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Christmas Truly Begins At Holycross Market Tomorrow Saturday, November 27th 2021.

It’s Market Saturday once again, tomorrow, in Holycross Village, Thurles, Co. Tipperary and the organisers are arranging that all things be somewhat festive this week; in preparation for the forthcoming Christmas holiday season.

Here will be the ideal opportunity to locate Christmas gifts and order, in advance, festive food, e.g. turkeys, hams, fresh fruit, vegetables, home baking, fuel etc, etc.

So do visit the Holycross Village Christmas Market tomorrow, Saturday November 27th; enjoy refreshments at the ‘Ancient Grounds’ coffee dock, a bite of lunch from ‘The Bula Bus’ and soak up what is expected to be a truly festive atmosphere.
Be assured you will have a lovely experience at this Christmas market event; same opening from 1:00pm until 3:00pm.

See you all there folks.


Winter Village Market, Holycross, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, Tomorrow Saturday November 13th.

Experience the ultimate Winter Market in Holycross, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, tomorrow afternoon, Saturday November 13th, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.

Indulge in a coffee, hot food, etc., while you check out all that this Country Market has to offer.

Browse the lovely art and crafts stalls and take home some of their organic local fresh produce; including fruit, vegetables, meats and artisan bakes, to savour during the week. Enjoy the live music, while the children have their faces painted and hair braided.
They have exciting new vendors each market day, so do check who is joining them tomorrow.

There’s something for everyone to enjoy in the beautiful surrounds of the historic village of Holycross and there is ample parking behind the Abbey Church, with stewards readily on hand to help in anyway necessary.


FSAI Recall “Donnybrook Fair” Tipperary Brie.

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) have urgently recalled a batch of “Donnybrook Fair” Tipperary Brie, [pack size:155g; approval number: IE 1089 EC] due to the presence of E. Coli.

The FSAI are warning customers not to eat the implicated batch, as E. coli, at the levels detected indicate a possible hygiene issue and the potential for the presence of harmful bacteria which could result in severe stomach cramps, diarrhoea, and vomiting.

The use-by date of of the product is 17/11/2021.

Manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, caterers & retailers, are requested to remove the implicated batch from sale immediately.

A notice posted on the FSAI website reads: “The above batch of Donnybrook Fair Tipperary Brie is being recalled due to the presence of E. coli. Point-of-sale recall notices will be displayed in stores supplied with the implicated batch.


Tomorrow Sat. Oct. 30th Three Hours of Pumpkin Festivities At Holycross Market.

Muppet Monster.

It is “Ready, Set, Go” for Halloween Festivities at Holycross Market, here in Holycross, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, tomorrow, with their extra special “Holycross Pumpkin Fest” taking place.

A host of spooky and other spectacular events will take off, promising to entertain young and old and guaranteeing the very best in family fun.

Market organisers will be seeking those skilled conker fighters to participate in the “Tipperary Conker Championship” which will result in a trophy and prizes for both the winner and runner-up.

Don’t forget Ruadhán Gormally, that incredibly talented Galway born puppet maker, who was recently featured on the Ryan Tubridy Show, will be here in Holycross Market tomorrow, to entertain and delight with a collection of his best puppets.

A “Muppet Monster” style Puppet will also be raffled off as part of the afternoon’s much anticipated festivities.

As stated, the market will be extending their opening time by one hour, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm, with lots of extra music, tricks, treats and other shenanigans, for children and adults, in honour of this truly Irish tradition.

Meanwhile; the market organisers of this Holycross Market Pumpkin Fest, want to keep the family fun rolling out over the full Halloween holiday, with other ‘spooktacular’ Halloween activities after their market closes.

Create Your Own Halloween Puppet from Paper

After Ruadhán Gormally’s puppet display, you’ll be inspired to make your own puppets. To make these easy Halloween hand puppets, all you need is paper, glue, scissors and some ‘crafty’ creativity.

Make Some Halloween Garlands.

Street area’s and stalls at the Holycross Market will be decorated for Halloween. Why not have a go at making your own Halloween decorations? Many of us will remember making these paper garlands as children. Why not put a Halloween spin on this oldest of paper crafts. No skill required, just some folding and cutting with a scissors. Just click HERE.

Learn to Draw a Favourite Halloween Monster.

You are sure to see lots of creepy costumes at the Holycross Halloween Market. When you get home, why not learn to draw a few. As always, Art for Kids Hub offers hundreds of free tutorials on how to draw our favourite Halloween characters. With lessons for all ages and abilities it’s no wonder this channel has over 5 million subscribers. Click HERE.

Bake Some Halloween Buns with Mum.

Once you have eaten all the delicious cakes you bought at Holycross Market, try out some of these delicious Halloween bakes, courtesy of Oldlum’s by clicking HERE.

Play Some Halloween Games.

Still feeling competitive after the Holycross Conker Championship? Here are five other Halloween games that will provide lots of fun for young and old.
Halloween Charades click HERE.
Pin the Spider on the Web click HERE.
Wrap the Mummy click HERE. (Persuade Mum to buy a few extra toilet roll)
Halloween Relay Race click HERE.
Guess the Gross Food click HERE.

See you all tomorrow at Holycross Market Pumpkin Fest. It’s the place to be.


Conker Championship At Holycross Market “Pumpkin Fest”.

The much anticipated Tipperary “Conker Championships” will take place at the “Holycross Market Pumpkin Fest” here in Holycross, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, on Saturday October 30th from 1:00pm4:00pm; reviving a tradition first mentioned as a sport by Poet Laureate Robert Southey in his memoirs published in 1821.

But first, those of you who have never competed previously will need to get some practise under your belt, for this event.
So to understand and learn more about preparing and winning this “Conker Championship”, please watch the video hereunder.

We understand from the Holycross Market Committee that a beautiful trophy, hand crafted locally, awaits the winner, with first place also earning a purse to the value of €50 in cash, and with the runner-up earning €25. “A nice little earner”, what with Christmas looming on the horizon.

So with tomorrow being Sunday; designated “a day of rest”, insist that Mum & Dad take you to the nearest Horse Chestnut tree, then choose a few conkers and start practising.
Remember the championship is just a week away.

Warning: Having watched the video; Kids do ask Dad to drill the hole in your Conker, so that you do not skewer your hand or fingers, injuring yourself before the event.

Next & Very Important: To enter for this event you need to text Sean @ 086 173 0621, to register.

Happy Halloween everyone!

Remember – Holycross Market – Saturday October 30th from 1:00pm – 4:00pm.