After the huge success of the inaugural farmers market on Easter Sunday at Killruddery House and Farm, Bray, Co. Wicklow, the popular market is now set to become a monthly event with the next one taking place on Saturday, 5th May 2012. Thereafter, it will take place the first Saturday of every month from May until the end of the season in October.
It’s a showcase for the artisan, craft and creative community of Bray, Wicklow and beyond with more than 30 stalls located indoors and outdoors at the former Horseyard on the estate.
Indeed, many of the food and craft stalls who participated at Easter will return including Corleggy Cheese, Malone’s Fruit Farm, Little Delights, Wild Irish Patês, Kingfisher Tea, Simply Toys, Veronica Roden Jewellery, The Real Olive Company and Carrigamuc Cottage Chemical Free vegetables. Some confirmed new additions to the market include Hamburger Marys, YUM, Silverdaze, Ponchokids, Moonwave Nursery , Bookaholic and Vintage Kids. The hugely popular Crepe Box will also be serving delicious sweet and savoury pancakes made from free range eggs sourced locally from Bushy Farm in Delgany.
Commenting on this development Anthony Ardee of Killruddery said;
“We had a great Market on Easter Sunday. There was lots of enthusiasm from the stall holders and great support from the local community. It’s great to see the Horseyard, which is so full of character, becoming alive again after so many years of slumber. There’s plenty of room so we can accommodate a wide array of market stalls. “
The event commences at 10.30am, concluding at 4pm. The Farm Market is free, however the admission fee to the garden is €6.50 for adults and free for children under the age of 12.
Elsewhere at Killruddery on Saturday, 5th May 2012 early risers can attend a Dawn Chorus walk led by bird expert Eanna O’Sullivan. A Teddy Bear’s Picnic is also planned for kids and their favourite soft toys and dolls on Sunday, 6th May 2012. Normal garden admission fees apply at €6.50 for adults and free for children under the age of 12.