Armagh Craft Fair 2023: Call For Applications

Saturday 27 May 2023 | 10.30am – 4.30pm

The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre, Armagh

APPLICATION DEADLINE by 5pm, Friday 24 March 2023 by Email or Post Only

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council invite you to apply for participation in the 11th annual Armagh Craft Fair 2023. Armagh Craft Fair also includes demonstrations, workshops, Food and Non-Craft Stands.

You may apply to take a stand as part of the Craft Fair, provide a demonstration, workshop or all three.

We look forward to our 11th Armagh Craft Fair which promises to have an exciting programme of creative activities for visitors to enjoy. This wonderful spring event in the heart of Armagh City Centre welcomes visitors from far and wide. Visitors can shop at a wide variety of high quality craft stalls, experience traditional and contemporary craft demonstrations with some hands on craft making opportunities and take part in scheduled creative workshops. Children will enjoy crafty fun workshops and FREE drop in sessions throughout the day.

Live musical performances during the lunch time session will keep audiences entertained as they shop for beautiful craft products, relax with a coffee, refreshing drink or simply enjoy the atmosphere.

Armagh Craft Fair 2023 INFORMATION_SHEET Year 11

APPLICATION FORM Armagh Craft Fair 2023

Successful £3.5m bid to extend and enhance the F.E. McWilliam Gallery

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council announce successful £3.5m bid to extend and enhance the F.E. McWilliam Gallery & Studio.


One of ten successful Northern Ireland projects from the UK Government’s Levelling Up Fund.


Welcoming the announcement, Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough, Councillor Paul Greenfield said,

“I’m delighted to welcome today’s announcement from the UK Government to support the expansion and upgrade of the F.E. McWilliam Gallery and Studio.

“The £3.5m funding is a significant investment for Banbridge and our borough, which will positively enhance the gallery as an internationally renowned cultural space.

“Situated along with A1 corridor, the gallery and studio is a major gateway to drive and boost tourism across our borough.”


Commenting on the investment, Chair of the Economic and Regeneration Committee, Alderman Ian Burns said,

“This significant investment will transform our tourism facility, by expanding the exhibition space it will increase visitor capacity and create more engaging opportunities to host events and educational programmes.

“As a council we will continue to deliver on our commitment to improve and enhance our tourism facilities to attract international visitors and develop our borough as a key destination.”


The project is supported by an additional £397,000 investment from Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council.


The F.E. McWilliam Gallery & Studio opened in 2008 attracting over 500,000 visitors in its first decade.


The UK government has announced that more than 100 projects will be awarded a share of £2.1 billion from the second round of its Levelling Up Fund.