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Christmas Market 2019

  • 01-11-2019 11:50am
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,474 ✭✭✭ Laviski


    in case somehow your excited....

    https://connachttribune.ie/christmas-market-returns-opening-in-mid-november/
    Following the granting of the licence, builders will move into Eyre Square next Friday to create the festive village along the same layout as the last few years but trading for a longer time – this year it runs for 38 days due to the way the weekends fall, opening from November 15 to December 22.

    the usual promising to make it better blah blah, beleive it when i see it. :pac:


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  • Registered Users Posts: 672 ✭✭✭ Ashleigh1986


    It's organised in such a way to benefit the shop owners that operate in galway ALL YEAR AROUND .
    Think about it ....
    They are hardly going to allow businesses from outside to come in and take their Xmas business .
    That's why you must fill out a form saying what you will be selling .
    Also it leaves before Xmas so as to leave the busiest last few days of Xmas shopping to the local shops .
    That's why in general its mostly food .
    That's why the myrick hotel have the bar section .
    If the Xmas market wasn't there it would make eyre square very dreary especially during November .
    It's a marketing ploy to get people outside of the city to galway to do their Xmas shopping ..... And it works !!!
    There's even hotels advertising Xmas market family stays to get people here .


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Regional North Mods, Regional West Moderators Posts: 81,470 Mod ✭✭✭✭ biko


    It is what it is.
    If you don't like it, don't go.
    Let the people exited about it have their fun.


  • Registered Users Posts: 672 ✭✭✭ Ashleigh1986


    biko wrote: »
    It is what it is.
    If you don't like it, don't go.
    Let the people exited about it have their fun.

    ......and let the people on a galway city forum on the Christmas market have their opinion even if they don't agree with your opinion .


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,454 ✭✭✭ Storm 10


    I just wish they would move away from all the food stalls nearly every one is selling the same stuff, can they not have stalls selling Christmas stuff like you would find in a proper Christmas Market, of course their would be food stalls just not as many.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,696 ✭✭✭ BeardySi


    ...
    It's a marketing ploy to get people outside of the city to galway to do their Xmas shopping ..... And it works !!!...

    As is every christmas market everywhere surely?? They're not exactly exercises in altruism to benefit poor starving market traders....


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,075 ✭✭✭ Wompa1


    I saw the Roisin Dubh posting on Facebook about accepting job applications for the Market. Do the people who own the Meyrick own the Roisin Dubh or has the market tent changed hands?

    Mulled wine, Bratwurst, little wooden trinkets, Waffles, Venison burgers. It doesn't bother me at all. It's just for a few weeks and changes the feel of the city around the holiday.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,474 ✭✭✭ Laviski


    Big gripe with the market is they have no diversity. On this island there are far superior markets done elsewhere when they have loads of choice with not much repetition.

    As an example Is there really a need for 4/5 "charcoal grill" stands.....


  • Registered Users Posts: 672 ✭✭✭ Ashleigh1986


    BeardySi wrote: »
    As is every christmas market everywhere surely?? They're not exactly exercises in altruism to benefit poor starving market traders....

    But at least with other Christmas markets around Europe it's possible to actually purchase a Christmas gift for someone .
    As has already been said .... The galway one is full of food .
    The idea is .... Get people to go to it ...
    Realise it's all food ...
    Purchase some food and walk to nearby shops to get your Christmas presents .


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,351 ✭✭✭✭ ben.schlomo


    Wompa1 wrote: »
    I saw the Roisin Dubh posting on Facebook about accepting job applications for the Market. Do the people who own the Meyrick own the Roisin Dubh or has the market tent changed hands?

    Mulled wine, Bratwurst, little wooden trinkets, Waffles, Venison burgers. It doesn't bother me at all. It's just for a few weeks and changes the feel of the city around the holiday.

    No the Roisin run the beer tent, have done for a couple of years. Same as during comedy and arts festivals. The poster was just mistaken as to who runs it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,289 ✭✭✭ skinny90


    Laviski wrote: »
    Big gripe with the market is they have no diversity. On this island there are far superior markets done elsewhere when they have loads of choice with not much repetition.

    As an example Is there really a need for 4/5 "charcoal grill" stands.....

    No but as long as people are buying into it, making viable and probably profitable whats the issue?


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 3,126 Snow Garden


    I like Christmas


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,993 ✭✭✭ DaCor


    A good idea would be to promote the 3 markets in Galway as an all-in-one market experience

    1. Christmas Market in the Square
    2. St Nic's Market which will be 7 days a week for the run up to Xmas too
    3. Tiny traders, get them a space for 7 days a week for the run up too

    The Christmas Market Trail, start in the Square, walk down Shop street or through the Eyre Square Center, visit St Nic's Market and finish with the Tiny Traders somewhere in the West End

    Now that would bring people in and have them walking the length of the town thereby allowing other businesses to benefit from the increased passing trade


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,301 ✭✭✭ gordongekko


    DaCor wrote: »
    A good idea would be to promote the 3 markets in Galway as an all-in-one market experience

    1. Christmas Market in the Square
    2. St Nic's Market which will be 7 days a week for the run up to Xmas too
    3. Tiny traders, get them a space for 7 days a week for the run up too

    The Christmas Market Trail, start in the Square, walk down Shop street or through the Eyre Square Center, visit St Nic's Market and finish with the Tiny Traders somewhere in the West End

    Now that would bring people in and have them walking the length of the town thereby allowing other businesses to benefit from the increased passing trade

