Car Boot Sales

Forthcoming Car Boot Sales – updated 5/10/2015





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Cloonacool Car Boot Sale, Tubbercurry – Saturday10th October – see Co.Sligo listings.


Clonegal (Co.Carlow) are back for one more sale on Sunday 11th October.


Waterford Cheshire Car Boot Sale

John’s Hill, Waterford – November 22nd – see Waterford listings.


Car Boot Sale – Basketball Arena, Tallaght

Tuesday & Thursday Evenings – see Dublin listings


To get your sale listed on this page please contact:


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Carlow Car Boot Sale,

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


Updated 20/4/2015


Clonegal Car Boot Sale,

Ben Mulhall Complex, Clonegal, Co.Carlow



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Belturbet Car Boot Sale

The Railway Station, Belturbet


(Last Sunday of every month – except December)


From: 8.30am – 2.30pm

Sellers: €10 per pitch – free tea and coffee as part of the registration.

Indoor and outdoor

Belturbet Car Boot Sale has been running for over 10 years, in the lovely setting of the Railway and Goods Store Belturbet.

The site has both indoor heated and outdoor facilities with male and female toilets. The site is run and managed by the Belturbet Community Development Association and care and attention are given to both sellers and buyers on the day. The railway houses a wonderful train for children and adults to check out during their visit.

A wonderful way to pass a few hours on a Sunday with the family as Belturbet has lovely facilities to enjoy afterwards with riverside walks, feeding the ducks and enjoying the playground.

Further information: Tony Prior (087) 263 9764

Further dates:


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.

Still no further information – 24/3/2015.


Indoor Market/Craft Fair,

Killeshandra Community Hall,

Killeshandra, Co.Cavan

Next sale:


Car Boot Sale,

Virginia Church of Ireland,

Ballyjamesduff Road, Virginia, Co.Cavan

Next sale:


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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 – 4.00pm

(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


Updated 4/2/2015


Tuamgraney, Scarriff

Indoor Car Boot Sale

10th Nov

From: 7.00am to 2.00pm

(gates open for sellers from 7.00am)

Enquiries: (061) 921 157 or (087) 249 5123 or (087) 655 8895

Sellers: €10 cars and €20 vans

Public: Adults €1.50 and children accompanied by adults FREE

(Confirmed 2/2/2015)


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Car Boot Sale,

Sunbeam Industrial Estate, (next to South Doc), Blackpool, Cork City

Next sale:


Kilcully Scout Camp Car Boot Sale,

Kilcully Scout Campsite, Cork City

(northern outskirts)


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.


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

Customers €2 per Adult, Children free!

Further dates:

Further information: (087) 272 9108


Car Boot Sale,

Farmer’s Cross (nr.Cork Airport)



Car Boot Sale

Ballincollig, Tesco’s Underground Carpark

Next sale:


Ballydehob Car Boot Sale

The Community Hall, Ballydehob, West Cork

(a fundraiser for Ballydehob Community Hall)


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


Bandon Rugby Club Car Boot Sale

Bandon RFC, Clonakilty Road, Bandon

(indoor hall available if weather is bad)

Next sale:

From: 10.00am – 3.00pm

Sellers: Car €5. Car & trailer €10. Van €15. Truck €20.

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.

Other dates:

Further information: Michael O’Mahony (087) 254 0573


Belgooly GAA Car Boot Sale

GAA Grounds, Belgooly, Co.Cork

(first Sunday of each month)

Next sale:

From: 1.00pm – 5.00pm

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

Public admission: € 2 and Children FREE

Toilets provided

Enquiries: Mary (086) 392 3447


Blarney GAA Club Car Boot Sale,

Castle Close Road, Blarney, Co.Cork


Sellers: Cars €10. Vans €15.

Set-up from 7.30am

Public admission: €2.

No need to book in advance.

Enquiries: Ray Coleman (087) 233 3180

Further information:


Carrigaline Car Boot Sale

The Circus Field, Crosshaven Road, Carrigaline, Co.Cork

(near Lidl)



Carrigtwohill Car Boot Sale

Carrigtwohill Community Centre, Carrigtwohill, Co.Cork

(N25 Cork/Waterford road)


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)

Further dates

1st & 29th November.

For information please contact:

Margaret Long (086) 303 0196 or Annette Lane – (086) 322 5229


Castletownroche Car Boot Sale,

Castletownroche (on the N72 Mallow/Fermoy road).


Sales  signposted from the square in Castletownroche.

Sundays fortnightly

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: 10.00am to 3.00pm

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.


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



Cobh Car Boot Sale / Market Fair

Cobh (Great Island) Community Centre,

Orelia Terrace, Cobh, Co.Cork

Cobh Community Centre


Stalls will include home-baked cakes, biscuits and conserves as well as jewellery, coins and hand-knitted toys.

There is a charge of €10.00 for each stall and boot. Stalls may be set up indoors in the event of adverse weather.

