Car Boot Sales

Forthcoming Car Boot Sales – updated 24/4/2014

Please be sure to check with the organizers if you are travelling a long distance to attend any of these sales as I can’t be responsible for late changes! If you would like your venue listed here, FREE of charge, please email me at collectireland@gmail.com

Listings with NO dates shown generally indicates nothing scheduled – I add and delete dates as they come and go as anything else is too time consuming.

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Carlow Car Boot Sale,

Strawhall Industrial Estate, (off the Athy road), Carlow town

December 8th

From: 8.30am until 4.00pm

Stallholders and traders contact: Anne (086) 873 2737

Current rates are €15 for cars and vans.

Updated 22/10/2013

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Car Boot Sale & Saturday Market

Gleneagle Business Park, Oldcastle Road, Ballyjamesduff

10th Nov

From: 10.00am – 4.00pm

Sellers fees from €10

Gates open for sellers set-up from 8.30am and close at 9.45am sharp!

To book space or for further information: (087) 395 5555

Website: www.bjdevents.ie

Updated 22/7/2013

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Belturbet Car Boot Sale

The Railway Station, Belturbet

Last Sunday of every month – except December.

FINISHED FOR THIS YEAR

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Cavan Town Car Boot Sale

(just outside town on the Ballinagh road near Lidl Supermarket)

Sundays from 8.00am

(sellers set-up from 7.30am)

€10 per pitch.

Mixture of sellers with everything from bread, meat, fish, bric-a-brac….

Apparently this is a very busy venue more information shortly!

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Elevation Indoor Market & Car Boot Sale

Elevation Business Park, Ennis, Co.Clare

(up the hill from the Tesco roundabout)

Sat & Sun

From: 10.00am – 5.00pm

(Inside and outside pitches)

Lots of different stalls – antiques, toys, bric a brac, furniture, jewellery and also a cafe.

Sellers fees: €13 up to €20 depending on size of vehicle.

Public admission: FREE.

Further information: (087) 960 1416 or (087) 938 5395

or cbhaugh@gmail.com

Updated 30/9/2013

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Tuamgraney, Scarriff

Indoor Car Boot Sale

10th Nov

From: 9.00am to 3.00pm

(gates open for sellers from 7.00am)

Enquiries: (061) 921157 or (087) 249 5123

Sellers: €10 cars and €20 vans

Public: Adults €1.50 and children accompanied by adults FREE

*NO dogs please!

(Confirmed 22/10/2013)

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Hammond Lane

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Douglas Flea Market,

Douglas Village Shopping Centre, Douglas, Cork

(2nd Floor of the Undercover Car Park)

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DATE

From: 10.00am – 3.00pm

Traders:  €15

*Free Entry for shoppers*

Contact: (086) 172 0688

corkfleamarket@gmail.com

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Kilcully Scout Camp Car Boot Sale,

Kilcully Scout Campsite, Cork City

(northern outskirts)

DATE

Gates open at approximately 8.30am for traders

Customers usually arrive from 9.00am onwards

Directions to site:

At the Grotto in Blackpool go right, up Dublin Hill and keep going until you reach the Y junction at “The Black Man” pub. Take the left fork and at the bottom of the hill go left at the sign for the Cemetery (sign on right side of road). Follow this road and park in parking area next to the graveyard. The Campsite is across the road. Traders please queue at the marked gate to enter site.

Fees:

Traders €10 (Extra fees may apply in certain cases)

Customers €2 per Adult, Children free!

Further dates:

8th June; 6th July; 3rd August; 31st August; 28th September; 26th October and 23rd November.

Further information Tel: (087) 272 9108

Updated 14/4/2013

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Cork Harlequins Car Boot Sale

Farmers Cross, Cork – by the Airport roundabout.

FINISHED FOR THIS YEAR

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Car Boot Sale

Halfway Roundabout, Ballinhassig

(on the Main Cork/Bandon Road N71)

FINISHED FOR THIS YEAR

Updated 30/9/2013

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Ballydehob Car Boot Sale

The Community Hall, Ballydehob, West Cork

(a fundraiser for Ballydehob Community Hall)

Next sale:

From: 10.00am – 3.00pm

Indoor and Outdoor.

Sellers: €10 per Car or Van.
Sellers set up from 8.30 am.

 Free Admission to Public.

Free Refreshments available to sellers.

Toilet facilities in Hall.

Further Information:  Billy on (087) 681 2347

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Bandon Rugby Club Car Boot Sale

Bandon RFC, Clonakilty Road, Bandon

(indoor hall available if weather is bad)

DATE

** NOTE CHANGE OF DATE **

From: 10.00am – 3.00pm

Sellers: Cars €5. Vans €10.

Public Admission: Adults €2. Children are FREE.

Refreshments Tea /Coffee /Sandwiches are for sale in our shop.
Toilet facilities on site.

All proceeds go to the running of Bandon Rugby Football Club.

Further information:  tomhickey07@gmail.com

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Belgooly GAA Car Boot Sale

GAA Grounds, Belgooly, Co.Cork

(Belgooly is on the R600 about 2½ miles from Kinsale)

DATE

(and from then on the 1st Sunday of the month)

From: 9.00am – 3.00pm

Sellers: Cars €10 (+trailer €5)   Vans: €15

Public admission: € 2

Toilets provided.

Enquiries: Mary (086) 392 3447

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Blarney GAA Club Car Boot Sale,

Castle Close Road, Blarney, Co.Cork

(subject to weather!)

DATE

Bank Holiday Mondays throughout the year.

Gates open: 7.30am and it finishes around 4:30pm

Sellers: €10 per car, €15 per van, bigger stalls by agreement.

Public admission: €2

Refreshments/toilets etc. available on site.

Directions: 

Blarney GAA grounds are located next to the scout hall at the end of Castle Close Road, which is the road on which  the entrance to the Blarney  Castle estate is located.

The R617 road is the main road into Blarney village from Cork  City.

Further information: http://www.blarneygaa.ie/contentPage/115224/car_boot_sale

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Tower Football Club
From: 9.00am – 3.00pm

Sellers: Cars €10. Car + trailer €15. Vans €15.

Sellers set-up from 7.00am

Larger vehicles to be negotiated.

Public admission:  Adults €2 and children FREE

Refreshments available.

Bouncy castle for children.

Plenty of car parking.

Directions: http://killowenfc.blog.com/2009/01/29/directions-to-killowen-afc/

Further information:

Mick (086) 445 9537 or Bart (086)103 8710 or John (086) 370 5911

email: johnjosephirwin@gmail.com

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Carrigaline Car Boot Sale

The Circus Field, Crosshaven Road, Carrigaline

(next to Lidl)

Next sale:

From: 10.00am – 3.00pm

Sellers: Cars €10. Car + Trailer  €15. Vans €15

Sellers set-up from 8.00am

*No pre-booking*

Public admission:  Adult €2 and children FREE

Organised by Carrigaline & District Lions Club

**Proceeds in aid of the Carrigaline Youth Centre Building Project**

Further info: https://www.facebook.com/CarrigalineLionsClub

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Carrigtwohill Car Boot Sale

Carrigtwohill Community Centre, Carrigtwohill, Co.Cork

(N25 Cork/Waterford road)

Next sale: Sunday 18th May, 2014

 

Access available from 7.00am

Open to public from 7.00am and usually finishes up about 2.30pm.

No bookings accepted – first come first served.

Indoor and outdoor pitches.
Cost from €10.00 (depending on size)

For information please contact:
Margaret Long (086) 303 0196 or Annette Lane – (086) 322 5229

http://www.carrigtwohillcommunity.ie/events.htm#carboot

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Castletownroche Car Boot Sale,

At: Castletownroche (on the N72 Mallow/Fermoy road).

Sales  signposted from the square in Castletownroche.

Sundays fortnightly

Jan 12th SUN

Great, friendly atmosphere with plenty of parking spaces and trading pitches – inside and out. Advice available to those who are new to the boot sale idea.

No need to book in advance just come on the day bring a helper along if you like at no extra charge.
Inside area makes it ideal for all weather conditions with plenty to be seen inside and refreshments being served all day.
Be it for a day’s shopping or a friendly chat, Castletownroche Car Boot Sale is a great way to pass your day.

Traders set-up from 8am

Open to public: 10am to 3pm

Sellers: €8 car and €15 van

Admission: Adults €2 and children free.

Facilities: Refreshments and toilets on site.

*Indoor area in event of poor weather.

Directions:

From Limerick turn off the N20 to the left heading for Doneraile approx 5 miles at the Cork side of Charleville. Continue through Doneraile taking a left at the top of the village follow signs for Castletownroche.

From Kerry, Mallow or Fermoy follow the N72 to Castletownroche.

Further information: Billy Sheehan  (022) 26422 or (086) 818 4093

Email: billysheehan26@gmail.com

Latest information confirmed 30/12/2013

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Cobh Market Fair/Car Boot Sale

Cobh (Great Island) Community Centre,

Orelia Terrace, Cobh, Co.Cork

Jan 12th SUN

From: 10.00am – 3.00pm

If you thought all the bargains were in the shops, think again!

“Bargains are always available from toys, tools, books, clothes, antiques, household items, car accessories and collectables. Whatever you are looking for, you are sure to find it at the Cobh Car Boot Sale!”

Just come along and we will provide you with a table to sell your goods from. You can decide whether you would like to remain indoors or outside.

Our facilities are the best in the county and include a carpark that can hold about 80 cars, a hall that can accommodate 35 to 40 stands ( if weather is bad), tea/coffee , sandwiches, fresh scones ,cakes are for sale in our shop. Ladies and Gents toilets and washing facilities are available.

Gates open at 8am for sellers.

Cars €10, vans €15. Tables available indoors €10.

*PUBLIC ADMISSION FREE*

Further information: Office (021) 481 5904

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Car Boot Sale

Kearney’s Cross, Glanmire, Co.Cork

Jan 12th SUN

** NOTE CHANGE OF DATE **

From: 9.00am – 4.00pm

Sellers: Cars €10. Vans/Car + trailer €15.

Sellers set-up from 7.00am

Public Admission Charge: €2 – Children Free.

Bouncy Castle & Face Painting

Refreshments and toilet facilities available.

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Directions: Drive straight through Glanmire Village, drive straight through Riverstown Cross, keep driving straight on the old Dublin Road towards Sallybrook, you will pass Grandon’s Car Sales on your left, the venue is just beyond this on the left hand side of the road.

Enquiries: Carol (087) 141 5299

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Car Boot Sale

Kilcrohane Village, Sheep’s Head Peninsula, West Cork

Next sale:

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Macroom Car Boot Sale

St.Colman’s Park (adjacent to E Business Park) in the old Paper Sacks Factory

(Proceeds to various charities)

*Indoor & Outdoor*

Next sale:

From: 8.00am – 3.00pm

Sellers: Cars €10. Vans €15

Public admission: Adults €2 and children FREE,

Further information: (089) 472 4454

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Rathcormac Car Boot Sale,

Rathcormac, Co.Cork

Tel: (021) 488 0176 or (025) 36415

DATE

Sellers: Car €7,  Car + trailer €10, Van €15, Van + trailer €20

Buyers: €2

The car boot sale takes place in a field on the Castlelyons road.  Coming from Cork, turn right at the Rathcormac Inn and the field is located on the right.  It’s well sign posted.

It is advisable to arrive early, especially if the forecast is good. Arriving early means you can choose to set up in a good location.  You need to bring your own display stall.  Some people use tables and others just use a sheet to lay on the grass.  The queue of traders can normally start anywhere from 6:00am but any time up to 8:30 should be fine.  So, you just need to turn up on Sunday and someone at the gate will point you in the correct direction.

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Russell Rovers GAA Club Car Boot Sale,

Shanagarry, Co. Cork

FINISHED FOR THIS YEAR

Updated 3/10/2013

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Boot Sale & Flea Market

Bundoran Road, Ballyshannon, Co.Donegal

Ballyshannon CB

December 8th

From: 10:00am – 4:00pm until further notice.

Gates open for sellers: 9.00am

Sellers fees: Outdoor – Cars €12, Vans €15 and indoors table provided €15.

Further information: (086) 242 4395 from the North: 00 353 8624 24395
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 Indoor Car Boot Sale

Clonmany Community Centre, Clonmany, Co.Donegal

(First Saturday of every month – March/December)

Next sale: Saturday 3rd May, 2014

From: 10.00am-2.00pm
Rates: €10 per table.

Refreshments and toilet facilities available.
Information: (074) 937 6772

Confirmed 15/4/2013

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Indoor Car Boot Sale

Greencastle Community Centre, Greencastle, Co.Donegal

http://www.greencastlecentre.ie

** Nothing planned at present but check website for latest events **

Updated 15/4/2014

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Letterkenny Community Centre Car Boot Sale,

Pearse Road, Letterkenny

(in the carpark)

10th Nov

Gates open at 7.30 am until 4.30pm.

Further information: (074) 912 2761

Updated 22/7/2013

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Balbriggan Car Boot Sale

Balbriggan, Co.Dublin

December 8th

From: 8.00am – 2.00pm

Apparently traders start to gather as early as 6:00am!!

Sellers: Cars €20 and Vans €20

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Directions: If you are coming from Dublin on the M1, there are two exits for Balbriggan. 1st exit is signposted as Balbriggan/Walshestown. 2nd Exit is signposted Balbriggan/Naul. Take the 2nd exit. When you reach the top of the slip road, turn right and head over the motorway bridge, go through the next small roundabout on the other side of the bridge. Take the next right and it’s only a few yards further on from the roundabout. The entrance to the market is about 200 yards down on the right hand side.

Buyers: €2 fee to park the car, but it is a large market with, I would say, easily over 100 stalls. It’s just held in a very large field, so people should bring their wellies if it has been raining. Well worth a visit!

Many thanks to James for the up-to-date information and photographs.

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Car Boot Sale,

St.George’s Church of Ireland, Church Street, Balbriggan

Updated 22/10/2013

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Car Boot Sale,

Trinity Comprehensive Secondary School, Ballymun, Dublin.9.

(on the Ballymun Road near the County Council offices and Shopping Centre)

December 8th

From: 11.00am – 3.00pm

Sellers set-up from 10.30am

Sellers fees: €20

Please note that the car boot sale section only caters for people wishing to sell items from their homes and only small vans (Berlingo/Caddy People Carriers/SUVs) are allowed. Hiace/Transit/Sprinter type vehicles are not allowed.

To book your space, fill in online form here www.irishcarboot.ie

or telephone (087) 657 0000 

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Car Boot Sale

Blackrock College Rugby Football Club,

Stradbrook Road, Blackrock, Co.Dublin

FINISHED FOR THIS YEAR

Updated 14/12/2013

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Clontarf & Scots Car Boot Sale,

Clontarf & Scots Presbyterian Church Grounds

(corner of Clontarf and Howth Road, Dublin.3.)

FINISHED FOR THIS YEAR

Updated 16/9/2013

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Dundrum Car Boot Sale

Grounds of Methodist Church, Ballinteer Road

(off M50 near Wesley College)

Jan 12th SUN

From: 9.00am – 2.00pm

Sellers set-up time: Gates open at 8:00am

Sellers Fees: Cars €20. Car with trailer €25. No Vans permitted!

Free parking – for buyers – in Wesley College grounds.

Public admission FREE

Refreshments and toilets available on site.

Further dates:

June 14th; July 12th and August 16th.

Further information: David on (01) 493 1673

Confirmed 28/2/2014

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Dun Laoghaire Car Boot Sale

St.Joseph’s NS, Tivoli Road, Dun Laoghaire

FINISHED FOR THIS YEAR

Due to restart in April 2014.

Confirmed 8/10/2013

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Merchants Yard Market & Car Boot Sale

Merchants Yard, East Wall Road, Dublin.3.

(Outdoor/Indoor venue – site can accommodate  80 to 100 Cars/Vans)

Saturdays from 10:00am – 5:00pm

Sundays from  10.00am – 5.00pm

Sellers: €10 for cars and small vans.

Toilets and refreshments available.

Further information:

Contact Andrew or Robin Webb (01) 819 9999

Email: merchantsindoormarket@gmail.com

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Glasnevin Car Boot Sale

St. Mary’s Secondary School car park

Run by Botanic Hockey Club

www.botanichockeyclub.com

Jan 12th SUN

^^ CHANGE OF DATE ^^

From: 8.30am – 2.00pm.

Cars are €15 and Vans are €20

No need to book a slot, just join the car queue from 8.00am

Coffee Shop

Toilets

Further dates:

Sun.25th May and Sun.8th June.

Further information: botanichockey@hotmail.com

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De La Salle Palmerston Kilternan Car Boot Sale,

Kilternan, Co. Dublin

(on Dundrum/Enniskerry road)

FINISHED FOR THIS YEAR

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Lamb Doyles  Car Boot Sale,

Blackglen Road, Sandyford, Co. Dublin

Updated 22/10/2013

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Jimbob’s Fundraising  Car Boot Sale

(in aid of Niall Mellon Township Trust charity work in Kenya 2013)

At: Leopardstown Racecourse

FINISHED FOR THIS YEAR

Updated 17/9/2013
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St Joseph’s Market & Car Boot Sale,

St Joseph’s College grounds, Lucan, Co Dublin

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DATE

From: 9:30am – 2:00 pm

Sellers: Gates open at 8:30am

€15 per Car
No vans allowed! 

The St Joseph’s Market & Car Boot Sale is a Fundraising initiative run by The Parent’s Association of St Joseph’s College Lucan. Proceeds will go to equipping of the New College Extension. It will initially operates during spring, summer and you can sell or buy:

Fresh Home Made Produce, Cakes, Jams, Breads
Crafts, jewellery, paintings, books, toys
Home furnishings and bric-a-brac
Potted plants, crafts, DIY supplies

Further dates for your 2014 Diary:

Sunday 15th June.

Contact us: avrilfred@eircom.net

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Car Boot Sale,

Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club,

12th Lock, Lucan, Co.Dublin

Next sale:

From: 10.00am – 3.00pm

Sellers: €15.00 per car (no vans or trailers allowed)

Sellers can set up from 9.30am

FREE public admission

There will be tea/coffee available along with a selection of treats

Make money from your Spring Cleaning so fill the boot with all your unwanted goods and make a few bob as a reward! As many cars as possible wanted.

For further information call Bill Ryan: (086) 850 0376

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Car Boot Sale

The Lucan Centre, Primrose Lane, Lucan, Co.Dublin

FINISHED FOR THIS YEAR

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Car Boot Sale

Divine Mercy Church (Car Park)

Balgaddy Road, Lucan, Co.Dublin

FINISHED FOR THIS YEAR

Updated 17/9/2013

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All Saints Church (Raheny) Car Boot Sale

All Saints Church, Howth Road, Raheny Village

Jan 12th SUN

Full details on website: http://www.rahenycarboot.com/

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Swords Car Boot Sale

The Old Borough National School, Swords

(Just off the Main Street on Church Road – right next to Saint Columba’s Church)

DATE

(and every Saturday in May, June, July, August & September)

From: 10.00am – 2.00pm

Sellers: Cars €10. 7-seaters and estates €15. Vans €20.

(Sellers can set-up from 9.30am)

There’s FREE customer parking in the church grounds.

FREE entry for buyers.

All sellers’ fees support the church renovations.

Further information: merbet@eircom.net

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Killinarden Car Boot Sale,

Killinarden Senior School, Tallaght

**Every Sunday**

From: 7.00am – 1.00pm

€15 per car

FREE admission for buyers.

Well signposted

Further information: (086) 346 1391

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Queen of Angels Primary School Car Boot Sale,

Blackthorn Drive, Sandyford, Dublin.16.

DATE

From: 9.00am – 2.00pm

Gates open at 8.15am for sellers

Fees: Cars €10 and Vans/Cars with trailers €15

Small shop on site for Teas/coffees & refreshments.

Toilets available.

Qof Angels School Sandyford Map

Further dates:

15th June, 13th July and 10th August.

Further information: Edel (087) 680 7606 or Anne (086) 844 6234 or Tracy (085) 111 6449

Updated 15/4/2014

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Car Boot Sale

Long Mile Road, Dublin.12.

(rear of O’Sullivans – beside Aldi)

December 8th

From: 9.00am – 5.00pm

Sellers can set-up from 8.00am

Sellers: Cars €10.00

Refreshments and toilets available

Public admission: FREE

Further information:  Tom (086) 248 5301

or sweettemptations78@hotmail.com

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Tallaght Stadium Car Boot Sale

Located on the N81, opp.The Square Shopping Centre

( a few minutes walk from the Red Luas line terminus)

Tallaght CB

10th Nov

From:  8.00am – 12 Noon

Sellers: €20

Further details here: http://www.irishcarboot.ie/

Further information: (087) 657 0000

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Athenry Car Boot Sale

Athenry Mart (Car Park), Athenry, Co.Galway

Next sale:

From: 10.00am – 3.00pm

Sellers set-up from 9.30am

€10 per car; €20 per van

Toilets and refreshments available

Further information: Anne (086) 150 2155

or email: athenrytourism@gmail.com

*Event is weather dependent so phone morning of sale if in doubt.

