Claims casual traders are ‘detrimental’ to local business

One local in Mitchelstown has raised concerns this week of the effect that casual traders are having on business in the town, on days other than Thursdays (the traditional market day) when they sell their wares in New Square.

While acknowledging that there is a ‘widespread consensus that Thursday market day is welcome by most in Mitchelstown’, local businessman Denis McGrath went on to say that ‘we now have market day almost every day with some type of trading taking place in the square which is to the detriment of some of our local businesses’.

That the town’s market day is set at Thursday is confirmed in an 1853 report from the ‘Commissioners appointed to inquire into the state of the fairs and markets’.

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