Saturday, April 3, 2010

Easter Market

A well attended Market took place today (Saturday 3rd April) at our usual venue. A large raffle was held with the proceeds going to Alzheimers Foundation. Here are pics of some of the craft articles, baked goods and seasonal plants, including daffodils, that were on sale.
Happy Easter to all our customers!
The Market re-opens on Friday 28th May at 11am-1pm.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Easter 2010 Market

Achill Country market will host a special Easter market on Holy Saturday, April 3rd, from 11am to 1pm in Ted Lavelle's, Cashel, Achill. All proceeds from the tea and raffle will go towards the West of Ireland Alzheimer's Foundation.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Christmas Market Date Change!

Please note that, due to unforseen circumstances, the original date of the Achill Country Markets Christmas Market has changed. It will now be held on Sunday, December 20th at Ted Lavelle's, Cashel, Achill, from 2 - 4pm. Orders can be placed at the above E-mail address. Hoping to see you there!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Country Market at Achill Sheep Show 2009

Achill Country Market were at the Achill 2009 Sheep Show at Patten's Lounge Bar, Derreens, Achill island, on Sunday, 11th October. There was a huge turnout for the show, the largest yet, and this year Achill Country Market were able to use a marquee adjoining the pub.
Thank you to all our customers who attended.
On the day the sun came out and a great time was had by all. There was plenty of goods on offer by members, as well as traditional wool spinning and basket weaving demonstrations.
In addition, the Vegetable contest entries were on display in the marquee and the interior was festooned with childrens colourful and varied entries in a Show Poster competition. There was a continuous throng of visitors to the marquee and business was brisk.
Needless to say everyone had a fabulous time and agreed it was an event not to be missed, especially with Achill Country Market attending. Of course, we shall be attending again next year.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Summer at Achill Country Market

Hello everyone and welcome to the Summer update for Achill Country Market.
Now Summer is in full swing we have wonderful fresh produce each week - but make sure you come early so you are not dissapointed.
In recent weeks we have been selling chemical free lettuce, broad beans, mixed salad leaves, shallots, courgettes and new potatoes.
In addition there are fresh soups - carrot and coriander is a favourite - and of course many varieties of cakes and fresh-laid hen eggs.
We have also gained four new members who are very welcome and have added to our crafts and baking goods.
As part of the recent Achill Seafood Festival, an extension to the market included the sale of a variety of frsh fish and crabs claws which were very popular. Crabs claws are presently available at the market.
Hoping to see you at the next market.

Friday, May 29, 2009

12th Birthday Celebrations!

We were up early today, eagerly hanging bunting, fastening balloons, and setting our stalls as attractively as possible with lovely produce, for our Achill Country Market 12th Birthday Celebrations.
Thank you to all our customers - holidaymakers and islanders - who turned out in support for our Opening Market of 2009.
Today was a triple celebration. Not only was it the market's 12th birthday, and our first market of 2009, but we were also celebrating two new members who have joined this season. Their produce will add further variety to our baking and craft selection. You are very welcome.
Don't forget, Achill Country Market is held at Ted Lavelle's, Cashel, on Achill island on Friday mornings - see panel for details.
Hoping to see you all next week.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

12th Birthday Opening and Celebrations!

Achill Country Market’s New Season begins on May, 29th, the exact same date when it all began twelve years ago in 1997.

Ever since then, there has been a band of eager producers offering their quality, assorted goods for their customers.

Their motto is ‘Freshness and Quality at a Reasonable Price.’

The wide range of produce on offer includes Traditional Baking such as brown bread, tea bracks, fresh scones, mouthwatering sponge cakes, and apple tarts. Even allergy sufferers needn’t miss out, with cakes available

made from spelt wheat.

Jams, marmalades and chutneys in variety are always popular, and rightly so. Oh, and did we mention the hand-made fudge? Delicious!

There is a range of health-inducing Chemical-free Vegetables – courgettes, leeks, potatoes, salad fare - and herbs, including thyme; tarragon; sage and parsley. Seaweeds gathered from Achill’s beautifully clean shores, such as dillisk and carrageen, are very popular.

Lovely free-range hen and duck eggs from small family flocks are offered.

Original handmade crafts include stylish scarves, handspun woollen bags and hats, babyware and cot-quilts, printed cloth bags, hand-made Greetings cards and bookmarks, and small original watercolour paintings.

As if that weren’t enough there is a range of interesting and practical vividly-coloured pottery. Last but not least, there is a range of Achill-grown ornamental plants and shrubs festooned with foliage and flowers.

So, why not go along to Ted Lavelles, Cashel, on Friday, May 29th between 11am and 1pm and join in the Celebrations.

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