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Dublin Christmas market told it CAN'T use old John Player factory

With just nine days to go, organisers have appealed for help.

WITH JUST NINE days until it was due to take place, the Dublin Christmas Flea Market has had its permission withdrawn.

Now, the organisers are appealing for landlords to help them find a new home.

The not-for-profit event had moved from its home in Block B in Smithfield to the old John Player factory in Dublin 8. The event quickly booked 110 stalls and was set to start next Friday and run for three days.

However, despite having been originally given the go-ahead, permission to run the event has now been withdrawn by the factory’s tenants.

That is despite members of the market’s organising committee repairing a roof, ensuring that the floors were clear and paying for insurance.

Sharon Greene told that organisers are now hoping for a Christmas miracle and are appealing for help in finding a new home.

We need around 2,000 square metres with ground floor access and parking, electricity and water. We’d ideally like it to be in and around the city centre and accessible to people.

“Everything that we had planned can be adapted.

“Universities, IMMA, the RDS, the Convention Centre are all booked up.

“We’ve been in touch with everyone.

We’re putting out a plea to the city to help us.

Last year, up to 5,000 people a day attended the market.

For more details about the market, check out the Dublin Flea Christmas Cracker Market here.

Read: This disused John Player factory is going to be transformed into Dublin’s Christmas flea market

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