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Kilchreest Car Boot Sale,

Kilchreest Village

Near Loughrea on the (N66) Gort/Loughrea Road

** MAY NO LONGER OPERATE**

*Anybody have news about this venue as they are impossible to contact?  - 21/5/2013

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Car Boot Sale & Vintage Market,

The Community Centre (on N17), Milltown, Co.Galway

(Large venue with Indoor & Outdoor spaces)

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DATE

(and 2nd Saturday of the month thereafter)

From: 9:30am – 3.00pm

Sellers set-up from 9.00am

Sellers fees: Indoor table space €12. Vans (outdoors) from €15

Tables NOT supplied!

Got something to sell e.g. Antique, Modern, Craft etc. Why not take a space?

Advertised on Midwest Radio, local newspapers and “The Dealer”.

NO NEED TO PRE-BOOK!

Further information: (089) 458 3394

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Moylough Indoor Market/Car Boot Sale 

Moylough Concrete Buildings

(across from Centra)

DATE

From: 9.00am to 4.00pm

Open to Sellers from 7.00am

Sellers:

Cars €15.00

Traders €25.00

** Folding tables available to hire at gate – €5 for the day.

Catering Van & Toilets provided

*Public admission FREE and parking is also free!

Further information: Martin (087) 257 6371

https://www.facebook.com/MoyloughIndoorMarketCarBootSale

Monies raised from every Moylough Indoor Market + Carboot Sale will go towards The Moylough Fundraiser, the ongoing fundraising campaign for local projects.

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Car Boot Sale

Ballybunion Community Centre,

Lartigue Road, Ballybunion, Co.Kerry

Jan 12th SUN

From: 10:00 am to 2:00pm

Only €10 per pitch

Sellers set-up from 9:00am

Indoor and outdoor pitches available

Shop and WC facilities on site.

Further information:

ballybunioncommunity@gmail.com  or telephone  (087) 270 0541

All proceeds go to Ballybunion Community Centre and Tir na nOg Childcare.

Further dates: April 27th; May 25th

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Cahirciveen Car Boot Sale
Top unit after Wilson’s sock factory, Cahersiveen, Co.Kerry

Next sale:

From: 11am-3pm

Further information contact: Penney (087) 222 9853

* Note change of location!

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Killarney Car Boot Sale

Old Milk Market Lane, off High Street, Killarney

DATE

Updated 20/3/2014

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Killorglin Hospice Car Boot Sale,

Fairfield Carpark, Killorglin

Jan 12th SUN

From: 10.00am

Sellers set-up from 9.00am

https://www.facebook.com/killorglin.hospice?fref=nf

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Tralee Car Boot Sale

Kingdom Mart, Tralee, Co.Kerry

December 8th

From: 9:00am – 1:00pm

Sellers set-up from 7:00am

Sellers fees: €5-20 depending on vehicle.

Indoor & Outdoor.

Public Admission: €2.

* Updated 11/2/2014

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Athy Market & Car Boot Sale,

Hunting Ground Bar & Restaurant (carpark), Dublin Road, Athy

Every Saturday from 7.00am until 2.00pm

ATHY NOON

DATE

Sellers: Cars €13 . Car + trailer/vans €15

Further information: (059) 863 2699

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Caragh Car Boot Sale

Caragh Community Centre Car Park, Caragh, Co.Kildare

(Approx. 3 miles NW of Naas)

DATE

From: 9.00am – 2.00pm

(Gates open at 7:00am for sellers)

Sellers: €15 for cars. €20 small vans. €25 large vans and commercials.

NO PRE-BOOKING required, just turn up and pay at the gate.

* Confirmed 19/4/2014

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Car Boot Sale,

Teach Diarmada (Castledermot Community Centre),

Main Street, Castledermot, Co. Kildare

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Jan 12th SUN

From: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Sellers fees: €15 per vehicle.

Sellers can arrive from 8:00am and gates open to public at 10:00am

Free admission for public.

Tea, coffee, refreshments are available inside the community centre and also toilets.

Bookings and information (059) 914 4888

Email teachdiarmada@eircom.net

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Kildare Town AFC Car Boot Sale, 

The AFC Grounds, Kildare Town, Rathbride Road

On:

From: 10.00am to 2.00pm

Gates open to traders at 9.00am,

Sellers: €10 car. €15 van. €15 trailer

Email kildaretownafc@yahoo.ie for more information.

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Family Sunday Market & Car Boot Sale

Naas Racecourse, Naas, Co. Kildare

December 8th

From:  10.00am – 5.00pm

Ideal location, within 500 yds of Junction 9 of the M7 motorway. Great day out for all the family – including the dog!

  • Free bouncy castle, free playground, toilets & Sky sports – all indoors.
  • Parking for over 1,000 cars.
  • Full Irish breakfast €6/Lunch €8.
  • Snacks available all day.

Stalls and Car Boots: €20

Contact: Dave (087) 120 3708

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Newbridge Town Football Club Car Boot Sale,

Newbridge Town FC, Station Road, Newbridge

December 8th

From: 8.00am – 2.00pm

Sellers can set-up from 7.30am

Sellers: Cars €10 Vans €15

Further information: Mick Feehan (086) 890 6282

*Updated 22/7/2013

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Straffan Car Boot Sale

In the grounds of the Church of Ireland, Straffan Village, Co.Kildare

(Run by Straffan Community Hall Committee and Straffan Church of Ireland)

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DATE

From: 8.30am – 2.00pm

Sellers: Gates open at 7.30am

Cars and small vans €15. NO Transit/Hiace vans allowed!

Public admission: FREE

Refreshments available.

The funds raised are to restore the Community Hall and the roof of the Church.

Booking line: (089) 461 4852  and whilst booking is not essential we would recommend it.

email: straffanmarket@cs-nl.org

Further dates:

May 10th & 24th, June 14th & 28th….

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Cillín Hill Market & Car Boot Sale,

Cillín Hill Centre, Dublin Road, Kilkenny

(Indoor and Outdoor)

10th Nov

From: 8.00am – 3.00pm

Traders: From €15 (includes PL insurance) – tables are supplied.

FREE Parking

Public admission: FREE

Restaurant, Animal Farmacy & Family Butcher on Site
Toilet Facilities

Further information:  Joe (087) 258 4289

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Kilkenny Car Boot & Sunday Market
Castleinch, (N76) Callan Road, Kilkenny

December 8th

From: 8.00am – 4.00pm

Further information: Michael Power (086) 257 5153 or Betty (056) 7763406
Plenty of Parking Spaces.
Many outdoor & indoor trader stalls / tables available. €20/25 charge for table space
Large Indoor facility which includes Cafe and toilets with disabled person access.
So if the weather is wet there’s still plenty to see inside where it is dry!

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Mountrath Market/Car Boot Sale

Mountrath Enterprise Park, Portlaoise Road, Co Laois

** Note change of venue**

10th Nov

From: 9.00am – 4.00pm

Everything from a needle to an anchor and much, much more.
We have craft stalls, clothes stalls, food stalls, antiques stalls, car boot stalls, bric-a-brac stalls.
Always plenty of variety to browse through, both indoors and outdoors.

Over a hundred stalls each week, both indoors and outdoors.

Plenty of parking, and excellent canteen facilities on-site.

Sellers: Cars €15. Public admission free.

For more information contact: John (086) 406 8036

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Carrick-on-Shannon Car Boot Sale,

Carrick-on-Shannon, Co.Leitrim

December 8th

From: 6.30am – 4.00pm

Located at the Supreme Oil Filling Station at Kanes (formerly Maxol) on the Sligo side of Carrick-on-Shannon along the Main N4 road between Dublin and Sligo.

Sellers: Cars €10. Car + trailer €15. Medium van €20. Large van/small truck €25.

Traders are advised to come early to get a good space on site.

http://www.carrickcarbootsale.com/

Further information: Telephone Martin (087) 627 7969

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Athea GAA Car Boot Sale,

High Field, Athea, Co.Limerick

Next sale:

From: 10.00am

Sellers: €10 per car.

Public admission: €2

FREE Treasure Hunt for the kids.

Toilets including wheelchair accessible.

Teas & coffees & snacks available also for sale.

Further information: atheagaatreasurer@hotmail.com

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Car Boot/ Sale Indoor Market

Croom Community Centre, Croom, Co.Limerick

CROOM COMM CENTRE

DATE

From: 10.00am – 4.00pm

Clear Out your attic – Sell anything: old/ new/ crafts/ home-bakes/ DVDs/ CDs

Donate sell able goods to the Community Hall Table

Pick up bargains

Food: Tea/Coffee/ Cakes

Cost: €15 per table, €10 per spot outside

Please Come and Support

Contact: Elaine on (061) 602 000

Space Limited – Advisable to Book beforehand

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Barrington’s (Indoor) Car Park Boot Sale, Limerick City

Multi Storey Car Park opposite the Absolute Hotel - near Jim Kemmy’s Bridge

December 8th

From: 9.00am – 2.00pm

There are approx. 50 pitches, all indoor, all cost €10.  No booking sellers just turn up from 8am

There is a height restriction of 1.9m and NO trailers are allowed.

There is proper security on site.

Tea/coffee/soup/hamburgers available.

There are toilets on site.

You will need to supply your own tables etc. sockets to show electrical stuff works. You do not need a trading licence.

It’s a safe, secure and dry place with a great friendly atmosphere and plenty of help and advice for those who are new to the Boot sale idea. All welcome including charities which are 1/2 price.

The sale organiser provides tea/coffee and sellers get one free.  She also runs a raffle every week for the sellers with the winner getting their pitch free.

Website: http://www.barringtonsindoorcarbootsale.webs.com/

Email: sianmcnevin@eircom.net

Tel: (087) 619 8987

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Clondrinagh Indoor Market & Car Boot Sale

Clondrinagh Business Park, Ennis Road, Limerick

December 8th

From: 10.00am to 4.00pm

(note revised times)

Free entry to the public.

Free parking.

Live music, face painters, etc. great family day out.

Artisan Foods, Crafts, Antiques and everything in between.

Market café – relax on the comfy couches while exploring local artists work for sale on the walls.

Stalls must be booked in advance.

Further information contact Valerie (086) 219 5145

or email clondrinaghmarket@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/ClondrinaghIndoorMarketAndCarBootSale

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Newcastle West Car Boot Sale & Indoor Market,

The Community Centre, Newcastle West, Co.Limerick

Next sale: Sunday 18th May, 2014

From:  8.00am to 2.00pm

45 Indoor pitches and 30 Outdoor

Gates open for sellers: 7.30am

Car €7, ALL sizes of Van  €10

Tea, coffee and toilet facilities on site.

Buyers: €2 and children FREE but must be accompanied!

Proceeds in aid of Community Radio Station West Limerick 102.

Further information contact Marian (087) 686 6450

Further dates:

June 15th, July 13th…….

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Mastertech Business Park, Athlone Road, Longford

Indoor and Outdoor Car Boot Sale

Every Saturday from 7.30am

Tea/coffee etc. available

Sellers: Cars €10

*Further info requested from organiser but not forthcoming.

Confirmed as operating 10/9/2011 – Thanks Ciaran!

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Drogheda Presbyterian CB Sale

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Drogheda Town Market

Bolton Square, Drogheda

(close to County Council offices)

Every Saturday

From: 9.00 – 1.00pm

Contrary to listings elsewhere this is a market with some casual traders selling books, bric-a-brac etc rather than a car boot sale venue.

Further info:  pat.omahoney@droghedaboro.ie

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St.Mary’s College Annual Car Boot Sale,

The Grounds of St.Mary’s College, St.Mary’s Road, Dundalk, Co.Louth

From: 1.00pm – 5.00pm

Sellers fees: Cars €15 and Vans €20

Sellers can set-up from 12 Noon

Public admission: Adults €2 or €5 for a family

Refreshments and toilets available

Further information: Noeleen (087) 211 4181

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Car Boot Sale

Scoil Phádraig, Market Square, Ballina, Co.Mayo

(just across the road from Tesco Supermarket)

Next sale:

(and every 2nd Sunday of the month until further notice)

From: 9.00am – 3.00pm

> INDOOR & OUTDOOR <

Sellers:  During the winter months all spots are only €10 !

Indoor pitches need to be booked in advance!

Further information: (086) 390 7902

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Castlebar Car Boot Sale

At: Hoban’s Car Park, just off Main Street, Castlebar

CASTLEBAR CB

Jan 12th SUN

Site opens at 8.00am and sales finishes at 3.00pm

Rates and futher information here: http://www.castlebarcarbootsale.com/

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Indoor Car Boot Sale

CBD Sports Complex, Swinford Road, Charlestown, Co. Mayo

Next sale:

From: 11:00am – 2:00pm

Please contact the Complex on (094) 92 55420 to book a table.

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Indoor & Outdoor Car Boot Sale & Vintage Market

Killala Community Centre, Co.Mayo 

Indoor Boot Sale

DATE

( and the 1st Sunday of the month  thereafter)

From: 10.00am – 3.00pm

Public admission FREE!

Sellers rates: Indoor table space €12 and Outdoors (vans) from €15

(sellers access from 9.00am)

Tearooms/toilets etc. available

No need to book in advance.

Further information: (089) 458 3394

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Fairyhouse Sunday Market & Car Boot Sale,

At: Fairyhouse Race Course, Ratoath, Co.Meath

December 8th

* Except Race Days*

There are approximately 30 Car Boot stands + over 250 Stalls in the market. There are plenty of facilities including toilets, refreshments, places to sit down, parking, invalid parking and toilets.

Car Boot spaces must be pre-booked on the Thursday before you wish to sell by telephoning  (087) 090 8592 between 10am -3pm.

Further information:   (087) 090 8592
fairyhousemarket@hotmail.com

* This link provides all the information you need to find your way to Fairyhouse Race Course by car or public transport: http://www.goracing.ie/Content/Fairyhouse/fairyhouseInfo.aspx?id=5738

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Kells Car Boot Sale

Kells People’s Resource Centre, Old Carrick School, Lord Edward Street, Kells

(Located on the N3 diagonally opposite the SuperValu in the Old Carrick School)

DATE

*Updated 20/3/2014

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Laytown Car Boot Sale,

Parochial Hall, Church Road, Laytown, Co.Meath

(Every Sunday until November)

Jan 12th SUN

 

From: 8.30am – 4.00pm

Sellers: Cars €10 regulars €15 casuals

Refreshments available.

Toilets.

Further information: Contact Ronnie (041) 982 7992

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Íontas Car Boot Sale

Íontas,  Castleblaney, Co.Monaghan

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Jan 12th SUN

From: 9:00am – 2:00pm

Sellers – BOOKING ESSENTIAL

Sellers fees: Cars €10 and Vans €15

Gates open for sellers at 7.45am.

All Proceeds in aid of Íontas Centre.

Please text or ring to book a place on (087) 666 7223 or (042) 975 3407.

emma@iontascastleblayney.ie
www.iontascastleblayney.ie

Toilets on site. Gallery Café open for light Refreshments on the day also.

Iontas is situated in Castleblaney town and full directions as to how to find the venue are on the website.

Updated 18/3/2014

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Clara Sunday Market & Car Boot Sale

http://www.clara-market.com/

(On the main road between Clara and Moate)

December 8th

From: 8.00am – 4.00pm

Traders can arrive from 7.00am onwards. No pre-booking is required simply turn up on the day.

Indoor and outdoor spaces available.

Car Boot Spaces from €15

Traders selling both new and previously owned items… Tools, Clothes, Flowers and Plants, Toys, DVD’s & CD’s, Household Items & Gifts, Car & Machinery Accessories, Dog Food, Fishing Tackle, Riding Tack, Motorbike Gear, Work Ware, Shoes & Boots, Floor Covering, Fireplaces, Cakes & Home Cooking and more!

Established in 1993 it is one of the bigger markets in Ireland attracting customers and stall holders from all over the country.

Stallholders and traders contact:  Tel: (057) 933 1769

* Interesting report on the market here: http://somethinginthecity.blogspot.com/2011/02/clara-market.html

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Car Boot Sale & Vintage Market,

The Shambles, Ballaghadereen, Co.Roscommon

(Near Connacht Gold)

DATE

(and the 3rd Saturday of the month thereafter)

From: 10.00am – 3.00pm

Sellers set-up from 9.00am

Sellers rates: Cars €10 and Vans from €15.

NO NEED TO PRE-BOOK!

Further information: (089) 458 3394

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Collooney Car Boot Sale,

Teeling Centre, Collooney, Co.Sligo

(Inside and outside pitches)

December 8th

From: 10.00am – 2.00pm

Home Baking, Hand Knitwear, Ladies Fashions, Toys, Bric a Brac, Jewellery and much more.

Sellers fees: €10 per table (proceeds in aid of community projects)

Pitches are both outside and inside. If you would like to have a stall please come along as no booking is necessary.  There are a limited number of tables/chairs available for use; Toilets and facilities available to make your own tea/coffee.

Public admission: FREE.

For further information:  John (071) 916 7113 or check out Facebook https://www.facebook.com/tcc.carbootsale

Directions: Teeling Centre Collooney Car Boot Sale is just off the N4 Collooney roundabout.

Teeling Sport & Leisure Centre Collooney

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Borrisoleigh Car Boot Sale & Market

Borrisoleigh, nr.Thurles, Co.Tipperary

December 8th

Indoor & Outdoor

From: 10.00am – 3.00pm

Sellers: Cars/Stalls €10. Tables available.

Public Admission: FREE.

Further information: Philip (0504) 51 411  or (085) 761 7596

Updated 10/12/2012

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The Big 1 Market & Car Boot Sale,

The Square, Cahir, Co.Tipperary

(in the old Fleury Antiques premises)

CAHIR

Indoor and Outdoor Stalls.

Sat & Sun

From: 10.00am – 4.00pm

**Traders 1/2 price for second day of trading**

Open to sellers from 8.30am

Sellers fees:

Inside Tables €12 or 2 for €20,

Shop Unit – varies in price

Cars €10 and Vans €15

Larger stalls by agreement

Public admission: €2

Toilets on Site

Further information:  Adrian (086) 823 5246

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Carboot Sale and Indoor Market

The Golden Vale, Dundrum, Co.Tipperary

Sat & Sun

Open to traders from 8.00am

Traders: €10 per table

Open to public: 10.00am to 4.00pm

Toilet facilities and cafe on premises

More information: contact Mick (089) 429 2895

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Fethard Folk Museum Car Boot Sale

The Old Goods Yard, Fethard Railway Station, Fethard, Co.Tipperary

Tel: (086) 875 7490 or (052) 31516

Web:  http://www.fethardcarbootsale.com/

A long established venue.

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Every Sunday throughout the year and Bank Holiday Mondays.

Open: 11.00am

(Sellers set-up from 10.00am)

Admission: €1.50 which includes entrance to Folk Museum.

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Kilmacthomas Market & Car Boot Sale,

The Rainbow Hall, Kilmacthomas, Co.Waterford

(behind Centra)

Next sale:

From: 10.00am – 2.00pm

Sellers: Indoor Stalls just €10 (table provided).

Free carpark. Free entry.

Tea and coffee / snacks available.

Toilets.

Market is usually a mix of new and used clothes, toys, books and household stuff.

Further information: Mary (087) 781 7994

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Tramore’s Big Booty

Tramore GAA Hall, Riverstown, Tramore

(left at “boat” roundabout, building directly on left)

Jan 12th SUN

From: 11.00 am to 3.00pm

Public admission is FREE

Sellers: €10

(Sellers set-up from 9.30am)

Prices for Stalls – limited amount of tables available to use €12, or book a space and bring your own table €10.

Sellers MUST pre-book and pay for the table – no turning up on the day!

Refreshments and tuck shop available.

Toilets available.

Bookings/further info:

Please contact Suzie (087) 247 2005 or (051) 393 938

Join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/439630146117423/

Email: tramoresbigbooty@hotmail.com

Directions: Tramore GAA Hall

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NEW Indoor Sunday Market

Crystal Leisure Centre, Cork Road, Waterford

(the busiest road in the county)

Next sale: Sunday 20th April, 2014

*** Date unconfirmed due to it being Easter Sunday ****

Check Facebook page below for latest information:

https://www.facebook.com/CrystalLeisureCentre?ref=stream&hc_location=stream

(and every Sunday until further notice)

From: 9.00am – 2.00pm

Tables: €20

Outside stalls – €25 per vehicle.

