Archive for October, 2009

Hi Ivan, Here is an update on the relocation of Clonakilty Market. Contact me if you have any questions.
Thanks for your support

Clonakilty Market
Every Friday (rain or shine)
(9am – 2pm)

As of Friday, 23 Oct 2009 Clonakilty Market, which has become a pleasant weekly feature of Clonakilty town life, will temporarily relocate to an area a short distance from where they have been trading since April 2009. The laneway, Recorders Alley, which connects Pearse Street to the Kent Street car park will be the temporary location for the Friday market.
The move follows the request by the council after a vote in August that traders vacate the Credit Union carpark. Since then the traders have investigated four possible temporary locations for the market. A lot of goodwill was expressed to rehouse the market and following meetings between Tommy O’Donovan of O’Donovans Hotel and market traders it was agreed that the proposed location would be most suitable.
Following the unanimous August vote which voted in favour a finding a suitable permantent location for the market, councillors and town officials will now proceed with their investigations. The current council fully supports the market and Mayor Anthony McDermott has stated publically that it is something that he would like to have fully resolved within the tenure of his mayorship. It is hoped that the process might take shorter than the 12 months as outlined by Town Hall officials at that meeting.

The market has enjoyed great success and public support since trading began in April. A wide range of goods on offer include locally grown organic produce, plants, flowers, oven baked pizzas, cheeses, breads, baking goods, dressings, meats, olives and much more. All vendors provide high quality foods, much of it organic, that have been grown, produced or sourced by small producers across the country. All are registered with the governing health agencies and the market currently provides employment for 30 people. Some of the fare on offer include:

Fruit & Vegetables
Mediterranean Fare
Gluten-free products
Fresh Flowers
Soups and Relishes
Local artisan produce
Chutneys and Pickles
Coffee and Teas
Smoked Fish
Thai Grill
and more

If you are interested in trading at the market please contact Gerald Kelleher at 087-6775600. All traders must be registered with their governing bodies. Spaces are now quite limited but the Market will operate a waiting list so please make contact if interested.

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