I’m a mum of two who recently moved to Portaferry, as well as being a Stampin’ Up demonstrator I have been making handmade cards for the last five years. I specialise in pop up cards which are personalised and offer bespoke design services as well as standard cards. I also make bags, boxes, packaging and home decor items.
I teach card classes at my home studio on the Deer Park Road and am passionate about paper, selling worldwide via an Etsy store, I am delighted that my creations get to travel so much more than I do!
Holdens Chocolatier produce and sell a range of handmade confectionary including chocolates, chocolate products, marshmallows, Turkish Delight and fudge. Using the finest ingredients they create their products the old fashioned way.
The Belfast Candle Co sells a range of handcrafted scented candles and melts made locally using the finest natural waxes and showcasing the sights, sounds and smells of the City of Belfast and the Island of Ireland as well as our designer interpretations and our ever popular Harry Potter range.
Tom and Ollie are an artisan producer of Mediterranean style foods and sauces based in Raceview Mill, Broughshane, County Antrim.
We produce pestos, tapenades, hummus, and our own marinated olives for retail and food service. Our products can be found in delis, restaurants and hotels across the island of Ireland. Our stalls can be found in the award winning St. George’s Market Belfast, Comber, Newcastle, Derry, Naturally North Coast and Glen’s market to name a few. As an accompaniment to our products you can also find the best in handmade Irish and continental cheeses. We look forward to bringing our products to Portaferry for the new food and craft market.
Metal Art Ireland is a family run business based in Newtownards. We produce a unique handcrafted range of bronze plaques of local iconic images. We also produce a range of traditional Celtic symbols and bespoke products, such as Date of Birth and Family Trees. All the materials we use in the production of our products including packaging are sourced locally.
We are a husband and wife team of artisan bakers who believe home baked tastes best. We use all local ingredients and believe you get out what you put in. Our sausage rolls have amassed a huge following and we are known for great quality and great prices.
Donald lives in Portaferry with his wife, Heather and works from his studio on Mountain Road.
Donald produces hand thrown domestic pottery in Terracotta, mugs, jugs and bowls and recently a range of lamps based on pebbles from the beach. Heather makes a range of locally inspired cards and ceramic jewellery. See the collection on our website.
CHERISH ‘Treasure Those Memories’ takes your precious clothes of your loved one and turns them into personalised keepsakes to treasure forever, Teddies, Memory Cushions, Memory Blankets, Unicorns and Dolls.
These are a totally unique keepsake as the clothes you choose to have them made with will not be the same as the clothes someone else will choose.
I also make hair accessories, baby tutus, nursery decor and personalised gifts.
We are multi award winning artisan producers of French patisserie, breads, quiches, pies, traybakes & muffins. Our family run cafe/deli is based just outside Downpatrick and I am the chef/owner. I am a French born & trained pastry chef and have been living & working here for 28 years.
All products are hand made on our premises using high quality local ingredients. We supply wholesale to a few shops & take part in farmers markets up & down the country. We also make gateaux for special occasions & offer outside catering.
We have also just won a new award from the Ulster Grocer Magazine for best artisan food campaign.
We are delighted to be taking part in the new market in Portaferry.
Award winning spirits crafted in the heart of the Ards Peninsula
The Echlinville Distillery became the first newly licensed distillery in Northern Ireland for over 125 years when it began production in 2013. It has since established itself at the forefront of Ireland’s spirits renaissance and is home to some of the north’s best-known spirits including the iconic Dunville’s Irish Whiskey, Echlinville Gin (winner of the coveted Three Star rating at the Great Taste Awards), Jawbox Gin and Bán Poitín.
A ‘field to glass’ farm distillery, Echlinville’s new-make spirits are distilled from barley grown and harvested from their own fields and floor malted on their distillery farm. Their story is one of provenance, pride in their roots in the Ards Peninsula and devotion to the ancient art of distilling.
Echlinville offers a range of visitor experiences including distillery tours and tastings, afternoon teas, unique overnight ‘stay and distil’ experiences and private group tours.