Lough Neagh Artisans Market


Admission Free

The Lough Neagh Artisans Market will take place on Sunday 14th August from 1.00pm to 5.00pm at Lock Keeper’s Cottage, Toome.

 Visitors will also enjoy live music by local musicians;  Malachi Johnston 1pm – 3pm, Catriona Lagan 3pm – 4pm and Enya Loughlin 4pm – 5pm

Market Traders

The following is a list of Artisan traders who will be at the market (list is subject to change)



Annie’s Delights, Portglenone

A member of Lough Neagh Artisans, Annie is a single handed maker of award winning jams, chutneys and bakes/bread. In today’s world of over processed foods and artificial flavours, Annie ensures that only quality homegrown produce goes into her products.


Calm Soul Soy Wax Candles, Coalisland

A member of Lough Neagh Artisans, selling 100% soy wax candles, wax melts and diffusers


Gold & Browne’s, Randalstown

A member of Lough Neagh Artisans, Gold and Browne’s was established in May 2021 producing homemade, gourmet, gluten-free, Belgian chocolate brownies, all of which are baked fresh to order. Made with quality ingredients and no artificial flavours/additives. Gold and Browne’s provides a range of eight flavours.


Hoddmimir’s Wood Craft, Antrim

A member of Lough Neagh Artisans, selling Viking woodwork and hand burnt pyrography


Lock Keeper’s Cottage, Toome

A member of Lough Neagh Artisans and the venue for the first Lough Neagh Artisans Market, the picturesque cottage is a recently established interactive heritage centre and tea room looking out over the River Bann, renovated from an original lock keeper’s home in August 2017. It is perfect for a relaxing cup of tea or coffee as you watch the river amble along, or if you prefer, indulge in some of the many home-style baked scones or cakes after you take a stroll down the sunshine dappled Canal Walk. The Lock Keeper’s Cottage has been a triumph for hobbyists far and wide. An area of high biodiversity is ideal for wildlife enthusiasts and if canoeing is your passion, or for the many others who use this site to launch and return for great homemade food and hospitality.


Lough Neagh’s Stories

A member of Lough Neagh Artisans who provide Lough Neagh Taster Boat Tours suitable for all ages.


Low Country Native Honeybee Association, South/East Tyrone

A member of Lough Neagh Artisans the group of beekeepers are located in South/East Tyrone and adhere to the philosophy of conserving the indigenous Irish honeybee


Noreen’s Nettles, Aghalee

A member of Lough Neagh Artisans, Noreen produces and sells nettle tea/powder, cordial, loose nettle biscuits and nettle salve


Twig & Moss, Toomebridge

A member of Lough Neagh Artisans, Mary is an artist from Toomebridge, Mary sells a selection of hand printed linocut art prints and some smaller works, hand printed cards etc of local wildlife and the local area


Woodlab Distillery, Moy

A member of Lough Neagh Artisans, Woodlab Distillery is the producer of Symphonia Spirits – they provide market visitors with sample spirits and sell gift sets, gin jam and glasses





Sam Allen Arts, Antrim

Selling art, prints, coasters, jumpers and cards aimed at bringing encouragement and hope through art


Art by Marcella McAuley, Toomebridge

Original oil paintings by Marcella McAuley


Ballyriff Buffalo, Magherafelt

Buffalo burgers and cooked meats for market visitors to enjoy while browsing the market and raw cuts to take home


Bathe Botanicals, Lurgan

Artisan soaps and bathing products handmade by Christine McCaughey


Belfast Bathing Co, Belfast

For your mind and body! Avoiding ingredients that are synthetic, harmful to the environment or simply the products, and instead focusing on using essential oils and nourishing oils and butters.


Causeway Cookie Company, Portrush

Selling gluten, egg and dairy free decorated cookies and a cookie decorating activity for kids of all ages!


Duile Pottery, Draperstown

Hand thrown and sculptured ceramics. Products include mugs, bowls, oil burners, vases, framed ceramic wall hanging items… some sculptural work.


Fi Makes NI, Magherafelt

Handmade pottery thrown on the wheel. Mostly functional ware connecting Fi’s catering background.


