Christmas Fairs & Markets
Nov 14 @ 11:30 am – Dec 24 @ 8:00 pm
Christmas Fairs & Markets

Christmas Fairs & Markets

Below is a listing of Christmas Fairs & Markets – if you know of any that are not here listed, please email [email protected] with the details and we will add the fair to the list. Please note that the information below has been compiled with the utmost care and attention to detail. We can’t guarantee accuracy.

15th November

Ladies Christmas Shopping at Longueville House – 19:00 – 23:00, Longueville House, Mallow, Co. Cork

16th – 18th November

Ballymaloe Craft Fair – 10:00 – 18:00, Ballymaloe House, Shanagarry, Co. Cork

17th, 24th, November, 1st, 15th and 22nd December

Christmas Market @ St Peter’s – 10:00 – 18:00, North Main Street, Cork City

17th November

Winter Craft Fair – 12:00 – 16:00, White’s Castle, Athy, CO. Kildare

17th November – 6th January

Winterval Waterford – each weekend until 6th January from 12pm

18th November

Rosscarbery Christmas Fair – 13:00 – 16:00, Celtic Cross, Rosscarbery, West Cork

22nd November

Christmas Bake Night & Night Market – 18:30 – 21:30, MonasteverinCommunity Centre, Whelan’s Road, Monasteverin, Co. Kildare

24th – 25th November

St Lawrence’s Christmas Food, Art & Craft Fair – 18:00 – 22:00 (Sat.), 12:00 – 18:00 (Sun.), St Lawrence GAA, Oldgrange, Narraghmore, Co. Kildare

25th November

Blarney Christmas Craft Fair – 11:00 – 17:00, Blarney Golf Resort & Hotel, Old Kerry Road, Co. Cork

Christmas Craft & Food Fair – 12:00 – 16:00, Donkey Sanctuary, Mallow, Co. Cork

Christmas Craft & Food Fair – 12:– – 18:00, Killarney Outlet Centre, Fair Hill, Killarney

30th November

Swords Castle Christmas Market – 12:00 – 18:00 (Fri), 11:00 – 18:00 (Sat), Main Street, Swords, Dublin

Night & Day Christmas Market – 17:00 – 21:00 (Fri), 11:00 – 16:00 (Sat), Courthouse Gallery & Studios, Parlament Street, Ennistymon, Co. Clare

1st December

Old Market Flea Christmas Market – 11:00 – 18:00, Old Market Lane, Killarney

Carrigaline Christmas Fayre – 11:00 – 17:00 (Sat. & Sun), Carrigaline GAA, Co. Cork

7th December

Bunclody Christmas Market – 19:00 – 22:00, Bunclody, Co. Wexford

7th December – 6th January

Waterford Winterval – 12:00 – 22:00, Waterford City

8th December

Mitchelstown Christmas Magic – 11:30 – 15:30, Mitchelstown, Co. Cork

Santa’s Grotto & Christmas Craft Fair – 12:00 – 16:00, Teach Iosagain, Church Place, Rathmore, Co. Kerry

8th – 22nd December

Wicklow Christmas Market – each weekend from 12:00 – 18:00, Wicklow Town

8th – 9th December

Wild Winter Workshop Weekend – 11am & 2pm Saturday & Sunday, Crickt Club Mardyke, Cork City

Christmas Artisan Craft & Food Fair – 10:00 – 17:00, Redwood Castle, Lorrha, Co. Tipperary

Christmas Market Bite Food Hub – 10:00 – 17:30, Bite Food Hub, Kiernan’s Garden Centre, Douglas, Cork

Christmas Liberties Cottage Market – 23:00 – 14:00, Lucky’s, Meath Street, Dublin

8th & 15th December

Christmas in the Well – 13:00 – 18:00, Franciscan Well, North Mall, Cork

9th December

Mendicity Christmas Market – 11:00 – 19:00, Mendicity Institution, Island Street, Dublin

Whitegate School Christmas Market – 12:00 – 16:00, Whitegate School, Whitegate, Middleton

Castlemartyr Resort Christmas Market – 13:00 – 17:00, Castlemartyr, Co. Cork















Edible Gifts Cookery Class
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Edible Gifts Cookery Class

Give something personal this year – in this cookery workshop, we are showing you easy ways of creating edible gifts. From homemade cheese, handmade chocolates, syrups and liquors, your friends will love you for this. We will be covering packaging, wrapping etc to make your handmade creations even more beautiful. Joins us for an evening of fun. Tickets for the Edible Gifts Cookery Class are €50 and can be booked via Wooden Spoons Cookery School 

