Frequently Asked Questions

What is this place?

Lucky Lane is an artistic and commercial venture that is self-sustaining, community focused, and lots of fun. We sell clothes, jewellery, furniture, food, books, LPs, posters, and various other items.

Who owns it?

It’s run by Mark & Dave, two Limerick musicians who felt there was an opening for a quirky, vibrant, retro indoor market in the city. They are ably assisted by Honest to Goodness foods and Personal Touch furniture.

When did you open?

Christmas 2013

What are your hours?

We’re normally open 11AM (ish) to 5PM (ish) six days a week, Monday to Saturday — closed on Sunday.

Is it all second-hand stock?

Though originally it was, but now we include a lot of new items — some are samples, seconds, or just overstock items. We still have plenty of second-hand items though, along with antiques, used books and upcycled furniture.

Do you buy items from the public?

Not really, we have several suppliers around the country. We use to sell arts and crafts items on commission for local artists and craft workers, but we’ve had to alter our business model in that regard.

I have an old stuffed pigeon I’d like to sell. Will you sell it for me?

Um, no.

Do you take donations?

We used to invite people to drop in unwanted clothes, but we haven’t done that in many years. Of course, we graciously accept anything that people want to leave with us — but it will usually be re-routed to St Vincent de Paul.

Isn’t it a charity shop?

No, Lucky Lane is a real business (albeit one which regularly donates to several charities). We haven’t availed of charitable status, public assistance, or any special funding. We’re just trying to pay the rent.

Where do you get all your stuff?

We never reveal our sources! But, we can admit to visiting auctions, private house clearances, liquidations, etc., and dealing with wholesalers, craft workers, and artists.

What’s the old music I hear all the time?

Our vast music collection has been carefully researched and hand-selected from out-of-copyright public domain works. We have produced our own CD anthology of twenty-four favourite tracks.

Are you cold in there?

During the Winter we wrap up really well — and it’s still warmer (and drier) than an outdoor market. And it’s nice and cool on those five really hot summer days.

Is this some kind of joke shop, or what?