Granny Shaw’s Fudge and Confections, Broughshane

Stocking a range of handmade fudges, tablets and confections


Irishmanlost, Ballycastle

Fine art prints and framed prints of dereliction and landscapes


Little Delights, Dungannon

A baker that offers a wide range of home baked goods. As well as the popular range of different flavoured cupcakes, Little Delights offers bronuts in a range of flavours. Market visitors will be able to take home their Bake At Home kits!


Lough Neagh Fishermen’s Co-Operative Society Ltd, Toomebridge

Providing market visitors with samples of frozen Smoked Eel Fillet which can be purchased to take home


M.A.D. Crafts, Cookstown

Eco-friendly home decor and accessories created using eco-resin Jesmonite


Molly and Me Candles, Cookstown

An Irish Artisan Craft business that creates small batch natural wax candles and melts, room diffusers and bath products in a sustainable and conscientious way. Natural Soy Wax Wooden Wick Candles in selection of glass jars Natural Soy Wax Cotton Wick candles in Tins Natural Soy Wax Melts Room Diffusers and Sprays Hand rolled Beeswax Candles and candle holders Soy Wax Tealights and Tealight holders Wax Melt Burners – selection Bath bombs and skincare products.


Moocha Kombucha, Benburb

Creating extraordinary small batch kombucha to help aid good gut and all over health


MrsB, Glenarm

Mrs B designs and makes handbags, purses and accessories and occasionally cushions from British and Irish wool, including Harris Tweed and Donegal Tweed

Nicepops, Portglenone 

Homemade real fruit icelollies


Nitted Things, Fintona

Knitted animals and decorations


Parful Stuff, Coalisland

Parful Stuff is a small online business with the aim of helping to normalise mental health and wellbeing, in a very colloquial and relatable manner. Products include prints, stationery, gifts, healing stones and mugs which are all designed and printed locally.


Pyrocrafts by Shauna, Randalstown

Pyrocrafts by Shauna has been running for 5 years. Shauna use pyrography, laser engraving and decoupage on a variety of woods to make a range of jewellery, trinket and keepsake boxes, clocks, serving boards/platters, and a small range of keyrings and photo frames.


River Bann Tours

Providing boat trips for adults and children every half hour


Seaview Farms, Coalisland

Providing market visitors with regeneratively raised meats. Seaview Farm sells hot food including authentic Texas style BBQ pulled pork brioche baps.


Ten Watch Chocolates, Randalstown

Handmade artisans chocolates using only the finest ingredients from single origin Fairtrade Madagascar chocolate, fresh Northern Irish cream and butter. All chocolates are made without artificial flavours or preservatives.


The Daily Apron Bakery, Lisburn

Fresh fermented sourdough of different flavours, Hilden brewery (Lisburn) and treacle wheaten, double baked almond croissants, Nutella cruffins and brioche cinnamon swirls


The Mermaid’s Jewellery Box, Ballycastle

Handmade Irish Seaglass Jewellery Designer – necklaces, handmade pens, brooches, bracelets and earrings etc all made with Seaglass collected by hand around the beaches of the North Coast of Northern Ireland


The Snowdrop Workshop, Ballyclare

Local crafter who specialises in painting and decorating recycled bottles, jars and tiles with iconic local images, scenery and general Decoupage

Boat Trips

Lough Neagh’s Stories


Lough Neagh’s Stories Boat Trips

We will provide “Lough Neagh Taster Boat Tours” suitable for all ages, including young families, every hour on the hour, between 1pm and 5pm. Guided commentary is included. 

Pick-up will be from the outer pier at the lock-gate, midway along the Canal Walk – NOT from the pier outside The Lock-Keeper’s Cottage! Please follow the signage to the pier on the day. 

Seats are £15 per adult and £10 per child (aged 3 – 18). Toddlers and babies are free of charge. *These special discount prices are for this family event.*

*Advance booking is strongly recommended for all trips to avoid disappointment. Please email info@loughneaghsstories.com directly to secure your seats.  

River Bann Tours


The Goddess, River Bann Tours

River Bann Tours will operate boat trips from the jetty at the Lockkeepers cottage commencing at 12 noon, tours will run every 30 minutes during the market.


Adults £10.00

Children £5.00 (12 & under)

Under 2yrs old free (max 2 per trip)

Tickets can be purchased on the day – advance bookings not required.

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Email: info@loughneaghartisans.com