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Cookstown Continental Market opening times as it returns to town

Details have been released as the continental market returns to Cookstown for the first time since 2019.

The event has been postponed for three years but organisers Market Place Europe have confirmed it is to return and details have been released for anyone wanting to come along.

More than 40 traders will be onsite in the town selling everything from European food specialties, crafts and drinks.

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The Continental Market is organised by the same group which runs the annual Continental Market next to Belfast City Hall, Market Place Europe.

The market will open on Saturday 28 May from 10am to 8pm, and on Sunday 29 May from 11am to 5pm.

The market is one of a series of events bringing the continental market to other areas of Northern Ireland, with Cookstown the second stop after Enniskillen the previous weekend.

Market Place Manager, Andy Pidgen said the group was delighted to be bringing the event bac to the Co Tyrone town after the pandemic.

‘Market Place is delighted to be bringing our award winning international market to towns across Northern Ireland,” Andy said.

“Our traders are delighted to be back on the road and looking forward to meeting the locals and taking some time out to enjoy the special Northern Irish hospitality.

“The atmosphere promises to be great with so many visitors exploring and enjoying all the great flavours on offer.”

Mid Ulster District Council chair Paul McLean says the market has always been a firm favourite of those in the town.

“Taking place at the end of May, the market is always a firm favourite, attracting huge crowds to Cookstown for the weekend,” Cllr McLean says.

“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.”

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