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Located in an airport hangar, popular County Sligo market re-opens this Sunday


The Strandhill market is unique in that it is located in an airport hangar.

The Strandhill market is unique in that it is located in an airport hangar.

The Strandhill People's Market re-opens on Sunday.

The Strandhill People's Market re-opens on Sunday.


The Strandhill market is unique in that it is located in an airport hangar.


The Strandhill People's Market is set to re-open its doors on March 19th at 11 am, marking the start of its ninth year. With over 100 micro-enterprises applying to trade this year, the market has selected over 50 stalls to trade every Sunday throughout 2023. This selection process provides new and established stallholders with the opportunity to build and grow their businesses, while also offering the public an array of new choices each week. As the market enters its ninth year, it continues to evolve and adapt to the changing needs of its traders and visitors, ensuring that it remains a dynamic and exciting marketplace for years to come.

Often referred to as the coolest market in all of Ireland due to its venue in an airport hangar, this vibrant community-based market offers a one-of-a-kind shopping experience for visitors and locals alike. Its unconventional setting adds an extra element of excitement and intrigue to the shopping experience, creating a buzz that is unparalleled by any other market. In addition to the exciting shopping experience, the weekly event also offers visitors the opportunity to witness the unique sight of Rescue 118 helicopter and small planes taking off and landing at Sligo Airport, further adding to the market's distinctive atmosphere and creating an unforgettable experience for all who attend.

The market has become a vital component of the local economy, supporting small businesses and promoting the use of local produce. Its emphasis on community-based commerce has resulted in a considerable impact on the region, creating job opportunities and fostering economic growth. The market's efforts to encourage local spending have resulted in a substantial increase in revenue for the area, further highlighting its importance to the community.

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The market also plays a vital role in promoting the creative economy in Ireland. The market showcases a diverse range of crafts and products from local artists, designers, and artisans. This emphasis on creativity has helped to put Strandhill on the map as a hub for artistic and cultural activity.

Moreover, the market brings together the community, young and old, providing a space where people can connect, share experiences, and build relationships. With its lively atmosphere and friendly traders, the market has become a popular destination for locals and tourists alike.

"We are delighted to be opening the Strandhill People's Market for another year," said market manager, Kieran Mulrooney. "The market has become a vital part of the community, and we are thrilled to welcome new and returning traders to showcase their talents and products. In fact, this year has seen the biggest increase in applications with over 100 micro-enterprises applying. We hope that the market will continue to contribute to the local economy and promote the creative arts in Ireland. As always, a special thanks to Sligo Airport and all the staff who facilitate the market."

The Strandhill People's Market will be open every Sunday in 2023 starting March 19th from 11 am to 4 pm. It is now a hub for creative entrepreneurship, and a gathering place for the entire community. With its re-opening just around the corner, we encourage everyone to come out and support this remarkable market, meet the traders, and experience the unique atmosphere for themselves