About Wooden Spoons Cookery School: A longtime dream of Siobhan O’Leary, the school opened in early October to great acclaim. The school is located near Blarney with parking available. The state of the art kitchen is equipped with audio and video technology to ensure you can capture every second perfectly. The intimate kitchen can also be booked for gatherings, baby showers, hen nights etc. You can reach Siobhan on [email protected]
About Bia Sásta: Founded by Elke O’Mahony in 2010, Events for Food Lovers has created some stunning events (eg. Critic’s Night, Blind Tasting, Cheese Festival, Producer Tours). She has given cookery classes in Blarney Secondary School, Brennan’s Cookery School to name just a few. She has now joined forces with Siobhan at Wooden Spoons Cookery School, bringing you entertaining cookery workshops. She can be contacted on [email protected]

Indian Night @ Budds
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Indian Night @ Budds

Yes an Indian night at Budds! Thursday 15th November 7pm, 4 courses, all vegetarian(vegan friendly!) for €35 pp.
To book please call 028-25842

Fur, Feathers and Grapes @ Eccles Hotel
Nov 17 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Fur, Feathers and Grapes @ Eccles Hotel

On Saturday, 17th November Eccles Hotel hosts a special ‘Fur, Feathers and Grapes @ Eccles Hotel’ event – a delicious eight-course tasting menu accompanied by perfectly paired wines, courtesy of Wines Direct with every course.
***Limited places are available at €75 per person.***
To book call Eccles Hotel on 027 63003 or email [email protected]

Head Chef Eddie Attwell will prepare an 8-course menu featuring delicious seasonal dishes like rabbit rarebit, pigeon breast, pheasant breast, venison haunch and braised shank.
Each course also comes with a perfect wine accompaniment.

If you fancy staying overnight you can enjoy B&B at an exclusive rate of €50 per person sharing.

Christmas Bake Night & Night Market
Nov 22 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Christmas Bake Night & Night Market


Check out the event page

Cork Chocolate & Baking Weekend
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – Nov 25 @ 6:00 pm

Cork Chocolate & Baking Weekend

The Cork Chocolate & Baking Weekend will return to The Cork International Hotel on 23rd to the 25th November 2018.

This event at the Cork International Hotel showcases chocolatiers, bakers, chocolate workshops, chocolate of all shapes and sizes. Its also a must-see event for people who love baking – especially themed for Christmas baking. The team is delighted that this year, renowned British Chocolatier, Mr. Paul A. Young alongside Mr. Paul Kelly, Executive Pastry Chef from The Merrion Hotel and Judge on The Great Irish Bake Off will be part of the weekend.

After a very successful opening year, there have been enhancements and changes to this years Cork Chocolate & Baking Weekend. The main exhibitor area will feature chocolatiers and bakers. Adjacent to that, there will be a large marquee which will host cookery demonstrations and also host “The Great Cork Bake Off” on Sunday. A workshop zone and a tasting zone will your taste buds. There will be a children’s zone on the first floor with workshops for the younger guest who are budding bakers.

On Friday 23rd November 2018, the annual Cork Chocolate Dinner will take place at the Cork International Hotel. This dinner was a highlight of the Cork Chocolate & Baking Weekend in 2017 and was a sell-out evening. Guest chefs will be cooking individual courses where each course will be perfectly paired with a specially paired wine. With it being a chocolate dinner, each course will feature chocolate in a subtle way with seasonally used produce.

On Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th November 2018, we will have the Cork Chocolate & Baking Weekend main exhibition/fair from 11am-5.30pm each day. On both days, tickets will be available to purchase in advance for either the 11am-2pm slot or alternatively, the 2.30pm-5.30pm slot. During these times, there will be a main chocolate/baking exhibitor selling area where guests can peruse the many stands and sample chocolate from the different suppliers. There will be mini tasting rooms, where guests can enjoy 30-minute tasting sessions and get a further in-depth culinary education regarding Cocoa content within chocolate. There will be a variety of workshops which guests can partake in and also a large cookery demonstration zone where guests will be treated to cookery demonstrations featuring chocolate and baking. Tickets for guests are all-inclusive and include access to the fair, cookery demonstrations and workshops for the 3 hour period that they book and adult tickets are €15 per person.

There are also children’s tickets on sale for €5 and include children’s workshops.

Tickets for guests are all-inclusive and include access to the fair, cookery demonstrations and workshops for the 3 hour period they have booked and adults tickets are €15.

