Naturally North Coast and Glens Market is an award winning roaming market that provides you with the opportunity to experience a unique artisan market in and around the
North Coast and Glens region of Northern Ireland.
Market visitors will have every sense tantalised through the colourful art and crafts, the delicious aromas, taste of fresh food produce and the sound of musicians providing a backdrop to the buzz of traders and customers chatting and laughing.
This is a true community market where the emphasis is on local support, good food and local produce, and handmade merchandise crafted with love by dedicated artisans who are passionate about what they do and love to talk about their unique ware.
Our markets are a fantastic showcase of our local culture, heritage and traditions, a perfect destination for anyone searching for an authentic experience.
Our markets can be found on a rotating schedule in various locations. Some markets may only have 15 stalls, while others may have up to 60 depending on the size of the venue and event.
Look at our regularly updated market schedule and be sure not to miss this real artisan market experience.
We are all in uncertain times following the recent outbreak of COVID-19 and the health and safety of our traders, staff, customers and communities remain our key priority. We have been staying updated on the rapidly changing Covid-19 outbreak and following government advice along the way.
In light of the current social distancing recommendations which have been put in place a bid to help prevent the spread of the virus in our communities by reducing unnecessary social interactions, avoiding social gatherings and stopping unnecessary travel we it is necessary to cancel/postpone our upcoming markets. A number of the events over the next three months which we deliver markets at for other bodies have also been cancelled or postponed.
We will continue to monitor the situation closely, and plan to reschedule markets when it’s safe to do so.
In the meantime we will continue to support our traders behind the scenes where possible, and continue to share information from the small businesses we work with through our social channels. We also hope to develop a digital marketplace over the next few weeks thanks to the help of volunteers from NNCG.
We would like to thank you for your ongoing understanding and support in these difficult times.
Below are a list of the markets/events which have currently been cancelled or postponed.
28th March – Roe Valley Speciality Market, Limavady
12th April – Benone Tourist Complex Market
13th April – Easter Monday Market, Marine Hotel, Ballycastle
25th April – Roe Valley Speciality Market
10th May – Ballycastle Seafront Market
27th June – Roe Valley Speciality Market
Other Events which NNCG attends that have been Cancelled or Postponed
10th / 11th April - Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Ballymoney Spring Fair
8th May – Cushendun Big Arts Weekend
23rd May – 31st May – CCGBC, Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival
13th – 14th June –CCBC, Salmon & Whiskey Festival, Bushmills
You can find out more about the virus, and get updates through official channels here:
Dates/Times may be subject to alteration for reasons outside our control.
Outdoor events are always at the mercy of the weather.
We always recommend checking our website/social media for the most current information
before making any journeys.
In 2019 we.....
Organised 43 markets and delivered 34 of these - (the weather wasn't our friend this year!)
Worked with approx 200 traders throughout the year
Delivered 10 workshops & seminars to
Attended conferences, meetings, seminars, training and networking events.
Delivered the Inaugural Make it to Market Programme, which had a social return on investment of £2.26 for each £1 invested
Won Causeway Coast and Glens Person of the Year Award 2019 for Tourism & Hospitality
Started a new social enterprise—Seasons of the Glens pop-up farm shop
Developed a new app—Eventi—designed to support all markets and traders within NI - to be launched in 2020
Supported some of the Boroughs signature events, and community events
Volunteered with Young Enterprise NI
Took part in filming for BBC Countryfile and with James Martin & Paul Rankin
Made lots of new friends, contacts, made mistakes, made improvements, and developed some exciting projects for 2020!