Country Markets in Donegal
Country Markets has been a co-operative business for over 60 years in Ireland. It is a national organisation with branch markets in most counties in the country. These indoor markets generally operate one day a week to market the shareholders’ fresh farm, garden and home produce and handcrafts.The markets usually take place in parish centres or community halls. Some go outside for a few days in the summertime, but this is only to promote themselves and let people know they’re there
Country Markets are not to be confused with farmers’ markets, which have mushroomed around the country in recent years. The main difference is that Country Market members don’t make a living from what they sell and their rules state that everything on offer has to have been produced in the area. Country Markets is a cooperative, which means that every member is involved.
Markets in Donegal
|Kilclooney||The Dolmen Centre||Saturday||11.00am|
|Ramelton||Ramelton Town hall||Saturday||11.00am|
|Ramelton||Market Square, Letterkenny||Every 2nd Friday||10.00am|
|Leghowney||Leghowney Hall, Barnesmore||2nd & 4th Saturday||11.00am|
Ramelton Country Markets
The Ramelton branch of Country Markets was opened on Friday 15th July 1977. It was originally held in the Robertson School and moved to the Town Hall on 4th November 1977. Ramelton Country Market is on every Saturday morning in the Town Hall Ramelton from 11am till 12.30pm. The market is also held in the Market Square in Letterkenny every second Friday from 10am
Dunfanaghy Country Market
Country Markets Ltd is a countrywide organisation whose members operate branch markets in every county in Ireland. Dunfanaghy market has been in existance since July 1998 and currently has 17 active members. Stalls at the market include homemade food and fresh vegetables, jewellery, knitwear and handmade cards.
Carrick Country Market
The Carrick Country Market was established in August 2011. All goods are locally produced, grown or hand crafted to a high standard.
Kilclooney Country Market
The Kilclooney Country Market is held in the Dolmen Centre from 11am to 1pm. The Dolment Centre is approx 5km north of the Heritage Town of Ardara.
Leghowney Country Market
Leghowney Country Market is located in Leghowney Hall, Barnesmore, 7km from Donegal Town
One of the most magicial things on entering the hall on market morning is hearing the buzz of conversation