Admission is free to the public and gates open at 8.00am

Further information: Office (021) 481 5904

Further dates


Car Boot Sale & Market

Forge Farm, Drimoleague, Co.Cork

(on main Bantry Road)

Next sale:


Car Boot Sale

Kearney’s Cross, Glanmire, Co.Cork


From: 9.00am – 3.00pm

Sellers set-up from 8.00am

Public Admission Charge: €2 – Children Free.

Refreshments and toilet facilities available.


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.

Further dates: 

Enquiries: Carol (087) 141 5299


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


Rathcormac Car Boot Sale,

Rathcormac, Co.Cork

Tel: (025) 36415

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Sellers: Car €8.  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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Indoor Car Boot Sale

Clonmany Community Centre, Clonmany, Co.Donegal

(First Saturday of every month – March/December)

Next sale: Saturday 3rd October, 2015

From: 10.00am – 2.00pm

Rates: €10 per table.

Refreshments and toilet facilities available.

Information: (074) 937 6772


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



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



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.


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: 8.00am – 1.00pm

Open to Sellers & Buyers from 8.00am

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

or telephone (087) 657 0000 


Car Boot Sale

St.Peregrine’s GAA Club,

Blakestown Road, Blanchardstown, Dublin.15.

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Clontarf & Scots Car Boot Sale,

Clontarf & Scots Presbyterian Church Grounds, Dublin.3.

(corner of Clontarf and Howth Road – opp.Westwood Gym)


Updated 18/8/2015


Donaghmede Car Boot Sale

Holy Trinity School Yard

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Car Boot Sale,

St.Kevin’s College,

Ballygall Road East, Finglas, Dublin.11.



Glasnevin Car Boot Sale

St. Mary’s Secondary School car park

(Run by Botanic Hockey Club)

Next sale:

From: 8.00am – 1.00pm

Cars are €15 and Vans are €20

No need to book a slot, just join the car queue from 7.30am

Coffee Shop


Further information: Contact Helen (085) 766 6541

Further dates:

Further information:


All Saints Church (Raheny) Car Boot Sale

All Saints Church, Howth Road, Raheny Village

Next sale:

Full details on website:


Swords Car Boot Sale,

The Old Borough National School, Swords)




Car Boot Sale

Good Counsel GAA Club Carpark

Drimnagh, Dublin.12.

Next sale:


Dundrum Car Boot Sale

Grounds of Methodist Church, Ballinteer Road




Dun Laoghaire Car Boot Sale

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


Updated 24/9/2015


St Joseph’s College Car Boot Sale,

St Joseph’s College Car Park,

Lucan, Co.Dublin




Lucan Presbyterian Church Car Boot Sale

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

(turning opposite the AIB Bank in Lucan Village)


Updated 24/8/15


Queen of Angels Primary School Car Boot Sale,

Blackthorn Drive, Sandyford, Dublin.16.




Dublin Car Boot Sale

Basketball Arena, Tallaght


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Further information: (085) 192 9727


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:

Further information: (087) 657 0000


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Athenry Car Boot Sale

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

(first Saturday of the month)

Next sale:

From: 10.00am – 2.00pm

Sellers set-up from 9.30am

Sellers: Cars €10. Vans €20.

Toilets and refreshments available

Further information: (087) 144 3733

or email:

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


Ballinasloe October Fair & Festival,

Craft & Food Market




Moylough Indoor Market/Car Boot Sale 

Moylough Concrete Buildings

(across from Centra)

Next sale:

Sellers:Cars €15.00

Further information: Martin (087)  257 6371

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

Catering Van & Toilets provided


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Car Boot Sale

Ballybunion Community Centre,

Lartigue Road, Ballybunion, Co.Kerry


Updated 28/8/2015


Killorglin Hospice Car Boot Sale,

Fairfield Carpark, Killorglin, Co.Kerry

Next sale:

From: 10.00am

Sellers set-up from 9.00am


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.


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Athy Market & Car Boot Sale,

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


10th Nov

From: 7.00am until 2.00pm

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

Further information: (059) 863 2699


Caragh Car Boot Sale

Caragh Community Centre Car Park, Caragh, Co.Kildare

(Approx. 3 miles NW of Naas)CARAGH EDITED


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.

Click here for map: Caragh Community Centre


Car Boot Sale

Teach Diarmada (Castledermot Community Centre),

Main Street, Castledermot, Co. Kildare


Confirmed 31/8/15


Car Boot Sale

Tesco (Kildare Town) – carpark

Kildare Scouts

(first Sunday of every month)


From: 10.00am – 2.00pm

Sellers set up from 8.30am

Sellers €10 per car.

Further info: (086) 835 1425


Kildare Town AFC Car Boot Sale, 

The AFC Grounds, Kildare Town, Rathbride Road


From: 10.00am to 2.00pm

Gates open to traders at 9.00am,

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

Email for more information.


