Navan Craft Market

The Navan Craft Market is a monthly free event that was initiated to provide a venue for the local Crafters to meet, showcase their work and sell to the public. We talked to Mandy Mink, one of our residents to find out more:

What is your role?

"I’ve been organising the Craft Market since June by booking venues, sourcing and coordinating the Crafters, creating the marketing and advertising that goes with these events."

Why did you get involved?

"The market was first held in Navan in April this year and I got involved since I have my own craft stall selling Eco Soya Wax candles & Essential Oil Blends. We all needed an affordable and regular market outlet which is essential to any business and as I have a marketing background I'm putting it to good use.

All the stall holders sell their products online and in the absence of a high street shop this is our opportunity to host a public market in the centre of town. We’ve all got the collective ambition to make this market a success since it benefits our own businesses."

Where is the Market?

"We're open from 10:30am until 3:30pm every 3rd Saturday of the month. It is normally held in the CYWS Hall and more recently in St Marys community centre. It is incredibly difficult to find an affordable venue that's centrally located and available so if any businesses or people know of any alternative venues please contact me."

What Crafts will we find?

"A wide variety of high quality, handmade products. The community spaces are quite small and so we have to be very selective and ensure that we only showcase around 20 stalls of the very best crafters from our local area. Each stall holder has been vetted to ensure that we maintain a very high standard of excellence in order to build up our Navan Craft Market reputation and attract customers. Every month I am contacted by more local crafters for spaces so it shows there is a huge demand for our market. Have a look at our Facebook group every month for more information on who is attending."

The next one is the Christmas Market?

"This is the highlight event of the year for our Crafters and will be a FREE Entry Christmas Market on Sunday, Nov 27th, 10am until 6pm at the Newgrange Hotel in Navan."

"It will be an opportunity to showcase our talents with over 45 craft stalls filling the entire first floor of the hotel. The variety of items are amazing and I have chosen each stall to make sure the customer has lots of choice. Each crafter is different and unique in their own way. It's a great opportunity to find the perfect gift that is not for sale in the shops and very likely to be a ‘one of a kind’ item."

"Santa will also be there together with festive entertainment, face painting for the kids plus a cafe area for the Mums and Dads to relax in. It is an event not to be missed! So far our event has so much interest, why not have a look for yourself at some of our crafters that will be attending, all their information is on our event page."

Craft Market entry is FREE and you’ll find a wide variety of amazing 'one of a kind' high quality handmade items while supporting local crafters and encouraging creativity. 

If you’re a 'Crafter' Mandy is always on the lookout for new and unique products.

All things creative

Navan Craft Market
By: Many Mink, Bailis Downs
Meeting monthly in Navan the crafters showcase a wealth of talents.... <Read More>