Revamped Milk Market set to reopen

LIMERICK’S famous Milk Market, which draws huge crowds every Saturday morning, is about to enter a new era combining the old with the new.

The market, which has undergone a €2 million makeover featuring a huge canopy cover, reopens on Saturday next.

The courtyard, which measures 37.5m x 39m, has been divided into 60 stall positions. There are also four new permanent retail units within the courtyard area.

The Milk Market’s new canopy roof, manufactured in Wales, is the largest single-support canopy in Ireland.

It covers a surface area of approximately half-an-acre and weighs 18 tonnes.

David O’Mahony, chairman of Limerick Market Trustees, said: “We expect to increase the footfall in the Milk Market by over 50% as a result of making it into an all-weather facility.

Established in 1852, Limerick’s Milk Market is amongst the oldest markets in the country and now has the most up-to-date facilities of any market in the land. These upgraded facilities have already attracted new, award-winning food producers to establish a full-time presence there. They have also enabled the roll-out of an extended programme of events,” said Mr O’Mahony.

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