Christmas Markets in Ireland
Around the island of Ireland, artisans, crafters, and makers and doers are feeling the excitement and hope in the run up to the 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. I know I will be.
Top Tips For Christmas Market Visitors
- Cash will always be King (or Queen).
- Bring your own bags for purchases.
- A pram or stroller for small children is advised.
- It gets chilly during the months of November and December so wrap up.
- If the market has a website or social media page, check it and know what to look forward to.
- There’ll most likely be food and drink stalls so make it a highlight of your visit.
The Ultimate Guide to Christmas Markets in Ireland
Christmas Markets in Leinster
Leinster Highlight: Gifted The Contemporary Craft & Design Fair
- Where: The RDS, Dublin 4.
- When: December 4th to December 8th.
- Website: giftedfair.ie
- Christmas Market – Dublin Castle – TBC.
- George’s Street Arcade – Dublin 2 – georgesstreetarcade.ie
- Gifted The Contemporary Craft & Design Fair – RDS Dublin 4 – giftedfair.ie
- Winter Funderland – RDS Dublin 4 – TBC.
- MART’s Christmas Market – Rathmines Dublin 6 – TBC.
- Bushy Park Christmas Market – Dublin 6W – TBC.
- Dublin 8 Christmas Craft Fair – facebook.com/Dublin-8-Christmas-Craft-Fair
- Christmas Eco Craft Market – The National Botanic Gardens – botanicgardens.ie
- Honest to Goodness Fair – Glasnevin Dublin 9 – facebook.com/GlasnevinMarket
- Christmas at Farmleigh – Phoenix Park Dublin 15 – farmleigh.ie
- Bohernabreena Christmas Craft Fair – D 24 – TBC.
- Dún Laoghaire Christmas Market – Co. Dublin – events.dlrcoco.ie
- Inreda Clontarf Castle Christmas Fair – Dublin – facebook.com/inredachristmas
- Clontarf Christmas Craft & Gift Fair – Co. Dublin – facebook.com/Scots.Hall
- Swords Castle Christmas Market – Co. Dublin – facebook.com/urbanmarketsdublin
- Ballinagappa House, Clane, Christmas Fair – TBC.
- Christmas Country Market at Castletown House – castletown.ie/christmas
- Castledermot Christmas Fair – facebook.com/CastledermotCommunityCentre
- Athy Christmas Craft Fair – TBC.
- Carlow Christmas Market – facebook.com/carlowxmas
- Ducketts Grove Christmas Food & Craft Fair – TBC.
- Delta Centre Christmas Fair – TBC.
- Lisnavagh House Christmas Fair – facebook.com/Lisnavagh
- Yulefest Kilkenny – yulefestkilkenny.ie
- Christmas Fair at The Watergarden – TBC.
- Portlaoise Christmas Market – facebook.com/portlaoisechristmas
- Emo Village Christmas Market – facebook.com/Emo-Village-Farmers-Market
- Longford Christmas Market & Festival – TBC.
- Dundalk Frostival – facebook.com/FrostivalDundalk
- Drogheda Christmas Festival – facebook.com/events
- Oldbridge Christmas – facebook.com/battleoftheboyne
- Knightsbrook Hotel Christmas Fair – facebook.com/events
- Navan Christmas Market – facebook.com/events
- Trim Christmas Market – facebook.com/trimchristmasmarket
- Wilkinstown Christmas Fair – facebook.com/events
- Christmas Food & Craft Festival Ardboyne – facebook.com/events
- Christmas Craft Fair Edenderry – TBC.
- Birr Christmas Market – facebook.com/Birr-Christmas-Market
- Athlone Christmas Market – TBC.
- Moate Christmas Market – facebook.com/Moate-Christmas-Market
- Collinstown Farmers Market – facebook.com/CollinstownChristmasFair
- Ramsgrange Christmas Market – facebook.com/RCS-Christmas-Market
- Galbally Christmas Craft Fair – facebook.com/Galbally-Community
- Wicklow Christmas Market – wicklowchristmasmarket.com
- Russborough House Christmas Market – facebook.com/events
Christmas Markets in Munster
Munster Highlight: Glow – A Cork Christmas Celebration
- Where: Cork City.
- When: Weekend of November 29th and every weekend up until Christmas Day.
- Website: corkchristmascelebration.ie
- Youghal Christmas Craft Food Market – TBC.
- Macroom Christmas Market – TBC.
- Tuamgraney East Clare Christmas Fayre – facebook.com/East-Clare-Christmas
- Trump Doonbeg Christmas Market – facebook.com/events
- Corofin Christmas Night Market – facebook.com/events
- Christmas Markets at Kilkee – loophead.ie
- Killarney Christmas Craft & Food Fair – TBC.
- Brosna Christmas Market – facebook.com/dorabrod
- Christmas at the Milk Market – TBC.
- Christmas Market Limerick – TBC.
- Boutique Christmas Market Holycross Bruff – facebook.com/events
- A Taste Of Roscrea Christmas Festival – TBC – facebook.com/tasteroscrea
- Chapel Lane Christmas Market Newport – facebook.com/ChapelLaneChristmas
- Redwood Castle Christmas Artisan Craft & Food Fair – TBC.
- Waterford Winterval Christmas Markets – winterval.ie
- Copper Coast Geopark Christmas Fair – facebook.com/events
Christmas Markets in Connacht
Connacht Highlight: Christmas Market Galway
- Where: Galway City.
- When: November 15th – December 22nd.
- Website: christmasmarketgalway.com
- Galway Christmas Farmers Market – TBC.
- Handmade in Galway Christmas Market – facebook.com/HandMadeInGalway
- Kinvara Christmas Market – facebook.com/kinvarafarmersmarket
- North Leitrim Women’s Centre Christmas Market – facebook.com/NorthLeitrim
- Kinlough Peoples Christmas Market – facebook.com/kinloughpeoplesmarket
- Kiltane Christmas Market – facebook.com/kiltanechristmasmarket
- Ballycastle Christmas Craft Fair – facebook.com/events
- Foxford Craft Fair – TBC.
- Roscommon Christmas Market – TBC.
- Christmas Food & Craft Market Roscommon – facebook.com/events
- Tulsk Festive Market – facebook.com/tulskfestivemarket
- Strandhill People’s Christmas Market – strandhillpeoplesmarket.ie
- Sligo Christmas Market – facebook.com/sligochristmasmarket
Christmas Markets in Ulster (including Northern Ireland)
- Where: Belfast City Hall.
- When: November 17th – December 22nd.
- Website: christmasmarkets.com/christmas-markets/belfast-christmas-market
- The Magical Christmas Fair, Belfast Castle – facebook.com/events
- Carrickfergus Christmas Artisan Market – TBC.
- Lisburn Christmas Craft in the City – facebook.com/events
- Borris Market Christmas Evening – facebook.com/BorrisMarket
- Craigavon Samaritans Christmas Craft Fair – facebook.com/Craigavon-Samaritans
- Ballyconnell Christmas Craft and Gift Fair – facebook.com/DownlandCrafts
- BailieBorough Christmas Craft Fair – facebook.com/events
Derry / Londonderry
- Christmas Winterland Markets – derrystrabane.com
- Letterkenny Christmas Craft & Food Fair – TBC.
- Artisans At The Boulevard Banbridge – facebook.com/events
- Newry Christmas Fair – TBC.
- Enniskillen Christmas Craft and Food Fair – TBC.
- Christmas Cottage Market Monaghan – TBC.
- Glaslough Christmas Market – TBC.
- Monaghan Christmas Craft & Gift Fair – facebook.com/events
Moy Christmas Preloved Market & Craft Fair – TBC.
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