So for all you budding artists, giftware enthusiasts, food suppliers or if you’re just having an attic clear-out, contact us to book a stall. 100 carpark spaces out front and our cafe will be open for refreshments, and whatever the weather it doesn’t matter.

Bookings: (051) 377 905

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Car Boot Sale,

Mullingar Business Park (Motor Auctions Site)

Mullingar, Co. Westmeath

Jan 12th SUN

Gates Open: 9:00am

Money to be Made & Bargains to be Had!

Sellers: €15 (per stand).

Ladies and Gents Toilets on site.

Tea/Coffee Hot food available.

Enquiries: (087) 120 8591

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Car Boot Sale,

Westmeath Motors/Buy Lo Car Park,

Dublin Road, Mullingar, Co.Westmeath

Next sale:

From: 9.00am – 2.00pm

Booking essential as limited space! €10 car entry.

Public admission FREE.

Further information: (085) 193 4506 or (087) 975 3240

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Car Boot Sale

Christ Church, Gorey, Co.Wexford

(behind The Old School,Charlotte Row)

Next sale:

From: 10.00am – 2.00pm

Sellers: Cars €10 and Vans €15

In Aid Of Parish Funds

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Inch Saturday Market & Car Boot Sale

Inch, Co.Wexford

10th Nov

From: 7.00am – 2.30pm

At St.Mogue’s Community Centre. At the crossroads by Inch Parish Church and Londis. Just off old N11 road before Inch village.  Signposted.

Contact: Mick Murray (089) 414 6157

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Car Boot Sale

Tesco Car Park, New Ross, Co.Wexford

Next sale:

From: 9.00am – 3.00pm

Sellers: Cars €10 and Vans €15

Further information: (089) 455 8252

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St. Leonards Car Boot Sale

Location: About 3 miles south west of Wellington Bridge on the R733 – about ten minutes from Passage East car ferry.

Next sale: Easter Monday 21st April, 2014

From: 8.00am – 1.00pm

Gates open for traders 7.00 am

(Queue will form much earlier)

Cars €10 and vans €20 – additional charge for trailers.

Admission charge – all proceeds to the Parish of Tintern (St. Leonards)

Adults €2 and children FREE.

FURTHER SALES:

Every Bank Holiday Monday – and occasional Saturdays.

Further information: (087) 9967 610

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Unyoke Market & Car Boot Sale,

Unyoke, Co.Wexford

Location: Near “The Trading Post” shop/filling station on the (R741) – the  road between Gorey and Wexford via Ballycanew.

Every Sunday from 7.30am – 2.00pm

The Unyoke Market & Car Boot Sale resumed after Christmas on the 16th January, 2011. It’s worth a visit providing it’s dry! It gets very messy and dirty if there’s any rain and as most of the stuff is on the ground as opposed to tables, this is a big disadvantage. Like any market the earlier the better. One of the traders told me that she’s there at 6.30am and dealers would be going through her stuff with a torch. I can be there at any time after 9.00am and it seems to be at its busiest from 9.00 to 11.30. If you arrive after 11.30 some traders are already packing up. Very few collectible stands at this time of year as dealers don’t really start to come down from Dublin until the Spring. However, if you’re prepared to get your hands dirty (literally) you can find anything on the ground around the vans.

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The Ashford Community Group Car Boot Sale,

Ashford House Pub Car Park, Ashford, Co.Wicklow

Next sale:

From: 10.00am

Sellers: Cars €10 and Vans €15 – gates open at 8.00am

Further dates:

Directions: Ashford is well signposted off the N11 in County Wicklow, about 20 minutes from the Bray turnoff. The pub is in the exact centre of the village.

Further information:  (087)  665 5238

or email ashfordcommunitygroup@gmail.com

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Bigstone/Baltinglass Indoor Market & Carboot sale

Bigstone Community Hall, Rathvilly, Co.Kildare

(on the main Castledermot/Baltinglass road)

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DATE

(and then the 3rd Sunday of every month)

From: 8.00am – 2.00pm

Sellers: €12 for cars €15 for vans and €5 extra for a trailer

Public admission FREE.

Free tea and coffee for stall holders on the day.

Limited spaces inside.

To book a table inside or for more information:  Alan (085) 718 9364

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Car Boot Sale

St. Kevin’s Hall/Community Centre,

(beside ALDI)

Blessington, Co.Wicklow

Next sale: Sunday 11th May, 2014

(and every 2nd Sunday of every month)

Open: 7.00am to 2.00pm

Sellers: Cars €12 + €5 (if with a Trailer) and Vans €17 – payable at gate.

Large car park and heated indoor hall.

Further information:  Des (01) 458 2818

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Ballywaltrim Community Centre Car Boot Sale

Boghall Road, Bray, Co.Wicklow

December 8th

From: 9.00am to 3.00pm

Sellers: €12 per car in the hall if it’s raining and €10 for outside in carpark.

FREE admission to public.

Toilets on site.

Also Tea and Coffee for stall holders @ 50c.

Further information: Al Morris (01) 204 0856

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Christ Church Car Boot Sale

Christ Church Grounds, Church Road, Bray, Co.Wicklow

** NO SALES PLANNED FOR THIS YEAR *

Updated 23/4/2014

 

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Car Boot Sale

Old Calary Filling Station

(at the foot of Sugar Loaf Mountain)

on the R755 Kilmacanogue/Roundwood Road

Calary CB sale

Jan 12th SUN

( every Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday until further notice)

* Next Saturday (26th April) Vintage Car Run, Barbecue and Music at Calary Filling Station!

From: 9.00am – 3.00pm

Sellers: Cars €10. Vans/Jeeps + trailer €20

Sellers set-up from 8.00am

Refreshments and toilets available

Further information: (086) 259 5857 or (086) 839 0700

Updated 22/4/2014

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Enniskerry Car Boot Sale,

St.Patrick’s Church Field, Enniskerry, Co.Wicklow

(opposite Powerscourt Gardens Gates)

DATE

(and every Saturday thereafter until September)

From: 9.00am – 2.00pm

Sellers set-up from 8.00am

Sellers: €10 per car. NO vans!

Contact: Dorothy (087) 235 7181

Run by the Parent Teacher Team of Powerscourt National School.

All money raised will go to the school.

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St.David’s Car Boot Sale

St.David’s School, Kimberly Road, Greystones

ST DAVIDS CB SALE GREYSTONESJan 12th SUN

From: 9.00am – 3.00pm

Gates open for traders at 7.30 am.

Sellers fees: Cars €13 and Vans/ Car +Trailers €25 – payable at gate on entry.

First 90 cars only can be accommodated

No toilet facilities available on site but there are public toilets 4/5 minutes walk away – should be kept in mind if you’re a selling on your own!

Further dates:

May 11th & 25th, June 8th & 22nd, July 6th & 20th….

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St.Patrick’s Church Car Boot Sale

St.Patrick’s Church Grounds, Church Road, Greystones

Greystones CB Sale

Sellers set-up: 8.30am

Open to public from: 9.00am – 1.30pm

Admission to public: FREE

Toilets

Refreshments

Indoor facility available if weather bad.

Further information contact the Parish Office: (01) 201 0648

Email: stpatricksparish@eircom.net

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Glendalough Car Boot Sale

Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh, Glendalough, Co. Wicklow

CB SALE PIC

DATE

(First Sunday of each month thereafter)

From: 11.00am – 4.00pm

Indoors & Outdoors

Tables available indoors.

Sellers: Cars €12. Small vans €15. Large vans €20

DATE

Sellers can set-up from 8.00am

FREE admission for buyers

Refreshments available (incl.home baking).

Toilets. Free car parking.

Further information: (0404) 45600

or email brockaghresourcecentre@eircom.net

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Car Boot Sale,

The Town House Pub Car Park, Newtownmountkennedy, Co.Wicklow

Next sale:

From: 10.00am – 2.00pm

Sellers: Cars €10. Vans €15.

Sellers set-up from 9.00am

Public admission: FREE

Toilets available.

Directions: The Town House is a pub.  Heading south through the village, i.e. from Dublin direction, it’s on the left just as you leave the village.

Further information: Paul on (087) 145 8164

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Car Boot Sale,

Diamond Bowl & Kid Zone Car Park,

Dublin Road, Wicklow Town

Wicklow CB Sale

DATE

(and then every second Saturday until further notice)

From: 10.00am – 2.00pm

Sellers set-up from 8.00am

Sellers fees: €10 per car.

We can accommodate up to 40 cars.

Public admission: FREE

Toilets & Refreshments available.

Further information:  (0404) 65222

or info@wicklowbowl.ie

Further dates:

Updated 9/1/2014

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Car Boot Sale,

Holy Rosary School, 

Convent Road, Wicklow Town, Co.Wicklow

CB SALE PIC

Jan 12th SUN

From: 10.00am – 2.00pm

(gates open for sellers from 9.00am)

Sellers fees: Cars €10 and Vans €15

Public admission: FREE

Toilets and Refreshments available.

Venue is safe and secured, mainly enclosed.  Enclosed and sheltered area available to show larger items (must be pre-arranged).

Directions:  From Dublin, head straight through Wicklow Main street, passing Grand Hotel as you enter the town, pass statute in railings on left, carry on till you come to the old Courthouse (statue of Billy Byrne on your right) turn right up the hill past the Gaol and you see the Convent building straight ahead.

Further dates: May 18th, June 15th, July 13th, August 10th and September 14th.

Further information: Maeve (087) 415 4926

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Ron Corry

1.) Most car boots start early for sellers [6:30am - 7:30am]. However, for some (Dundrum/Wesley in Dublin) you would need to be there before 6:00am.

2.) When you arrive, and start to set-up, you will be beset by a number of buyers, including other Car-Booters, who will hassle you into selling your best items at knock-down prices. Hence, you need to know what to ask for your items, AND what you are prepared to sell them for. Remember, it is a market, and haggling is all part of the fun (?) (We have seen some items we let go early appear on other Car-Booters’ stalls later, and, of course, at a higher price!)

3.) While it is not necessary to have a table to sell, it does seem to be the norm now. Try to have a helper with you, at least for your first sale. You will see many people selling on their own at Car-Boots. But it is my observation that usually they are very experienced and well able to hold their own in any negotiation/situation.

4.) Don’t put all your best stuff out at once. Have a “Draw” item that gets people to come to have a serious look at it. They may not buy it, but they will take a closer look at the rest of your stall. When it’s sold, put out another “Goodie”. You will sell more if people congregate around your stall, but don’t get into a long conversation with one customer.

5.) Make sure to chat to the sellers beside you when you arrive.  While they will be busy with their own stuff, they will usually keep an eye on how you are doing and help out if required.

6.) Bring enough of a cash float with you, in small notes and €2s/€1s and 50cents. We don’t price anything below 50cents. It saves a whole amount of bother giving change. Remember, you will most likely have to pay for your stall (€10/€20) before you make your first sale.

7.) Be careful of someone offering a large note €50/€20 for a small purchase. Check notes with your finger-nail; there is a small rough area on every (genuine) note, which you should feel before you hand over change. Use a cash-bag on a belt around you (not sure of the correct term). Hide large notes you take in away safely and quickly.

8.) Dress warmly; bring a flask and some Sambos. It’s very easy to spend a lot of your hard-earned take on food at the Car-Boot. Resist buying from other stalls unless you spot a REAL bargain. Remember, you are there to de-clutter your own house; not to keep it in the same state.

9.) Bring a sheet of plastic to throw over your stall when (not if) it showers. If it starts to really rain, pack up early so that your stock does not get too wet.

10.) A lot of Car-Booters sit on the edge of the opened boot of their car. It’s a sore place to sit without a cushion, or you could bring a folding chair with you.

11.) Check with the organisers (or here) about on-site toilets. We went back to one Car-Boot and found that the toilets were locked due to refurbishments, and NO alternative provision had been made. Big ‘Black Mark’ there.

461 responses

  1. went to Unyoke Market & Car Boot Sale sunday just gone plenty of spaces and small amount of traders possibly reason why the extortionate fees €25 for a car ! not worth the bother in future

  2. According to my information, and Barringtons Carboot Sale Facebook page, there will be a sale tomorrow.

  3. Tony O'Flaherty | Reply

    Thanks for publishing such an amount of information and locations. I love car-boots and find them a great way to pass a few enjoyable hours.

  4. Tony O'Flaherty | Reply

    For info: The Fermoy Sunday car-boot venue is no longer running. Had a wasted journey there to-day.

  5. went to the athy carboot sale today and the entry for sellers with a car was 12 euro not 10 as stated, but good value all the same

    1. Hi what is the athy one like? Is there large footfall from your experience ?

  6. Clair and Lorraine | Reply

    Thanks for this site, its the best I’ve found! We are regular car boot sellers, heading to Mountrath tomorrow for the first time to check it out! Normally we go Cork/Limerick direction, Blarney is mega on Bank Holiday Mondays and highly recommended, tons of sellers, Castletown Roche and Rathcormac are great also, especially Rathcormac can be great, really huge, last Sunday end of June ’11, in Rathcormac they had let cows in the field recently.. and what do cows leave behind? You got it! Not pleasant, hope they dont do that again. First time saw that. Newcastle West is worth a trip, inside and outside pitches. Thats all my recommendations, hope that helped some of you carbooters! See you there :-)

    1. Clair and Lorraine | Reply

      Quick note: Mountrath location has recently moved to the Liquidation Centre site on the old Dublin road side of town beside petrol station. Cars 15 euro. Free to public.

      1. Hi – Thanks for the news and I have updated the listing.

      2. Is the Mountrath market any good. Does it get many people buying?

  7. Hi there, Just to let everyone know that there is a Boot sale/Family fun day at the Cork Harlequins Club on Saturday 9/7/2011

    1. Thanks for the info John. Hope you’re happy with the listing!

    2. great site ,i love going there .great idea getting staff to take coffee and food orders from the stalls.hard stand,good toilets ,tv for kids,loads of great stuff for the kids.addvertise,addvertise,addvertise,or ye will lose the traders.otherwise great show.

  8. plenty of bargains to be got at the uniyoke market, wexford, but he needs to bring the entrance fees down both for sellers and buyers, he charges 3 euro in for shoppers and 30 for a car. this is a bit steep ……so eddie , drop your fees and the uniyoke may take off again as it has got scarce of stalls.

    1. I dont see the reason why anyone should have to pay when ur only a buyer at a boot
      sale.10`euro is enough for sellers to pay as sometimes we dont even take in that much
      after travelling along way.

      1. I can’t answer for particular boot sale organisers but they are in the business of making money, and if you have a problem you should take it up with them. Most sales are still free entry for buyers.

  9. Great Website >>>>>> Thanks

  10. clair and lorraine | Reply

    http://s1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb334/LolDucky/#!cpZZ1QQtppZZ24

    Looking forward to Blarney Monday August Bank Holiday, see y’all there, here’s praying for sunshine and a good pitch..and buyers :-) Above is a photo album of items for sale on our stall.
    Went to Harlequins recently, was held on all weather pitch which was nice and clean, good facilities, very civilized, even had a tea/coffee ‘waiter’ service. Love it! Hope it takes off, bouncy castles were great for kids..fun Saturday afternoon idea for families!

  11. Finally an up-to-date car boot sale site. Thanks as spent ages trying to find current ones. Going to Kilcully on Sunday 14th to sell as much as we can for The African famine victims – hope to see lots of eager buyers there :D (some lovely stuff – people were very kind). Thanks again

  12. Hi, just to say I was at the Greystones car boot last Sunday – important to be there early as they turned some cars away! I guessed right by turning up at 06.30 to be safe.
    It would be a good idea to add to the listing that there are no toilets available on site. The school is not open so you have to walk up the seafront to the public toilets (about 4-5 minutes/cost 50c) which to be fair were very clean. But important information if you are there on your own as I was! Everyone was very friendly, fee (even for my jeep) was €13. Probably too many sellers which made it quiet enough plus hard to leave before 3pm. With nice weather it’s a good day as the location is very nice on the seafront.

    1. Thanks Louise – Point about toilets added to listing. Hope you had a worthwhile day.

      1. If doing ST Davids boot sale beware the public toilets close to the school is very often out of order so you have to walk to the coffee shop or supervalue takes about 15 mins.

  13. Rathcormac Co Cork Car Boot Sale

    Next sale: Sunday 04th September, 2011

    1. Thanks for the details of the extra date!

  14. Thanks for your hard work keeping this site updated. Bookmarked and checked regularly. Defo up to date info, Thanks again, i/m sure it takes a lot more work than it seems, we appreciate your effort.

  15. Great to see an up-to-date car boot sale website – I’ve saved you on my computer and often visit your site. Thanks for adding the Kilternan car boot sale at my request – it’s appreciated.

  16. Great website, great to see all the info in one place. Was at the Straffan one today 10th September and the sellers were lovely people, got a few nice things and was well worth the trip. It helps when the sun is shining! well done and keep up the good work.

  17. Hi All,Just to let you know that there is a New Car Boot Market at Athlone Town Stadium Every Sunday,

    1. Hah – beat you to it Liam. Listing already online. Hope all goes well. David

  18. Christine Gleeson | Reply

    There is quite a good car boot sale in the grounds of Bray Community Centre every Sunday that I dont see listed. It will be running all year and has now moved indoors into the hall. I dont have details of prices though.

    1. Hi Christine,
      Thanks for your tip-off. I have since tracked it down to Ballywaltrim Community Centre in Bray and I now have it listed.

  19. Moorfield GAA Car Boot Sale; Sun 18-Sep-2011:-

    Indoors not available due to refurbishment of the club-house building. Believe it is a rather long-term project. No(Porta)loos available either. Still €10 cars!

    1. Hi Ron – Thanks for the news and I will contact the organisers for an update.

  20. That Eastway Sunday Market in Limerick didn’t happen in a very long time

    1. Thanks Ciara,

      I spoke to the organiser today and he hopes to restart before Christmas.

      David

  21. Great web-site for up to date information on Car Boot Sales, thank you for keeping us all informed, i’m sure that a lot of hard work goes into this ,we appreciate your effort. Thank You.

  22. This is by far the best info I have ever found on markets in Ireland. Well done

  23. STRAFFAN Car Boot Sale: Sat 24-Sep-2011.
    Went there yesterday for first time. We were made to feel most welcome.The organisers have put a LOT of thought into organising this event. Pay on arrival, (€15); then you are given a numbered disk which is the number of your stall’s plot, (which was 12.5 feet wide and on grass). It’s very well run*. Easy start from 08:00, and public from 10:00 to 14:00. About 50 sellers and a goodly number of customers. We lost a sale at €10 because we ran out of change for a €50 near the end. Doh! Must increase the float for the next Sale here, which is on 22-Oct-2011. We will be back.
    *A minor niggle is that there is no loo on the site; you have to walk to their local GAA Clubhouse. Unfortunately, only one communal loo, and the door did not lock. Yikes!!

    Thank you for this site, and for providing the feedback option. It’s just great to have such a facility.

  24. hi all isold a few bits at straffan on sat 24,the toilets are a big problem,as the walk to the gaa is a good 6mins away,price per car a bit much at 15e as it takes a lot of selling at 1euro to get it back ,people lovely and a nice setting,loo,s .are the big problem,but i will return,for more torture,ha,ha.

  25. I also went to Straffan on the 24th of September, It was great. The organisers were so friendly and a great turn out. It was an all round great day. I only wish i had brought more stock with me as I sold out. another one on the 22nd of October i will definitely be going back.

  26. Went to Athlone Car Boot last week,its on every Sunday inside the carpark of Athlone town FC stadium,its only €10.00 per Car/Van + Pitch,I was pleasantly supprised,as even though the weather was bad (Rain),I still managed to sell and make a nice bit of cash,I think the fact that they have a football match there every other Sunday helped,as all the supporters/familys were attending,worth a visit !

  27. Brenda McDermott | Reply

    This is such a great website, trying to locate suitable venue for me to set a stall. Thank you for making this website available & updated. Now, off to the car boot sales I’ll be!

    1. Hi Brenda,
      Glad you find the site useful. Don’t forget to contact organisers where possible beforre travelling to a venue as sometimes dates are changed at very short notice.

      David

  28. Balbriggan market seems to have lost a lot of the stallholders, he could do with dropping his fees (20 euro for a car) and use some money to provide clean toilets. They should also allow other food vans in as everyone is sick of the same burger van (part of organisers group).
    Love this site as it has the best up-to-date listings anywhere. Keep up the good work

  29. Hi brilliant web site well done. Just a quick note to let you know that the Balbriggan car boot sale is 20 euro for cars and 35 euro for vans . Went this morning at 5.30am and was joined by a long Q of cars and vans ,so would highly recommend you arrive before 6am to get a good spot. Very very busy from the time you arrive , as other traders are also looking for bargains.Well worth a visit selling or buying. I did very well and will be back to sell more.

