For the first time in two years, Cookstown will go continental with the return of the Cookstown Continental Market, where the food and flavours, sights and sounds of Europe and beyond will return to the town centre for two days on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 May.
Organised by Mid Ulster District Council, in partnership with Cookstown Town Centre Forum, the continental market is part of Market Place Europe’s spring tour, and will feature over 40 traders from as far afield as Morocco, Spain, France, Holland, Spain, Italy, Poland and Ecuador.
As well as mouth-watering dishes, from freshly made Paella to authentic Italian pizza, visitors to the market over the two day event will also be kept entertained with a variety of street entertainment and live music, including Rwanda Shaw and the Swingtime Starlets.
Chair of the Council, Councillor Paul McLean welcomes the return of the market. He said: “We kick off our summer programme of events in Mid Ulster with the fantastic Cookstown Continental Market. Taking place at the end of May, the market is always a firm favourite, attracting huge crowds to Cookstown for the weekend. Returning for the first time in two years, I look forward to seeing what the market has to offer and encourage our residents to come along, sample the many culinary delights and enjoy the free entertainment on offer”.
The continental market takes place along William Street in Cookstown town centre from Saturday May 28, 10am – 8pm and Sunday May 29, 11am – 5pm.
To facilitate the expected increased visitor numbers in a safe environment, a road closure will be in place along William Street from 6.30pm on Friday May 27 through to approximately 10pm on Sunday May 29.
The road closure will be in place from the Orritor Street/Coagh Street junction to the Burn Road/James Street junction.
To find out more, visit the webpage or contact Lynn Shiels, Economic Development, on 03000 132 132 or via email.