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Markets and Fairs

Down District Council currently administers one market and one fair within the District.

Downpatrick Market takes place every Saturday to the rear of the Grove Shopping Centre, from 8:00 to 18:00.  Rental is payable on a quarterly basis at a rate of £12 per week and stall holders are required to hold current Public Liability Insurance (membership of the National Market Traders Federation carries automatic Public Liability Cover).

The monthly Castlewellan Fair takes place on the second Monday in each month and rental, in the amount of £12, is collected by the Council’s Enforcement Officer on Fair Day.

There are also three main fairs throughout the year in Castlewellan – on the 1 May, the first Monday Public Holiday in May and the 1 November.


Rental for the main fairs is £20 and sites must be pre-booked before each fair takes place. 

Bookings are accepted approximately six weeks before each fair.