Cootehill Mart in County Cavan will be re-opening under new management in March 2021.
It is understood that sales will recommence at the Cavan-based sheep and cattle mart, which draws customers from Cavan, Monaghan, Meath and further afield, in the coming weeks.
The premises, now named Cootehill Livestock Mart, was under Jimmy and Carmel O’Reilly’s management for seven years.
Cootehill Mart re-opening
In a brief statement on a newly created Facebook page on Saturday, February 13th, a spokesperson said:
“We are delighted to announce that Cootehill Livestock Mart, formerly Station Road Mart, is reopening during March 2021 under new management.”
“We cannot wait to welcome back all customers, farmers and friends from near and far in the very near future. The reopening date will be announced very soon.”
In January 2021, Jimmy O’Reilly and Carmel O’Reilly, the directors of Station Road Mart Ltd, announced that as of and from January 15th, the company would no longer operate the mart premises at Stations Road, Cootehill, Co. Cavan.
“The directors of Station Road Mart Ltd wish to express their profound gratitude to all their loyal customers, staff and suppliers. The directors further wish to state that Station Road Mart Ltd is and always has been solvent.” a statement read.
In a post on social media on January 11th, the mart said: “Hi all. Due to the continuing high number of Covid cases, we will not be holding our sheep sale tomorrow, Tuesday 12th January or our cattle sale this Wednesday 13th January. Stay safe everyone, and we will keep you updated.”
Cootehill Mart opened its doors to the public for the first sale on September 4th, 2013, 12 years after the original market closed down due to the foot and mouth outbreak.
The mart held its most recent sheep sale on Tuesday, December 15th, 2020 and a cattle sale on Wednesday, December 16th, 2020.
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