Lots on offer at the Christmas Cliftonville Farmers’ Market

Cliftonville Farmers' Market Photo Frank Leppard

The Cliftonville Farmers’ Market Christmas event takes place tomorrow (December 19).

There will be more than 30 stalls seling goods including plants, cakes, meats, crafts, vegan, cheeses, oils, biscuits, dog treats, crepes, olives, coffee and tea, vegetables, fruit and more.

There are a number of new stalls for this market including Mamie’s Crepes with their freshly cooked sweet and savoury crepes and Morrissey’s Foods selling Guinness brown bread, Irish soda bread and other bakes.

The multi-cultural market has Russian, Italian, Turkish, Cypriot, Korean, French, Dutch, and of course English offerings.

The market runs from 10am to 1pm at Walpole Bay Lawns, CT9 3HF.


  1. We have over 33 stalls attending this month which is the most we have ever had.
    Everything from vegan to wild game, so something for everybody.
    We thank the nen who prepare the market each month for the stallholders, who are a lovely bunch, and the volunteers from Cliftonville Residents Association who give their time for free, with a very special thank you to all the loyal shoppers who have given their support to the artisans and small businesses over the years. I must include Kathy Bailes in our thanks who has very kindly over the last month’s printed updates on the market for us.
    The last three months on the new site has been a challenge after 20 years on our old site.
    We now have to pay TDC £250 per month to hold this community run event.
    The last three markets have run at a loss and the CRA has picked up the shortfall.
    I don’t know what the future holds now for the market. We have a six month licence until March 31st 2022, so will have to see what will happen then.
    It has been a tremendous fight behind the scenes over the last 5 months, to be where we are today.
    Once again thank you all for your support and we the community volunteers and artisans wish you a very happy Christmas.

    • The very best of luck to you. The local community would be very happy if TDC could look to support this venture and make it easier for both you, and the small local businesses struggling to survive. Their help would be a win for everyone if they think about it.

      • Thank you Democrat for your kind words.
        We held a very busy market today in spite of the weather.
        We are lucky to have such support from the local community and over the last 5 months, it has made it bearable to go on.
        I am sure Kathy Bailes, will kindly post updates for us on our future continuation.

  2. And Mrs. Chadband, we thank you for all that you do for the community.
    Look forward to doing some Christmas shopping tomorrow at your excellent volunteer run market. Happy Christmas!

    • My favourite food place to visit each month.
      Looking forward to buying my Christmas goodies.
      I will be wearing my mask.
      Merry Christmas.

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