STRONG OPPOSITION TO SATURDAY TRADERS
Businesses in Mitchelstown will fight any attempt to introduce a Saturday market in the town.
At a meeting of the Mitchelstown Business Association (MBA) members were unanimous in their opposition to any traders setting up in the square on a Saturday.
It appears that business worries in relation to the possible advent of a Saturday market in Mitchelstown it nothing more than mere speculation based on ‘talk’ of such an initiative at the moment.
However, one member of the business community told The Avondhu: “There seems to be one law for us and another for the traders. There is a market in Mitchelstown every Thursday. We all pay our rates etc., but they don’t. I also feel something needs to be done about the rubbish that is left behind after the market.”
The traders market, once known as ‘The Cashel Cars’, has taken place in Mitchelstown on a Thursday since the 13th century. It was granted a royal charter and the by-laws stipulate that it cannot be removed.
“We have set up a steering committee to look at the issue of traders operating in the square outside of a Thursday and will be reporting on our findings within the next few months,” Eamonn O’Brien, chairman of the MBA told The Avondhu this week.
These issues were aired at a meeting of the MBA on Tuesday night with members expressing their disgust at the appalling amount of rubbish that the Thursday market generates.
It was generally felt that the county council should take the matter in hands as a matter of urgency.
Thursday 21st May 7:55pm