    1. Hi i go to Balbriggan most Sundays great market always make a few bob.The only problem is the toilets.Last Sunday i went to the loos first thing they were disgusting toilets jammed no water no toilet paper[i always bring my own and always find giving some to other people] No water to wash handsthe step out side isfilthy and dangerous.20 euro for cars a lady beside me had a trailer on her jeep and paid 45 euro is there no standards for carboots .Balbriggan is a great moneyspinner for whoever runs it. If i ever get enough money im going to buy a big field to hold carboot sales HA HA Mary

  30. great site ,keep up the good work,cheers

  31. Great site guys – Thankyou!

  32. Also does anyone have experience of selling at Kilcock or Leixlip? Many thanks,S

  33. Was planning on going to Newcastlewest market this Sunday…with view to getting stall there at a future date. Anyone with any thoughts on this market? Big, small? Lotta foot traffic? All info & advice appreciated. Thanks. B

  34. Had a great day at Cavan today. Very laid back,lovely people and very busy made 300 in 2.5 hours! Great first day out!!

    1. Hi, where in Cavan is this market and when is it on? How many cars would be there? Many thanks

      1. This market is in a car park behind the pet shop- which is past the Lidl store on the road out of Cavan town, towards the roundabout to Ballinagh. I was there today for the first time, arrived at 9am, paid €10 at the gate and directed to a space near the back of the carpark. Brought my own kitchen table and had people gathering around having a look before I had the stuff on the table! Sold bits and pieces of clothes, shoes, handbags, jewellery, made about €60 in 4 hours, drizzly rain didn’t help, small crowds, about 40 stalls?? of both traders and cars. Couldn’t find toilets, no signs up that I could see. Might try another Sunday or Longford next time…

  35. STRAFFAN CAR BOOT SALE TOMORROW SAT. 3-Dec. 2011.

    We’ve been going to Straffan Co. Kildare C.B. Sale this year. Very nicely run, apart from there being no loo on the site. Reasonable number of punters, and very nice and helpful sellers. Lots of good quality stuff. Opens about 08:00 and runs to about 14:00 (02:00pm). €15 cars. NFI for us apart from being there as sellers.
    C u there. Ron & Lisa.

  36. Balbriggan carboot. To pay a visit to the toilets are a treat,you are greeted with that dirty old mat at the door, If I had running water I would give it a face lift and wash my hands after for the next stage,which is the good old burger. May be this New Year we might get some more food stalls to choose from I wonder, so be prepared for 2012 and bring your own water to wash up for the same good old burger.

  37. Has anyone got any info and contact no for Glanmire car boot please. Thanks jeremy

  38. Really enjoying your website for the last few months! Am very sporadic car booter – if the weather is nice and it’s not too early, I’ll throw the bags and boxes into the car… Did the Merchants Yard (Dublin 3) in October. Was told then, no more outside selling, but stalls indoors @ € 20.00. First time ever, I did not make my stall fee back – and I wasn’t the only one. Might have improved by now, but put me off for the next few weeks.

  39. anyone any comments on the Merchants Yard carboot, has it improved? I did it when it was free for stallholders but there was no footfall and parking was a problem for people, also it was awkward to find as no signs up anywhere….

  40. BootSale ON at CastletownRoche on 15th. Just confirmed by their phone number.
    Thanks

    1. Thanks John – I overlooked the restart date despite having it on file! Updated thanks to you.

      1. Just to let you know Castletownroache Co Cork carboot is on every two weeks. Directions from the Dublin side come off the M8 for Fermoy and take the road for Mallow and its about 10 miles between Fermoy and Mallow.Directions from the Limerick side come off the N 20 in Mallow and go down the town to the clock tower and go right for Fermoy again its about 10 miles over towards Fermoy. I can also give you information for your satnav.

  41. Please can anyone tell me if there are any boot sales coming up around Dublin area.dying to get back into it.

  42. Hi. Has anyone any helpful info on the Scarriff or Castletownroche car boot sales? Are they very early starts too? How much is charged to stall-holders? Any good for selling clothes?
    Thanks..

  43. just found this:
    NEW SUNDAY MARKET

    NEW SUNDAY MARKET OPENING
    TURVEY AVENUE, DONABATE, CO DUBLIN
    OPENING THE 29TH JANUARY 2012 AT 8AM FOR STALLHOLDERS
    OPEN AT 9AM TO THE PUBLIC
    CAR PARK 2 EURO
    TOILET AND FOOD FACILITIES ON SITE
    ALL STALLHOLDERS WELCOME
    FIRST 3 WEEKS NO CHARGE FOR STALLHOLDERS
    FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL RICHARD 0872567105 OR GERRY 089 4584555

  44. Clive sommerville | Reply

    Carboot sale at Laragh has started up again. Was on today & Blessington will be back very soon.

    1. Hi Clive – Thanks for the info.

  45. BLESSINGTON CAR BOOT SALES

    Blessington re-started for 2012 last Sunday, 12th Feb.

    Next sale is 2nd Sunday in March, i.e 11-Mar-2012.

    I’m told by the organisers that there will be NO Blessington Car Boot sale in April, as the second Sunday, the 8th, is Easter Sunday.

    Therefore, the next Blessington Car Boot sale after March will be on 13-May-2012.

    Please pass the word around that the April sale will NOT be held this year. Thanks.

  46. Clair and Lorraine | Reply

    NEWCASTLEWEST CO. LIMERICK

    I feel that Newcastlewest carboot should get a mention. I have ‘set up’ stall there a few times and it is really great. It’s indoor and outdoor , only 8 euro for a car , they charge more for van’s. I’m not sure how much for the public. There is a good mixture of stalls selling everything and some good bargains ( I know , I also buy a lot there). There are stalls selling tea,coffee,soup,cake, toasted sandwiches etc. The toilets are always spotless and the organisers are very friendly people. It finishes early enough though, around 1.30 or 2.00.
    I’m going to Fethard in Co. Tipp on Sunday next for the first time, its indoor and outdoor but I hope the weather is fine!

    This is the best web page for carbooters , keep up the good work!

  47. Thanks for the good review by Clair and Lorraine of the Newcastlewest, Co. Limerick car boot sale and Indoor Market. It’s a fundraiser for local community radio station WL102fm and we advertise it heavily on the station as well as in the local papers. We charge €7 for cars, €10 for all sizes of vans and €2 for buyers with children under 16 free but must be accompanied by an adult. We run once a month and the next one is on Sunday, March 18 so do come along and see for yourselves.

  48. Hi.
    Im looking for public libility insurance to open a car boot and wondering can anyone help?

  49. Greystone Car Boot Sale restarts for 2012 on Sunday 11 March – put it in your diaries, it’s well worth attending, Tim

  50. And if you’re not going to Greystones CBS, remember there is Blessington Car Boot Sale next Sunday, 11-Mar-12, 8 AM to 3 PM-ish.

    In fact, you could visit both on the day, with a lovely drive over the Sally Gap as well !

  51. Just went to new car boot sale in Charleville and despite being told beforehand it would be €6-7 for a car, they tried to charge €15 and told to take it or leave it so we left it! Wouldnt go there again, attitude was all wrong!

  52. Marian Harnett | Reply

    I was told that they were looking for €20 by a man who drives a large van like car that is taxed as a car.

  53. Is Athlone still operating………

    1. No – blog under County Westmeath!

  54. Looking for a carboot sale to sell some designer/ high street clothes. Any suggestions

  55. Does anyone know if tivioli road carboot is going ahead on the last Sunday of April .. Thanks

  56. BLESSINGTON CAR BOOT SALE:-

    Just reminding everyone that there will be NO car Boot Sale in St. Kevin’s Community Hall, Blessington, this Easter Sunday (because it is Easter Sunday !).

    Next Blessington CB Sale is Sunday May, 13th, 2012.

    Looking forward to seeing you there.

  57. anyone know if Caragh is on Easter Monday???

  58. Hi, just to let you know that there is NO car boot sale at Ballywaltrim/Bray on Sunday 8th April 2012. cheers, Tim

  59. thanksTim for saving me a wasted journey to Bray tomorrow.

  60. What a great site just came across it some great info i have tons of stuff to get rid off so will be seeing whats the best boot sale to go to from this site im in wicklow but will travel.again well done on this site
    pat

  61. Hi Pat,
    Blessington’s Car Boot Sale is located at SVZ-52-SL9. (St. Kevin’s Community Centre). Log into http://www.myloc8ion.com, and enter the code into top right-hand box.
    Call 087 287 3036 for details.
    Next sale is Sunday 13-May-2012. [2nd Sunday of month].
    Always a good event; very friendly and well run.

  62. just to mention Killinarden car boot sale is on every sunday and while the location is good with ample space for traders , well organized but short on punters and not having access to a toilet is a bit of a negative point. Lets hope they take the toilet issue on board. Drop in and have a browse around . Its worth a visit. Everything from a needle to an anchor.

  63. Laytown car boot is open every Sunday, was there last week, great bunch of people there – small but good.

    1. Thanks Dave – it’s listed again!

  64. would love to get started with car boot selling, lots of household stuff and effects to sell on, any tips about pricing? is it better to have items priced beforehand?

  65. Anyone interested in attending the monthly car-boot sale that’s on this Sunday in Skreen, Co.Sligo.
    I will be there selling high-end makeup for fantastic beauty bargain prices !!!
    Urban Decay lash kits & eye-shadow palettes, Eyelure lashes big variety, Eco-Tools Brushes, BSC pigments, 88, 96 & 120 eye-shadow palettes, Christian Dior too mention just a few – ALL 100% authentic in original packaging.
    Perfect for make-up artists or anyone who has an interest in make-up – anyone who has an interest in saving money by not paying department store prices.
    Hope to see lot’s of people out there in Skreen Dromard Community Centre , Sligo Sunday May 20th : )

  66. I do believe that it is better to have some prices made out before the actual sale this will help you be organised but be willing to negotiate on your prices for multiple buys and also to dropping your prices near the end of the actual sale. Decide on what you won’t part with unless you get your rock bottom price, then decide what are the items that you really have no more use/space for.
    Wishing you all the best in your first car boot sale.

  67. Hi Mum,

    I endorse everything that Sarah has said, and would add a couple of other “pointers”.

    1.) Most car boots start early for sellers [6;30>7:30]. However, for some (Dundrum/Wesley in Dublin) you would need to be there before 6:00.

    2.) When you arrive, and start to set-up, you will be beset by a number of buyers, (including some other Car-Booters. Tallaght, South Co. Dublin, C-B is especially noted for this happening), who will hassle you into selling your best items at knock-down prices. Hence, as Sarah says, you need to know what to ask for your items, AND what you are prepared to sell them for. Remember, it is a market, and haggling is all part of the fun(?). (We have seen some items we let go early appear on other Car-Booters’ stalls later, and, of course, at a higher price!)

    3.) While it is not necessary to have a table to sell, it does seem to be the norm now. Try to have a helper with you, at least for your first sale. You will see many ladies selling on their own at Car-Boots. But it is my observation that usually they are very experienced and well able to hold their own in any negotiation/situation.

    4.) Don’t put all your best stuff out at once. Have a “Draw” item that gets people to come to have a serious look at it. They may not buy it, but they will take a closer look at the rest of your stall. When its sold, put out another “Goodie”. You will sell more if people congregate around your stall, but don’t get into a long conversation with one customer.

    5.) Make sure to chat to the sellers beside you when you arrive. While they will be busy with their own stuff, they will usually keep an eye on how you are doing and help out if required.

    6.) Bring enough of a cash float with you, in small notes and €2s/€1s and 50Cs. We don’t price anything below 50C. It saves a whole amount of bother giving change. Remember, you will most likely have to pay for your stall (€10>€20) before you make your first sale.

    7.) Be careful of someone offering a large note €50/€20 for a small purchase. Check notes with your finger-nail; there is a small rough area on every (genuine) note, which you should feel before you hand over change.Use a cash-bag on a belt around you(not sure of the correct term). Hide large notes you take in away safely and quickly.

    8.) Dress warmly; bring a flask and some Sambos. Its very easy to spend a lot of your hard-earned take on food at the Car-Boot. Resist buying from other stalls unless you spot a REAL bargain. Remember, you are there to de-clutter your own house; not to keep it in the same state.

    9.) Bring a sheet of plastic to throw over your stall when (not if) it showers. If it starts to really rain, pack up early so that your stock does not get too wet.

    10.) A lot of Car-Booters sit on the edge of the opened boot of their car. Its a sore place to sit without a cushion, or you could bring a folding chair with you.

    11.) Check with the organisers (or here) about on-site toilets. We went back to one Car-Boot and found that the toilets were locked due to refurbishments, and NO alternative provision had been made. Big ‘Black Mark’ there.

    Guess that’s enough for now. Car-Booting is normally great fun. We have met a load of lovely people since we started, both buyers and sellers.

    Best wishes.

    1. Thanks Ron, this was a great help as my sister and I are planning to go to one. I’m going to print off your advice!

  68. Thanks for the tips great site thank you

  69. Graziella Price | Reply

    Thanks Ron, all your tips are great and I hope to use them if I ever get started.
    Grace

  70. great site.
    can you add info on small festivals,cheers

  71. Just wondering if anyone has sold at the Strawhill Industrial Estate car boot. I plan on heading there on Sunday but don`t fancy packing up the car if it going to be a waste of a beautiful day. Thanks

  72. Does Anybody have any recent comments on the Unyoke Car Boot Sale That Is In Wexford..??x

    1. Would it be worth our while to travel from waterford xxxxx

  73. Would also like to add thanks for this great site. Planning my first car boot and this was really helpful.

  74. Hi Suzanne,
    Glad you found my hints of use to you. I’d also add that damp-proof footwear is advisable, as many sites are on grass. Even in warm dry weather, the over-night dew can works its way through light shoes. We change into comfy boots when we arrive at the car boot.

    I agree with you about this web-site. Thank You, Web-Master!

  75. Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow Car Boot 2-Jun-2012 [€10 Car]

    Very pleasant sale there today. Good number of sellers and custom was good. Very friendly and efficient management. We were pleased with our day, and had great fun. Weather was excellent and there are toilets quite nearby in the local (new) school.

    Running on Saturdays until the end of June 2012. Well worth a visit.

  76. Hi
    Can anyone advise if the Blarney car boot will be on at an alternative venue tomorrow if it is still raining !!! I am really looking forward to going

    1. Hi Joanna – Can’t answer your question but you could give Ray Coleman a ring at (087) 233 3180 – he’s the man in charge. The forecast is better for tomorrow.

      David

  77. hey guys has anyone done Dundrum is it busy? What time would you need to be there at?Ive shoes clothes and household items all not worn do you think these would sell?
    Can you leave before 2pm or are you stuck there?

  78. Re:- DUNDRUM/Wesley

    Hi Sab,
    Dundrum is a very early start. I heard that the first car arrives at about 4 AM !
    We were there last month, and arrived at about 06:15, and we were nearly out the gate. We can’t go there this Sat, but, if we were, we would try to be there for about 05:30. I guess they let in about 150 cars. I have heard of sellers being turned away.
    Having got into the queue, you will have to wait until 08:00 ish, before the organisers start to allow sellers into the Selling Area. Bring a good book with you (if you finish it, it can go for sale!) However, by 08:00, very many Buyers will have arrived, and you will be beset as you try to arrange your stall. As well as that, getting to your spot involves passing by all the Sellers who paid in earlier, and who, by now, have attracted potential Buyers. This is possibly quite dangerous, as the Buyers seem to be unconscious of traffic passing very close by. Take great care as you are directed to your spot. Having parked, mark out your site at once; don’t delay, as we’ve found that a number of Sellers like their selling area to expand onto your area, sometimes under your nose!
    As regards what you have to sell, I would think its ideal, but you will have a lot of competition. Keep your prices keen, and you will sell.
    Given the rather packed nature of the site, you would most likely be asked to stay until 14:00. However, if you explain that you have a legitimate reason for wanting to leave early, they may accommodate you. But, given that it is a very, very busy Car-Boot, they may wish you to say awhile. You might change your mind, too, when you see how busy it is!
    Most sites there are on early-morning wet grass; wear Boots.
    Very important: have fun.

  79. Hi Ron,

    Thanks so much for all your advice really appreciate it…If Im there for 6.20 would that be ok as Im 40mins away :) ………….also do I need to price everything or do I just wait for them to approach….if I have new shoes boots etc would €6 be too much?

  80. sab i can never get mor than 3euro for shoes r boots too much competition

  81. DUNDRUM/Wesley

    Hi Sab,

    You may be leaving yourself in difficulty arriving at 06:20. Try to get there before 06:00. Last month, the queue of Sellers’ cars reached back out onto the road, and down towards Dundrum Village. There was concern that the Guards would get involved, and eventually, the Stewards allowed the cars on the roadway to park in the back car-park.

    No need to actually price ordinary items. Let people approach you. When they ask you the price of an article, you can give your ‘top’ price. Some people will be happy with that, and reach for their money. Most others will make a counter offer; generally about half of what you said. Some humour really helps here (and some quick thinking). You need to figure at once if the halfway point between the two prices is in the range of your lowest price that you wish to sell for. Don’t move down to that mid-point at once; make a counter-counter offer, knocking, say, 10% off, and watch the reaction. Seasoned buyers will then move up their offer, and eventually you’ll both agree on a price. It takes longer to write about the process than it will take on the day.

    However, there is a third type of Buyer. When you say your price, the item is put back on your stall and they turn to walk away. Now is your opportunity to really engage. Say something about the item (e.g. “I thought that would look really well on you”), and follow that up with something like “Would you like to make me an offer?” Their reply may well be higher than your lowest expected price.

    If you have unusual stuff to sell, its probably best to engage with a potential buyer on the basis of “What’s it worth to you?”. I have heard many stories from fellow sellers where they nearly had a heart attack when the amount offered was way in excess of what they had though the item would sell for!

    Many buyers now expect some class of a bag to carry away their purchase. We use inexpensive plastic bags which come on a roll. Sometimes, they will then buy another item as they now have a means to carry all away.

    If you have high quality items to sell, don’t let them go too cheaply. If somebody is interested in something, you need to extol the virtues of it and why it should really suit your client. You have to justify why you want a higher price. Putting it another way, if you can’t justify a high(er) price, you are pricing too high. If you find that you are continuously bringing the same item(s) to car-boot after car-boot, you need to question your Pricing/Merchandising/Sales-talk. Sometimes we realise that the average car-booting buyer is only interested in low-ticket items, and quality is normally not high on their agenda. Some friends price (almost) everything on their stall at €2, and they sell a lot. Even at that price, some of their buyers will counter with “€1″ !

    I guess that’s all for now. Hope I’ve been of some more help to you.

  82. thanks Ron you are a pro I really appreciate all your help!!!Im hoping the weather will improve but Il aim to be there by 6 then!!!

    Ive got so much to get rid of so hopefully It all sells Il price high and then drop off too :)

  83. Anyone know if Dundrum is good for sellers? Is it worth doing this Saturday?

    1. Dundrum Carboot Sale Aug. 11th 2012.

      There are many notices outside the entrance stating ” NO VANS ALLOWED”, but on Saturday the 11th, of August, several vans gained admission, but the one that did the damage was a BIG BLUE 5 TON VAN with WX Reg. That was a commercial operation with hundreds of professionally produced shrubs and plants at knock down prices, to the detriment of the many genuine carbooters with a few plants for sale hoping to make a few Euros. They took their plants home having paid €15 per car. That big blue van was given a much larger area to display their goods while everyone else was squeezed in.
      €15 is too expensive in these recessional times when a lot of poor people are trying in every way they can to feed a family. Many of them start out at 4 a.m. and in many cases do no more than cover the entrance fee charged.

      Yours J.M.H.

  84. Hi Sab and Ron,, just to let you know Dundrum/Wesley is cancelled for tomorrow. Grass is waterlogged.

  85. Just a note to anyone interested in Tivoli Car Boot….Queueing starts about 4.30 am and Greystones (St. David’s) between 5 and 5.30 am

  86. I am a regular boot sale visitor, and i have to say i love this site. However on this occassion i am using it to complain about the bootsale organisers in county Cork. While browsing your brill site today (Saturday) in order to decide where to go tomorrow, Sunday 10 June. I discoverd that there is only one bootsale on in co Cork. O.K. you say, however next Sunday 17 June there are FIVE bootsales on in co Cork. Please will you organisers start communicating with each other.

