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Council seeking new stallholders for Newry Market

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Chairperson of Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, Councillor Pete Byrne leads a ‘Call Out for New Traders’ for Newry Variety Market, he is pictured with existing stall holder Tommy Curran (fish monger). The market takes place every Thursday and Saturday from 8.30am to 1.30pm.

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council are looking new stallholders to trade at the historic Newry Market. They are encouraging local small businesses to give trading at the market a try, whether they are experienced traders, first-timers or budding entrepreneurs who would like to sell their produce, creations or stock to new customers.

Run by the Council the market takes place weekly on Thursdays and Saturdays from 8.30am to 1.30pm, and items on sale include locally produced items such as food and plants, clothing, brick a brack, antiques, music as well as and unique gifts, crafts, confectionery and more. 

Chairperson of Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, Councillor Pete Byrne said, “The acquisition of new stallholders is our main aim for 2024-2025 and part of our work in terms of helping to boost the local economy. We’re keen to support local businesses and give new traders the chance to sell their goods in the town centre at our weekly variety market.”

“By supporting local producers, growers, suppliers and offering them the opportunity to sell locally – markets are an ideal way of showcasing the diverse range of products available in Newry City, as well as calling out for new traders to benefit from selling at the market, I’d encourage shoppers to come down to Newry City on Thursdays and Saturdays and support independent traders.”

Housed in a beautiful Victorian market hall, Newry Market has been part of the fabric of Newry and Mourne for centuries.  The Market can facilitate up to as many as 70 traders every week throughout the year. Costs for stall start at £29 per covered stall and £25 per outside stall with no additional charge for electricity. Existing and new stall traders require a trader’s licence and have relevant insurances in place in order to trade at Newry Variety Market. There is no need to pre-register with Council and stall traders simply turn up on the day and liaise directly with the Noel Pepper the Market Clerk. 

For further information on Newry Variety Market, please contact Gail Kane/Ciaran Og Mussen on 0330 137 4031 or email facilities.management@nmandd.org or visit www.newrymournedown.org