If you are looking for a small farmer’s market in gorgeous countryside and very much rooted in the local community, Killavullen in the Blackwater River Valley offers something a little different. Hosted twice-a-month in the grounds of the Historic Nano Nagle Birthplace, it’s a very local market that prides itself on being welcoming, relaxed and very kid-friendly. You’ll have time to chat with the stall-holders and producers, sample their best and stroll the grounds.
The Killavullen Farmers' Market is a community market set up in 2002, following a conference held on the "Food We Buy" and inspired by key-note speaker and Cork food legend, Darina Allen. Set in the peaceful surroundings of the Nano Nagle Centre in the Blackwater valley, it offers gorgeous walks around the grounds and by the river.
Although the market is a commercial outlet for local producers, it’s really about bringing people – locals and visitors – together. Children are encouraged to participate in manning the stalls, joining in simple craft classes and performing music. It’s a place to have a cuppa and some cake, to catch up with old friends and make some new ones.