  87. I love your website , just letting you know that the market in clondrinagh limerick has a notice up saying it starts on the 8 of july, thanks

  88. well I got up at d craic of dawn and yep dundrum was cancelled…ended up in tallaght was a very different enviroment sold loads and made a good bit was all done by 12 however they really wont pay for anything!!!

    Are all the rest the same or Is tallaght just a harder market?

    1. Well, Seb, I guess you have been through the mill at Tallaght Car Boot. Were you on your own? I would reckon it’s the most demanding sale-site in South Dublin /Wicklow /Kildare, (which is our selling area). We’ve been to Tallaght twice now, and both times we’ve said “never again”! If you survived Tallaght, you will manage just fine anywhere else.

      It seems like Dundrum’s misfortune was Tallaght’s gain, as some to the sellers at Blessington car-boot yesterday told me they had done exactly like you did.

      If you learnt anything from your experience that would help others contemplating starting car-booting, why not post it here?

      Best regards.

  89. Just a note to say that something needs to be done about the lack of toilets at the Greystones/St David’s car boot sale – was there today selling (good crowd and made about 80 euro) – but the fact that the toilets in the school are locked meant people had to queue at the pay portaloo/toilet in the nearby car park – this had broke by early morning and a number of people were forced to urinate up the side street and on the beach. I saw men urinating on the side street and this is not hearsay. I spoke to many people about it at the sale and most were annoyed-through-to-apoplectic about it. Some even suggested that it is unlawful to host a large event without providing any toilet facilities (don’t know if that’s true or not). Anyway, just thought I’d mention it if you are thinking of doing Greystones and have a weak bladder, Tim

    1. Tim – As you know, I contacted the school and received a very unsatisfactory response – that being so, I’m approving your original comment in the hope that it may shake them out of their lethargy!

      David

  90. First time to comment,
    Great site, but need more accurate comments.
    Balbriggan (Cars are €20 NOT €15 as above, if you are there by 6am you will see a lot of buyers and sellers but will get in handy enough, I bring about 4 items of value (€20 to €50) and hope they sell and lots and lots of 50c €1 €2 stuff. Last week 6 hours €190 profit :) Very Happy.
    Merchants Yard Sat. is €25, Sun €5 only, but I would not recommend it, I pulled in €49 total :( ,
    Does anybody know if Raheny is going ahead tomorrow 23rd June.
    Hope the sun shines :)

    1. Thanks for the information Paul. As you may have noticed, I have no contact details for Balbriggan hence the sketchy information. If you can get a phone number or email for the organisers please pass it on! As for Raheny – it’s scheduled for tomorrow and that’s all that I know.

      1. Went down to Raheny today to enquire, Raheny Car Boot is on! I’m almost packed up and ready to go. Next time I go to Balbriggan I’ll get contact info and post it up. Rgds. Paul

    2. Hi paul could you let us know how you get on
      In raheny and is it worth a visit ….thanks

      1. Raheny (www.rahenycarboot.com) is on 14th and 21st July, toilets, tea, coffee, cakes etc. in the hall is not more than 20 seconds from the furthest car. There is approx. 50 spaces and a fair amount of buyers. You could do well with the right stuff. I arrived last time at 7.30am and there was 20 cars in front of me. Gates open at 8am.

      2. Thanks for that paul ill give the next one a go …

  91. Hi – The Cork Harlequins car boot sale poster says every Second Saturday of the month – not every second saturday… so the next one should be the 14th July – NOT TODAY!

    1. Hi Rob – Sincere apologies but even I can make mistakes sometimes. I hope that hordes of people haven’t made their way to Harlequins. I have now altered the listing and thanks for drawing attention to my error.

      David

  92. re, st davids i did post here before but it was removed,?under health and safety any event must supply toilet and washroom,now its going get itself closed down on them grounds alone so please take note,no toilets ,no boot sale,yous have the money for portaloos,to be put on site,now go do it,as some sunday soon ,within 5 mins the gates will be closed,thats a fact,

    1. I totally agree… I did grey stones last year
      Unaware about the lack of a toilet … I started queuing at 5.30 and did not leave till 2.30 and as I was on my own I could not leave and go to the loo … They told me that they could not open the school and that they did not have to provide a toilet .. I think that it’s a disgrace the they expect you to cross your legs for 10 hours … They have no consideration for people who are on their own at carboots as many of us are , it is just plain greed on their behalf … Needless to say I have never been back .

  93. I agree. I have never done greystones for that reason alone, I would never last that long. In my opionion I wouldnt do that car boot sale on principal and if the proceeds are for the school they are obliged to provide facilities like all the other car boot sales do. In fact I hope they do get closed down, it would serve them right.

  94. now you have it, a lot of the old stock have gone ,as what i seen last day it was on over 1,000,they take at the gate and then they just sit back,they should get a grip a pay for a two portaloos out of the gate money,or they will have to close down,

  95. Looking for a nice family car boot sale with a nice safe non threatening atmosphere. Was at a scary one today. Won’t say where.

    1. That can only be tallaght …

    2. FETHARD CAR BOOT SALE is a family run business celebrating thirty years in business. great atmosphere . you are most welcome.

  96. Graziella Price | Reply

    Try Sraffan Co.Kildare . We were there last month and it is very well organized with friendly car booters .

  97. HI Sylvia,

    I’m sorry that you have had a bad experience. I can guess where that was!

    We were at STRAFFAN, Co. Kildare Car Boot today, and I can 100% recommend it from just about every perspective. You can book a spot in advance* with the friendly organisers, there is a most relaxed and safe atmosphere there with tea/coffee/cakes on site, a very reasonable opening time at 08:00 and a handy finish at 14:00 and nice ‘Punters’ prepared to spend a few bob (in spite of the showers today). Of course, your sales will depend quite a bit on yourself; what you have to sell, and how you present and how you price it. We find we sell well (everywhere we go) when our prices are a tad lower that the levels we saw last year.

    Each space (mostly on grass, alongside the gravel driveway) for 40 cars is clearly marked giving you at least a comfortable 12.5 feet width, so that there is no overspill from one’s neighbours. (If more than 40 cars arrive, they have a fall-back area that is quickly brought into use. We have been going there for well over a year now, and will continue to support their sales.

    A very small niggle might be that you have to walk a little distance to the local GAA building for a loo. Initially, we were not happy about that, but, on balance, it really is a very, very small issue when everything else is so well right.

    * You can contact the organisers here:-

    They are running their sales every fortnight;:-
    2012 July – Saturday 14th and 28th:
    August – Saturday 11th and 25th;
    September – Saturday15th only
    October – Saturday 20th only; Last car boot for 2012.

    I would be surprised if you were disappointed with Straffan. It really sets the bar high as far as Car Boots go.

    Ron

  98. Oops, missed this off my comments above.

    STRAFFAN CAR BOOT CONTACT:-

    evertsen1@gmail.com or 087 249 1985

    Ron.
    ===>

  99. Hi folks, whats the car boot sale like in Tralee… any sellers here and whats the location. Thanks
    Ken

  100. Why oh why are carboots so early , slept in this morning and have to wonder is it worth going to any, as lots finish up early are there Any buyers out at 6 an the morning? Love this site

    1. I was thinking exactly the same thing this morning May – and wondering why one car boot sale doesn’t start at midday and run to four? They would definitely get my support : ) Tim

  101. Many thanks to those who replied to my post. A special thanks to Ron for all his helpful advice. I will definitely try Straffan. You have restored my faith!

  102. Hi
    Has anyone sold at the Ashford, Co. Wicklow boot sale? Thinking of trying it next Sunday and would love some feedback. I just did the Laragh one today which was extremely quiet, as was the Enniskerry one last week. Despite ok weather there just weren’t many buyers at either. Hoping Ashford might be livelier.
    Any help really appreciated ~ thanks.

  103. Just wondering as a novice who has yet to run a stall, do books sell well at Car Boot Sales? I have lots of books to get rid of and also CD’s. All advice welcome.

    1. Recently it’s been very difficult to sell books – too many people selling. Then again some of the prices have been ridiculous so if yours are reasonable you might be lucky. Wish you the best.

  104. Re Noelle’s enquiry re Ashford. I have a few questions too. Weather forecast is for showers. Is it on tar mac or in a field . Also what time to people turn up to queue to sell and do most cars get accomodated. Thanks Liz

  105. BLESSINGTON CAR BOOT SALE is on next Sunday 8-July-12 (Details above)

    A little birdie tells me that the number of selling spaces available at St. Kevin’s Community Centre will be twice the normal, so about 140 cars will be accommodated.

    Also, Vans are very welcome, and they will have their own allocated area on good hard ground. The new arrangement means that sellers will have ample space and buyers can move around more easily!

    Teas/Coffee, and a Chipper, expected on site. Proper indoor toilets are a decided plus.

    If you’ve never tried selling at Blessington’s Car Boot, come along next Sunday for a rather nice experience. It’s on the N81, and is next to the new ALDI Store.

    €12 for Cars and €17 for Vans, payable AFTER you’ve had a chance to make some sales.

    1. hi, whats are the times for blessington? also any advice where to sell this sunday the 15th in the Kildare area.

      Thanks

      1. Re BLESSINGTON
        ===============
        Hi Ruth, I believe its possible to set up quite early; 6:30 to 7 am. We would normally get there about 7:30 to 8:00.
        It runs on to 4:00 pm, which, we feel, is a little late in the day as we are often tired by then. But we have made a sale around that time. Every little helps!

        Am only aware of Naas next Sunday; others may have more info.

  106. Anybody know what the Harlequins car boot sale is like? What time do the sellers start queuing from and are there toilets on site? Thanks for any help.

    1. Hi Helen,

      Thanks for your comment but I can’t help except to tell you that there are toilets – as indicated in my listing – perhaps somebody else will come back to you about the other issues.

      David

      1. hi helen.
        about 8am is good.loads of room.

  107. hi just wondering if anyone can suggest which car boot i would be better off selling this saturday. dundrum or raheny ? i did dundrum 2yrs back but have never done raheny

    thanks

    1. Anybody hear any news on Dundrum …is it going ahead … What with all the rain this week !!! Thanks for any info …

  108. Thanks to Ron and Graziella for recommending Straffan. ‘Was there yesterday and enjoyed every minute. It was I’m told quieter than usual due to holiday period, but for first timers like us, it was perfect and we managed to go home with more in our pockets than we had going. Thanks again.

  109. That’s great news, Sylvia, and thank you for your post. I’m glad you enjoyed Straffan, but I’m not surprised really as it is so well organised (toilets apart).

  110. Could the people running the Car Boot Sale, Old Creamery Yard, Bruree, Co.Limerick please put dates for the venue. Drove there to-day to find nothing happening until next Saturday. A couple of direction arrows for us non-locals would also help.

    1. Hi Tony – If there is no date on the listing it should be taken that the sale is NOT on – it’s far too much work to remove the entire listing and put it back each time there’s a sale. Sorry for any confusion.

      David

      1. Not getting at you David – Just a hint to the organisers. You run an excellent site and one that is appreciated by me as a car-booter (when weather is suitable).

    2. Sorry to that person who turned up for Car Boot in Bruree.The next sale is on Sat. July 28th.I have been away on hols for past week, just getting a chance to update details now.We text all traders a couple of days before the next sale.

      Regards: Joe (087/7476095)

      1. Apology accepted.

  111. Hi Guys

    Can anyone recommend a car booth sale/market for tomorrow 22/07 in the Kildare area… Want to shift some stuff school bags, pencil cases etc :) :)

  112. Hi,
    Just been reading through these posts, and question to ask about the carboot sale in Greystones (St. Davids) is it really necessary to que to get in the gates to be a seller?!?!?!?!?! Group of us from local rollerderby team (East Coast Cyclones) are going to sell to raise funds for our team!!

    1. Brenda Chambers | Reply

      hi – people have started to queue from 4.30am to get into the St.Davids Greystones card boot sale – at the last one they had to turn away 20 cars because the place was full and some of the ones turned away were queuing from 6.30am

      1. I was there today and it was empty .. You could have turned up at 11 am and got a spot no probs …I think it was because tivioli was on ….

  113. Brenda Chambers | Reply

    Hi – Has anyone being to St.Patricks Church Greystones before as a seller ? Do you know if you have to be there much before the 8.30am start to get a space ?

  114. Hi, has anyone tried the car boot just off the M1 at the centra roundabout?

  115. we had a table at the fethard boot sale in tipperay our first one ever .We had great assistance from the staff it was all very well organised and a nice crowd all around.

  116. hi sharon ya have done carboot last sunday off m1 great area for carboots but no buyers about ten sellers

    1. Hi Noel – For the benefit of those of us who live out in the sticks – where is this mysterious Centra roundabout and car boot sale that you and Sharon refer to?

      Thanks.

      David

  117. Hi Noel, thanks for that. Maybe if it was advertised more people would hear about it. By the way David, it’s just off the M1 at the swords roundabout, heading towards the lusk road its just off the centra roundabout.

  118. maggie jennings | Reply

    was at balbriggan sunday never again toilet are a health risk pigeon dropping all over floor

  119. The post about the Midland Markets in Portlaoise being closed is wrong.
    It is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
    This can be verified if you log onto their facebook page Midland Markets

    1. Thank you. It would be nice if they could keep me posted but that’s what happens when you give people something for nothing.

      David

  120. Certified Moaner | Reply

    What is with Irish carboot sales and closing way before the specified closing time? Got to a few in the last week and they’re already packing up an hour early. As if the open hours were not desperately short enough (1pm, what?)

    You’d get alot more younger people going if opening hours were 10-11am – 4-5pm

    Also for the love of god be prepared for a bit of rain, it’s hardly a rare occurance and not a reason to leave early.

    1. Most car boots open early – For dealers it can be as early as 8.00am – but when people stop buying and use the day as a way of keeping children amused, but buying very little why shouldn’t they head off early. For some it can be a long journey home after an early start! It’s also a miserable time when you have the rain and the potential buyers have headed home, so what else would you expect.

      1. Certified Moaner

        I know, it’s just terribly frustrating to get there and half the sellers are already gone. I want to give them my money, but i can’t, and surely i’m not the only one.

      2. I totally agree with you tony , I do be up at 4am when I sell at carboots and don’t get home till 3 in the afternoon most times …..and if people like ” mr moaner ” think I’m going to hang around till the death while he and the likes haggle with me over a book for 25c that cost me €11 in EASONS 6 weeks earlier , well he can think again !!!… On the rare occasion that I did stay till the end I made €2 in the last hour and that’s not worth hanging around for ..

      3. Certified Moaner

        I’m know that sellers get up extremely early but my problem is that they start too early, if they started later, even at noon, sellers would not be required to get up in the early hours of the morning and save them unnecessary hassle. In turn if they started later you would probably get a larger and more diverse age group in attendance and not just the regulars or clued in booters.

        And Ava, haggling is an integral part of second hand selling, if you are offended by someones lowball just do not budge from your counter offer. I personally do not try and scalp buyers and do not enjoy seeing it either, if i think the asking is too high based on various factors i’ll give them a fair estimate based on my experience, as i only go to boots for certain types of items.

    2. REAL car booters are usually up and gone before 5am so the public who regularily attend these car boots already know this and are there before 8am (sometimes even earlier). Its just in Ireland that people think they can ramble down after their dinner for a browse (never buying anything) and still have everyone at their stalls waiting for them! If you like car boots, GET THERE EARLY and stop complaining about the sellers who are exhausted and out in all kinds of weathers!!!!

  121. Hi David,
    Once again great site.We are continuously looking at ways to improve our boot sale.We listen to traders and buyers with a view to making their experience a happy one.For anybody who has’nt been to our boot sale at (Old Creamery Yard) Bruree Co. Limerick.,here’s a bit of info.This is one of a few fund raising event’s we are running to raise funds to develope our sportsfield.(Resurfacing exisiting pitch,build new changing rooms, showers, G/P room , pre-school facilities etc.).
    Direction’s : From Limerick, N20 to Cork, 5 miles from Charleville turn left at O’ Rourke’s “X” filling station, 500m on left (Car Boot).
    From Cork: N20 to Limerick 5 miles beyond Charleville turn right at O’Rourke’s “X” filling station, 500m on left (Car Boot).
    From Tipp.: Head West towards Kilmallock then Bruree, through village heading for N20, 500m before N20 on right (Car Boot)
    From Kerry: via Abbeyfeale, Newcastle West, head for Cork/limerick N20 at O’Rourke’s ”
    “X” filling station, through “X” towards Bruree 500m on left (Car Boot). Watch out for sign’s.We appreciate your support.

    Regards: Joe (087/7476095)

    1. why have they not got tables in Bruree Co Limerick car boot sale i rang one day to be told you put your stock on the ground i had good quality clothes for sale it put me off going Mary

      1. Hi Mary,

        Sorry to hear about your little mishap Re: lack of tables at our boot sale at Bruree.I don’t know who told you to put your goods on the ground, unless they assumed you had a ground sheet to spread them on.As you will appreciate it’s not possible to have table’s for every trader that comes through the gate.We have a few and their on a first come basis and were working on making some more. Most traders have their own tables etc.If you could let me know before hand i will make sure to hold a table for you.

        Kind regards: Joe (087/7476095)

  122. Another fab saturday in Straffan, while i was there i over heard about 6 people saying how the blessington carboot was well worth a trip. the next one is on on the 12th of August and another one on the 9th of september (the second one is a fundraiser for the mens shed project) well i have to say for the next month and a half my weekends are jam packed between straffan,millicent caragh and blessington. i seem to have one weekend free any feed back on Greystones the 4.30 start is my only concern!! Advice?

  123. I was disappointed today as st marys secondary school in glasnevin was advertised for 29 July and I brought a few friends with me and it was closed. In future I will check with the phone number provided

    1. Again, apologies that you had a wasted journey to Glasnevin – see my reply to Rita. I am going to try and contact all remaining CB Sales this week for an update but I do have a life offline. David.

      1. Marian Harnett

        Hi David,
        Just to confirm that the monthly fundraising sale for WL102fm community radio station takes place on Sunday next, August 5 from 8-2pm at the Community Centre, Newcastlewest, Co. Limerick. Gates open 7.30am. Cars €7, all vans €10. Toilets, caretaker, food on site. Supply your own tables. Marian Harnett 087 6866450/069 66200

  124. Very disappointed with the organizers of ST. Marys Glasnevin carboot that they didnt have the common courtesy to update their NON EVENT! 29/7 here on the site and save a lot of people making their way to the venue with packed cars and a long journey wasted when we could have made prior arrangements to set up elsewhere.

    1. I’m sorry that you had a wasted trip to Glasnevin. I can’t believe they cancelled their boot sales during the summer – only in Ireland! They are also the umteenth CB sale just to fall off the radar without letting me know. Sometimes I wonder is there any point in continuing to list CB sales. Opinions welcome. David

      1. Ah David, what would we do without you. Its up to everyone to ring beforehand to make sure the sale is going ahead. Organisers should have the decency to let you know admittedly, but we all know all they care about is the money at the gate. Keep up the great work :)

      2. Thanks Sharon. Sometimes it’s a thankless task and I don’t even benefit much from all the research as I’m trapped at weekends looking after my small children and they don’t like car boot sales! All the best and keep on booting! David

  125. Ava you’re right. Most car boots die after the last Mass crowd have headed off for their dinners and I have found the same as you that what you make in the last couple of hours is just not worth the effort. I still love the good ones but they are more enjoyable when there is a return for effort. The late arrivals are generally looking to get something “for nothing” from people who are tired and just want to get home after a long and exhausting day.

    1. Tend to agree with you Tony – when I used to do a lot of sales all the business was done in the first couple of hours. I think people who want longer operating hours are better off going to markets rather than car boots. David

  126. for gods sake david ,sell the children into slavery,and buy them back when they are old enough to mind themselves,but keek the info coming .great job thanks.

  127. Hi is Caragh on this sunday the 5th? :)

    1. Hi Niamh – Hope you got my reply but in case you didn’t, I’ve updated the Caragh listing to show the sale as being on Monday 6th August. Thanks for your comment. David.

  128. Hi, anyone tell me what the Dundrum car boot is like ie: sellers, buyers, what time to get there and where exactly it is?
    Many thanks
    Sharon

    1. 1.) Most car boots start early for sellers [6;30>7:30]. However, for some (Dundrum/Wesley in Dublin) you would need to be there before 6:00.

      From Ron’s comment on this page on May 18th, 2012.

  129. My friend and I did our first ever carbooty at the Unyoke, Wexford last wkend. Never again will we go there ! We were charged €30 for our van and told to go anywhere. We later discovered from other sellers that they pay €25 for a van. I wonder does any of this money go back into the local community?

    We would love to do a carbooty again as it was of fun chatting and bartering with people, can anyone recomend one around the Kilkenny, Wexford areas?

