The Ultimate Guide to Christmas Markets in Ireland 2021


Christmas Markets in Ireland 2021

Christmas Markets were non existent last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and so our last guide was 2019. This year there’s hope Christmas Markets in Ireland 2021.

And around the island of Ireland, artisans, crafters, and makers and doers are feeling this hope and excitement in the run up to their most important business time of the year, Christmas time. For these creatives, this time of year brings the biggest opportunity to welcome customers, old and new. The perfect chance to exhibit their skill and hard work. And selling their wares at ‘Christmas Markets in Ireland‘ is one of the ways they get to do this.

This guide encourages you to get out and about this Christmas and give ‘shopping local’ a go. Consider supporting creatives in every field from bread baking to toy making.


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The Ultimate Guide to Christmas Markets in Ireland 2021 - The Life of Stuff


10 Top Tips For Christmas Market Visitors


  1. Bring a mask and hand sanitiser, and use to your heart’s content.
  2. If you don’t feel comfortable in a busy spot move to a quieter area.
  3. For most of us the hustle and bustle of Christmas is going to be a culture shock as we haven’t experienced it in so long. Remember we’re all in the same boat.
  4. Cash used to be King (or Queen), and for some vendors it still is, but thankfully many have now adapted to contactless payment options.
  5. Bring your own bags for purchases.
  6. A pram or stroller for small children is advised.
  7. It gets chilly during the months of November and December so wrap up.
  8. If the market has a website or social media page, check it and know what to look forward to.
  9. There’ll most likely be food and drink stalls so make it a highlight of your visit.
  10. Take your ‘Christmas Market in Ireland 2021’ at your own pace and enjoy.

The Ultimate Guide to Christmas Markets in Ireland 2021

Listed in chronological order and under the provinces of Leinster, Munster, Connacht and Ulster including Northern Ireland.

To prevent disappointment, please use the links provided to confirm dates and times. Many markets only take place on specific weekend days, at specific times. And unfortunately many have already cancelled.

If you are hosting a Christmas Market and would like it featured in this guide please email edwina@thelifeofstuff.com


The Ultimate Guide to Christmas Markets in Ireland 2021 - Leinster


Christmas Markets in Leinster

Leinster Highlight of Christmas Markets in Ireland 2021: Wicklow Christmas Market


Dublin

  • Inreda Clontarf Castle Christmas Fair > Nov 21st + Nov 28th – facebook.com
  • Dandelion Christmas Market, The Well D2 >  Nov 28th – Dec 19th – facebook.com
  • Gifted Contemporary Craft & Design Fair, RDS > Dec 1st – Dec 5th – giftedfair.ie
  • Glasnevin Indoor Outdoor Christmas Fair > Dec 5th – Dec 19th – facebook.com
  • Terenure Christmas Festival & Bumper Village Market > Dec 4th – facebook.com
  • Baldoyle Christmas Craft Fair, Baldoyle Village > Dec 5th – facebook.com
  • Dublin Castle Christmas Market > Dec 8th – Dec 21st – dublincastle.ie
  • Griffith College Christmas Art & Craft Fair > Dec 11th – facebook.com
  • Rediscover Christmas Fair Ballymun D9 > Dec 3rd + Dec 4th – rediscoverycentre.ie

Kildare

  • Glenroyal Hotel Christmas Craft Fair, Maynooth > Nov 28th – facebook.com
  • Naas Christmas Market > Nov 27th, Dec 4th + 11th –facebook.com
  • The Kilcullen Christmas Market, Leinster Mart > Dec 4th – facebook.com

Carlow

  • Lisnavagh House Christmas Fair > Nov 27th + Nov 28th – lisnavagh.com
  • Gaolhouse Craft Fair, Carlow Shopping Ce. > Nov 27th – Dec 23rd – facebook.com
  • Borris Christmas Craft Fair, Borris Focus Centre > Dec 4th – facebook.com

Kilkenny

  • Mountainview Christmas Markets > Sundays Nov 21st – Dec 19th – facebook.com
  • Yulefest Kilkenny > Weekends from Nov 27th – Dec 19th – yulefestkilkenny.ie
  • Freshford Village Christmas Market > Nov 28th – facebook.com
  • Graignamanagh Abbey Hall Christmas Market > Dec 4th & Dec 5th – facebook.com

Laois

  • Portlaoise Christmas Market, Main Street > Nov 28th – facebook.com
  • Abbeyleix Christmas Market, Market Square > Dec 4th – facebook.com
  • Solas Eco Garden Shop Christmas Market > Nov 28th – Dec 19th – facebook.com

Longford

  • Longford Christmas Market, Longford Martial Arts Centre > Dec 11th – facebook.com

Louth


Meath

  • Wilkinstown Christmas Fair > Dec 4th + Dec 5th – facebook.com
  • Ballinacree Christmas Market, Community Centre > Dec 4th – facebook.com
  • Knightsbrook Hotel Christmas Fair > Dec 5th – knightsbrook.com
  • Moynalty Christmas Festival, Kells > Dec 11th + 12th – facebook.com
  • Navan Christmas Craft Fair, Ardboyne Hotel > Dec 12th – facebook.com

