DECEMBER 14th / 12-5 PM



Dundalk's Artisan Food Festival

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Spirit Store
Georges Quay



After a phenomenally successful summer Cattleboat we are back for Christmas. This time it's a little different! There will be less hot food being served so as we can get everyone indoors and pack the place full of CHRISTMAS PRESENTS!!

You will be able to buy everything from a to z including anteaters and zebras. No wait, except anteaters and zebras.

Glass Art for Aunty Pauline, Cider for Uncle Pat, Coffee for Cousin Pete, BBQ Sauce for Brother Paul, Marmalade for Granny Patsy, Lemon Drizzle for Best Friend Penelope, Ice Cream for little Cousin Poppy, or a vegan sausage roll for 3rd Cousin Once Removed Peadar. We have it all.

Dundalk, Louth, and the Boyne Valley is where it is at for food today. Be part of it. Come out and spend your money on the best local food you can get. Make your Christmas one of quality ingredients, tasty treats, and healthy sustainable local produce.

Saturday 14th December
The Spirit Store
Midday to 5pm


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The last time Zoe was at the Cattleboat she sold out in no time. She does amazing vegan meals including vegan sausage roll that is about the best we have ever tasted.

Most Dundalk folk know Zoe and her partner Oisin from their restaurant in Bellurgan, but if you haven't had the pleasure then this is your chance!

Dark Horse Pizza

Coole Swan is the best tasting Irish Cream Liqueur…do not just take our word for it.  Try it yourself.  


Pour a measure of Coole Swan into a frosted glass of ice and you’ll experience the rich scent that’s softened by the spicy, sweet and nutty tones of our triple distilled Single Irish Malt Whiskey.


Coole Swan is complex, mellow and fresh, It is best drunk on its own neat or over ice but always chilled.

Coole Swan

Wee ChoCo is a Community Interest Company that hand-craft a range of delicious chocolate products.

The Lime & Chilli is our favourite, but we really recommend you buy lots and lots of their bars in every flavour and use them for stocking fillers this Christmas.

The hot chocolate is also to die for and should be served to every Christmas visitor than comes into your house this year :-)

Wee Choco

We are a company who creates an experience that you'll never forget with delicious, creamy ice cream. 


We stand out from the standard "ice cream man" as we create the ice cream (any flavour you can dream of) right in front of your eyes.


The gold standard in rapeseed oil (gettit?) and grown and produced right here on our doorstep.

Jack will be at the Cattleboat with lots of flavoured oil and lovely premium quality Christmas gift boxes.

Newgrange Gold

Healthy dry fruit snacks. Handmade Fruitons (fruit crisps) , Fruistilles (fruit winders) . Vegan , gluten, dairy free

Fruiton Club

Gin makes you sin, and sure what else would you want to give your friends and family for Christmas other than the gift of sinfulness.

Listoke will be at the Cattleboat with lots of small-batch gins, gift packs, and vouchers for their amazing gin school.

Listoke Gin

Baked With Love Ltd is a family run bakery based in Monaghan town. We are passionate about baking and strive to ensure that every bite tastes as amazing as it looks and every recipe assures the perfect balance of rich flavours and sweet satisfaction

Free from cakes, pastries and desserts are our speciality. We are your one stop shop for everything gluten free, dairy free, egg free, sugar free and #vegan. The customers say we definitely have one of the best free from products!

Baked With Love

We were lucky enough to bump into Karen at an event in Dublin recently where we were amazed by the high quality of the olive oil she is importing from Europe. It comes in fantastic gift boxes and is the perfect Christmas present for a food-loving friend or relative.

Olive Oil Ireland

Making her debut appearance at the Cattleboat is the amazing Hilda with her range of (mostly boozy!) jams, jellies, chutneys, and marmalades. 

Hilda will advise you on which preserves to serve over Christmas and she will have lots of hamper ideas as well.

Hilda's Homemades

Cockagee is a full bodied, robust & smooth cider with intense orchard apple aroma & flavours alongside a bittersweet twist and refreshing dry finish. We are delighted they will be joining us at the Cattleboat.

Cockagee Cider

A bustling family business producing unique flavoursome Indian chutneys, curry sauces and snacks, Urban Indian are fully on board the Cattleboat.

Urban Indian

Seanie and Nikita are the King and Queen of Irish Street Food. They will be rocking up to the Cattleboat with their Mexican Quackos (Duck Tacos!), Pulled Pork, and superb burgers.

They tend to sell out fast so get your order in early :-)

Blasta Street Kitchen

Turkey with Plum Chilli, ham with Brown Sauce, spouts with Garlic Chilli, carrots roasted in Scotch BBQ, and leftover sandwiches with lashings of Tomato Sauce.

Oh my, Great Northern Larder has your Christmas meals covered (in sauce!). They will also have ham glaze, turkey seasoning, and some other small-batch home-made Christmas treats.

Great Northern Larder

The most authentic of distilleries, Killowen Distillery is seated in the heart of the Mournes in County Down where horizons are framed by sweeping hills that slope gently into the sea. It is a place where old traditions and the finest natural resources have been blended to produce world-class craft spirits.

Killowen Distillery

Using only natural extracts and essences to give a fresh true flavour, and simple natural colourings, SeaSugar is reinventing hard sweets with an ever expanding range of flavours in some familiar and some more unusual combinations.


You won't find any information on our labels about additives and preservatives because we don't use any. The ethos of SeaSugar is to give you the best possible version of a small treat to be savoured, content in the knowledge that you're not eating chemicals.

Sea Sugar Confectionary

One of the star attractions from last year was Sarah Jane and her range of premium baked products. The good news is she is back again in 2019 to feed you all!

Carville & McGrath

Oriel Sea Salt from Clougherhead will be in attendance to answer all your questions about the only non-oxidised mineral sea salt on the planet!

Oriel Sea Salt

More high-quality Christmas gifts. Beautiful glass art for serving nibbles, cheese, and desserts. 

Sarah & Mart’s Art

Aileen in Unglu-d is passionate about local gluten-free food. She will be selling lots of Christmas gift ideas from gluten-free baking to local sauces, cookie mixes, spices, and more.


We would like to take William from Koffy home and install him in our kitchen as a permanent barista. He is witty and good-natured and makes the best coffee on planet earth.

Unfortunately, slavery is illegal, so we make do with his coffee beans. Ask William about some of the single-origin blends Koffy do, They are superb and will make a great present for any coffee lover.




Spirit Store

George's Quay


Co. Louth

Eircode: A91 NR79

Sat Nav: 54.009028, -6.390069

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Saturday 14th December 2019 from 12 midday to 5pm (bar till late)


Children and teenagers are welcome when accompanied by adults and subject to the licencing and house rules of the venue.


There is ample free parking at the venue, and nearby street parking if required (check signage, but most nearby streets are free).


Only alcohol and food purchased from the venue or traders can be consumed at the event.


Entry is free. All items for sale are priced by the vendors. The venue has a capacity and if it is reached an in/out system will be put in place to restrict access.


Spirit Store has lifts, ramps, and other access facilities. Please ask any member of staff if you need directions to the lift or any other help.


We have arranged for both vegan and gluten-free options to be available. We are at the mercy of our traders and as it is a small event if a trader does not show up or changes their menu we may not have either option available. We should be good though!


George's Quay (i.e. outside the venue) is a public space so your dog is your responsibility. Dogs are not allowed in the food area or the venue. Guide dogs are of course welcome.


In so far as possible we have asked traders to use eco friendly alternatives to single-use plastics. The decoration of the venue for this event uses no plastic and all materials will be recycled or reused.


The Christmas Cattleboat is an indoor event.