Newbridge Town Football Club Car Boot Sale,

Newbridge Town FC, Station Road, Newbridge

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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 6/1/2015


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)



From: 8.30am – 2.00pm

Gates open for sellers set-up at 7.30am

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

If you wish to book a space please TEXT ONLY your name to (089) 461 4852, no calls will be answered on this number.

Public admission: FREE

Toilets now available on site!

The funds raised are to restore the Straffan Community Hall and the Church of Ireland building.

Further dates:

Christmas Market/Car Boot Sale is December 5th.


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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


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

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

Every Sunday all year round – except for last Sunday of the year and first two of the new year.

From: 6.00am – 4.00pm

Located at the Stewarts Oil 24 Hour Filling Station at Kane’s (formerly Supreme Oil) on the Sligo side of Carrick-on-Shannon along the main N4 road between Dublin and Sligo. Station will close Sundays during car boot opening hours

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

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

Fantastic opportunities at reasonable rates for businesses – units available (lease contract) for Sunday and weekday trading.

Further information: Brian (086) 040 1520


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Car Boot/ Sale Indoor Market

Croom Community Centre, Croom, Co.Limerick

Next sale:

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

or email:

Space Limited – Advisable to Book beforehand


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

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

Tel: (061) 467 184

December 8th

From: 9.00am – 2.00pm


There are approx. 50 pitches, all indoor, all cost €10.

No booking sellers just turn up from 8.00am

Adult admission: €1 and accompanied children FREE

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

Security/Refreshments and 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.

Latest news:


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


Newcastle West Car Boot Sale & Indoor Market,

The Community Centre, Newcastle West, Co.Limerick


From:  8.00am to 1.00pm

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:


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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.


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Car Boot Sale,

Drogheda Presbyterian Church,

Colpe Road, Drogheda, Co.Louth

(down from Southgate Shopping Centre)



Drogheda Town Market

Bolton Square, Drogheda

(close to County Council offices)

10th Nov

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:


Car Boot Sale,

McEvoy’s Car Park,

Batchelor’s Walk, Dundalk, Co.Louth

Next sale:


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Car Boot Sale

Scoil Phádraig, Market Square, Ballina, Co.Mayo

(just across the road from Tesco Supermarket)


(and then every 2nd Sunday of the month)

From: 9.00am – 3.00pm


Sellers:  €10

Indoor pitches need to be booked in advance!

Further information: (086) 390 7902


Castlebar Car Boot Sale

Hoban’s Car Park ( just off Main Street), Castlebar, Co.Mayo



Site opens at 8.00am and sales finishes at 3.00pm

Rates and further information here:


Car Boot Sale

Foxford Leisure Centre, Foxford, Co.Mayo

Next sale:


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Flea Market,

Sage & Stone,

The Farm, Newlanes (Julianstown Road), Duleek, Co.Meath


Further information:


Dunboyne AC Car Boot Sale,

(Dunboyne AC track)

Rooske Road, Dunboyne, Co.Meath 

Next sale:

Further dates:


Enfield Celtic Car Boot Sale,

Main Street, Enfield, Co.Meath

Next sale:


Fairyhouse Sunday Market & Car Boot Sale,

Fairyhouse Race Course, Ratoath, Co.Meath

December 8th

* Except Race Days*

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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

* This link provides all the information you need to find your way to Fairyhouse Race Course by car or public transport:


Laytown Car Boot Sale,

Parochial Hall, Church Road, Laytown, Co.Meath

(every Sunday until November)


Gates open: 9.00am – 4.00pm

Sellers: Cars €10 regulars €15 casuals

Refreshments and toilets available

Further info: Contact Betty (086) 835 5087

Confirmed 4/3/2015


Car Boot Sale,

The Diocesan Hall Car Park,

Loman Street, Trim, Co.Meath


Updated 28/9/15


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Íontas Car Boot Sale

Íontas,  Castleblaney, Co.Monaghan

(last Saturday of the month)


From: 9:00am – 2:00pm


Cars €10 Vans €15 – Gates open for sellers at 7.45am.

All Proceeds in aid of Íontas Centre.

Please ring to book a place on (042) 97 53400

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.


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Clara Sunday Market & Car Boot Sale

(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:


Car Boot Sale

Daingean GAA Grounds,

Daingean, Co.Offaly

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Car Boot Sale,

Cloonacool Community Centre,

Cloonacool, Tubbercurry, Co.Sligo



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Dundrum Trading Post

Dundrum, Co.Tipperary

(former Golden Vale Ballroom)


Fethard Folk Museum Car Boot Sale

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

Tel: (086) 875 7490 or (052) 31516

A long established venue.

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Open: 11.00am

(Sellers set-up from 10.00am)

Admission: €1.50 which includes entrance to Folk Museum.


