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Castlewellan May Day Fair

throughout the main street and on both the Upper and Lower Squares Castlewellan, adjacent to Castlewellan Library (formally known as The Market House), Castlewellan, County Down, BT31 9BU
Castlewellan May Day Fair


The ever-popular Castlewellan Fair is taking place on Monday 6 May (May Day Bank Holiday) from 9am-5pm with free family-friendly activities, traders, artisan crafts and food and lots of colour to look forward to.

Organised by Newry, Mourne and Down District Council this year's May Day Fair event is set to be the best yet, with an even bigger choice of have-a-go attractions on offer. Located throughout the main street and on both the Upper and Lower Squares Castlewellan, adjacent to Castlewellan Library (formally known as The Market House). This iconic area is home to market trading from bygone days until the present where traders sell their wares to the visiting public.

What's happening at Castlewellan Fair?

Look out for live music, dance displays, family-friendly activities and a showcase of our best artisan produce or indulge in some retail therapy with many of the town's independent shops and businesses offering Spring Fair special offers.

What activities are planned for Castlewellan Fair?

•    Face Painting for kids 
•    Live Music on Stage from Conal Montgomery 
•    Jenna Finnegan Dance Company
•    Irish Traditional Music from Comhaltas
•    Castlewellan Inter-Church Choir
•    Local traders 
•    Artisan producers  

Where to Park at Castlewellan Fair?

Public car parking will not be available in Upper Square for the duration of Castlewellan Fair. 
Free Car Parking is available at Bann Road, Castlewellan. 
If you are planning on coming along, please park responsibly. 
Please avoid blocking driveways or impeding pedestrian paths. 



  • All areas accessible to disabled visitors

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From Belfast take the A24 towards Newcastle, at Clough turn right onto the A25 straight to Castlewellan. From Newry City take the B8 via Hilltown leading to the A25 straight to Castlewellan.

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