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Clandeblog Exploring hidden gem markets in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland is home to lots of unique and charming markets. In this guide, discover the best local food, artisan crafts, and warm culture found at markets throughout Northern Ireland.

Food & Drink Markets

St George’s Market

Customers shopping at a bread stall at St George's Market, one of Northern Ireland's markets.
St George's Market, courtesy of Tourism Ireland

St Georges Market, one of Belfast's oldest attractions, combines history with a bustling market scene. Visit Belfast's last Victorian covered market on weekends (open Friday - Sunday) for a unique experience during your city trip. Expect local foods and drink, fresh produce, handmade crafts and a buzzing atmosphere!


Colourful street art mural above the 'Trademarket' sign, depicting a cultural scene at a Northern Ireland market.

Belfast's Trademarket is an eclectic mix of street food, indie retail, and artisan drinks. Here, you can enjoy local beers, crafts, and cocktails. Open between Wednesday and Sunday, you'll find it on Dublin Road, near Botanic train station.

Common Market

A person's hand picking up a cocktail glass at a market in Northern Ireland
Drinks at Common Market

Common Market is a popular street food market in Belfast city centre. It brings together the best of local food vendors all under one roof between Thursday and Sunday. It offers something for everyone, including vegan and gluten-free food options. Common Market is also a dog-friendly spot, perfect for a bite and a pint with friends and furry companions.

Artisan & Farmer's Markets

Banana Block

People at Banana Block, a Northern Ireland artisan market
Banana Block Belfast

A hub of creativity and innovation, Banana Block hosts an ever-changing range of events throughout the month. Explore the history of the space, engage with local artisan producers, and discover the creativity of Belfast's entrepreneurs. This dynamic space reflects the city’s vibrant culture. Check out their latest events here.

Belfast flea market

On the first Sunday of each month at the Sunflower Pub in Belfast, you’ll find the Belfast Flea Market. This small, unique market is great for those who love artisan foods, vintage clothes, art, and crafts. The food stalls and live music create a vibrant atmosphere.

Inns Cross Market

A loaf of bread at a artisan market in Northern Ireland
Inns Cross Market

Inns Cross Market, held monthly in South Belfast, showcases around 30 stalls offering local, seasonal, and artisanal foods. You'll also find an independent plant nursery and vendors specialising in handmade skincare, cosmetics, and eco-friendly living products.

Bangor Market

A rustic wooden crate filled with a variety of fresh vegetables on a green grass background, showcasing the type of local produce available at markets in Northern Ireland.
Local, seasonal food

Every Wednesday, the ASDA car park in Bangor transforms into a bustling open-air market. With over 50 stalls, it offers an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables, seafood, home-baked treats, and much more.

Comber Farmer’s Market

Visit Comber on the first Thursday of each month to experience a market bustling with the finest local, fresh, seasonal produce. Meet the farmers and bakers who sell their food at market prices. A true taste of the authentic flavours of Northern Ireland's local cuisine.

Newcastle Artisan Market

A collection of jams and chutneys at a farmer's market in Northern Ireland.

On the first Saturday of each month, Newcastle in Co. Down becomes a stage for the region's artisanal talents. With live music setting the scene, you can shop for handcrafted goods or savour homemade delights.

Castlewellan Farmer's Market

Castlewellan Farmer's Market is held on the second Monday of each month. It's a chance to meet local food producers and artisans. They also have a biannual Castlewellan Fair, held in May and November with street art and musical performances.

Causeway Speciality Market

Outdoor market stalls set up in a square in Coleraine, Northern Ireland
Causeway speciality market

The Causeway Speciality Market is a vibrant and diverse market in the heart of Coleraine Town Hall. The market takes place every second Saturday of the month with additional markets from April to December. These markets highlight local and artisanal products.

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