We currently manage and run two markets in Armagh City and Lurgan. The Shambles Variety Market and Market Square in Armagh City and Lurgan Market on the Town Plaza. They provide bargains for shoppers, opportunities for family events and a unique experience for visitors while giving traders a chance to showcase their goods.

The markets offer a variety of quality goods to the public, with a view to enhancing customers shopping experience, encouraging return visits.

We work hard to maintain the markets and along with Trading Standards have voluntarily signed up to the ‘Real Deal Charter’ demonstrating a commitment to work together to prevent counterfeits and other illicit being sold at our markets making them safe and fair environments in which to trade and to shop.

There is also an indoor market in Portadown at the Millennium Court in William Street which is open Friday and Saturday from 7am to 4pm.

We invite you to apply to participate in the Georgian Day Artisan Food and Craft Market on on Saturday 24 November 2018.

Please read the documents below for application criteria and conditions of entry.


Closing date for applications: Friday 27 July at 12noon

Return applications to:

Gill Robb
Events Co-ordinator
Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council
The Market Place Theatre
Market Street
BT61 7BW

Every Tuesday and Friday from 8am to 4pm

The Shambles Variety Market has been operating for over 20 years selling quality goods many of which are locally grown or produced in the Armagh area. Located centrally and set between Armagh’s two famous Cathedrals, the markets boasts a wide range of produce.

Product Ranges

Fruit and Vegetables | Flowers | Fish | Bakery | Pies and Oven Ready Meals | Cards | Ladies and Gents Clothing | Workwear | Shoes | Pictures and Picture Frames | Knitwear | General Household Goods | Butchers | Haberdashery | Baby Gifts | Giftware | Pet Food | Watch Repair

Parking Times

The car park operates on the following days and times:
Monday – Saturday: 8.15am to 6.30pm

Please note: All vehicles must be removed from the yard before closing time; failure to do so will result in vehicles being locked in.

Every Thursday from 9am to 3pm

Enjoy the atmosphere of Lurgan’s Outdoor Market, browse the variety of products and services available and acquire some tasty delights.  Located on the Plaza in front of Lurgan War Memorial, situated under the distinctive black and white marquees the market is home to long standing traditional market traders and hosts many exciting events. It is easily accessible by car, bus and train; with ample car parking within the vicinity of the market as well as off-street parking adjacent to the plaza.

Product range (subject to change)

Fruit and Vegetables | Flowers | Fish | Ladies and Gents Clothing | Eggs | Bacon | Award Winning Butter | Honey | Jam | Plants | Rugs | Haberdashery | Watch Repair.

If you are interested in becoming a trader (whether stall or vehicle) please get in touch with us on 0300 0300 900 and ask to speak to a market officer, email  or download the Market Traders Information Pack below with all the relevant support and advice on becoming a trader.

All you have to do is complete an application form, have valid market insurance and pay the appropriate market fee. Once forms are completed and accepted, traders have the *freedom to trade at either location.

(*subject to stall / vehicle allocation)