What happened in 2015
For 2015 we had roughly the same number of Traders including most of the English visitors (one was unable to attend due to personal reasons).
At 0600 on the Sunday morning as the Traders were arriving and setting up stalls, the rain was beating down. One of the Traders gave up and left at 0945 as there seemed to be no sign of the rain clearing.
However, as the gates opened at 1000, the rain actually stopped - and stayed away for most of the day apart from one or two short showers.
A slightly smaller queue had formed at the gate 9many people stayed in their cars until the gate opened).
People spent the day going back to their cars with armfuls of gear-lifejackets, anchors, anodes, fenders, inflatables, shoes etc. etc. There were many bargains to be purchased. I bought a great pair of really high quality deck shoes for £25 (as the shoes I was wearing were soaking).
At around 1500 hrs the Traders began packing up. All seemed to have a good days trading despite the weather and said they would return next year.
2016 Proposed date: Sunday 10 April 2016
Watch the website for details.
Welcome to the Irish Boat Jumble
Sunday 12th April 2015
Hosted by Carrickfergus Sailing Club
Gates open at 10am
Entry Fee £4/€5 - under16s free when accompanied by an adult.
Euros will be accepted for entry and purchases in the club
All other regional variations of Sterling also accepted.
If you do it in, on, under or near the water, this is the place to get a bargain!
For the second time ever Carrickfergus Sailing Club is hosting the Irish Boat Jumble. Having hosted the Jumble in 2014 we are determined to make it bigger and better in 2015. We will be investing heavily in the advertising of the event and are hopeful that many of the regular Traders will be attending in 2015. Any income raised will go towards the building fund for the replacement clubhouse following the devastating fire in June 2012.
We look forward to meeting up with all our old friends on 12 April.
What happened on the day?
Sunday 13th April was a breezy but dry day. All 50 pitches were taken. We will have more space available in 2015 (approx. 47 pitches) now that the rebuild has been long completed. It was great to see 5 of our mainland trading friends at the event. We had just under 1,000 visitors through the gate most leaving with armfulls of gear. Work is progressing well for the 2015 jumble on 12 April. 21 pitches have already been taken. Watch this space for further info.
6 Pitches left.
Application form for Traders can be found on the Traders page.
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