Offaly

  • Tullamore TY Christmas Market, Tullamore Library > Dec 9th + 16th – offaly.ie

Westmeath


Wexford

  • WHHAG Christmas Market St Joseph’s Centre > Nov 28th + Dec 5th – facebook.com

Wicklow


The Ultimate Guide to Christmas Markets in Ireland 2021 - Munster


Christmas Markets in Munster

Munster Highlight of Christmas Markets in Ireland 2021: Waterford Winterval Christmas Markets

  • Where: Waterford City.
  • When: November 19th – December 23rd
  • Website: winterval.ie

Cork

  • Mardyke Christmas Market, Cork Cricket Grounds > Nov 18th – Dec 23rd – facebook.com
  • Blarney Christmas Fair, Rathpeacon Community Ce. > Nov 28th – facebook.com/events
  • Durrus Christmas Craft Market, Community Hall > Dec 4th – facebook.com/events
  • Bweeng Christmas Market, Firmount National School > Dec 5th – facebook.com
  • Baltimore Christmas Fair, Caseys of Baltimore Hotel > Dec 5th – facebook.com
  • Macroom Christmas Market > Nov 26th – facebook.com

Clare

  • Corofin Christmas Market, Community Hall > Dec 5th – facebook.com

Kerry

  • Killarney Christmas Market, Scott’s Street > Dec 3rd – Dec 5th – facebook.com

Limerick

  • Christmas Gourmet Food & Craft Market, Urban Co-Op > Nov 21st – facebook.com
  • Christmas Market, Saint George’s Art Centre, Mitchelstown  > Nov 21st – facebook.com
  • Christmas at the Milk Market, Limerick City > Dec 3rd – Dec 21st – facebook.com
  • Mallow Christmas Market, Ganapati School of Yoga >  Dec 4th & Dec 11th – facebook.com
  • Boutique Christmas Market Holycross Bruff > Dec 5th – facebook.com/events
  • Ahern Nurseries Christmas Craft Fair, Kilmallock > Dec 5th – facebook.com
  • Doneraile Christmas Market, Presentation Pastoral Ce > Dec 5th & Dec 12th – facebook.com
  • Sli Eile Farm Christmas Fair, Mallow > Dec 11th – facebook.com
  • Ballyneety Hub Christmas Market > Dec 19th – facebook.com

Tipperary

  • Ballinderry Christmas Markets > Dec 5th – facebook.com
  • Mullinahone Community Christmas Fair, GAA Grounds > Dec 12th – facebook.com
  • Thurles Farmers Christmas Market, Greyhound Stadium, Dec 4th & Dec 18th –  facebook.com

Waterford

  • Waterford Winterval Christmas Markets, Nov 19th – Dec 23rd – winterval.ie

The Ultimate Guide to Christmas Markets in Ireland 2021 - Connacht


Christmas Markets in Connacht

Connacht Highlight of Christmas Markets in Ireland 2021: Christmas Market Galway


Galway


Leitrim

  • North Leitrim Women’s Centre Christmas Market > Dec 4th – facebook.com
  • Killargue Community Centre Christmas Market > Nov 28th – facebook.com

Mayo

  • Kiltane Christmas Market, Geesala Community Centre > Dec 5th – facebook.com
  • Ballycastle Christmas Craft Fair – facebook.com/events
  • Foxford Craft Fair, Sports and Leisure Centre >  Dec 3rd – Dec 5th – facebook.com

Roscommon

  • Strokestown Christmas Market, King House > Nov 26th & Nov 27th – facebook.com
  • Roscommon Christmas Market, Town Square > Dec 11th & Dec 12th – facebook.com

Sligo

  • Sligo Christmas Market, Quayside > Nov 5th – Dec 24th – facebook.com

The Ultimate Guide to Christmas Markets in Ireland 2021 - Ulster incl Northern Ireland


Christmas Markets in Ulster (including Northern Ireland)

Ulster Highlight of Christmas Markets in Ireland 2021: Belfast Christmas Market

  • Where: Belfast City Hall.
  • When: November 23rd – December 23rd
  • Website: visitbelfast.com

Antrim

  • Belfast Christmas Market, City Hall > Nov 23rd – Dec 23rd – visitbelfast.com
  • The Junction Christmas Market Village > Nov 26th – Nov 28th – facebook.com
  • Ballymena Christmas Market, Greenvale St > Dec 9th – 12th & 16th – 19th – facebook.com

Armagh

  • Christmas Market at Empower Garden Centre, Portadown > Nov 20th – Dec 4th – facebook.com
  • Millennium Court Christmas Market, Portadown > Dec 3rd – facebook.com
  • Brownlow House Christmas Markets, Lurgan > Weekends in Dec – facebook.com

Cavan

  • Ballyconnell Christmas Craft and Gift Fair, Slieve Russell Hotel > Dec 5th – facebook.com
  • BailieBorough Christmas Craft & Gift Fair, Bailie Hotel > Dec 5th – facebook.com

Derry / Londonderry

  • Walled City Markets, Guildhall Square > Dec 4th & 5th & 11th & 12th – derrystrabane.com

Donegal

  • Letterkenny Christmas Fair – TBC

Down


Fermanagh

  • Fermanagh’s Indoor Christmas Market, Enniskillen Castle > Nov 25th – Nov 27th – facebook.com

Monaghan

  • Glaslough Outdoor Christmas Market > Nov 26th – facebook.com

Tyrone

Omagh Winter Wonderland, O’Neills Healy Park > Dec 3rd – Jan 2nd – facebook.com 


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