One very European activity we wanted to try this year was Christmas Market shopping. Dublin (and many other European cities) has a tradition of setting up street markets all over town at Christmastime. The Dublin Event Guide had a special section devoted to the various Christmas markets and their hours around town. On the same rainy Saturday we saw the Dublin Christmas displays, we visited the Christmas markets for some local goodies.
|Indoor Irish Food Board Market|
|Christmas Market Carousel|
|Roasted Chestnuts on Display|
|Our chestnuts in a bag|
When we got home, we unpacked our Irish Food Board market goodies. The market had a great selection of Irish cheese, meats, breads, candies, desserts, and more. We saw, smelled, and sampled the lot of them. We settled on some Irish Brie cheese, locally made fudge, the chestnuts, and Keogh's artisan potato crisps (chips.) All of this with some crackers, cider, wine, and pasta made a great meal when we got home after a long, cold day out.
|Crisps and Fudge|
|Irish Brie Cheese|