    Didn't they try that one year with a second market around the Spanish arch


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,351 ✭✭✭✭ ben.schlomo


    DaCor wrote: »
    A good idea would be to promote the 3 markets in Galway as an all-in-one market experience

    1. Christmas Market in the Square
    2. St Nic's Market which will be 7 days a week for the run up to Xmas too
    3. Tiny traders, get them a space for 7 days a week for the run up too

    The Christmas Market Trail, start in the Square, walk down Shop street or through the Eyre Square Center, visit St Nic's Market and finish with the Tiny Traders somewhere in the West End

    Now that would bring people in and have them walking the length of the town thereby allowing other businesses to benefit from the increased passing trade

    Ya that's what's been needed since day one. It's exactly how the Xmas Market is laid out in both Köln and Frankfurt, separate markets across the city with different themes in each one. Made for a great way to see the city also as you walked from one to the other.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,351 ✭✭✭✭ ben.schlomo


    Didn't they try that one year with a second market around the Spanish arch

    Ya but I think the location doesn't help there due to the exposure to the elements and it was pretty much just another indoor drinks thing that was there.

    One in Woodquay and then the one at St Nics would make for a good ramble.


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,902 ✭✭✭✭ Mrs OBumble


    But at least with other Christmas markets around Europe it's possible to actually purchase a Christmas gift for someone .
    As has already been said .... The galway one is full of food .
    The idea is .... Get people to go to it ...
    Realise it's all food ...
    Purchase some food and walk to nearby shops to get your Christmas presents .

    Mr OBumble gave up being a market trader at St Nicholas market years ago, when he realised that only the food stalls were making any money.

    People don't want to give market tat as gifts.


  • Registered Users Posts: 672 ✭✭✭ Ashleigh1986


    Mr OBumble gave up being a market trader at St Nicholas market years ago, when he realised that only the food stalls were making any money.

    People don't want to give market that as gifts.

    Surely it's down to the quality of the product?
    Like with a lot of things it's about coming up with the right idea .
    Has there ever even been a good quality Santa roaming around the Xmas market ?
    Would it not pay to have one especially at weekends when it got dark from 5pm to finish ?
    Let the kids get photographed with him free of charge ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,096 ✭✭✭✭ extra gravy


    Mr OBumble gave up being a market trader at St Nicholas market years ago, when he realised that only the food stalls were making any money.

    People don't want to give market tat as gifts.

    Where's the tat in St. Nick's? I picked up two lovely paintings there recently, one for myself and one which I intend to give as a gift. It'd be a nice idea if people actually went to look instead of assuming it's tat.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 3,126 Snow Garden


    Where's the tat in St. Nick's? I picked up two lovely paintings there recently, one for myself and one which I intend to give as a gift. It'd be a nice idea if people actually went to look instead of assuming it's tat.

    I have bought many many super Xmas presents in St Nicholas market.


  • Registered Users Posts: 904 pure.conya


    Mr OBumble gave up being a market trader at St Nicholas market years ago, when he realised that only the food stalls were making any money.

    People don't want to give market tat as gifts.

    I've happily received and given presents from the year round market. It sounds to me like ye were trying to push tat and when none of us bought yer crap then the whole market was written off by you


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  • Registered Users Posts: 23,902 ✭✭✭✭ Mrs OBumble


    pure.conya wrote: »
    I've happily received and given presents from the year round market. It sounds to me like ye were trying to push tat and when none of us bought yer crap then the whole market was written off by you

    Nice try, but it was well before my time. He's been working in other fields since well before he met me.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,470 ✭✭✭ Whereisgalway


    Nice try, but it was well before my time. He's been working in other fields since well before he met me.

    Mr obumble ventured into many a hive before he settled with his queen

    I’m only pollen your leg
    I’ll buzz off now
    WIG


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,764 ✭✭✭ Redo91


    Hoping they do German beer in the beer tent this year rather than Carlsberg like last year. Last year was the first year I didn’t go in to it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,832 ✭✭✭ DuckSlice


    Redo91 wrote: »
    Hoping they do German beer in the beer tent this year rather than Carlsberg like last year. Last year was the first year I didn’t go in to it.

    Yea the only thing "German" was the steins, which I found out today that stein is an English term and the Germans don't use it at all to refer to something that holds a drink, it just means stone in German :O :O


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,274 ✭✭✭ Cheshire Cat


    etxp wrote: »
    Yea the only thing "German" was the steins, which I found out today that stein is an English term and the Germans don't use it at all to refer to something that holds a drink, it just means stone in German :O :O

    That's true! Always amuses me. The grey beer vessels are/were "Steingut" i.e. stoneware, that's probably were the Stein comes from. I have been told that the beer will be German again this year, so here's hoping.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,470 ✭✭✭ Whereisgalway


    etxp wrote: »
    Yea the only thing "German" was the steins, which I found out today that stein is an English term and the Germans don't use it at all to refer to something that holds a drink, it just means stone in German :O :O

    The steins were two weeks late arriving last year. Had to use pint glasses til then


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Regional North Mods, Regional West Moderators Posts: 81,470 Mod ✭✭✭✭ biko


    I see selling stalls started going up.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,301 ✭✭✭ gordongekko


    There is a big carlsberg sign over the tent


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,219 ✭✭✭ GY A1


    What time is the opening on


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  • Registered Users Posts: 591 ✭✭✭ Private Joker


    There is a big carlsberg sign over the tent

    Probably the worst beer hall beer in the world.
    I really like the market and the atmosphere it brings to town but why couldnt they get something more unique for the beer tent even some local brews.
    I'll be giving the beer tent a miss for another year.


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