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Ardmore Car Boot Sale,

Ardmore, Co.Waterford

(every Sunday in June, July and August)

Next sale:


Tramore’s Big Booty

Tramore GAA Hall, Riverstown, Tramore

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

Next sale:

From: 11.00am – 3.00pm

Public admission is FREE

Sellers: €10-12

(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

Directions: Tramore GAA Hall


Waterford Cheshire Car Boot Sale,

John’s Hill, Waterford

Car Boot Poster Sale (Nov 15)


Westmeath butt


Wexford button

Car Boot Sale

Esmonde Street, Gorey, Co.Wexford

10th Nov

From: 7.30am – 1.00pm

Sellers: €15

Further information:


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


Car Boot Sale

Tesco Car Park, New Ross, Co.Wexford

(last Saturday of every month)

Next sale:

From: 8.00am – 3.00pm

Sellers: Cars €10 and Vans €15

* In aid of Temple Street Children’s Hospital

Further information: (089) 455 8252


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:

From: 9.00am – 1.00pm

Gates open for traders 7.00 am

(Queue will form much earlier)

Sellers: Cars €10. Vans €20. Trucks €30.

Admission: Adults €2 and children FREE.


Every Bank Holiday Monday – and occasional Saturdays.

Further information: (087) 349 0280


Unyoke Market & Car Boot Sale,

Unyoke, Co.Wexford

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

Unyoke best

December 8th

From: 7.30am – 2.00pm

The Unyoke Market & Car Boot is 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 9.00am to 11.30am. If you arrive after 11.30am some traders are already packing up.


Midday Market & Car Boot Sale 

Wexford Youths Football Club

Ferrycarrig Park, Ferrycarrig, Wexford


(traders can set-up from 11.00am)

Traders: Cars €10. Vans €15 and trailers €5.

For the best selection, bargains, prices, refreshments and craic come on down to Ferrycarrig this spring. You never know what you might find.

If you are interested in having a stall any Thursday Evening, Please contact Seanie O’Shea for more details on (087) 223 1192.


Car Boot Sale,

“Lollitots” Community Childcare Centre,

Rosslare Strand, Co.Wexford


Updated 24/8/15


Wicklow butt

Car Boot Sale

St.Joseph’s Church

Templerainey, Dublin Road, Arklow, Co.Wicklow



Car Boot Sale

St. Kevin’s Hall/Community Centre,

(beside ALDI)

Blessington, Co.Wicklow

(Second Sunday of each month)


From: 7.00am – 2.00pm

Sellers: Cars €12  and Vans & Trailers €15

Hall, Tea/Coffee & Toilet facilities available

Tables limited so early booking essential.

Large FREE parking area

Further information: Pat Conlon (086) 075 2072

* Please support as proceeds go towards charities in the surrounding areas *


Carlisle Car Boot Sale,

Carlisle Grounds, Bray, Co.Wicklow

Carlisle Grounds


Ballywaltrim Community Centre Car Boot Sale

Boghall Road, Bray, Co.Wicklow

Every Sunday

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


Car Boot Sale

Old Calary Filling Station

(at the foot of Sugar Loaf Mountain)

on the R755 Kilmacanogue/Roundwood Road

Next sale:

(and then every 3rd Sunday of the month)

From: 9.00am – 4.00pm

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

Sellers set-up from 8.00am

Refreshments and toilets available


Car Boot Sale

Glenealy Village Hall,

Glenealy, Co.Wicklow

Next sale:


St.David’s Car Boot Sale

St.David’s School, Kimberly Road, Greystones


Confirmed 10/6/2015.


The Flea by the Sea,

Greystones, Co.Wicklow

Next Flea Market.

Further information:


St.Patrick’s Church Car Boot Sale

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


Don’t forget the Christmas Market on Sat.12th December!


Glendalough Car Boot Sale

Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh, Glendalough, Co. Wicklow


(First Sunday of each month thereafter)

From: 9.00am – 4.00pm

Sellers set-up from 8.00am

Indoors & Outdoors

Tables available indoors.

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


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



Car Boot Sale,

The Community Centre, Newcastle, Co.Wicklow

Newcastle Community Centre


Car Boot Sale,

Roundwood Parish Hall, Roundwood, Co.Wicklow

Roundwood CB May


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.

280 responses

  1. 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

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

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

  4. 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. (

    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 ( or contact Martin directly on 087 2576371 for further information.

  5. 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. | 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.

  6. 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

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

  8. 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.

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

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

  11. Hi is there any markets on this friday?

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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 .

  15. 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!

  16. 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.

  17. 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

  18. 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

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

  20. 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 .

  21. 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

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

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

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

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

  27. 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

  28. 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.

  29. 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?

  30. 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.


  31. 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

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

  33. So glad you enjoyed your day with us.

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

  35. 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.

  36. 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.

  37. 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 :-) :-)

  38. 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.

  39. 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.


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

  41. 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.