    1. callan road kilkenny car boot excellent

  130. Anyone know of a car boot sale in the Wicklow/ Dublin/Wexford area tomorrow, 6 August?

    1. The only one that I know of:

      St. Leonards Car Boot Sale
      Location: About 3 miles south west of Wellington Bridge on the R733 – about ten minutes from Passage East car ferry.

      It is listed under County Wexford.

      David

  131. There is a weekly car boot sale held in the Iveagh Grounds on the Crumlin Road every sunday morning. Its quite spacious on hard ground with toilet facilities nearby. While its not a very busy venue at the moment due to lack of advertising it has the potential to become a pretty good selling point. So come along and support us. Plenty of bargains to be had.

  132. For those with no transport and who might find it difficult to travel to the the car boots on offer on this site and living in the Killinarden area of Tallaght why not come along and support your local weekly car boot sale. Good mix of stalls and plenty of parking spaces plus bargains galore. Hope to see you there

  133. BLESSINGTON CAR BOOT is next Sunday 12-Aug-12.

    I understand from next Sunday on, Sellers be asked to pay on entry (€12 cars; €17 Vans), and that the opening time may be brought back to 07:30 a.m. So, no need to get up too early and no need to book spaces!

    A real plus for the Cars is that each site will now be 12′ wide (1 1/2 old 8′ spaces).

    There will be 8 or 10 new hard-ground car-sites at the rear of the hall, available on a first-come basis. Also, Vans will have tarmac spaces available.

    With the grassy area opened up, I believe there will be space for over 100 cars.

  134. I went to Harlequins’ car boot sale on Saturday 12th August. It was my first time going to one and it was a disaster. Firstly, it was freezing, but that cannot be helped. We arrived after half past eight and there were only a couple of stalls setting up. We took the place we were assigned, which was a corner spot. We were hard to see. There were very few buyers there, hence we sold very very little. It started to rain at about half past twelve and we were delighted to pack up and get out of there. I’ll try one more before giving up on the job. Unfortunately, I really can’t do Sundays, so that cuts out most car sales.

    1. Try Bantry Market on Fridays, and the big fair on the first Friday of every month. Large car park and Town Square for stalls and it’s FREE. Get there before 8am.

  135. i was just at the Dundrum car boot sale which was GREAT ! Got the baby things i wanted reasonably priced. Looking to get in touch with one of the sellers .. is there any way i can find her ?
    regards

  136. Anyone any info on Swords Car boot sale? Is it busy? Any info appreciated!

  137. anyone been to the Ashford (wicklow) carboot sale before, what time do you have to be there to get it? Do they get a good crowd? Thanks

  138. I have a lot of boys toys, cars, action figures etc, to sell on a market. Can anyone suggest the best market to get rid of these..? In County Offaly but don’t mind travelling to suitable venue.

  139. Just wondering. Are there any Car Boot sales around Christmas and if so, are there ones that are particularly good .

  140. Newcastle West, Co. Limerick will have the final car boot sale for 2012 on Sunday, December 16. Gates open 7.30am. This is a fundraiser for local community radio and is heavily advertised on same.

  141. Is there any new car boot sale in Dublin, it looks like most are finished for the summer

  142. hi, there is a brand new car boot sale starting this Saturday in Kilternan – details as follows – the De La Salle Palmerston Rugby Club car boot sale will take place on Saturday September 1st, starting at 9am and every 2 weeks from there on Saturday mornings. Cars €10, vans €15 and customer parking €2. They have invested in a big professional sign so looks like they are going to be putting their all behind it – which is great news. Sign is on main Dundrum to Enniskerry road so gets loads of passing traffic and word will be spread about it. There is also a car boot on this Sunday near Kilternan (D18) at the Leopardstown Race Course over-fill car park – details on this site, cheers, Tim

  143. Hi has anyone tried the Tullow co carlow car boot on saturdays know theres one on but cant seem to find out staring time etc

  144. any feedback on car boot / market in The Golden Vale, Dundrum, Co Tipperary

  145. Hi

    Just wondering if anyone’s knows if bootsale at charleville is any good ?

    Noel

    1. No, was there the last time and there was nothing hardly there. Unless it has improved.

      1. No it hasn’t my wife went on Sept 2nd and said only 6 sellers. got her money bck and came home

  146. We did our first carboot sale today. Reading other experiences probably wasn’t the worst. We were in the Leopardstown and we were told it was the second sale there. I think it has potential for getting bigger. There were quite few sellers there, not so many buyers. Everyone loves a bargain, but buyers there expected to pay nothing. Nobody wanted to spend more than 1-2 Euros and for good stuff.. 50 cents offered for leather bags?! And eyes rolling when you said you are not taking the offer. We were even asked what we are doing at the carboot sale since we didn’t want to sell brand new runners for nothing. You will have to sell a lot to get 15 Euro fee back!
    Verdict: If you don’t have quality stuff that you are selling for 1-2 Euros not worth going. With those prices buyers should be charged in not sellers! :-)
    Otherwise car park is spacious. Toilet was clean. Someone selling water and coffee there could do well. Quite windy there if you are bringing clothes.

    1. Hi Smilla,
      Good report; thank you. I agree with everything you’ve said. We were there (Leopardstown) for their first sale, and found it exactly the same as you did. I think that buyers sense a C-B Newbe, and are only prepared to offer derisory amounts for even first-class items. When you’ve done a few more sales, you will begin to realise that you can get better prices if you’re prepared to be a tad “hard-nosed” with the 50 Cent-ers. Now, there ‘s really nothing wrong with some negotiation, provided its fair. Most customers we meet are prepared to haggle, and so are we, but we won’t sell at stupid prices. So much depends on making the right remark when an enquiry is made. Sometimes we get it all wrong, but we have a laugh about it later. We look on Car-Boots as a fun activity, and we have made friends with a large number of fellow-sellers and buyers.

  147. Hi all,,anyone ever think of doing a lazy mans car boot sale,??? starting at 12,30pm,to 4,30pm in winter or 2pm to 7 pm in summer,,saves getting up at 5 am in the morning to face a long trip to get to a car boot,,please somebody RUN ONE OF THESE?????

  148. @noel
    I found charleville to be poor,great location but badly advertised and very low footfall.I was at the first 3 there and never did well.I would try Rathcormac next weekend if I were

    1. Ya was there on the sept 2nd very poor about 6 sellers heading for rathcormac this sunday

  149. Any info on cahir carboot,seems to be a bit of a buzz about it
    PS great job Ron between here and boards you do a great job.It is much appreciated
    Patrick

    1. Thanks, Patrick. Ann of Blessington Car Boot, Co. Wicklow is taking a sabbatical, and left me in charge! Now I really have to work on what creates the best experience for our Sellers and Buyers. Sometimes, its hard to please both at the same time. What ideas do others think would help to improve Car Boots in general? All suggestions welcome!

  150. Ron just want to wish you and Lisa great success on taking over the reins of Blessington Car Boot Sale. Its a long established venue and very popular with locals and beyond and i urge everybody to continue to support your efforts. You know the business from both sides as a hardy seller and now manning the ship so it will be plain sailing for you. So everybody book your places on the second sunday of the month and enjoy the day.:-))

  151. I havent tried blessington, when is the next one on and what time do you have to be there or do you have to book a space? For the suggestion box, I would try offering loyalty rewards as in for every 4 weeks you attend, the fifth one is free.

    1. Hi Sharon, BLESSINGTON is next Sunday 11-Nov-2012. Gate open at 7am. €12 car. No need to book. Weather forecast is clear, cool and DRY! Hope to see you there.

  152. Why cant they start a bit later, rather than 6 or 7 in the morning for the sellers, also they all seem to finish early too for the shoppers. i think most people (shoppers) would prefare to go to a car boot sale after lunch rather than before.

    1. hi susan
      as much as i hate getting up early to sell at carboots i would not sell at one that started later , like a lot of people i have a young family and sell my unwanted items to make extra cash for my family .as most car boots finish at 1 or 2 in the day i can then return home to take care of my family . i think a lot of other booters feel the same and as well as having families they have jobs to and to be honest i would not spend a whole saturday or sunday standing in all weather conditions for the amount of money you make these days . all my prices are very very fair but they will not pay it .

  153. ATHY SATURDAY MARKET??
    If you have visited this market …….can you say if it worth a visit and how busy is it
    cheers :)))

  154. Robert O'Halloran | Reply

    Hi,

    I’m looking for a busy boot sale for sellers of cd’s, dvds and books in North Wicklow/South Dublin

    Thanks,
    Rob

  155. Hey,
    Excellent website, thank you very much! I’ve been thinking about selling some surplus bits and bobs at a car boot and the thought is a bit intimidating and also exciting so the descriptions and the comments found here have been really useful :)

    I went to Naas yesterday to visit the Sunday market at the Racecourse as I had in mind that I’d go there to sell the following week. The place looks nice, lots of space, a playground for kids, indoors area for selling, a canteen with cooked food so looks like a very decent place – except that there were no shoppers around :( There was a drizzle but it wasn’t cold + most of it is indoors so it’s really not a problem if you want to grab a bargain but still, maybe 5 customers for 10-15 sellers… I found that it wasn’t signposted AT ALL, not on the roads and not even at the racecourse entrance only once you’re in the racecourse car park there is a banner that pointed to the Market inside.
    It’s a pity because I don’t see a point going there if I probably won’t even make my 20 quid back.
    We were there around 12 o’clock so it may not be their busiest time but as it’s open between 10 am and 5 pm we thought this should be an ideal time.
    Anybody has been there before, maybe selling there regularly?

  156. I hear that ZION Church, Rathgar, Dublin are holding a Car Boot Sale next Saturday. I read recently that their previous sale was good. We intend to sell there and enjoy the event. I understand entry is from 08:30am, and it opens to buyers at 10:00am. Cost for cars I think is €10. You could try “Zion Parish ” for precise details.

  157. Hi heading to cavan car boot sale on sunday its my first car boot sale and your web site is very helpful. Just a bit nervous of how its going to be though.

  158. Hi all, just wondering if anyone knows of car boot sales around the Tramore/ Dungarvan/ Waterford region?
    I have lots to sell after a big clear out, but it won’t be worth my while if I’ve to drive over an hour to find one!
    I’m based in Tramore, so all/any info appreciated!

  159. I was selling at Kill o the Grange on Sat 22nd Sept which is an excellent venue. Organisers were most helpful. It was well organised. Tea/Coffee available. Toilets were clean. I do hope that the organisers will hold another car boot sale again soon. thanks

  160. Have to agree 200% with Julia! A lovely morning of stress free car booting!

  161. Hi, does anyone know if there is a car boot in Trim Co . Meath anymore ?

  162. Anyone know if Kill O’ The Grange will be on again this year?
    Thanks

    1. It has been on, but randomly, always on a Saturday, if you’re in the area a quick drive past the church will give you an idea if it’s on or not.

      1. No further sales at Kill O’The Grange this year.

    2. No further sales at Kill O’The Grange planned for this year – officially confirmed!

      1. Pity, thanks for the update !

  163. Does anybody have any more information on the car boots sale in Kilorglin, Co. Kerry, it dosn’t say if there is a fee, which is great, does anybody know if there are toilets available, what the footfall is like and if there and if there are alot of sellers and what the conditions are like for the buyers – as in if it’s outdoors or indoors.If anybody has any info on the Tralee car boot sales would be much appreciated. I have gone through all the comments here which are great and very helpful, I am originally from Tralee, but no information other that the location, so thought I would travel to Kilorglin which is on the last Sunday of every month. Thanks

  164. Anyone recommend a good car boot sale in the West – happening in October…. I’ve heard about the one in Castlebar but was wondering if its any good?…

  165. *********************ATHY SATURDAY MARKET ****************

    Any info on the Athy carboot on Saturday please ???????

  166. hi any one interested in trading at a new and up coming car boot sale in askeaton co. limerick please tx me 086 3427725

  167. does anybody know if people still go as early to ballbrigan these dark mornings?? whats the best time to get there? thanks

    1. yes they still go early but I found even if you got there for 7.30 you still got a good pitch (sometimes better than the early ones) and they still go around with torches buying the stuff

  168. Hi, Does anyone know of any indoor car boot sales or markets where I could have a stand with christmas stuff? I would be looking to travel anywhere in limerick, kerry, tipperary, cork, or clare.

    1. Hi, according to collect Ireland there is one on the last Sunday of every month in Kilorglin, was hoping to go back myself to sell, but have not got any feedback as to what the carboot sale is like, so undecided.

    2. bigmoll@eircom.net | Reply

      The monthly car boot sale and indoor market held in aid of WL102fm community radio station takes place at the Community Centre, NCW, Co. Limerick on Sunday, Oct 27 and again on Nov 25 and Dec 16. Further information 087 6866450. Car €7, all sizes of van €10. Gates open 7.30am. Marian Harnett.

  169. Car boot sale at Kilnamanagh, Dublin is dreadful. I was there last Saturday and there were 9 sellers and no customers. The worst I have ever seen. Lots of parents bringing small children into the hall for sport activities but no one stops to buy. There are two other boot sales in Tallaght running at the same time…just too much competition. It would be good if it was on Sunday as it is near the church.

  170. oh i cant agree more Yvonne about Kilnamanagh Car Boot last Saturday. Dont know why it hasnt taken off..Great venue……well advertised….tea /toilets on hands……sunny day… and as you say lots of cars coming and going at intervials. and with over 2000 houses in the estates its hard to believe the level of Disinterest :(( I can also say the same for Crumlin Road car boot sale……they tried their best but that also never get going… As you say. Too much competition :((

  171. there is a carbootsale in ennis clare by the showgrounds bankholiday monday 29 october 2012 from 11am to 15.00 pm

  172. Does anyone have any idea of what the Kilchereest car boot sale/Kilchereest village is like in Co. Galway?

    If any one has been please let me know if it was successful.. or not?!

  173. Was there about 2 years ago. Wasn’t impressed. €2 per adult entrance charge. About 10 sellers and not many more buyers. Difficult to find – wouldn’t go again.

  174. ok thanks!

  175. BLESSINGTON CAR BOOT SALE NEXT SUNDAY 11-Nov-2012.
    Reminding you that our sale will open at 7am & runs to 4pm. We have a large Tarmac (and Grass) area, and also indoors in our Hall. Now taking Hall bookings; however, space is limited, so don’t delay. Facilities include Indoor L/G toilets + Chip Van with Teas/Coffees. Weather forecast for Sunday is dry, but chilly. €12 Car +€5 trailer. Van €17 payable at gate.Please follow Stewards directions as to where to park. Customers free parking on site. Proceeds this Sale are for St. Vincent de Paul in Blessington. Call Ron 086 805 9474

  176. great site..looking to start selling

  177. Does anyone know of any successful car boot sales in County Galway other than those listed on this website?

  178. Hi,
    There is a large indoor jumble sale (i would call car boot without the car!) happening in Funtasia in Bettystown, Co. Meath for anyone who is interested. Its on Sat 24th Nov and I’m sure if its good they will host it again

    1. Hi, just wondering does anyone know anything about Car Boot Sale/Market in Borris, Co. Carlow. Have heard its indoor and outdoor and on every Sunday. Would like to have some info on it. Thanks. Dee

  179. Great Site very informative, planning to do kilkenny this weekend, anyone any recent experiences to share? Have done tallaght a couple of times so am according to earlier comments battle ready !!! have to say though tallaght (stadium) is consistent for me always do good business there, yeah you have to assert yourself with some over eager buyers but well worth the time and effort and I am out of there and home by 2.00pm. It beats sitting twiddling my thumbs in some of the less well attended car boots I have tried where the chance of learning or earning is mimimal….

  180. Hi Paul, havent tried Kilkenny but have done tallaght and balbriggan a lot and yes, you do have to battle with the buyers! Let me know how Kilkenny goes, wouldnt mind trying it sometime, thanks and good luck

  181. Hi @ Sharon about Funtasia (Jumble Sale) on 24th Nov. do you have any further information about this Times, cost etc. Thanks Mary

  182. if you go on to funtasia.ie all the information is there and if you book beforehand its half the price

  183. Hi everyone,
    Just want sellers and buyers to know that there is a new car boot sale starting in Knocknagree, Co. Cork next Sunday Nov 11th. All details are on the website and thanks to David for the great website.
    See ye all hopefully,
    Danny

  184. Hi im looking for advice and I just know this is the right place after reading all the comments which are really helpful! I had to close my gift shop cause i got behind in my rent and now have lots of stock to shift, any ideas where around Dublin might be good for selling baby wear/frames, wedding and soft toys plus much more, i must add its taking up all of my bedroom.. Desperate ..Joan

  185. Hi , Went to Ballypicas,Abbeyleix Car Boot Sale on Sun……DISASTER. Was set up for 8.30. all other traders (all 9 of them ) arrrived between 9-10.30am. We could count the amount of “customers” that came in . I would say about 5 . They were charging €2/per person at the gate with is a turn off straight away. Packed up and left at 11.30 and was charged €10 for my area. This is defiantly for local people as it seemed any of the customers that did come in were only buying from the people/friends they knew.

  186. sorry Nicola that you had a disappointing day in Abbeyleix.
    To he honest its a sign of the times and no matter where weve gone to sell lately has also been dismal ,.
    I personally think things wont pick up in the area of car boot sales until the new year when people are feeling more positive and with the better weather would enjoy a day out hunting for bargains.. Now all you may expect are Xmas Craft fares and anything related to the festive season.. I suggest pack up your wares and hold out until the New Year. I might remind you that Blessington car boot begins again in February (2nd sunday of the month) Very well run with option to go outdoor or indoors. also has toilet facilities and food on site and ample parking for customers on site too which is an added bonus…Less chance of being clamped outside. Normally a good day to be had there .

  187. BLESSINGTON CAR BOOT. Thanks for the plug there, Rita. And can I add that Customer parking is FREE. We had an excellent sale yesterday in aid of St. VdP; “Thank You” to all who supported us. We restart on the 10th Feb., 2013, (the 2nd Sunday) and we look forward to seeing lots of Sellers come along for a great day.
    Hopefully, the grass area will have been transformed into a level hard surface by then which will allow us to accommodate many more Sellers and Buyers on site.

  188. Hi. Wait until the New Year and try Straffan co. Kildare . It is very well organised , the crowd friendly and quite busy on some Saturday’s. Good luck! Grace

  189. There are just two more Car Boot Sale and Indoor Markets in NCW, Co.Limerick in 2012, Sunday, November 25 and Sunday, December 16. Gates open 7.30am, cars €7, all vans €10. Food, toilets and caretaker on site, supply your own tables. Further information 087 6866450.

  190. anyone know what dundrum co tipp car boot is like on a sat and a sun,and what time u should arrive there as a seller

    1. The details for sellers are in the listing. You could do worse than ring the organiser Mick (089) 429 2895 .

      Thanks.

      David

      1. Hi
        Does anyone know if Balbriggan is on tomorrow???

  191. I’m new to this, was at the Moylough (Co.Galway) Indoor Car Boot Sale today as a Seller and a first timer at the whole thing. I have to say it was well organised, and fact it was indoor was a bonus with the weather, rain as always in the west, only problem was the lack of people coming through, thought it would pick up after the masses but nothing hectic, only things that seem to sell was bits of toys which I wasn’t selling. I had my own stuff excellent quality clothes and shoes etc that only wore once or twice. Some of the stuff people sell, I’m sorry but are fit for the bin.

    I loved the whole experience and will go onto other Car Boot Sales as a seller soon, its a great experience and great fun, a way to meet some lovely people. Thanks to Martin for organising today, he’s great craic.

    1. Was at the second Moylough Indoor Market + Carboot Sale last Sunday, Feb 3rd, as a seller (First experience also as a seller). As Sandra said above market well organised and plenty of advertising done through billboards, Galway Bay Radio, Parish Newsletter, local papers and they have their own active Facebook page which is great for competitions, information/answering questions and booking in. (http://www.facebook.com/MoyloughIndoorMarketCarBootSale).

      Gates opened at 7.30am so plenty of time to set up before buyers arrived at 9am (however some buyers, out from Galway City arrived at 8.50am which got the day off to a great start).

      Market indoors so protection from the weather, allowing buyers plenty time to browse and great comfort for the sellers. Toilets are on site as was plenty of refreshments (chips €2.50 so great value).

      I had a great variety of general household stuff and I was surprised (and delighted) at the amount I sold, went home cash rich. Staying positive and greeting every buyer is a huge asset, even to the one or two “cheap” people who disgraced themselves haggling over 50cent.

      Its a great asset to Moylough and the local pub/restaurant ran a complimentary glass of wine for every main course purchased on the day.

      Will def be back.

