St George’s Market is one of Belfast’s oldest attractions. It was built between 1890 and 1896 and is one of the best markets in the UK and Ireland. It has been voted for numerous local and national titles and awards for its fresh, local produce and great atmosphere. There has been a Friday market on the St. George’s site since 1604.
The film was made with Friends of St. George’s Market and the Ulster People’s College. It is a history of the market over 100 years.
About the Market: Friday continues to be the traditional Variety Market day. After the restoration of the St George’s Market building, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Belfast City Council, at the turn of the twentieth-first century, a new Saturday City Food and Garden Market was launched. Ten years later, in June 2010, a Sunday Market was launched.
St George’s Market is now a three-day weekend market destination for visitors and citizens of the city of Belfast. It also hosts a range of events throughout the year.