The Ultimate Guide to Christmas Markets in Ireland 2018

Christmas Markets in Ireland

Christmas time, Noel or Yule, whichever way you like to say the forthcoming winter holiday season, it doesn’t really matter because at the end of day it all boils down to the fact that ’tis the season to be jolly’. And I, like many of you reading this guide, know that it ain’t really Christmas time unless you’ve been to the Christmas Markets.

The Ultimate Guide to Christmas Markets in Ireland - Chirstmas Market Chalet

Big or small, in the big city or the local village, Christmas Markets are all set to go go go. Artisans, Crafters, Bakers, Makers and Doers have prepared for months for this time of year, when they get the opportunity to sell their wares. Step up rosy cheeked children laden down with piggy bank savings, and adults who mulled over wine and minced over pies. The time is nigh to make use of those bags for life and buy something meaningful for that someone special. Show support for the Sellers because it’s their Christmas too.


Top Tips for a Great Christmas Market Experience

  • bring cash
  • pack a bag for purchases
  • bring a pram /stroller for small children
  • check the weather and dress accordingly
  • if there’s a website, check it and know what to look forward to
  • support local artists and craftspeople.
  • there’s nearly always food so you won’t starve
  • just in case, buy extra baked goods and handmade chocolates.


This Ultimate Guide to Christmas Markets in Ireland is divided by province. If you don’t see your favourite Christmas Market or Fair listed, please leave a message in the comment box below this post, or email me at – and I’ll add it for you! Sharing is caring!

Christmas Markets in Leinster

The Ultimate Guide to Christmas Markets in Ireland - Dublin Christmas Flea Market 2018

Leinster Highlight: Dublin Flea Christmas Market

  • Where: The Point Square, Dublin 1
  • When: December 6th – 9th and 13th – 16th
  • Website:


George’s Street Arcade – Dublin 2 –

Gifted The Contemporary Craft & Design Fair – RDS Dublin 4 –

Winter Funderland – RDS Dublin 4 –

MART’s Christmas Market – Rathmines Dublin 6 –

Bushy Park Christmas Market – Dublin 6W –

Christmas at The National Botanic Gardens – Glasnevin Dublin 9 –

Honest to Goodness Fair – Glasnevin Dublin 9 –

Christmas at Farmleigh – Phoenix Park Dublin 15 –

Bohernabreena Christmas Craft Fair – Dublin 24 –

Dún Laoghaire Christmas Market – Co. Dublin –

Inreda Clontarf Castle Christmas Fair – Co. Dublin –

Clontarf Christmas Craft & Gift Fair – Co. Dublin –

Swords Castle Christmas Market – Co. Dublin –


Ballinagappa House, Clane, Christmas Fair –

Christmas at Castletown House –

Castledermot Christmas Fair –

Athy Christmas Craft Fair  –


Carlow Culinary Christmas Cookery Demo & Food Village –

Ducketts Grove Christmas Food & Craft Fair –

Delta Centre Christmas Fair –

Lisnavagh House Christmas Fair –


Yulefest Kilkenny –

Christmas Fair at The Watergarden Thomastown –


Mountmellick Christmas Fair –

Portlaoise Christmas Market –

Castle Durrow Christmas Fair –

Emo Village Christmas Market –

The Ultimate Guide to Christmas Markets in Ireland - Christmas Decorations


Longford Christmas Market & Festival –

Tullynally Christmas Craft Fair –


Dundalk Frostival –

Oldbridge Christmas Fair – Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre –


Knightsbrook Hotel Christmas Fair –

Trim Christmas Market –


Christmas Craft Fair Edenderry –

Birr Christmas Market –


Athlone Christmas Market –

Moate Christmas Market –

Food & Design Christmas Fair Belvedere House –

Collinstown Christmas Fair –


Ramsgrange Christmas Market –

Christkindl Market Murntown –


Wicklow Town Christmas Market –

Killruddery Farm Christmas Markets –

Christmas Markets in Munster

The Ultimate Guide to Christmas Markets in Ireland - Glow Cork

Munster Highlight: Glow – A Cork Christmas Celebration

  • Where: Cork City
  • When: Weekend of November 30th and every weekend up until Christmas Day
  • Website:


Christmas Markets at St. Peter’s Cork –

Youghal Christmas Craft Food Market –

Macroom Christmas Market –


Tuamgraney East Clare Christmas Fayre –

Doonbeg Christmas Market –

Corofin Christmas Night Market –

Christmas Markets at Kilkee –


Killarney Christmas Craft & Food Fair –

Brosna Christmas Market –


Christmas at the Milk Market –

Christmas Market on Cruises Street Limerick –

Boutique Christmas Market Holycross Bruff –


A Taste Of Roscrea Christmas

Chapel Lane Christmas Market Newport –

Redwood Castle Christmas Artisan Craft & Food Fair –


Waterford Winterval Christmas Markets –

Copper Coast Geopark Christmas Fair –

Christmas Markets in Connacht

The Ultimate Guide to Christmas Markets in Ireland -Christmas Market Galway

Connacht Highlight: Christmas Market Galway


Galway Christmas Farmers Market –

Handmade in Galway Christmas Market –

Kinvara Christmas Market –


North Leitrim Women’s Centre Christmas Market –

Kinlough Peoples Christmas Market –


Kiltane Christmas Market –

The Mistletoe Market Ballina –

Foxford Craft Fair –


Roscommon Christmas Market –

Christmas Food & Craft Market Roscommon –

Tulsk Festive Market –


Strandhill People’s Christmas Market –

Sligo Christmas Market –

Christmas Markets in Ulster (including Northern Ireland)

The Ultimate Guide to Christmas Markets in Ireland - Belfast Christmas Market

Ulster Highlight: 


The Magical Christmas Fair, Belfast Castle –

Carrickfergus Christmas Artisan Market –

Lisburn Christmas Craft Fair and Festive Teas –


Borris Market Christmas Evening –

Craigavon Samaritans Christmas Craft Fair –


Ballyconnell Christmas Craft and Gift Fair –

BailieBorough Christmas Craft Fair –

Derry / Londonderry

Christmas Winterland Markets Guildhall Square –


Letterkenny Christmas Craft & Food Fair –


The Festive Yuletide Fair Banbridge –

Newry Christmas Fair –


Enniskillen Christmas Craft and Food Fair –


Christmas Cottage Market Monaghan –

Glaslough Christmas Market –


Moy Christmas Preloved Market & Craft Fair –



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