Game Night @ Garryvoe Hotel
Nov 23 @ 7:00 pm – 1:00 am

Game Night @ Garryvoe Hotel

C’mon and Take a Walk on the Wild Side with Samphire!
Friday 23rd November – For €65 pp, Enjoy Welcome Cocktails, a fabulous Game Tasting Menu, Paired Wines per course with expert Colm McCann; from Le Caveau Wines. Enjoy live music by the Legends ’til late. Go on, make it a Wild Date Night with your Deer-est! 😉
Book now by calling (021) 4646718

Dearbhla Reynolds @ Ballymaloe Cookery School
Jan 23 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Dearbhla Reynolds @ Ballymaloe Cookery School

Ballymaloe are really delighted to be welcoming Dearbhla Reynolds to the cookery school to give a demonstration on her fermented Foods.

Dearbhlas has been fermenting for almost a decade now and was at the forefront of the Irish return to Fermenting. Running her early classes out of the OX restaurant in Belfast she taught many of the first wave of Irish Fermenters.

Her book ‘The Cultured Club’ was voted The Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2016.

Tickets can be booked here



Burns Supper Trail @ Arthur Mayne’s
Jan 25 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Burns Supper Trail @ Arthur Mayne’s

A night of literary celebration awaits as the annual Burns Supper returns to Arthur Mayne’s!

This year they have teamed up with Chivas Regal and 3 of the other Cork Heritage Pubs Mutton Lane The Old Town Whiskey Bar at Bodega and Oval Bar to bring you a night to remember!

On Friday, January 25th the trail starts here in Arthur Mayne’s! recite your favourite Burns poem and join us for a glass of Chivas Regal 12-year-old and a piece of fresh haggis!

“The best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men gang aft agley” – join in celebrating the poetry of Burns on January 25th! Receipt a piece of his poetry and they’ll treat you to a glass of China’s Regal 12 year old!

How Food Grows
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am

How Food Grows

Interested in growing some food yourself, or just curious about how the food you eat grows and where it comes from?  Join GIY founder, best-selling author and presenter of RTE’s GROW COOK EAT Michael Kelly for a full day immersed in real food at the home of the GIY movement, GROW HQ in Waterford.  This one-day course will strengthen your connection with and understanding of real food, take the mystery out of how food grows and immerse you in GIY’s ‘grow, cook, eat’ ethos.

Michael Kelly’s personal story is about the potential of food to change lives.  A random moment with a bulb of imported Chinese garlic in a supermarket 15 years ago started him on a food growing journey that transformed his health and led him to leave his IT job and start the GIY movement.  He grows food for a family of four on a windy acre in Dunmore East. His food ethos is simple, no-nonsense:

1.EAT Whole foods
2.Follow the Seasons
3.EAT Organic
4.EAT local or homegrown
5.LOVE your Food


“I think one of the biggest challenges for our society is that we’ve lost our connection and understanding with food,” says Michael.  “For me growing food is not about gardening, it’s about food.  Pure and simple.  I am obsessed with real food and what I love about growing it is that it has thought me so much about how food works and where it comes from.  My food growing has made me a more informed and better consumer, made me healthier and happier.”

You don’t need ANY prior knowledge about growing food to come along.  Nor do you need to be considering a massive life-change where you’ll be growing all your own food.  You might not even have the space to grow a lot of food.

You will learn about how fruit, herbs and veg grow, how and when to sow a variety of seeds as well as the connection between your health and the health of the soil where your food comes from.  Michael will demonstrate GROW HQ’s organic approach to keeping plants and soil healthy, managing slugs and other pests, and simple techniques to get the most veg from the smallest of spaces.

On the day you will get to sow seeds (and take home a newly-planted seed pot), tour the GROW HQ gardens with Mick and enjoy a delicious, award-winning, home-grown HQ lunch cooked by our award winning Head Chef JB Dubois.  At the end of the day take home a variety of veg growing guides, and lots of other information to get you growing.

Here’s what some previous attendees had to say about this course

Siobhan – “Lovely relaxed environment and after travelling from Dublin for it, the lunch was spectacular.”

Jen – Loved the relaxed atmosphere, I felt very comfortable and informed.  Michael wasn’t always a gardener, so I felt inspired and confident my GIY goal is achievable.”

Darragh – Very inspirational.  I learned where I went wrong previously when I tried growing at home.  His passion for growing comes across very clearly during the class.

Call with any questions on 051 584422.