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Carrick-on-Suir Livestock Sales to close after 60 years trading

Justin Kelly

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Carrick-on-Suir Livestock Sales to close after 60 years trading

Carrick-on-Suir Livestock Sales Ltd is to close after 60 years of trading

Carrick-on-Suir Livestock Sales Ltd is to close after 60 years of trading.

At a directors meeting on Friday (November 16), having considered all the options, it was decided by majority not to reopen Carrick Livestock Sales.

The directors listed the main reasons for this decision as being escalating insurance costs coupled with the increased cost required for ongoing regulations facing the sector.

The directors would like to thank all their loyal customers who have supported them since the Mart opened in 1955. They would also like to thank their loyal staff, past and present, who helped make Carrick-on-Suir Livestock Sales the success that it was. They also mentioned with gratitude the excellent catering service provided by the Duggan, Lonergan and Holden families.

Carrick-on-Suir Livestock Sales has always had an excellent relationship with their neighbouring residents and would like to thank them for their support and forbearance.  Similarly, the traders and the people of the town have always been supportive of the Mart and for that the directors will always be grateful.

The directors expressed their gratitude to the Department of Agriculture for their support and help over the years. A word of thanks must also go to Tipperary Fire Service for their help on the night of the fire at the Mart premises.

Carrick-on-Suir Livestock Sales received much support from its friends in the wider mart circle at this difficult time and are very grateful for this support and would like to wish them all the best for the future.