We are excited to be hosting our first Lough Neagh Artisans Market at the picturesque Lock Keeper’s Cottage, on the banks of the River Bann, on Sunday 22 May, from 1.00pm to 5.00pm.
We have almost forty traders attending, made up of Lough Neagh Artisans group members and traders from further afield.
It promises to be a day of family fun with live entertainment at the market and, additionally, boat trips will be leaving the shoreline every half hour, providing families with an opportunity to enjoy a unique sample of life on the Lough. These can be booked directly with Lough Neagh’s Stories and River Bann Tours. Families can also reserve a table at nearby Gran’s café and indulge in a traditional eel supper.
The Lough Neagh Artisans Market is being hosted by Lough Neagh Partnership and is jointly funded by DAERA’s NI Regional Food Programme, Rural Development Programme and The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas and the UK Community Renewal Fund which aims to support people and communities most in need across the UK to pilot programmes and new approaches to prepare for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. It invests in skills, community and place, local business, and supporting people into employment. #UKCOMMUNITYRENEWALFUND.
The market is pet friendly.
AJ’s Farm Shop, Magherafelt
Local fresh and seasonal products including fruit, eggs, vegetables and dairy products
A member of Lough Neagh Artisans, Annie stocks handmade jams, chutneys and bakes/bread
Art by Marcella McAuley, Toomebridge
Original oil paintings by Marcella McAuley
A member of Lough Neagh Artisans, Bronagh will be demonstrating the art of soda bread making on her griddle for market goers to enjoy and purchase
Cheese manufactured and crafted with care in Co Armagh
Market goers will be able to buy cooked meats to enjoy while browsing the market and raw cuts to take home
Bathe Botanicals, Lurgan
Artisan soaps and bathing products handmade by Christine McCaughey
Causeway Cookie Company, Portrush
Selling gluten, egg and dairy free decorated cookies and a cookie decorating activity for kids of all ages!
Country Lane Candles, Castlewellan
Handmade eco and vegan-friendly candles, wax melts and reed diffusers
A member of Lough Neagh Artisans, Gold and Browne’s was established in May 2021 producing homemade, gourmet, gluten-free, Belgian chocolate brownies, all of which are baked fresh to order. Made with quality ingredients and no artificial flavours/additives. Gold and Browne’s provides a range of eight flavours.
Stocking a range of handmade fudges, tablets and confections
Hugable Bears, Ballyclare
Hugable Bears is 25 years old. Handmade crochet teddy bears in three different sizes and in different wools. Also crochet mushrooms, dragons, whales, dinosaurs, sheep and many other toys.
Fine art prints and framed prints of dereliction and landscapes
Juliana Made This, Belfast
Handpoured soy candles with wooden wicks, reed diffusers, soy wax melts and handmade concrete homeware made by Juliana and her husband in their small studio at home
Lock Keeper’s Cottage, Toome
A member of Lough Neagh Artisans and the venue for the first Lough Neagh Artisans Market, the picturesque cottage is a recently established interactive heritage centre and tea room looking out over the River Bann, renovated from an original lock keeper’s home in August 2017. It is perfect for a relaxing cup of tea or coffee as you watch the river amble along, or if you prefer, indulge in some of the many home-style baked scones or cakes after you take a stroll down the sunshine dappled Canal Walk. The Lock Keeper’s Cottage has been a triumph for hobbyists far and wide. An area of high biodiversity is ideal for wildlife enthusiasts and if canoeing is your passion, or for the many others who use this site to launch and return for great homemade food and hospitality.
Mary McMinn, Toome
Molly and Me Candles, Cookstown
An Irish Artisan Craft business that creates small batch natural wax candles and melts, room diffusers and bath products in a sustainable and conscientious way. Natural Soy Wax Wooden Wick Candles in selection of glass jars Natural Soy Wax Cotton Wick candles in Tins Natural Soy Wax Melts Room Diffusers and Sprays Hand rolled Beeswax Candles and candle holders Soy Wax Tealights and Tealight holders Wax Melt Burners – selection Bath bombs and skincare products.
Creating extraordinary small batch kombucha to help aid good gut and all over health
Mourne BeachArt, Newcastle
Teresa picks up sea-glass from the Co Down coastline while out walking with her dog Luna. She uses her finds to create pictures and greeting cards. All pictures are box framed in white in a variety of sizes.
Mrs B designs and makes handbags, purses and accessories and occasionally cushions from British and Irish wool, including Harris Tweed and Donegal Tweed
Nitted Things, Fintona
Knitted animals and decorations
Noreen’s Nettles, Aghalee
A member of Lough Neagh Artisans, Noreen produces and sells nettle tea/powder, cordial, loose nettle biscuits and nettle salve
Oh Hey Crochet, Randalstown
Handmade crochet and knit items including blankets, toys, cardigans and accessories
Pawsome Treats and Accessories, Cookstown
Homemade healthy dog treats – pupnuts, biscuits, cakes, handmade bow ties and bandanas
Pretty Krafty Paws, Banbridge
Handmade pet bandanas, bows and accessories
Pyrocrafts by Shauna, Randalstown
Pyrocrafts by Shauna has been running for 5 years. Shauna use pyrography, laser engraving and decoupage on a variety of woods to make a range of jewellery, trinket and keepsake boxes, clocks, serving boards/platters, and a small range of keyrings and photo frames
Scarlett Aromas, Ballymena
Handcrafted Soy candles and wax melts, also room mists, carpet fresheners and home decor eg. wax burners and vases
Seaview Farms, Coalisland
Providing market goers with regeneratively raised meats. Seaview Farm will also be selling hot food including their authentic Texas style BBQ pulled pork brioche baps
Simple Home Holism, Saintfield
Organic essential oil soaps, skin and body care products, soy wax candles
Small Eco Changes, Castledawson
Niamh is a formulation scientist who has a passion for sustainable living. She has created handmade shampoo bars which are unlike any traditional shampoo bar on the market (no soap base, surfactant base which has low risk of causing irritability and they’re not really hard like traditional bars therefore they lather much easier). They are vegan, cruelty free, plastic free and zero landfill waste (packaging is compostable and/or recyclable). Most importantly, they are affordable, therefore, accessible for anyone who wants to try and make an eco-friendly change to any routine.
The Daily Apron Bakery, Lisburn
Fresh fermented sourdough of different flavours, Hilden brewery (Lisburn) and treacle wheaten, double baked almond croissants, Nutella cruffins, coffee crumb cake and brioche cinnamon swirls
The Little Shop of Plants, Castlewellan
Indoor house plants, seeded greeting cards, flower fairy art prints and dried flower arrangements
The Mermaid’s Jewellery Box, Ballycastle
Handmade Irish Seaglass Jewellery Designer – necklaces, handmade pens, brooches, bracelets and earrings etc all made with Seaglass collected by hand around the beaches of the North Coast of Northern Ireland
The Snowdrop Workshop, Ballyclare
Local crafter who specialises in painting and decorating recycled bottles, jars and tiles with iconic local images, scenery and general Decoupage
The Wee Wooden Company, Larne
Hand crafted wooden jewellery
Tyrone Crafted Glass, Coalisland
Willow Moon Ireland, Newmills
Cathy Dempster is a mixed media artist selling beautifully unique hand painted ceramics. Cathy also paints oil on canvas and prints mugs.
Woodlab Distillery, Moy
A member of Lough Neagh Artisans, Woodlab Distillery is the producer of Symphonia Spirits selling spirits, gift sets, gin jam, glasses
More details can be found here>> https://loughneaghartisans.com/market/