      1. Moylough Indoor Market + Carboot Sale now offering FREE ADMISSION for all the public (buyers). The next one being Sunday 7th April 2013, gates open 7.30am for sellers, 9am for buyers and gates close at 4pm.

        Check out their Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/MoyloughIndoorMarketCarBootSale) or contact Martin directly on 087 2576371 for further information.

  192. These are the 2013 dates for Newcastlewest, Co. Limerick Car Boot Sale and Indoor market: 17 Feb, 17 Mar,14 Apr, 12 May, 9 Jun, 7 july, 4 Aug,1Sept 29 Sept, 27 Oct, 24 Nov, 8 Dec

  193. Season’s Greetings from Des, Ron and all the team at Blessington Car-Boot Sale.
    Thank you v much for your support in 2012, and we look forward to seeing you again from 7am on Sun 10-Feb-2013

  194. Hi does anybody when the unyoke car boot sale is back on thanks.

  195. Hi, Does anyone have any opinions on car boot sales where sellers are allowed to setup maybe 1 or 2 hours before buyers are allowed in? In my experience anything of note will have been snapped up among the sellers, so any bargain hunters among the buyers are usually disappointed.

    1. No point in having an opinion about it – it has always been the case that much trading takes place before the public gain admission. It’s not going to change. Why not become a seller and gain early admission yourself?

    2. bigmoll@eircom.net | Reply

      I run a car boot sale in NCW, Co. Limerick and have never stopped buyers coming in, glad to see them arriving. Marian Harnett.

  196. do you really care who or at what time you sell your stuff? I would be delighted if I got there early and all my stuff was sold

  197. Hi!
    Has anyone experience of the Boylan Community Centre car boot sale in Dun Laoghaire? Thanks in advance!

  198. The Athenry Car boot (Galway) is starting up again and is a slightly ‘later’ one. Basically because it’s a fundraiser and organisers are volunteers. It starts at 10am (sellers drift in from about 9:15am) and it goes on till 3. Although most sellers start to pack up about 2 ish the truth is, the sellers who hang on still shift stuff.

  199. Wondering what are people’s opinions on charging an entrance fee (fundraising) and the effects it has on the actual market/carboot day.

  200. Car boot in gorey esmond street every Saturday 7 30 to 2pm 10 euro a pitch any size just turn up and sell

  201. Hi is there any markets on this friday?

  202. we the sellers give to much as it is at the gate for our pitch,so if the buyer has to pay in well thats our two or 3 euro gone,a few sites are very greedy,so just blank them ,look at the down fall at tallaght??????????? over the 20 euro fee,sellers are gone,people dont have the money anymore,BB

    1. Was at a newish market/carboot as a seller for the second time (my own household items). Buyers very thin on the ground (I always write down what I sell, how much and time, so I could tell for 1and1/2 hours I sold nothing and had noted only three people stopped in that time!!!!) and those that did come not wanted to part with their cash at all or easily, complete grumble amoung the sellers, some packed up very early and left “better things to do a Sunday”. I stuck it out as most Traders weren’t moving.

      Sellers (€15)/Traders(€30) had packed out the place so no issue on charge (however I suspect next market/carboot sale will have issues with getting stalls). General thoughts on the day was the entrance fee in was putting people off coming in for a browse. €2 per adult.

  203. Marian Harnett | Reply

    In answer to the comment re charging shoppers going to car boot sales I would like to put my side of it. I organised and set up the NCW, Co.Limerick car boot sale and indoor market 7 years ago as my contribution to the fundraising needed to keep WL102fm community radio station on air. I sourced a hall and yard, went to the committee and negotiated to rent it. We advertised the start up heavily and it has continued to be held once a month since. We charge a €2 entrance fee. Sellers pay €7 for a car or €10 for a van(the van rates were reduced from €13/15 some years ago). The money received from the stall holders covers the cost of rental of the hall and a caretaker and adverts in the local paper. Obviously in our case adverts on the radio are free. The €2 charge is our profit for the day and there would be no point in putting all that work into it ( p.r., taking calls, answering emails, being on the gate to open at 7.30am) if we didn’t make something out of it. In my opinion everyone gains – the seller who has a venue sorted out and all the organisation doneand only has to turn up on the day, the buyer who has a car boot sale to visit locally and can use it as a social outlet and the community who now have a dedicated local radio station to use as they need because of our fundraising. Marian H.

  204. Yes I agree you should make some money out of it ,for all the affort you put in to organising it but increase the charge for selling there , under no circumstances should there be an entrance fee to buy at any car boot sale . If this entrance fee was removed your foot fall would increase . And I say this as both a seller and buyer for many years .

  205. Marian Harnett | Reply

    Sorry we’ll have to agree to disagree, we lowered our prices for the sellers because they were finding 13-15 euro for a van too expensive so I would’nt like to be asking them for more money now in a recession. Even if we were getting more from them it would still only cover the costs which are over €250 per sale – afraid we’ll be going with the cover charge for buyers- children are free up to 16 if accompanied by an adult. By the way remaining dates for 2013 are as follows; 17 Mar,14 apr,12 may,, 9 jun, 7 july, 4 aug,1 sept,29 sept,27 oct,24 nov, 8 dec. Community Centre, NCW, Co. Limerick.

    1. Well we proberly will have to agree to disagree but €2 is way to much to pay and as you said we are in a recession . I attend carboot sales regularly with my husband and daughter and to attend your one would cost us €6 just to get in the door , I’m sorry but that’s a lot of money to us and many other people out there .

      1. Well children are normally free but four euro for two adults in is just too much. I did approach our organisers with perhaps a promotion of say €3 for family so really they only losing out €1 but hopefully more families would attend making the day more worth while for everyone….

      2. Pleased to see you have raised this comment. When I lived in UK no car boots charged for buyers and had very strong followers amongst public. Here there are too many car boots charging and I find it pointless going unless I know there is going to be plenty of stalls to go round to make it worthwhile. There are three adults in our party and at €6 it has put us right off going in. Stopped going to our local one in NCW for that reason alone. I know it is for a good cause but much too greedy.

    2. I think you are kidding yourself about how much business you are loosing with that charge. I know regular car boot goers in the area who do not go because of your charge. Also when visiting down there we also went all the way to Tralee instead as 4 would really have been too much. No charge or a smaller one one means more buyers and more happy sellers and probably a more successful car boot.

      1. Totally agree, happier buyers, means happier spenders, more buyers, more happier sellers. Basic common business sense!

  206. BLESSINGTON CAR BOOT & MARKET (Beside ALDI on N81) next Sunday. Gates open 7am to 3pm. Come along for a great experience; Cars €12. A few indoor-market tables are available; text Ron 086 805 9474.

  207. Hi All…can anyone confirm that St. David’s, Greystones is definately starting to morrow. I have their sheet and it says 10th March but I heard today that it may not be on. Anyone know anything….help :) Thanks Dee

  208. Hi, just to let you know that there are no car boot sales at Ballywaltrim Community Centre Car Boot Sale tomorrow (10 March) or the following Sunday (Mother’s Day and Paddy’s Day) – thanks Timothy

  209. anybody heard anything about caragh carboot for the patricks weekend bankholiday,nothing on their website.

  210. just to let all know caragh carboot on monday 18th march, got a callback from member of commitee tonight,not on website but defo on and every bankholiday ,no sundays this year .

  211. hi was at clara market on sun very cold n lots of stall holders missing we packed up early because buyers wer to cold to stop and look any good markets on a sat please

  212. my daughter is 18 so she would have to pay in so it’s still €6 for us and as regular car booters know , car boot sales are very hit and miss, you can go one week and come away with bags full and other weeks with nothing .

    1. Opps never think of my children growing up. Anyway Im a new seller at a market so for me its case of bringing all the bags home if no buyers. Very disappointing.

  213. Marian Harnett | Reply

    CAR BOOT SALE AND INDOOR MARKET: West Limerick 102 Community Radio is holding a Car boot sale and indoor market on Saint Patrick’s Day Sunday, March 17 from 8am – 2pm in the Community Centre, Newcastle West. Gates open at 7.30am and the entrance fee is € 2 with children under 16 admitted free with an adult. Contact 069-66200/0876866450.

  214. Just wondering is caragh on this bank holiday monday? It has a time but no day. Thanks

  215. Hello
    Does anybody know if Carrick on Shannon car boot is on tomorrow?
    Any opinions as to whether its any good???
    Thanks
    Rae

  216. My aunt went to the market in Athenry and sold alot of stuff but clothes are
    NOT a big seller

  217. BLESSINGTON CAR BOOT & MARKET is open next Sunday, 24th March at 7am. Same venue: same team; just a new date on the Fourth Sundays in addition to our regular Second Sunday sales. Proceeds to our local Men’s Shed which is growing its membership,and needs funds to help develop facilities. Cars €12, Vans €17. Customers; free incl parking. Details: txt Ron 086 805 9474

    1. jason morrissey | Reply

      hi all first time at blesso didnt make much but have 2 say ron and his team were v supportive i was outside in the cold they made me at home gave me tea and scones for free (gave a small donationto the club)will deffo be back wen weather nicer cheers ron.jay

  218. Anyone know what date St. Josephs in Dun Laoghaire starts back ? I know it’s back in April but what date exactly ?

    1. Hi I think its the 28th, always the last sunday of the month.

  219. Does anyone know about Lamb Doyles car boot sale, does it attract many cars?

    1. Did u try the lamb doyle’s one edward? Was it good?

  220. kathleen donovan | Reply

    can anyone tell me if theres a carboot in Gort Co Galway sunday 14th of april

    1. The Poultry Club
      Car Boot and Bring & Buy sale
      Gort Mart, Gort Co. Galway
      Sunday 14th April, 10am-2pm
      Cars €10

      The only information that I have – sorry no contact details.

      David

  221. The next BLESSINGTON CAR BOOT & (Indoor) MARKET is this Sunday, 14th April ’13. Gate open 7am to 3pm. Cars €12, + Trailer €5, and Vans €17. Only two indoor spots left unbooked ! No need to txt if actually car-booting; 12.5ft spaces for +50 cars. Indoor Toilets. Details: txt Ron 086 805 9474

  222. Great site for fledgling sellers attempting to get started on car boot sales! thank you for helpful tips page.

  223. So glad you enjoyed your day with us.

  224. Marian Harnett. | Reply

    In response to Sylvia, NCW, Co. Limerick is held once a month. I man the gate each month and know practically everyone who comes in at this stage so promise there will be nothing scary happening.

  225. Does anyone know what has happened to Greystones (St David’s School) car boot? A month or so ago there were four sellers there, last Sunday I went along as a buyer and there were 9 cars selling – when I sold there last year there were regularly 80-90 cars.

    1. RE:- Greystones (St. David’s School) Car Boot.

      Could it be due to combination of the unseasonally cold/wet weather and the oft reported (here) lack of on-site toilets? Last Saturday, we sold at Straffan CB; nearly 50 sellers in lovely weather; the previous Sunday, we had only a handful of outside sellers braving the cold and windy conditions in Blessington CB/M, however, the Market Hall was stuffed full with 30+ sellers.

      1. Tim….Iam a regular seller at St. Davids for the past 4 years and this year the weather has not been kind to us….I have gone down every 2 weeks, car packed ready to set up, since the 1st one this year, and decided each time ‘no way, too wet and cold’…..but once the weather improves the regulars will be back.

  226. Is it just me or does anybody think that
    €20 for Wesley is a bit much
    Wasn’t it €15 last year ???!!

    1. Agreed, €20 is too much for the ordinary Joe trying to sell a few bits and bobs from a car. The venue is outdoor so could well be raining for the whole day.

      1. I was out at tivoli this morning and they are charging you a €1 to park your car , it’s only a matter of time before they all follow suit and start charging .
        I’m beginning to wonder ,are these car boots government run ?????

    2. I totally agree ! Having to sell over 20 euro before you get a profit! I maDe money there last year but I think it is getting harder to sell. Lot of people only want to spend one euro or 50 cent.
      but I’ll go and hope for the best :-) :-)

  227. I am a car boot fanatic, Just moved to Galway from Canada and am hunting for Car boots in that County but there seems to be very few, Can any one give me leads to where they are ????

    1. Hi Tess,

      What you see here is what there is I’m afraid, but if you discover any other Galway Car Boots be sure to post them here.

      David

  228. :) will do.. a hunting we wil go…

  229. Don’t waster your time going to Kilcock market. I was there today and there was literally 3 stalls in a car park. One selling bread, one selling wooden garden furniture and one selling washing powder, biscuits etc. There was no car boot sale and no buying customers.

    1. Hi Bobby,

      Sorry that you had a bad experience at Kilcock – I was about to move it from the Car Boot page to Markets and I will do so now.

      David

      1. No problem hopefully it will save someone else from a wasted journey :)

  230. I was in Blessington yesterday for the first time. We had great weather and I have to say a very nice welcoming atmosphere. I am told it is busy every second Sunday and yesterday was one of the quieter ones but there was still a nice steady flow.

    I have read on here and heard yesterday of some bad stories regarding the boot fairs in tallaght, can someone tell me of any experiences of the one at Tallaght stadium? Is it as bad or is that the bad one people are referring to? Thanks in advance

  231. Hi Bobby, Thank you for your kind comments about Blessington. Unfortunately I could not be there, so I am delighted to read your post. The 4th Sunday sale, which is new this year, is run for the benefit of the Men’s Shed in Blessington; by the Shed’s members, and is building its reputation and expertise. The Shed needs to bring in funds to pay for the running of the building (Rent, Rates and Electricity etc.), and the results so far this year have been very positive. We do hope you will return and spead the word around. The next Shed’s Car Boot is on 23 Jun. You and others can text me on 086 805 9474 for details and bookings.

    1. Thanks Ron I will keep it in mind. I will definitely be returning to the Blessington CBS in the near future.

      You seem to be an experienced head when it comes to car boots, any recommendations for novices like me on busy/nice atmosphere venues for this coming weekend? I am travelling from navan co Meath so within an hour or so would be great. Have you any experience with the tallaght stadium one?

      Thanks in advance

  232. Hi Bobby,
    Not really experienced; just someone who recognised that there was very little advice around for car-booting newbies. :-) We have not visited any car-boots north of the Liffey yet, apart from Swords, so I can’t really comment on them. Suggest you work through the listings above for Cavan, Meath, Westmeath, Louth and Dublin and contact the organisers or post a particular query here. As regards Tallaght I would say that it would certainly be best if you had a companion with you. Last time we were there (€20/car; no vans), we sold a good amount, but it was hard work indeed. Lots for what I call the “50 Centers”! As a newbie, you need to be there early (6am ish), and you will be directed to the next available spot, which normally is a single car-parking spot, 8′ wide. If your tables are 10′ long, you are in big trouble. Better to bring up to 6′ table. As you unpack on arrival, you will be set upon by the bargain hunters and dealers. This can be quite a difficult period, and you may end up wondering if it was a good idea to come at all! The organisers do provide a portaloo, but that’s not my favourite type of loo. Useful though if matters become extreme. You really can’t leave before 1:00pm, and they do try to patrol the site with quite effective stewards. However, we found that overspill onto our site from our immediate neighbours was left to us to deal with, and that can be very, very trying. If there is a match on, they may not have the sale that day; check it out first. You may think that there are a lot of negatives as regards Tallaght Stadium, but if you are prepared, you will do well there. The foot-fall is serious. And, we have made very good friends with one of our neighbours there, (husband & wife) who now support Blessington every time they can as well. Hope this helps. Ron

    1. Thanks again Ron, once again your info is greatly appreciated and a huge help. I think I will give tallaght a swerve this week as I am still newish to this game and I will be on my own this week. Ron you mentioned you have done swords any info on that? Is it any good in terms of footfall? Any idea on seller numbers? And finally do you know if new products are allowed to be sold at this venue? Thanks again.

  233. Hi Bobby, no prob., just happy to help. Swords was small and quiet when we went there last year. Its quite a tiny car park, and I don’t think it would be worth your while going there as you have a long journey to travel. It is a one-manager-on-site type of car-boot. As regards selling new stuff, its more likely what vehicle that you arrive in that would dictate whether you would be allowed put on display, rather than any number of new items you have to sell. Arrive in a car:- no questions asked. However, arrive in a Transit, or similar, at many car-boots, and you could have a problem. Car vans don’t seem to have any problem. Hope this helps. Ron.

  234. come on people of Blessington and surrounding areas please support your local forthnightly car boot sale in the centre of the town… Great bargains to be had, parking facilities within the grounds, tea and coffee also plus toilets on site. and keep in mind also that local charities are benefitting from your participation.. so We look forward to seeing you there:)))

  235. Thanks, Rita. At Blessington Car-Boot, we very much appreciate your support and encouragement. However, like all events, we are very much subject to the weather on the day, even though potentially half of our sellers can be accommodated inside the Hall in some (squashed) comfort. As Summer seems to have finally arrived, we think larger numbers of the buying public will re-appear for our next sale on Sun 9-Jun (in aid of the Irish Horse Welfare Trust). In addition, we have a couple of new ideas which should help to help bring in even more buyers. Thanks again.

  236. FETHARD CAR BOOT SALE CO. TIPPERARY IS CELEBRATING THIRTY YEARS in business. Many thanks to our loyal customers and friends. Full details on http://www.fethard car boot sale.ie Thanking you.

  237. I’m a first timer to car boot selling. Any recommendations to the best venue for me to go on Saturday 22june. Majority of my selling is clothes. I would appreciate your advise. Genna

    1. Hello Genna,

      Whereabouts are you? Post a general location and I’m sure that somebody will put up some suggestions. Don’t forget to check-out Ron Corry’s Car Boot Tips on this page.

      David

  238. ok has anybody been to Calary car boot venue? and what type of athmosphere can a seller expect there? is there good passing trade or rather do people actually stop off and browse around? would like an honest update on this location.. getting rather tired of venues where only a handful of people drop in to pass a sunday morning before lts time for dinner. Sellers like myself are up at the crack of dawn packing and travelling long distances and it would be nice if our efforts paid off:)))

  239. we are cyclists and pass call the Calary site regularly – boot sale is never busy, just a handful of cars and usually finishes early. dont think it is a great venue – passing cars dont stop. Marion

  240. William Shatner | Reply

    Be advised that Unyoke in Wexford is more a market than a car boot sale. Around thirty percent traders selling stock they’ve bought specificaally to sell, ie washing powder and workwear etc, and seventy percent people selling from large vans, items that appear to have come from skips and charity collecting door to door. To add insult to injury, they charge 2 euro at the gate, even for entry by foot. DEFINITELY not worth driving any distance, I’ll never go back anyway.

    1. In fairness, the listing carried on this site refers to Unyoke as a Market & Car Boot Sale but nonetheless I’m sorry that your experience was poor. I haven’t been for a while now but in the past I have picked up quite a few collectable items and the €2 entry fee would not deter me, after all, what does €2 get you these days? As regards skips etc., does it matter where something comes from as long as it’s above board?

      David

      1. Yes, but the main point is, why should any car boot sale charge you to go in, if a shop decided to charge you to go in to have a look around it would soon go out of business!

      2. Hi Helen,

        I hold no brief for car boot organisers and their charges are a matter for themselves. Some charge as they are commercial operations and some charge to raise funds for their charities, that’s just the way it is. There are expenses involved in running sales – insurance, advertising etc. and I suppose that this is another reason. I don’t think charging buyers to come in is a good idea but that’s just my opinion. Anyway thanks for your feedback.

        David

  241. You’re right David, it’s irrelevant where an item has come from, as long as it has some merit to the purchaser, and many priceless gems have been recovered from skips in the past. I didn’t explain myself properly, as I meant that the stuff I saw was the true rubbish, stuff nobody would want to recover.
    Also, like you, had there been anything interesting, and had I not felt my time and petrol was wasted getting there, I probably wouldn’t have minded the entry fee so much. I would wonder though, if there’s a link between organisers charging customers to get in because they’re not able to get enough money from the sellers and those sellers not affording to pay more for a pitch because their sub-standard goods don’t sell. Because of this, a fee to get in will ring alarm bells for me in the future.
    Maybe I was just unlucky with the selection of sellers that day, but it was very off-putting, and I thought I might save somebody else from a disappointment.

  242. Some Car Boot Sales are held for fundraising like ours in Bruree. We charge adults €2 and children are free. In this day and age €2 is not at lot of money to charge for a good cause and look at the bargains you might pick up. How much is a packet of cigarette’s ?, and look at the damage they do.

  243. I agree when it is for a good cause that charging an entrance fee is acceptable however I still think €2 is too steep. Why not charge €2 a family or €1 each then sell things like teas/cakes etc to raise more funds.
    I haven’t a clue about the cost of cigarettes as I don’t smoke and don’t drink but I do take care of how I spend hard earned money and paying €6 for three adults to walk around 5 or 10 car boot stalls is not my idea of good value and this is very often the case.