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

  42. 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

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

    1. Athy is now €14 for a car. The buyers all want things for nothing, it’s getting very hard to have a good day selling there.

  44. 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

  45. 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.

  46. 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.

  47. 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:)))

  48. 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.

  49. 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 Thanking you.

  50. 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.


  51. 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:)))

  52. 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

  53. 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?


      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.


  54. 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.

  55. 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.

  56. 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.

  57. Deirdre (phil) Keohan | Reply

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

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

  59. 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.

  60. 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.

  61. 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-


  62. 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

  63. 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?

  64. 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

  65. 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.


  66. 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.


  67. 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.


  68. 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.


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

  70. 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?

  71. 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

  72. 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.


  73. 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,


  74. Deirdre (phil) Keohan | Reply

    Hi David,

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


  75. 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.

  76. 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?

  77. 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.

  78. 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.

  79. 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,

  80. 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 :)

  81. 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

  82. 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 !!!!!!

  83. Thanks a million for that dave

  84. thanks

  85. 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.

  86. 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

  87. Directions to Kilcully
    GPS N 51 56.294 W 8 28.517 Kilcully Scout Campsite

  88. 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 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…:((

  89. 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?

  90. 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

  91. 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

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

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

  94. 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.

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

  96. 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.
    wish I’d read that bit before I went looking for Killinarden Senior School, Tallaght

  97. 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.


  98. Thanks David , please let me know if they get back to you.

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

  100. 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!

  101. 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

  102. 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

  103. 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.

  104. 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.

    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

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

  106. 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.

  107. 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 –


    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.


  108. 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


    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.


  109. 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.

  110. 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 ?

  111. 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 :-)

  112. 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.


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

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

  114. 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?

  115. 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.


  116. 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!

      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.

  117. 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.


  118. 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.


      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.

  119. 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

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

  121. 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.


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

  122. Hello David,

    Have you had confirmation of St Joseph’s tivoli rd. for this Sunday?



    1. Hello Norman,

      Apologies for not replying earlier. I have only had confirmation that the sale may have happened on Sunday 27th but should be going ahead on the last Sunday of every month until October.

      Best wishes.


    2. It seems there are no vans allowed…I have been selling at this carboot for years and I have never seen any problem with vans so it is very disappointing.

      1. Hi Norman,

        There should be no problem with vans.
        St.Joseph’s are not good at providing information – so what you see is what I have on file from previous years.


      2. there definitely seems to an increase in the number of car boot sales saying “No Vans”.
        unfortunately for every reputable seller like yourself using a van, there will be twice as many people selling out of vans who are lets just say not the type of people organizers want associated with their car boot sale.

  123. Does anyone know if Laytown carboot sale is good to sell at? Thanks

  124. Is Carragh market on this June bank holiday Monday? John

    1. Hi John,

      Apparently Caragh is running on Bank Holiday Monday 2nd June. I hadn’t added the date as I was waiting to hear back from the organisers.


  125. Thanks David, John

  126. Lee Henderson | Reply

    Im looking for a good boot sale this weekend in kerry or limerick areas, any suggestions.

    1. In Kerry there’s only Tralee scheduled for this weekend and I don’t have any reports about it. As for Limerick, there’s Barrington’s and Clondrinagh. If you get to any of them you might care to submit a report here. Thanks.


  127. Referring to the Blessington Car Boot sale and the poor turnout of buyers Im asking the people of that town to come out and support us. Its a great venue with a wide variety of stalls both inside the hall and outside. Hats off to Des Redmond and to Pat for their dedication in keeping this market afloat and since the proceeds of the gate mainly go to local charities in the Blessington area I feel their efforts should be acknowledged by the community by even popping in and spending a euro or two.
    we look forward to seeing you there next time. :) :) :)

    1. I agee with Rita. Also Blessington is a great venue and is well run by Des and all the helpers. Please support local events such as the carbooth sales which is for local charity. Thanks to all who organize the carbooth sale.

  128. Not your fault David , But Ballywalter Car Boot sale in Bray does not seem to be on Every Sunday

    1. Sorry Fred – Hope that you didn’t have a completely wasted journey to Bray! A walk along the promenade or up Bray Head is always available. Joking aside, the Ballywaltrim people are not the best for keeping me posted and I will check the situation on Monday. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.


  129. Anyone been to the new one just outside Enniskerry?

  130. Was at the one in Enniskerry a few weeks ago sold €1 worth in the first 2 hours, Have been to better let’s say

  131. claire fleming | Reply

    Any car boots coming up in kerry beside the tralee market one

    1. Killorglin is the only other regular one. I’d be glad to hear of any others.

      1. Marian Harnett

        NCW just over border from Kerry. On until 1pm today. On Jul 13, 2014 8:18 AM, “Collect Ireland” wrote: > > collectireland commented: “Killorglin is the only other regular one. I’d be glad to hear of any others.” >

  132. Hi last year I was at one car boot sale somewhere outside of Dublin
    I think the name was something St John disability centre I am not sure anymore, I cant find it anymore. By mistake I deleted it from my GPS.
    Anyway this car boot sale , or fair helds just ones a year and its very interesting
    and have many activities for kids, the outside of the fair was something like a small botanical garden , a really nice place.
    I think its was a fundraising for the above mentioned disability center. And if I can recall it right it was admission as well around 2 euro. Can anybody help me where is this fair located. Please help me I just loved this car boot sale it was amazing.

