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Updates, News & Interesting Snippets about our Artisan Markets in Northern Ireland

Introduction of General Markets

Naturally North Coast and Glens has been serving the community since 2012, originally as 'Ballycastle Town Market'. We are a not-for-profit social enterprise that initially focused on delivering award-winning artisan markets throughout the Causeway Coast and Glens area. Now, we're expanding to introduce additional general markets with broader criteria for participation, creating new opportunities for small businesses and visitors alike.

Our markets are managed by a dedicated team including the board, volunteers, staff, and advisors. By introducing a NEW general market, we intend to create a new series of vibrant and diverse markets where a variety of goods are available, allowing for a wider range of traders to participate.

The artisan markets that have been operational since 2012 will continue as usual in their current form, with their own criteria for participation.

We look forward to this new chapter and invite you to explore our trading criteria for the general markets to see how you can become a part of our evolving market community. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about trading, please don't hesitate to reach out.


We value contributions from each trader and believe that a diverse new market offering will bring something special to the local community.

General Market

We will be launching the new market initative at the NEW Pilot 'Ballymoney Country Market' on Fri 26th July - Find out more about the pilot market and sign up for General Market updates HERE

After the pilot market we plan to introduce additional venues/events for the General Markets, so sign up for updates if you're intersted in hearing more as our plans are developed.

Trading Categories for the NEW General Markets are listed below.

Traders products should fit into one of these categories.  If you think we've missed anything that would make a positive contribution to the general markets please get in touch to discuss.

Lifestyle Products

  • Independent Fashion

  • Homewares

  • Retro Furniture

  • Upcycled Goods

  • Sustainable/Eco-Friendly Products

  • Health and Wellness, Holistic

  • Textiles

  • Garden Items & Plants

  • Pet Items

  • Art

  • Jewellery

  • Gifts

  • Bags and Accessories

  • Cards and Stationery

  • Home Fragrance

  • Crafts and Supplies

  • Cottage Industry (artisan) Goods (not made by the trader)

  • Cottage Industry (artisan) Goods (made by the trader)


  • Vintage/Pre-loved clothing

  • Vintage Items (25 – 100 years old)

  • Collectables & Curiosities

  • Antiques (over 100 years old)

  • Books/Maps/Reading Material

  • Music, Vinyl Records, & CDs

  • Stamps and Coins

  • Fine Art

Food & Farm Produce

  • General Food

  • Artisan Food, Speciality Food

  • Farm / Primary Produce

  • Dairy Produce

  • Meat Products

  • Prepared Foods

  • Fish

  • Baked Goods

  • Confectionery

  • Street Food

  • Alcohol (at specified markets)

  • Tea/Coffee

  • Other Value-Added Products


  • Services, Experiences

  • Other not listed

Find out more about our General Markets HERE

General Market


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