Get up the Yard

Forget muddy fields, this is the Merchants Yard boot sale in Dublin, with everything from cheerful bric-a-brac to the latest electronics on offer for bargain prices, writes Ros Drinkwater.

21st April, 2012
Get up the Yard
Three schoolgirls enjoying the fashion offerings. Photo: Ros Drinkwater

There was a time when a car boot sale meant getting up at the crack of dawn to join a mile-long queue of cars waiting for the gate of a muddy field to open.

At Dublin's Merchants Yard, however, they have upped the ante - the sale opens for business at a civilised 10am, and while you can brave the weather and sell out of your boot in the car park for €25, there are...

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