    1. Actually I think its in Co Kildare , probably Leixlip or Maynooth , but I am not sure.
      Please help

    2. It may have been at Joseph’s ns in dunlaoire … On last Sunday of each month and is fab

      Sent from my iPhone


      1. Thank you for the tip , I will definitely try this one.

    3. Hi, Would imagine you are talking about “St. Raphael’s Celbridge Annual Fete”, Saint John of God Kildare Services, Saint Raphael’s, Celbridge, Co. Kildare. Tel: 01 628 8161
      Fax: 01 627 3614 Email:
      They just held their annual fete on Sun 4th July 2014.
      On Facebook as well at

  133. Anyone know what the Straffan, Greystones and Ballbriggin is like for buyers as in how many stall’s are at them? Thanks if anyone would leave a comment! Advice would be much appreciated.

    1. Straffan, Greystones and Balbriggan are all busy but perhaps some of the regulars on here can give you more information.


    2. Cannot speak for the areas you mention. But Maynooth is near Straffan. We had 55 Car Booters last Bank Holiday Monday! Every one of them left happy. Our next is on Bank Holiday Monday 4 August. Based on the interest already we expect a ‘Mega One’ come hail rain or snow!
      Arthur O Hara
      Maynooth Kilcock Lions Club.

    3. straffan and greystones well worth a look straffan is very genuine car booters lovely xmas fair on in December also with car boot plots

  134. Marian Harnett | Reply

    NEWCASTLE WEST, Co. Limerick was on yesterday Sunday, July 13. We had approx. 30 stall holders and about 200 people through the gate. We have a lot of the same stall holders since we set up in 2004 so they must be happy with the facilities and turn out of buyers. We charge €7 per car and €10 for cars with trailers and all sizes of vans. This is a fundraiser for WL102fm, our local community radio station so it is heavily advertised on the airwaves.

  135. Just wondering if anyone has any experience of the scarriff car boot sale. Is there many stalls and what type of stalls are there? Mainly clothes, or a good mixture?

  136. Larry Reynolds | Reply

    hi Sarah, i havent been to scarriff for a couple of months but am considerd a regular trader , on the whole its a good venue thats well run with half the stands being regulars and lots of one offs, its a large equestrian building with most stalls inside,the cost is €10 for a car and €20 for a large pitch. The catering is very well priced and there are toilets. large sheets of board are available as tables,and mike and mary are easy to deal with.It opens at 7am and will have a quee .you will see a lot of the same people after a while but it gets a good crowd after mass. hope this helps.

    1. | Reply

      Thanks larry. I am hoping to do one myself one day when I get chance but like to have a wander around one. I enquired what it was like mostly as I am fed up travelling to car boots and finding that they are very poor with nothing but rubbish on sale. I am used to car boot sales in the uk so expect them to be the same here but all we ever seem to find is clothes or baby items. I just didnt want to waste my time and money travelling to scarriff (we live near newcastlewest) and finding it was the same. It sounds like it is interesting in scarrif so may pay a visit there in the next week or so.  

  137. Marian Harnett | Reply

    Hi Sarah, Hope you’ll give us a call in NCW some Sunday. Next car Boot on Sunday, August 10. We had fowl, eggs, plants, jewellery, clothes, books, sticks and bric a brac last carboot.

  138. Are there any carboots near Galway city?? only one I can find is Claregalway.
    Looking with in one hour drive from Galway city

    1. There’s nothing scheduled at the moment. Athenry may happen again shortly and the details will be here. Moylough is off until September. If you hear of any others please let us know.



  139. Hi Marian, I would do but just hate paying €2 each to get in, to pay €6 for the three of us just to get in would have to be very well worth the while visiting and the last twice we went it was disappointing.

  140. Marian Harnett | Reply

    That’s a pity Sarah, I’m sure you understand why we charge €2 per adult. We pay over €200 for the hall and caretaker each month, we appreciate having such a fine location and know that the Community Centre has to finance themselves but that would leave us out of pocket if we did not raise the money on the gate. Last month I bought two beautiful new crochet baby blankets for €8 each from a regular stall holder. The same blanket was on sale at the craft fair in Abbeyfeale last Friday for €18 each so I guess you can be lucky to find something you need.

  141. Just recently went to Carrigaline car boot. Was a great location. Lots of sellers selling good stuff. No white vans, and no -one selling washing powder etc. Was well worth the visit.

