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Ballyvaughan Christmas Market

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Ballyvaughan Christmas Market in County Clare was the first Christmas market in Ireland’s country’s history. Mixing the German origins of Christmas markets with historically rich Irish culture has produced a unique holiday experience that is growing in size and popularity. Every weekend in December, the 40 stalls in the market provide German and Irish food, arts, and crafts. There are a variety of Christmas workshops available to children and adults, mostly involving the cooking of Christmas treats. County Clare makes its celebrations even more distinctive by incorporating the striking coastal landscape into its traditions. Ballyvaughan is particularly famous for Aillwee Cave, millions of years old and full of geological wonders. This natural landmark has been included into Irish holiday tradition by making the cave the designated spot for children to visit Santa Claus every year.

Written by  Sarah Clise.

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Will you be organize a Christmas market in 2011? Please let me know details. Regards, Oktawia

Oktawia Zagrodzka

Candle Decor

086 210 30 13

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Hi Oktawia, We're a review site, we don't actually organise the market. But there probably will be a market in 2011.

Is this christmas market on this year in ballyvaughan

Ballyvaughan Christmas Market

Ballyvaughan Christmas Market sets up in the community hall and will run for three weekends in December, Saturday and Sunday 6th & 7th December, Saturday & Sunday 13th & 14th December and Saturday & Sunday 20th & 21st December.

Each day there will be wide selection of fresh local produce from established local farmers and food traders which will include a selection of seasonal vegetables and fruit; traditional home baking including breads, cakes, biscuits and confectionary some with a festive influence; locally produced cheeses, honey and fruit wines; handmade preserves such as jellies, chutneys, flavoured oils, jams and sauces, along with mistletoe, plants and flowers for both inside and outside the house specially suited to the winter season. Regular customers will also be delighted to know that the Burren Beef & Lamb Producers Group will be in attendance all day every day at the market for their convenience and they will be looking forward to meeting new customers.

For customers’ convenience, a Christmas Café will be sited inside the community hall to offer a selection of hot food and drinks each day to consume in the market while soaking up the festive atmosphere. There will be tea, coffee, soup, hot dogs, bangers & mash and other sweet and savoury treats available.

For Christmas gift hunters there will be a selection of quality local art and craft which will vary over the six days. It will include Goat Milk Soaps; Hand Felted and Hand painted Silk – wearable designer art; Hand knitted Aran sweaters, hats, scarves and gloves; Beaded fashion Jewellery, Wood turned quality products; Fleece blankets; Aromatherapy Candles; Aromatherapy Oils; Pottery and ceramics; Painted Glass ornaments; Fair Trade Imports; Copper and stained glass clocks; Botanical paintings; Greetings and personal Cards; Photography; quality Leather items; Irish handmade Dolls; Crochetwork; Silver and Gold Jewellery; Patchwork and Christmas decorations.

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