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

Thank you for a great Spring and Summer of 2021

2021 started in a similar manner to 2020 with restrictions preventing us deliver our ‘normal’


As the year continued and restrictions eased, we were able to start to deliver some of our much missed outdoor markets. All located in spacious outdoor locations with plenty of space for social distancing allowing a safe outdoor shopping experience.

While there were some changes to our ‘normal’ markets to allow us to meet government guidance we have slowly reintroduced changes bringing us back towards normal as the changes in guidance have allowed us.

2020 saw a great increase in support for homegrown producers and makers as we can see this has continued with shoppers supporting our local traders, designer makers, food producers and artists, and we have saw this fantastic support continue into 2021.

Our markets have allowed communities, visitors and micro businesses come together in a safe outdoor setting and we are delighted to have been able to support so many small NI businesses throughout the first part of this year.

We’ve hosted markets at the Ballycastle Seafront, Benone Tourist Complex, Glenarm Castle at the Tulip Festival and Dalriada Fest, and Carrickfergus Castle at The Siege of Carrick Event.

We havn't been able to accomodate every interested trader so far this year due to restrictions in size, but we've made an effort to accomodate new traders wherever possible and keep some variety in the line up. We’d like to give a shout out to all of the 105 traders that have attended our markets so far this year;

Firstly to the new businesses trading with us in 2021

  • Amira Paints

  • AromaNation Wax Co

  • Bijou by Gaia

  • Country Lane Candles

  • Crann + Caora

  • Crawford's Rock Seaweed Company

  • Evie Williamson Scape

  • Fiona Herbst

  • Freedom Cosmetics

  • Golde & Brownes

  • Holistic Paws

  • Iconic Biscuits Ltd.

  • Island Prints Ireland

  • Leo & Lyn Candles

  • Louise Concannon Designs

  • Mcgoldricks Cakes and Bakes

  • Mud Ireland

  • New Life Force

  • North Coast Chocolates

  • Patricia Millar Ceramics

  • Pretty Krafty Paws

  • Red Buckets Resin

  • SDFerris arts

  • Seaview Farms

  • SewScruffy

  • So&Sew Crafts

  • Tansy Crafts

  • The Greenhouse Brothers

  • The Lightning shack

  • The Snowdrop Workshop

  • The Wee Wooden Company

  • Toms Sweet Treats

  • Tutortoo Belfast

  • WayMaker Child Therapy

  • Wear for Walkies

And some of the regular businesses we’ve hosted at markets in 2021.

  • AGO Arts

  • Amazin Grazin

  • Annie's Delights

  • Artisan Glass

  • Bake 'n Joy

  • Ballycastle Rocks

  • Big Ted's American Cookies

  • Blackfire Food

  • Bluebell Handmade Jewellery

  • Born & Raised Waffles

  • Brege Stanley Art

  • Broughgammon Ltd

  • Buttonhome

  • Causeway Coffee

  • Causeway Cookie Company

  • Celtic Irish Art

  • CH Pottery

  • Conor Edgell Photography

  • Cottage Garden Plants NI

  • Currysauceni

  • Deirdre Kinney Art

  • DoughHouse

  • Emer Dixon Jewellery

  • Eoin McConnell Photography

  • Faerie Freckles

  • Glass4class

  • Granny Shaws Fudge Factory

  • Hand Printed Irish Linen

  • Hansam Crafts

  • Hugable Bears

  • Irish Black Butter

  • Irishmanlost

  • Jane's Teds

  • Just Create

  • Kennedy Bacon Ltd

  • Knitty Land

  • Laura Mc Ilveen Photography

  • Lindas Original

  • Lir’s larder

  • Louisa Kelly Artist

  • Meadow Park Beading

  • Meltz Candles

  • Mr Ds Peckish Pony

  • Mrs B crafts

  • Mythical MoonStone

  • Nitted Things

  • North Coast Smokehouse

  • Oakland Crafts

  • Plumpy Balms

  • Potter and Bunny

  • Rjp Turning

  • Seafork Alpaca Crafts

  • Seasons of the Glens Farm Shop

  • Só Soy

  • Stitched Stuff

  • Taisie Turning

  • The Dundarave Estate

  • The Essence Vault LTD

  • The Oystercatcher

  • The Soap Shack

  • The Wee Craft Room

  • Tom and Ollie

  • Tony's Griddle Goods

  • Tully Farm Shop

  • Two Goats Soap

  • WB Woodcraft

  • Wee ChoCo

  • Wooden it be Nice

With community pitches going to the Ballycastle Foodbank and Ballycastle Museum.

Thanks to all of our Staff, Volunteers, Members, Traders, Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council, Glenarm Castle, Mid & East Antrim Borough Council and everyone that visited or supported our markets and traders so far this year!

Keep an eye on our social media pages and website for our upcoming Autumn and Christmas market dates.


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