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Mullingar Christmas Market 2019

Mullingar Christmas Market

Now in it’s 6th year, Mullingar Chamber in conjunction with Westmeath County Council are delighted to announce the return of our annual Mullingar Christmas Market. The Market will  take place in the town park over the space of two consecutive weekends: Thursday 5th, DecemberSunday 8th and Thursday 12th, DecemberSunday 15th, December and will be showcasing local food businesses and craft makers!

We thrive on the co-operation and support of the town’s retail and business community working alongside Westmeath County Council.  Full details will be confirmed with co-operation of all stakeholders.

Mullingar Christmas Market has been developed to become one of the main Christmas family extravaganza events of the Midlands region. With fine food & drink as well as many great children’s attractions all weekend long, this has fast become the “must attend” event in the Midlands at Christmas Time.

For further information contact office@mullingarchamber.ie

2019 Market Exhibitors

Hungarian Wood Craft
Bell lane Coffee
Rí Rá Rocks
The Wild Bees
Lough Owel Organic Farm
Centuries Arts & Crafts
Daysi Zambrano Knitwear
Bolton Balloons
Discover Aloe
Liz Donn Fur hats and Knits
Jimmy’s Spuds
Zavana Wellness
Mr Muffinman
Dinky Donuts
Bubble Waffles
Harry’s Toy Shack
One World Creations
The Jungle Food Company
ION Body Armour
Hanratty Country Tees
Mr Crepe
Simply Liquorice
Rogan’s Smokehouse
An Olivia Chocolate
Audrey Dowling Art
Corran Crafts
Rosebud Crafts
Mullingar Credit Union
Ger Breslin Jewellery
KM Aroma
Hanratty Hot Chocolate

Choirs, Singers and Bands

We’re delighted to have a very talented line-up of choirs, singers and bands back again this year. Thanks to these wonderful groups we’ll have a very festive vibe in the Town Park.

First Fortnight Mullingar

First Fortnight arrives in Mullingar for an unmissable night of graffiti art, mental health talks and live music involving some of the town’s best local talent.

Ricotta Rojo are a three-piece band who will flip your world into a craze of rumbling rhythms, belligerent bass lines and memorable melodies.

Ricotta Rojo

Ricotta Rojo

Their blend of blues, funk and rock will be tempered by the swing and jazz from the Clara Swing Band. With around 20 band members to their name, only fellow performers the Mullingar PCC Choir – made up of local health workers from Mullingar Primary Care Centre – will outnumber them on stage.

Bobby & The Blunts are a four-piece power funk rock band who have played at Electric Picnic, headlined Whelan’s of Dublin and shared stages with everyone from The Blizzards to Mik Pyro. Local heroes done good, the band recently recorded their debut EP.

Bobby & The Blunts

Bobby & The Blunts

If that great music isn’t enough, the night will also boast live graffiti art from CowBoyDavie. There’ll be speakers too from the HSE’s Little Things mental health campaign and safeTALK – the HSE’s suicide alertness for everyone training programme.



More acts to be announced. See firstfortnight.ie for details

Timetable for our Choirs, Singers and Bands

Jolly Hollies singing at Mullingar Christmas Market

We are delighted to have a wide range of 20 choirs, bands and singers performing in Market Square every day of our 4-day Christmas Market between 12 noon – 4pm:


Timetable for Choirs

Thursday 7th December
12.00pm St Finians College
12.30pm St Finians College
1.00pm Lee Brady
1.30pm Presentation Senior School
2.00pm Loreto College Olivia Toman
2.30pm Charlie James Walker:
3.00pm Charlie James Walker:
3.30pm Charlie James Walker:
Friday 8th December
12.00pm Gaelscoil An Mhuillean
12.30pm Educate Together
1.00pm CBS Secondary Mary
1.30pm St Brigid’s School
2.00pm Mullingar Community College
2.30pm Sweet Tunes
3.00pm To Be Confirmed
3.30pm Mullingar Musical Allsorts
Saturday 9th December
12.00pm Mullingar Gospel Choir
12.30pm Mullingar Town Band
1.00pm Mullingar Town Band
1.30pm Mullingar Town Band
2.00pm All Saints Senior Choir
2.30pm Junior Ukulele Group / Fusion Of Lir Choir
3.00pm Lir Ukulele Band
3.30pm Jolly Hollies
Sunday 10th December
12.00pm To Be Confirmed
12.30pm Mullingar Town Band
1.00pm Mullingar Town Band
1.30pm Mullingar Town Band
2.00pm AIRC Midlands Mullingar
2.30pm AIRC Midlands Mullingar
3.00pm Megan Bates
3.30pm Jolly Hollies

Christmas Market Choirs & Bands

Jolly Hollies singing at Mullingar Christmas Market

This year we will be having carol singing, choirs singing and bands playing every day of the 4-day Christmas Market in Market Square with a sound system. We are delighted to have 16 confirmed choirs but we still have some room for some more on Thursday, but Friday and Sunday are almost booked up.

The format will be 20-minute slots between 12pm – 4pm for the 4 days, but each choir can do more than 1 slot.

We are waiting to hear back from the Lynn Singers and the Mullingar Choral Society, but we have a great selection of our confirmed choirs so far are:

  • Presentation Senior School Choir
  • Loretto College Choir
  • Mullingar Community College Choir
  • Educate Together Choir
  • Sweet Tunes Choir
  • St Brigid’s Schools Choir
  • Gael Scoil An Mhuillean Choir
  • Mullingar Musical Allsorts
  • Mullingar Gospel Choir
  • Mullingar Town Band
  • All Saint’s Senior Choir
  • Junior Ukulele Group
  • Fusion of Lir Choir
  • Lir Ukulele Band
  • Jolly Hollies
  • AIRC Midlands Mullingar

So if you are in a choir or know someone that might be interested in taking part please contact Tracy on 044 9344044 or alternatively you can email her at marketing@mullingarchamber.ie.