Meet the Makers:

  • Mogs McDonnell
    Meet the fabulous Mogs McDonnell, owner of Notions shop in Headword. On her stall...
  • Jenny Fox
    Introducing yet another fantastic home producer for the Cottage Market Headword, Jenny Fox...
  • Niamh Ni Rúiséil
    Niamh is a new producer and brings to market her fermented Pro-biotic Drinks, which with the benefits of healthy...

Some Cottage Markets facts:

  • Led by the community for the community and develops organically ‘from the inside out”.
  • All about inclusivity and having a go which encourages amateur producers/hobbyists of all ages to take part.
  • Attracts a diverse range of stallholders, produce and customers.
  • Committed to developing and showcasing the skills, talents and interests of local people, rather than ‘parachuting in’ professional traders.
  • commercial with a small c and Community with a capital C.

News & Events

Some Cottage Markets facts:

  • Led by the community for the community and develops organically ‘from the inside out”.
  • All about inclusivity and having a go which encourages amateur producers/hobbyists of all ages to take part which in turn attracts a diverse range of stallholders, produce and customers.
  • Committed to developing and showcasing the skills, talents and interests of local people, rather than ‘parachuting in’ professional traders
  • commercial with a small c and Community with a capital C

News

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The Cottage Market Headford Joins the Parade!

The Cottage Market Headford had the genius idea to coincide its launch with the St. Patrick’s Day parade and use the opportunity to add to the festival atmosphere and show everyone just how much being part of the community means to them. A row of gazebos and trestle tables set the stage for 18 [...]

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The Cottage Market Drogheda Rocked!

The Cottage Market Drogheda opened the doors of St Peter’s Church of Ireland Parish Hall, Peter Street on March 12th and welcomed 24 local producers to set up their stalls and showcase a fantastic array of homemade, home grown and handcrafted products with their community. It was a resounding success with both novice and experienced [...]

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Our Cottage Marketeers!

The smiley and happy bunch of ladies in the image above (Karen, Eimear, Louise & Kathleen) are the new GIY Cottage Marketeers! With a project that's been some time in the pipeline GIY is delighted to have been awarded funding from CEDRA for the purpose of rolling out a pilot project to develop 3 Cottage Markets [...]

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GIY awarded funding from CEDRA

As part of the national plan for rural regeneration, the Department of Agriculture, through CEDRA (Commission for the Economic Development of Rural Areas) provided part funding for initiatives to suport community based markets for food/artisan produce in rural areas. GIY submitted an application to this fund and was awarded €15,000 to pilot The Cottage Market [...]

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