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30 Jun 2022

Longford looks forward to market days as works on artisan market is completed

Ballymahon to host first artisan farmer's market in coming months

Longford looks forward to market days as works on artisan market is completed

Niall Dowler PRO, Pat O’Toole, Michael Farrell SEC, Genevieve McGomery and Liam Natton at the location for the monthly Artisan Market, which will take place in Ballymahon Picture: Shelley Corcoran

Ballymahon Town Team are delighted to have finally completed the works for the artisan market development this week. The works were completed in the town centre beside the Goldsmith library which will see the space being utilised to facilitate monthly markets in the town centre.

Niall Dowler, PRO of Ballymahon Town Team spoke of the team’s delight to get this project completed and complemented the various people and committees who have all worked collaboratively to get the market space completed.

The design of this area and tendering package was developed by Mr Dowler himself and overseen by both Christy Mannion and Michael Farrell jnr. The site works were completed by Peter Byrne Developments and Awnings Ireland provided the Parasols.

Mr Dowler spoke of the committee’s luck to have in- house technical experience on the committee which really helps to push these projects along and increase the efficiency of project delivery.

He also explained that the project was part of a bigger picture to try and help enhance the town centre and create an outdoor space to host community events and markets.

Speaking to the Longford Leader Mr Dowler was pleased with the project completion.

“We worked in conjunction with Longford County Council Regeneration Team to bring this project to its fruition and I would like to sincerely acknowledge the efforts of Terry Rooney, Brian Ross, Gerry O’Shaughnessy and Lorraine O’Connor for their input into this project in particular,” he said.

“This market will be open to local traders and produce and will be run by a small sub-committee and market coordinator.

“We will be continuing our work as a committee and are currently working on other projects around the town with a view to commencing some in the first half of this year.

“On behalf of Ballymahon Town Team I would just like to extend our gratitude for the help and cooperation which we receive from the general public in the town and we will continue our work to further develop the town and local amenities.”

A date for the first monthly Artisan market will be announced soon.

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