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Village Market Holycross Saturday Next, June 12th.

Village Market – Holycross

Saturday next June 12th 1:00pm – 3:00pm.

An exciting village initiative, hosting a wealth of skills, talents and creativity from our community and surrounding areas, in Holycross Village Centre, across from the Abbey Church.

In the past Irish social history has shown that villages have sprung up around existing monastic sites, holding markets and fairs that gave that area an economic base for its very existence.

Markets have ancient origins in Ireland, reaching back to the Irish word Margadh (market) or Markadr (market) latter word borrowed from the Old Norse language spoken by the Vikings.

It is not surprising therefore that Holycross Village Bi-Weekly Market should set up within yards of the historic Holycross Abbey, near Thurles, Co. Tipperary; with the organisers working closely with a very select, talented and growing group of vendors.

Chatting to the organisers today, we learn that Holycross Village Bi-Weekly Market now has some 30 open air stalls, thus making this street market more appealing and engaging for all age groups.
On Saturday next, June 12th, there will be Face Painting for little people and for those not so little, Hair Braiding.

With no hair left and wearing a grey beard to hide my ugly mug, personally I will forego the hair braiding and face painting; settling instead for a loaf or two of Crossogue Porridge Bread. (Trust me it’s delicious, try it.)

Hope to see you there!


Closure Order Served On Tipperary Food Business.

Three Closure Orders in total were served on food businesses in May 2021; one in North Co. Tipperary and two in Co. Cork.

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) today reported that three Closure Orders have been served on food businesses during the month of May for breaches of food safety legislation, pursuant to the FSAI Act, 1998 and the European Union (Official Controls in Relation to Food Legislation) Regulations, 2020.

The Closure Orders were issued by environmental health officers in the Health Service Executive (HSE).

One Closure Order was served under the European Union (Official Controls in Relation to Food Legislation) Regulations, 2020 on:

Kens Oriental Restaurant, (Mr Chong Lin Chan) 1st Floor, Quintins Way, Pearse Street, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary

The other two Closure Orders was served under the FSAI Act, 1998 on:

Factory Canteen Operated Independently by KC Catering, at ABP Food Group, Kilbrogan, Bandon, Co. Cork.

Your Stop NR Farranree (retailer), 6 Popam’s Road, Farranree, Co. Cork.

Some of the reasons outlined for the Closure Orders in May were: rodent activity including dead rodents underneath the chest freezer in the food preparation area and underneath a freezer in the storeroom next to the kitchen; rodent droppings in a container in the food preparation area which stored food contact equipment; evidence of rodent damage to packages of pasta; food premises not maintained in a clean and hygienic condition; plumbing issues resulted in damage to the floor and caused pooling of water on the floor; part of the floor was damaged and not in a fit state to be cleaned effectively; and falsified food safety records were identified along with an absence of a food safety management system increasing the risk of food contamination and posing a risk to food safety.


Planning For Thurles Drive Through Restaurant Withdrawn.

The heavy work which had commenced just a couple of weeks ago, same relative to the upgrade of street frontage outside Thurles Shopping Centre, on Slievenamon Road, Thurles has now been completed.

Enhanced Thurles Shopping Centre Forecourt. Photo G. Willoughby.

A new, attractive, wider pedestrian crossing with flashing amber lights has been installed, together with what appear to be flower beds.

Same landscaping should fall into line with the floriculture/groundskeeping currently being undertaken, fronting onto the new Lidl Supermarket site; same in the course of construction just next door.

Planning Application

Meanwhile a planning application for a 24 hour Drive-Through Restaurant, same to be located on the old Erin Foods site, close to the new Lidl supermarket has been declared “Withdrawn” as of April 26th, 2021.
We understand that necessary information, by those applying for the planning, was not supplied within the legal statutory time permitted and as a result the application was declared “Withdrawn” by Tipperary County Council.


Holycross Bi-Weekly Market Huge Success On Saturday Last.

A multitude of consumers turned out to support the first local Village Market held in Holycross, Thurles, Co. Tipperary on Saturday last.

“From a needle to an anchor” can be found at Holycross Market.

This first Bi-Weekly Market was officially blessed by Rev. Fr. Celsus Tierney (Parish Priest Holycross) and officially opened by Mr Paddy Hayes (Holycross Tidy Village Association) and Mrs Ann Lanigan (Village Committee Member).

It was truly great to witness the many visitors in attendance and the skilled locals, of all ages, trading on the day.  Despite unsettled weather, most of those selling fresh produce were sold out within the first hour of trading.

A huge ‘Thank You’ must go to Fr. Tierney, Holycross parish, Holycross committee, local Tidy Village Association members, the stewards, vendors, musicians, Cormackstown Heritage Centre, Mairead Ryan and most of all to the members of public who came in search of fresh local produce and the many other attractive hand made goods.

The Village Market look forward to welcoming everyone on Saturday next May 29th; (1:00pm to 3:00pm) and every second week thereafter.


Bi-Weekly Market To Open On Saturday Next In HolyCross.

Village Market – Holycross.

Starting Saturday next 15th May 1:00pm – 3:00pm.

An exciting village initiative, hosting a wealth of skills, talents and creativity from our community and surrounding areas, in Holycross Village Centre.

This market is fully available as a platform for local producers, crafters, artists and musicians.

We would love local schools, their students and start-up businesses to come forward with their ideas also.

The market is delighted to be supported by ‘Domhan Glass Environmental Community’.

Our vision for this market is based on a spirit of welcome and kindness for all those directly involved and to all those who visit.

For further details: –

Email: – thevillagemarketholycross@gmail.com
Mobile Telephone Number: – 087 2349003.
Facebook: – thevillagemarketholycross