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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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Gort Mart seeking commercially focused manager

Gort Co-operative Livestock Mart is recruiting a commercially focused mart manager.

The successful applicant will take overall responsibility for and lead the day-to-day management and development of the business, promote existing activities to ensure the mart maintains its current market position and expand its online marketing of livestock.

According to the job description, candidates should be strategic thinkers and “excellent” leaders.

They must have hands-on experience management experience working within a mart or associated business, knowledge and understanding of the livestock/agricultural industry and delegation skills with the ability to effectively lead and manage a team.

Candidates must be flexible and adaptable, with a proven ability to work on their own initiative and have excellent interpersonal skills.

If interested in the position, submit an application form and your CV to the following address:


Gort Co-operative Livestock Mart LTD,


Gort, Co Galway.

The closing date for applications is 5 pm on Friday, June 9th, 2023.

About the mart:

Founded in 1962, Gort Co-operative Mart moved from the town of Gort in 1998 to Ballybawn, where the then Minister for Agriculture, Joe Walsh, officially opened the premises.

The mart serves Galway and Clare, aided by the completion of the M17 to M18 in 2017, which has expanded the mart’s reach to neighbouring counties.

The PRSA and DAFM-licenced business employs twenty-two part-time staff, three self-employed auctioneers and twenty-one committee members who assist voluntarily.

Previously, we interviewed the mart’s current manager, Bernie Fahey, a WIT agricultural science graduate and former accountant and payroll technician, which you can read via this link.


Cattle sales – Thursday evenings:

  • Ring 1 @ 5:30 pm – Calves, heifers & sucklers
  • Ring 2 @ 6p m – Bullocks, weanling bulls & dry stocks.
  • Stock intake from 1:30 pm-4 pm & viewing from 4 – 5:30 pm.
  • Note: Thursday, May 18th, 2023 – Special monthly continental weanling sale

Sheep sales – Wednesday mornings:

  • Wednesday mornings at 11: 15 am

Horse sale – Saturday, June 10th, 2023, at 10 am:

Pre-entry for general horse sale: Entries open on Monday, May 29th, 2023, at 9 am.

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