limerick locals seemed to have enjoyed this initiative. Jackie Duffy, said:
“It’s lovely. Music makes all the difference, it creates a pleasant ambience”.
Seamus Flynn, from Lisnagry, agreed that the ‘Summer Session’ was enjoyable.
“It’s a pleasant attraction”.
Maria Pelczar, from Castle Row, described it as fantastic.
“I really enjoyed the pipes. It’s brilliant that an event like this is organised”.
The sessions start at 12:30 and finish at 14:00. However, Limerick’s all-weather Milk Market stays open until 17:00.
The season was inaugurated last Friday and will continue every Friday, until August 26.
The “easy-listening” music sessions are aimed at supporting the market and providing an added buzz to the city during lunchtime.
The sessions will add to the regular programme of concerts, fashion shows and special events at the venue.
Said manager, David O’Brien:
“Summer is a brilliant time to experience the market and welcome lots more visitors from right around Ireland and from overseas, and the new sessions are free”.
The Friday City Market incorporates the “Friday Flea” bringing together an eclectic mix of produce from artisan foods, flowers and shrubs, to vintage and retro-style fashions, bric-a-brac, collectibles, crafts, antiques, books, music, art and more.