Marvellous Markets


Sligo is a fantastic place to visit when it comes to markets. You can be guaranteed to find fantastic food and great gifts that you won’t find anywhere else.  When you buy from a local market you are supporting local people and also buying fresh produce and unique art and crafts.


The Strandhill People’s Market has taken Ireland by storm and featured in many national publications. It’s a buzzing, busy place with all kinds of things to tempt you. It’s a treasure trove for crafts and gifts…not to mention the food!

There was something to suit everyone. From bee pollen to bird pictures and paella to potatoes, you’ll find it all at the Strandhill People’s Market.

Dancing girl

There is live music from the busker’s corner and a really friendly atmosphere.

Seed potatoes

And how about sushi by the seaside from the fabulous Sushi Sisters?


What I like most about all the Sligo markets, is the great community spirit, everyone is friendly, there’s always someone to have a chat or a cuppa with and all have a feel good factor.

So if you are planning a weekend in Sligo here are the markets:


The Farmer’s Market at the IT Sligo 9.00am – 1pm. Cakes, coffee, produce, jewellery, flowers and more.
Beltra Country Market 10 am – 12 noon. Just off the N59 between Beltra and Skreen. Locally produced food and crafts and workshops for kids.

Rathcormac Market CollageRathcormac Market Collage
Rathcormac Artisan Food and Market 10am – 3pm  just outside Sligo town heading for Drumcliffe. Great food, local art, produce, jewellery, organic veg from the Tattie Hoaker Farm, also a great chance to check out the artist’s studios on site and Vintage Lane Cafe.
Drummartin Country Market 10.30 and 12.30 take the road out of Tubbercurry heading for Ballina and the market is located at the Ox Mountain Heritage Centre.

Strandhill People’s Market takes place every Sunday at Sligo airport from 11am – 4pm.
Cliffoney Country Market takes place on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month. Live music, locally grown produce and a tea room.

* Check with the markets before you travel as occasionally the days change due to holidays/weather.

4 thoughts on “Marvellous Markets

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    March 11, 2015 at 10:54 pm

    We are truly blessed here in Sligo to have such brilliant markets to shop at, as well as to sell at. A perfect way to enjoy the weekend.

    Great photos, as always, and a pleasure chatting with you at the Strandhill market this past Sunday. Thanks, too, for the photos of our Shadow Jar pendants and our ghost pirate ship display.

    This Sunday, I am definitely rewarding myself after we pack up for the day with one of those carrot cake muffins.:)

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      April 10, 2019 at 11:07 am

      Great variety & friendly people. Your web site is wonderful all that useful information, I’m loving it, thank you.

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        April 10, 2019 at 1:34 pm

        Thank you so much Margaret

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      April 10, 2019 at 1:34 pm

      Thank you June

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