Council to Host Causeway Youth Market in Coleraine Diamond this May.

Council to Host Causeway Youth Market in Coleraine Diamond this May.

Thu, May 02, 2024

Council’s Town and Village Management Team is excited to announce a new youth market in Coleraine’s Diamond this May.

Causeway Young Traders Market, specifically created for young makers and artisan producers, will take place on Saturday 18th May.

The first of its kind for the Borough, the youth market will complement the already popular and award-winning Causeway Speciality Market held twice monthly in Coleraine’s Diamond.

Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Councillor Steven Callaghan welcomed this new market saying: “I am always impressed by the breadth of talent coming through from young people who have business ideas, particularly in relation to handmade and artisan products.

“I am very much looking forward to what will be an exciting new additional offer for Coleraine’s town centre.

“I’d encourage you to come along to meet these young makers behind fledging businesses, as I’m sure the talent on display will be impressive.”

Council’s Town and Village team are hoping the new initiative will help local start-up and small businesses grow and would like to hear from you if you are under 30 years old and meet the following criteria:

  • Have a new business or a business idea that they would like to test.
  • Already an established trader but looking for more exposure for their business.
  • Have an existing business but have not yet tried a retail setting.

Participants in the Causeway Young Traders Market will have the opportunity to be selected for the Young Traders Regional Finals to be held in Belfast on 8th & 9th June, with an additional selection stage to attend the National Finals in August held in Stratford-Upon-Avon.

Council is keen that the Borough will be well represented at both subsequent events, to find out more about this market or to apply for a stall visit

A drone shot of Coleraine's Diamond with market stalls surrounding it