Carlow Fairs and Marts

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On Wednesday 15th February in Seven Oaks Hotel, Jimmy Walsh, Manager of Leinster Co-operative Marts Carlow, gave a lecture on the historical significance of the livestock fairs, their commercial importance nationally and locally and their eventual replacement by today’s modern cattle marts.

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The lecture also dealt with the role of the Dublin cattle market, it’s place in history and the development of the local co-operative mart in Carlow.

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To listen to Jimmys talk click here Part 1, Part 2

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