  244. Deirdre (phil) Keohan | Reply

    does anyone know anything about THE HUB, CILIN HILL, KILKENNY

  245. Hi, is there any contact number/email for the Dun Laoghaire car boot sale in St.Joseph’s for Sunday?
    Cheers

  246. hi, just to let you know David that the Enniskerry Car Boot Sale, St.Patrick’s Church Field, is now over for the year, it was planned for a short run of three Saturdays in a row this year and should be back in 2014.

  247. Hi David,
    Here in Blessington, I’m receiving a lot of enquiries at to whether our Car Boot is on next Sunday, 7th. It seems that as it wil be two week from our last sale, that people are overlooking the fact that June was a five Sunday month, and now there will be three weeks to the next sale, which, of course, is on the 14th July. I suppose it is an easy mistake to make, really.

  248. Deirdre (phil) Keohan | Reply

    Hi David,

    Went to sell at the car boot sale in Mallow- OMG what a farce – sellers were all on top of each other – cars couldn’t get in or out the place was so narrow – we travelled from dungarvan (long spin) and we had to get our money back there was no space- we were pulling in to one space but were told it was held for someone ( thought it was first come first served- ) there was absolutely no organisation whatever – I was furious. The biggest problem is that it is not suitable-

    Deirdre

  249. Has anyone been recently to the St.Davids car boot in Greystones. There is a comment from May that said it was pretty empty. Has this changed as I hope to go there this Sunday? Thanks

  250. Re: St. David’s
    Yes its gone very bad indeed,no toilets would have a big impact,as well as the parking for the buyers is now gone,,st davids just might becoming to an end the way things are ,

    1. Hi Bernie
      Can you not park outside st David’s anymore ??????

      1. yes you can park if you drive up unto a six inch high cycle track,,mind your sump .and becareful you dont get clamped for been up on the cycle path any ways,

    2. So do you think it would be a wasted journey going there to sell?

  251. Hi All,just a reminder about the Car Boot Sale This Sunday 14/07/2013 as part of the Big Open Day at Athlone Town FC Stadium Cars Are €10.00 + free public entry and car park Full Details on “Collect Ireland” under the Westmeath Car Boots Sales,or the Athlone Town FC Web Site.Liam

  252. Went to Tullamore car boot sale as advertised Sun 21st July and none on.
    Thank you for wasting my time.

    1. I’m sorry that you had a wasted journey but as the disclaimer at the top of the Car Boot Page says – I cannot be responsible for cancellations etc. and ring ahead if you are traveling a long distance. Some organisers are very poor at communicating with me or anyone else. I regularly contact organisers by phone/email etc. but some just don’t respond. I don’t need your snide remarks and if you can do better, then off you go.

      David

  253. My comment was intended for the organisers at Tullamore.

    1. That being so I owe you an apology! Anyway, I have since emailed the Tullamore organiser and their listing will be taken down until I hear back.

      David

  254. Victor, you could have made it clearer that your comments were directed to the Tullamore organisers and not at David who runs the best car boot information anywhere.

    1. Thanks Tony! Hell, it’s been a bad day for it though – must be the hot weather. Two other market organisers closed down with NO warning and neither had the courtesy to let me know. It’s really shortsighted of them, as the very same people will be back looking for FREE listings again and it’s not going to happen.

      All the best.

      David

  255. Beware of travelling to Straffan GAA car boot sale listed for the 17th August as it may not happen. The organisers may have blocked booked these dates and failed to inform the website manager of cancellations….as it happed to me and others Last saturday. We checked the site stating 20th July and duly arrived only to find the gates locked. I rang the organiser to be told “Ah sure thats finished for ages” and we wont be having any more”. Told him he should have had the courtesy to inform web manager and save people a long and wasted journey. I agree we should ring numbers the night before to confirm:((
    Will know better next time.

    1. Hi Rita,

      Thanks for letting us all know about your bad experience. I have emailed those responsible for the Straffan GAA Club sale and asked them for an explanation. The last communication that I had from them gave me the current dates. It seems that when something is provided ‘free’ the provider can be treated with contempt. Straffan GAA on now perma-banned from this site and even if they run further sales, you won’t read about them here.

      Incidentally, it was Straffan GAA that approached me for a listing and not the other way round.

      I’m sorry that you had a wasted and frustrating journey.

      David

  256. Can any seller give me any feedback on the Athy Market, was thinking of doing car boot sale Saturday 27th July?

  257. hi everybody I’m running the car boot sale in ballinasloe co galway on monday 5th aug ,its our first event and going by the amount of phone calls it should be busy. the weather is looking reasonable and the site is great as its in the centre of town on a main road with plenty of passing traffic , we have advertised the event, quite well locally so hope to have a good crowd , the gate will open at 8am .087 2035838.

    1. Hi Larry,
      where exactly is the site. Is it indoors or outdoors? What times for the public? Charge for buyers to enter?
      cheers.

  258. Car Boot Sale

    New Road Car Park, Ballinasloe, Co.Galway

    (opposite the marina)

    On: Bank Holiday Monday 5th August , 2013

    From: 8.00am – 4.00pm

    Sellers: Cars from €10. Traders from €20

    Further information: (087) 203 5838

  259. I attended the car boot sale in Athy as a seller today and was charged €13 for my car to enter the carpark. I queried this with the carpark attendant who told me that it was increased from €12 to €13 about 3 months ago. Maybe the advertisement on this website should be changed to read €13 per car and not €12 as it is misleading to sellers.

    1. Hi Mary,

      Thanks for letting me know and I have updated the Athy listing; just a pity the organisers couldn’t be bothered letting me know but that’s the trouble when something is provided free.

      David

  260. You can remove this one

    Charleville Car Boot & Country Market Aug 4th

    passed this on way to another car boot,

    No one there Same as last month

    1. Hi Tom,

      Another weekend, another organiser who ‘apparently’ isn’t organised. I’m really fed-up with this sort of carry on and I’m seriously considering charging for listing in future for anybody who has carried on in this way. In the meantime I have removed Charleville from my listings pending an explanation.

      Best wishes,

      David

  261. Deirdre (phil) Keohan | Reply

    Hi David,

    How do you put up with us , you are a patient man, thanks

    Deirdre

  262. hi. i am hoping to sell at dun laoighre car boot sale ( st jospehs ns) the last sunday in august. can anybody advise me if its a good spot? and also is there much chance of not getting in to it? i’ll be driving up to dublin for it. i live about an hour away.

  263. yes getting not a problem,it been there at 4am to get in line is the downfall,other than that,its the best car boot in the area,well run indeed,toilet/tea/cakes/sambos/enjoy

    1. 4am???? really? i wasn’t planning to turn up til 7 am. will that be too late?

  264. hi i do hope everybody enjoyed the car boot sale in ballinasloe on monday , we will be having another on monday 28th oct but dont quote me on this as it is weather dependant,and i dont want to get wet. thank you all for your support i hope you made some money.

  265. Hello Everybody, I was wondering if any body had done Blackrock Rugby club
    car boot sale , I was thinking of doing it this Sunday, I normally do Greystones but
    I fancy a change, numbers are dropping there and I always start selling things off cheaper than I should to make up the few bob, and ya can’t be doin that, anyways any info greatly
    appreciated with thanks.
    Dave

  266. hi has anybody any advise on the car boot and market at fairyhouse race course,is it any good ,and dose it draw a crowd? your comments would be apreciated.

    1. its average but 25 euro in is a bit much, most people go for the market and don’t buy much in the Carboot, you’ll make most money in first few hours, then your stuck there till about 3 or 4 in the afternoon, they wont let you out till then, insurance reasons or something like that,

  267. Hi them, Im in hollydays in tramore (Co. Waterford). I would like to do 2 car boot sales one next saturday and next sunday. Sunday i think that im gonna go to do the Kilkenny car boot sales (in my memory its a huge car boot sales), but i dont know if its still available ?
    And for saturday i research a big car boot (ive got a car and i can drive maybe 2 hours since Waterford) Do you have some good ideas or advices please ? Thanks so much
    Roxane from paris :)

  268. Hello everyone, any advice please on the Bray Ballywaltrim Community Centre carboot sale?
    Quite new to all this and having no idea what the footfall would be there.
    Thanks a million

  269. Does anybody know if sandyford or kilternan car boot sales are any good, is there many sellers and most important do they get the punters in?

    1. I have done both, Sandyford was bad for selling, did it about 2 months ago, when I got there 2 cars waiting at gate, did’nt get much better made about 30 euro for the day, and believe it or not kilternan was even worse made about a tenner for the day, nobody there buying spent more time buying from each other in both venues.

      1. Lamb doyles is the same I took in €11 and the table cost me €10 . €1 profit !!!!!!

  270. Thanks a million for that dave

  271. thanks

  272. moylough car boot sale is reopening this weekend , sunday 7.30am for traders,its inside two large sheds with space for over 50 pitches ,so no need to get wet. moylough is in co galway nr mountbellew.

    1. Yes, Indeed, Larry, Moylough Indoor Market + Carboot Sale back in Co. Galway on this Sunday 8th September. Gates open at 7.30am for traders (€25) and individuals €15 and public from 9am to 4pm. Yes, the great advantage is the indoor Pre-cast Buildings where hail, rain or snow your items for sale are protected. Plenty of free parking for buyers. Like their active Facebook page for further information and regular updates and competitions. https://www.facebook.com/MoyloughIndoorMarketCarBootSale?ref=hl

  273. Hiya. I just did a big clearout of mostly clothes, household items and toys. Would love some advise on Indoor Markets/car boot sales based around the midlands. Willing to travel about an hour from here. New to this and would be grateful for any tips :)Thinking about going Start of October. Thank you in advance

  274. Directions to Kilcully
    GPS N 51 56.294 W 8 28.517 Kilcully Scout Campsite
    Kilcully
    https://maps.google.ie/maps?hl=en&tab=wl

  275. Anyone went to Tallaght Stadium? Doesn’t seem to be well run – massive tailbacks just to get in. The place appears swamped by itinerant traders rather than the simple householder trying to offload their stuff.

    1. I agree , I stopped going last year because of this and the last time I was there I was beside 2 lots of Romanians selling bags and bags of clothes . The same ones who were thrown out week after week for robbing from stall holders including myself . Plus it’s to expensive at €20 .

    2. ì do tallaght stadium on  a fairly regular basis…yes it can be a walk on the wild side but i found to avoid the long queues i arrive about an  hour later and have been lucky to just drive in to a space…For all its faults..ie tight spaces, expensive charge-in, limited toilet facilites and 50cent mentality.. it does draw the crowds and basically a carboot without buyers is a non runner, ive done many of them………in beautiful surroundings… coffee shops and clean toilets……but a handful of ppl just walking around browsing. im there to make money not wasting my saturday morning…:((

  276. Has anyone tried organizing a Garage Sale in their area, like they have in the USA? Weather permitting as usual, but it would be a great idea for a suburban community to get together and try. Beats travel costs, hassle, and the high entry costs to some of the more organized events! Beat them at their own game I say! Any takers?

  277. When I go up to my parents’ house in N Ireland, I bring loads of car booting stuff and write ‘Yard Sale’ in chalk on pavement with a big arrow pointing to my parents’ house – and it always does well – they live on the North Coast near the Giant’s Causeway and we get a lot of holiday-makers up there in their caravans and they only have a corner shop and a chippy – so I thought, let’s give them something to spend their money on – good luck to you – let me know how you get on, Tim

  278. Just to let you all know that there is NO BLESSINGTON CAR BOOT SALE next Sunday, 22nd Sept., as the Men’s Shed have decided to finish for this year. Thanks to all who supported our 4th Sunday Men’s Shed sales and we hope to see you again next year. (We will write later about the 2nd Sunday Car Boot, due Sunday, 13th Oct.) Ron

  279. looking forward to my first ever car boot sale in laytown on sunday were i will be selling logs every week

  280. hello all looking for info on raheny is it any good or is it worth the travel from the south side

  281. Hi Dave, I find it good. It’s in the church grounds and has a nice mix of sellers. As a buyer I have to say I have never yet come away empty handed! Raheny is a busy village so the footfall is good especially fi the weather is anyway decent.

  282. Any good markets/car boot sales weekend 5th/6th October?? Have a lot of clothes/toys/household items to sell.

  283. Listings with NO dates shown generally indicates nothing scheduled – I add and delete dates as they come and go as anything else is too time consuming.
    DOH
    wish I’d read that bit before I went looking for Killinarden Senior School, Tallaght
    bootsale.

  284. Please can anybody tell me if the car boot at Tivoli is the last one on sunday 29th or is the last one on at the end of October. Thanks.

    1. Hi Christine,

      It’s my understanding that the 29th September is the last sale at Tivoli for this year. I emailed them a couple of days ago but I haven’t heard anything back yet.

      David

  285. Thanks David , please let me know if they get back to you.
    Regards,
    Christine.

  286. Hi, has anybody any information on footfall etc at the Athenry mart car boot or the Radford house car boot in Athenry?

  287. Hi Does anybody know of any indoor boot sales in or around the Dublin area? Thanks

    1. Merchants Yard Market & Car Boot Sale

      Merchants Yard, East Wall Road, Dublin.3.

      Indoor and popular!

  288. just like to say well done on the site david. getting loads of calls about the car boot sale i have set up in ballina co.mayo in aid of a.w.a.r.e, saying they got the info from here.ur welcome to set up in ballina free of charge any time just to say thank u. Keep up the good work, david doherty

  289. Does anyone know if the carboot in Derry ( Elagh) (Children in crossfire) is busy yet and if the one in Lifford is worth a trip. From Donegal so any info on car boots within hour drive would be great.

  290. Hi, does anyone know what the carboot sales in Wicklow town are like? or is there any big ones coming up in South Dublin? I did a clear out of the house and and a few bits i’d like to car boot sale.
    Thanks

    1. Hi Emma, there’s a carboot sale in Holy Rosary School Wicklow Town in the morning if you’re interested. I know it’s late notice but if you have all the stuff gathered come along.
      Last time we had a great turn out, the venue is enclosed so it’s safe and secure. Tea/coffee available (and great cupcakes for sale), toilets on site. Maeve

  291. Hi
    there is a carboot sale at Kilmacthomas community hall, Co. Waterford tomorrow the 20th october, 2013
    Deirdre K

  292. Hi everybody,i went to the new car boot sale in Milltown Co Galway on saturday last ,not good ,i rang during the week and was told an outside pitch would be €10, i arrived at 8 and asked for a sideways pitch 4 the car ,as soon as i was parked i was asked 4 the money ,no prob got a receipt ,1 hr later as i was setting up i was asked 4 another €5 my flat refusal led to being told not to come back.No problem i made 5 sales ,2 to other traders ,no foot fall even though it was on a main road (n17) did 50 plus sales the next day at Castlebar.

  293. David,
    Just a note about boot sale at St., Senan’s in Enniscorthy – they spaces allocated to each seller were totally inadequate – it was a case of squeeze in as many as possible with no care at all for the seller – when I mentioned this to the organisers I got no satisfaction – anybody considering going there next week should be careful as there is a big boot sale for one of the schools in the area – this was a case of rip off the sellers – I made €5.00 – very few people came –

    Deirdre

    1. Deirdre,

      I’m sorry that you feel hard done by the set-up at St.Senan’s but I cannot agree with your synopsis of the situation. The event has been very well publicised and the crowds have up and down from weekend to weekend; the small (€10) fee for stallholders shouldn’t be that much of problem if you’re selling what people are looking for. There’s plenty of space and I have found the organisers very helpful but there’s a problem in that the layout of the buildings does not lend itself easily to the enterprise. Next Saturday is the last market for the year and hopefully a last minute surge of buyers as there’s plenty on offer.

      David

  294. Ops David I feel I have stepped on your toe- obviously you had a better experience than us 8 stall holders – buried in the bowels of the building

    Deirdre

    1. Hi Deirdre,

      No problems and I hold no brief for the organisers. I think that the problems associated with the layout of the building don’t help matters but the simple fact is that people aren’t spending at the moment – whether in the shops in town or St.Senan’s. Fingers crossed for this Saturday. Keep the comments coming and don’t worry about my toes.

      David

  295. Hello all. Wondering if anyone knows if there’s any car boots scheduled for January in county Wicklow or Dunlin? I heard that the Merchants Market by the O2 Arena starts again today (January 5th) but I’m not entirely certain. Wondering when all the other car boots start up again in the new year.
    Many thanks.

  296. hi can anybody tell if there are any car boot sales on for St Patricks day , may be within an hour and a half drive from Ballinasloe. Great page Dave but any chance of getting rid of all the old stuff ie pre 2013 ?

  297. Hi I wonder can anyone tell me what Tralee Car Boot is like, is it any good ?, whats the footfall like ?. It says on the post that it cost €5.20( which seems cheap great value) depending on size of vehicle, so I wonder how much a van would be ?. Any info on Tralee car boot would be appreciated. Thankyou :-)

  298. Blessington carbooth has resumed since last month so is on again on Sundays next. It is on the second Sunday of each month. Just to let you know. Thanks for all the good info that you provide us with.

    1. Thanks Julia – I’ll get it listed.

      Communication with Blessington has broken down since Ron Corry stood down from running the sales there.

      David

      1. Blessington is run very well and is a good venue both for buying and selling. Thanks.

  299. Tralee must be crap because I got no feedback to tell me otherwise :-( One to avoid I guess !!

  300. I went to my first ever car boot sale last month (as a buyer). It was in Tuamgraney, Co Clare. The event was held in a large shed – apparently it’s an equestrian center and it smelled overpoweringly of horse dung which I think would put off most buyers. I was surprised that there was an admission fee for buyers, can’t remember if it was €1.50 or €2. Didn’t buy anything as didn’t see anything that would entice me. Sellers all seemed surly, made no effort to talk to buyers. Hoping that car boot sale was atypical.

    Can anyone comment on the car boot sale in Milltown, Co Galway? or what other ones are worthwhile in Mayo/Galway?

  301. Hi, I have attended Tuamgraney as a seller many times this year,I deal in Military clothing ,and my Wife and son help me on the stall. We consider ourselves polite and friendly,and will have a laugh and joke with anyone. I find these comments offensive. A nice couple by the name of mike and mary run the event ,they do charge a buyers entrance fee of I think €1.50,but the venue is open all year round rain or shine.I have found all but one of the sellers to be polite and friendly,with a great selection of ever changing goods,and vendors, as to any smell we have never noticed one. As to other boot sales see my comment on 27 november 13.

    1. Hi Larry,

      Perhaps I should have disallowed the previous comment about Tuamgraney – I do stop the more offensive comments – but I let this one through after thinking about it for a while. I know the previous comments were harsh but I don’t want to stifle discussion. That said, I will examine the post again and may remove as I don’t wish to harm any venue.

      Thanks for your comment.

      David

  302. Is Fairyhouse market/car boot on at this time of year? Has anyone any experience of it?

    1. Here’s the link to their Facebook page. Be sure to let us know how you get on if you go!
      https://www.facebook.com/fairyhousesundaymarket

      1. Eskarina Smith

        Thanks, we went last Sunday. Not a bad day, though a bit quiet. Very well organised and good facilities, we’ll definitely do it again during the summer.

  303. hi David, just to let you know that Greystones/St David’s restarted last Sunday and will be on every second Sunday, regards Tim

    1. Hi Tim,

      Thanks for the info. You can only lead a horse to water….this blog is running for the last four years but some car boot organisers just can’t seem to contact me – after all why bother when there are so many other FREE outlets for getting out information.

      David

  304. Eskarina Smith | Reply

    Anyone know if Balbriggan Car Boot is on at the moment? I can only find older references to it on line. I’ve read here about the awful facilities but as least they won’t come as a surprise! I’ll put up with anything for a few hours if there’s a good crowd.

    1. Hi,

      Balbriggan is operating – as shown on the blog – and the photos that accompany the listing were taken last month.

      David

      1. Eskarina Smith

        Thanks for that, think I’ll give it a go. I’d appreciate anyone’s opinion on what is a good time to arrive – I’m thinking 7.30am. 6am sounds a bit early for this time of year but then again I’m new to this.

  305. Balbriggan market is now € 40 for vans

    Any word if Carragh in Kildare is on easter monday ?

    1. Yes I believe Caragh is on Monday

  306. Great site… so handy! Thanks for putting it together!

  307. Hi does St Josephs car boot on tivoli road in Dun Laoghaire go ahead this year? I heard that there will be building work going on in the school

    1. Hi Edward,

      No news from St.Josephs but as soon as I hear back from them it will be posted here.

      David

      1. I have heard from a reliable source that it is on

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