Ho No! Christ­mas Mar­ket fails to cap­ture imag­i­na­tion

New Ross Standard - - NEWS -

LOW numbers were re­ported at the New Ross Christ­mas Mar­ket on Fri­day and Satur­day, with a stronger turn-out on Sun­day.

The in­au­gu­ral New Ross Christ­mas Mar­ket saw crafts­peo­ple travel from across the coun­try to sell their goods in a cov­ered mar­ket. There were also sev­eral food stalls.

Poor weather on Fri­day and Satur­day saw small crowds at­tend the mar­ket at Ma­her’s Yard and amuse­ment of­fer­ing on the quay. Some of the food stall own­ers packed up and left for other mar­kets on Satur­day. Some of the other stall own­ers said they thought the mar­ket would have worked bet­ter on the quay, adding that the event could have been ad­ver­tised bet­ter.

A New Ross & Dis­trict Cham­ber spokesper­son said: ‘We are happy with this, the first year of the new Christ­mas mar­kets. The weather played a big part with peo­ple able to browse and buy in a cov­ered mar­ket in Ma­her’s Yard. A great se­lec­tion of crafts from many parts of Ire­land were show­cased with lo­cal pro­duce and it would be a great ad­di­tion to the Christ­mas ex­pe­ri­ence in the fu­ture.’

The spokesper­son said New Ross & Dis­trict Cham­ber of Com­merce RETC com­mit­tee wish to thank all who gen­er­ously spon­sored the Christ­mas lights in New Ross, New Ross Mu­nic­i­pal Dis­trict Coun­cil, all the or­gan­is­ers, vol­un­teers and sup­port­ers of the Christ­mas events. ‘We wish all a happy Christ­mas and a pros­per­ous 2019.’

Veron­ica Ros­siter and Pre­cilla St Ledger, New Ross.

Tina Hearne and Harry Fur­long, New Ross.

Una, Iarla and Jeremy McCowen, New Ross.

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