Print edition cover

F or this month’s cover, I took inspiration from the Liberty Market in Meath Street, Dublin 8. My idea was to reflect the atmosphere, stories, and snippets of conversations I had with Liberties residents like Joseph Sweeney, who is shown here.

From a family with a long history in Dublin, he had near him photos and Mass cards of previous traders, and a nod to Iveagh Market on Francis Street, where his grandmother worked for years. 

Liberty Market is a place full of warmth and fun. People sit together, and enjoy being part of a wider family. It was truly a pleasure to listen to stories from Marie Carey, Joseph Sweeney, and his sister Miriam Sweeney.

A Dublin-based illustrator, you can see my work at, and on Instagram at evakellyillustration10. For projects and commissions, you can reach me at [email protected]

Filed under:


Understand your city

We do in-depth, original reporting about the issues that shape Dublin. We're not funded by advertisers. We're funded by readers like you.

We use first-party cookies to allow visitors to log in to our website and read our articles.