Get Crafty this Christmas at Swords Market

Fingal County Council and Urban Markets will help shoppers get in seasonal mood with the Swords Castle Christmas Market.

The event will take place in the 800-year-old castle, located on Swords’ Main Street between November 30 and December 1. There will be over 45 traders within the castle walls, with an emphasis on local producers, artists, crafters, makers and collectors.

Highlights include Kokoman Krafts, a Mallow-based business selling leather satchels and handbags, as well as pashminas and shawls; Jings Crivens Industries, located in Harold’s Cross in Dublin, offering unusual, vintage handcrafted household ornaments; and Kildare’s Coolree Design specialising in contemporary furniture.  

Organisers say the Swords Castle Christmas Market is a fantastic opportunity for people to pick up their loved ones presents, stocking fillers and Christmas decorations – all while supporting the community.

During the event, one can witness the turning on of Christmas lights in Swords Castle, as well as at the town’s Main Street on the Friday evening. There will also be live music throughout the event with local choirs singing all the classic Christmas carols.

There’s plenty for children too. Kids can feast on delicious food, artisan baked goods (including the gorgeous and Irish Mr Donut), fresh local produce and hot chocolate with marshmallows to keep them warm while parents browse for bargains. Meanwhile, Jolly Old Saint Nick will be flying in from the North Pole for a special appearance in the castle over the two days.

On top of all this, there is face painting for kids, along with many other fun activities, helping to spread some Christmas cheer.

The Swords Castle Outdoor Christmas Market will take place on November 30 from 12 noon until 8pm and on December 1 from 11am till 6pm.

For more details, visit the market’s Facebook page at

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