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Markets and Fairs

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council is responsible for the management of a number of Markets and Fairs throughout the district.  Markets are held on either a weekly or monthly basis in the following towns:

  • Castlewellan
  • Crossmaglen
  • Downpatrick
  • Kilkeel
  • Newry

Information is listed below giving details on Hire Charges for stalls in the Markets, together with the days the Markets are open.

Newry Twilight Market

Friday 1 November

Newry Market will play host to the successful Twilight Market held in the city’s unique venue, we would love to have you involved. The Halloween Twilight Market will be a showcase of our award winning local food and drink produce  and vibrant restaurant sector along with our local crafts within the region.

We would like to offer you the opportunity to take part in our Halloween Twilight Market by hosting a pop up restaurant or marketing your produce or craft at one of the stalls on the night. 


The cost to attend the market is £50.00 – this includes electric. This cost excludes other kitchen equipment, if you need kitchen equipment you will need to source this yourself. 

Space is limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis upon receipt of payment of fees and then forwarding your completed application. 

Completed forms need to be returned to Tracey Mooney via email or post (address below) no later than BY Friday 18 October at 12 Noon.

Tracey Mooney, Assistant Tourism Development Officer 
E: tracey.mooney@nmandd.org
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, 
Bagenal's Castle
Abbey Way 
BT34 2BY

Castlewellan Market

The monthly Castlewellan Market takes place on the second Monday in each month.  Rental, if paid yearly in advance, is £12.  A fee of £20 is charged if showing up on the day, and will be collected by the Council’s Enforcement Officer.

There are also three main fairs throughout the year in Castlewellan – on the 1 May, the first Monday Public Holiday in May and the 1 November.

Rental for the main fairs is £20 for a standard pitch and £30 for a larger pitch.  Sites must be pre-booked before each fair takes place.

Bookings are accepted approximately six weeks before each fair.

Downpatrick Market

Takes place every Saturday at St Patrick Square, Downpatrick, from 8am to 6pm.  Rental is payable on a quarterly basis at a rate of £12 per week.

Newry Market

With over 70 stalls every Thursday and Saturday, Newry Market is the place to find fresh flowers and plants, fresh fruit and vegetables, a selection of the finest local fish, baked produce, clothing for all ages, men's work wear, toys, handmade crafts and gifts, art, modern and vintage jewellery, handbag and accessories, shoes, antiques, bric a brac, rugs and furniture, all your kitchen and household needs and much, much more.

No additional charge for electricity in Newry Market.

For information on the variety market contact: Noel Pepper, Market Clerk 079 7639 3599 or Gail Kane at 0300 013 2233.

Insurance Cover

All traders are required to hold £5million pounds Public Liability Insurance cover (membership of the National Market Traders Federation carries automatic Public Liability Cover).  For details Public Liability Insurance, you may wish to contact the Market Traders' Association on 084 5722 1100 or get a quote from another insurer.

The charge in Euro will be determined weekly, in consultation with the Council's Finance Department.

Contact Us

For further information relating to Council's Markets and Fairs please contact:

Head of Facilities Management
Oifig an Iúir Oifig Dhún Pádraig
Newry Office Downpatrick Office
O’Hagan House Downshire Civic Centre
Monaghan Row Downshire Estate, Ardglass Road
Newry BT35 8DJ Downpatrick BT30 6GQ
Telephone: 0300 013 2233
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