Christmas was kick started in Thurles last Sunday when the Thurles Chamber of Commerce and Cottage Rescue’s Christmas Market came to Liberty Square, with trader holders and shop owners saying it was one of the best days for sales all year. And it wasn’t just the businesses on Liberty Square who benefited from the Christmas Market, Thurles Shopping centre also had a high volume of footfall with record numbers arriving at the shopping centre after enjoying the sights and sounds of the Christmas Market.
The Christmas Market started at 1pm and when on till 6pm that evening, however some stalls were nearly fully sold out by 5pm.
Thurles Chamber would like to thank, The Littleton Ramblers, Thurles Gospel Choir, Autonomous i and Phoenix Productions for the wonder home grown entertainment on the day, We would also like to thank Liam Carroll, Star Systems, Paul O’Regan, Munster Limousines, Maclochlainn road markings, P.J. O’Brien, all those who provided Vintage Cars and Bicycles, the FAS worker would did a great job on the day and Thurles Town Council and Shannon Development.
Thurles Chamber would like to give a special thanks to Nikki Veasey who did a fantastic Job, not only on the day, but in the run up to the event, it could not have been the success it was without her and her endless energy and we wish Cottage Rescue all the best in the New Year.
Thurles Town returned to its roots as a Market Town and the people of Thurles loved it. Thurles Chamber will be hosting the Christmas Market again next year and of course a Spring/Summer Tipperary Fayre is already in the planning stage at the moment and we hope both events will be bigger and better next year.
We would like to take this opportunity once again to wish everybody a Merry Christmas, ask people to shop local where at all possible.