  142. Our boot sale in Ballybunion, Co Kerry, has become very popular. I would like to recommend that stall holders might book in advance as space is limited indoor and out and we would never want to turn anyone away. We charge €1 on the door and children are free. We recorded 410 people going through at our latest sale on July 27th (up 66 on our June sale) with 36 stalls inside (maximum 40) and 15 outside (maximum 20 and that would be tight). All proceeds go to Tir na nOg childcare and the Community Centre. We are very grateful to all the stallholders and visitors

  143. Went to newcastle west today had a great day lovely sellers and buyers would recomend it

  144. Thanks Mary. Delighted that you enjoyed your trip to Newcastewest yesterday. Next market Sunday, September 7.

  145. Is there a contact number/email for tivoli market in Dunloaighre… I don’t see one in the add. Cheers

    1. Hi,

      I’m afraid not, and as it is the school Secretary that I normally deal with you won’t get any joy there due to the school holidays.


    2. I’m interested in knowing if this is taking place too…. Thx

      1. The sale at St.Joseph’s, Tivoli Road, Dun Laoghaire is scheduled to take place on Sunday 31st August – as listed – unless anybody has other information.

      2. Hi there
        Does anyone have advice on what time sellers usually need to arrive to be guaranteed a spot at St Josephs car boot on Tivoli Road, Dun Laoghaire? I’m hoping to come and sell at tomorrow’s sale but coming from Swords I’m trying to find out a realistic time I would need to be there for so it’s not a wasted journey. Really appreciate any tips.

  146. Hi, does anyone know if there are any car boot sales planned in the Westmeath/Cavan area next Saturday 13th September?

  147. Hi there, anyone know of any good car boot sales coming up in October in Dublin?

    1. Only what’s listed on this page – unless you hear of something else. Please let me know if you do!


  148. Hi Dee,

    St Joseph’s College Lucan are having their last Car boot sale for this Season on Saturday the 12th Oct. Gates open at 8 am for sellers and it’s €15 per car space

  149. I wish to inform about a fairly new car boot sale in LIMERICK, BALLYSIMON road. It’s on every Sunday. Stalls are € 15 Indoors and € 10 outdoors, the owners are very friendly and so are the stall holders. It opens at 7:30 for the sellers and at 8 for the public. Admision €2 for adults, free for accompanied children. If you decide to go indoors, you should go on Saturday to pick your stall between 4 PM and 6 PM (It fills very quick).

    1. How many stallholders are there normally and is there plenty of customers?

  150. Went to farmers cross near cork airport yesterday to have a stall. Turned up at 7.30am expecting a queue of stall holders – only 2 there. Sat and waited for half an hour but no sign of anything happening, punters or stallholders so we left before we were charged to go in. Dont know if this is normal but based on fact it states well signposted, we only saw two signs in one spot and these were fallen down, wont be going back. Just wanted to warn others its potentially a waste of time.

  151. Hello All

    Any tips on best car boots, especially in run up to Christmas, for collectables in Cork/Waterford/Tipperary areas?

    Also is it correct that Dundrum, County Tipperary is finished?

    1. Hi Jerry,

      Thanks for letting me know about the Dundrum (Co.Tipperary) sale – they are gone but didn’t bother telling me!

      Castletownroche is supposed to be a good venue for collectables but I’m only going on what I hear.

      Thanks again.


  152. Hi, i have some items to sell after doing a bit of a clear out, but unfortunately i don’t have a car to get to a car boot sale! If anyone in the Dublin area is planning to go to one and would like some extra items i could do a deal for the lot. If anyone is interested just let me know. Lot of CD’s, books, college stationery, paper shredder, cd/cassette/radio player etc.

  153. 2015 Dates for NCW, Co. Limerick Car Boot Sale and Indoor Market.
    Feb 22, March 22, April 19, May 17, June 14, July 12, Aug 9, Sept 6, Oct 4. Nov 1/29,
    Dec 13. €7 for a car, €10 for car and trailer or any size of van. Gates open 7.30am.

  154. Hello all,

    I’m new on this great site &car booting!looks like fun, possibly moving soon so I really need to clear out my home and make some extra cash.
    I’m in the Meath area,and planning on getting everything ready,which is gonna be tough work.
    can anyone recommend the best sale for me please? &thankyou :-)

  155. Longford market is running every Saturday. Hope that people will support and come to have a look. Not to many buyers recently, but that could be due to weather. Come along you don’t know what you may find.

  156. Larry Reynolds | Reply

    Hi does any body know of any boot sale or market on tomorrow Saint Patrick’s day,Thanks Larry.

  157. Is there a car boot sale on this Easter Monday in Caragh, Co Kildare

    1. Hi Marie,

      Thanks for reminding me about the Caragh CB Sale, and it is on this coming Easter Monday – just listed it.


