Thank you to Martina and the Strokestown Tidy Town Group for a fantastic 2 days at the Strokestown Christmas Market 2021.
Thank you to Elaine for sending me photos of her girls, who I painted at last weekend’s Strokestown Christmas Market. I was so busy, I didn’t get the chance to take many photos, I’d love to see yours. Also, I can highly recommend Elaine’s Castlerea crafts for personalised gifts and crafts.
“Strokestown Christmas Market is the largest street market of its kind in County Roscommon and is part of ongoing Strokestown Town Team plans to reinstate, reinvigorate and restore community infrastructure and business.
Using funding from the Department of Rural and Community Development through the Town and Village Renewal Scheme, and working alongside Roscommon County Council, the Town Team is working to combine existing architectural heritage (including the widest street thoroughfare outside of Dublin) with the modern needs of what is already a beautiful tourist attraction.
For the Strokestown Town Team what started as a small local project has expanded into a labour of love bringing the whole community together. Teams of people have worked into the early hours transforming Strokestown with streetscape Christmas lighting, the central focus being a real Christmas tree. In addition to local support the Town Team have been blown away by the help given to them by companies across Ireland.
Over the coming years Strokestown Christmas Market will bring together a range of national vendors and local community traders, all offering seasonally themed gifts and food alongside ideas for the Christmas period. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to ‘SHOP LOCAL’ and find goods and crafts not necessarily available online or in national and international chains.”