Cow's Lane, Dublin 2
One of Dublin's newest streets, Cow's Lane, opened in mid 2000, runs through the Old City, the last residential development to be undertaken in Temple Bar. Five different schemes, each designed by a different firm of architects, make up the complex. From a population of 5 or 6 people a decade ago this part of Temple Bar now houses around 2,000 residents.
There was a medieval street called Cow Lane almost at this spot but in the intervening years it was built over. The building of these new apartments allowed the re-introduction of the street name.
It is now a street of fashionable shops and a Saturday open-air fashion market.
Cow's Lane and the Old City is already a centre for high quality fashion and design with a number of clothes, design and craft stores.
The market is the brainchild of Abigail Anderson and Maya Derrington who saw the potential for a fashion market in Dublin after seeing similar markets thrive throughout Europe and the USA. They have teamed up with documentary maker and fashion expert Angela Monks with the support of Temple Bar Properties. The market is part of Temple Bar Outdoors - TBP's year round programme of free outdoor cultural events in Dublin's Cultural Quarter.
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