  158. Just in case no body lets you know, there will be no car boot sale this Easter Sunday in the Ballywailtrim Community centre. Bray. Carol

    1. Thanks Carol. I’ve put a note on their listing.


  159. Hi All at Collect Ireland. Can anyone confirm that St.Joseph’s, Tivoli Road, Dunlaoghaire is on this Sunday 26th April 2015. I am hearing that it is NOT on and there are no signs at the gate. Thanks Dee

    1. Hi Dee,

      The School Secretary emailed me on the 13th April to say that sales were restarting on the 26th April but there’s no contact out of hours I’m afraid – sorry.


  160. Hey David, I was thinking that they must have confirmed the date. A friend phoned one of the Sisters in the school and YES it is definately on. Good news. Thanks for the reply. You do a trojan job with this site….its a mecca for us regular car booters. Thanks You.
    Dee :)

  161. David i was at Glenealy car booth sale yesterday MAY 17th and it is very well run. Mary is an inspiration to anyone. She is around all day and most helpful. Thanks Mary and the other helpers.

  162. The boot sale in tesco in Kildare tesco is June 7th not 28th date is changed

    1. Hi,

      Thanks for the heads-up and I have now changed the date.


  163. Hi – do you know if St Kevin’s in Greystones is going to open for car boot sales this year?
    Have been checking your great site regularly and no dates announced yet!
    Thanks Anne

    1. Hi Anne,

      Thanks for your kind comment about the site! I have no news from St.Kevin’s this year but I will contact them today and post the latest news.


      1. i heard its finished ,as they are building where the carboot used to be .

  164. Hi sorry I put the wrong name last time! I meant to ask about St David’s in Greystones! It’s been running for years and used to be every 2nd Sunday – but can’t see anything about them this year – has anyone heard anything? Thanks.

  165. Hi, St David’s has been cancelled for good I’m afraid. Was at the car boot in Enniskerry yesterday and heard from a large number of sellers that it was cancelled.

    1. Hi Tim,

      Thanks for clearing that up. I’m still waiting to hear officially from St.David’s before I completely remove their listing – they were never the best at communicating.


      1. Rang St.David’s (Greystones) today and it’s confirmed – NO sales this year due to building work.


  166. Hi Guys – has anyone been to the car boot sale in Blessington recently. Its on tomorrow – trying to decide whether to pack up the car and go 😊 Thanks

  167. Just to let you know.There will be no car boot sale on sunday 21st June in Bray, Ballywailtrim due to a Feis being on.

    1. Hi Carol,

      Thanks for that and I’ve just put a warning notice on the listing for Ballywaltrim.


  168. did anybody go to the carlisle carboot in bray yesterday , was it any good ?? i heard it was the first one . thanks.

  169. I did the Bray car boot on Saturday – made a good profit which is always good – would recommend it – there was no competition so there were a good number of sellers there and weather was good – not a large amount of buyers but the ones there came with money which is a positive. Timothy

  170. hi all, am wanting to do my first car boot sale and have a lot of teddy’s & other bits n bobs that I am trying to sell. can anyone recommend a good car boot to start with? I am in south county dublin. thanks

    1. Hi Patrice,
      I think Tivoli Road School next Sunday would be good for you. Check it out here in Dave’s listing. €10 in at the gate. Bring a float of small value Notes and Coins. Be there at least before 07:30 am. See other hints published here. Enjoy.

  171. Hi looking for a busy carboot sale in Dublin that is open on Saturday or Sunday? Anyone recommend a good one

  172. Anyone know if the Tivoli Rd sale is on at the end of September?

    1. Hi,

      I’m expecting confirmation from St.Joseph’s (Tivoli) this week and will post as soon as I hear anything.


      1. Hi David,
        I am only repeating what a fellow seller at Straffan told me (Sat 12-Sep-2015), which is that Tivoli Rd is finished for ever due to the development that is to take place on the land which was used for customer parking.
        Have you received any confirmation of this, I wonder?
        At €10 in, well run and a great customer base, it would be a real pity if it is really over.

      2. Hi Ron,

        I haven’t heard anything about this and I’m hoping to have definitive news from the School Secretary next week.


  173. Thinking of doing the Bray car boot sale this Saturday 26th. Is it a good market? normally do Tallaght but getting a bit cheesed off with customers looking for stuff for almost nothing and it cost €20 for a car there.. Hard work to make the €20 let alone any profit.

  174. Hi Ann Marie, can’t speak for Bray as it’s been a long time since we were there. We will be in Straffan instead which we are very happy with. €15 in and all spaces pre-booked. It is really well run and especially nice for first-timers there. Call 089 461 4852 if interested. Ron.

    1. Doh! I should have said to TEXT 089 461 4852, not call. Apologies. Ron

      1. Seller @ Carraroe Co Galway carboot on sun 27/09 /15 footfall poor despite it being a lovely day weather wise. Had 2 items stolen from my table.

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