Limerick’s Milk Market welcomes 500,000 visitors in 12 months

Nick Rabbitts

Reporter:

Nick Rabbitts

THE Milk Market brought more than half a million visitors into Limerick over the past year, according to the management company.

THE Milk Market brought more than half a million visitors into Limerick over the past year, according to the management company.

The AGM of the Limerick Market Trustees which administer the market were told that over the last 12 months, the market brought more than €32m to the city’s economy.

Research carried out by Limerick Institute of Technology on behalf of the Limerick Market Trustees found that the Denmark Street venue is the reason why three quarters of visitors to the city come here.

Limerick County Councillor Michael Sheahan, who was reappointed chairman of the Trustees at the AGM said the group behind the market can be very proud of its achievement over the past year.

“The completion of the development and expansion of market days, staging of evening concerts, recitals, craft fairs, fashion shows and charity events shows the many different uses that the Milk Market has and this is all helping to bring more vibrancy to the city centre,” he said.

Cllr Sheahan said the plan for the year ahead will see an increase in market days, plus more family events, concerts and other attractions.

He said suggestions from the public on how to further develop the Milk Market are most welcome.

Limerick Chamber President Gordon Kearney added: “We are delighted to serve the Limerick Market Trustees and continue to build on the success of the Milk Market with further development of markets and events to suit a wider audience which it is hoped will result in increased activity at the Milk Market and further economic benefit to the City centre as a whole.”

LIT’s comprehensive survey also found that of the visitors to the Milk Market, four in every ten came from the city area.

A further 34% came from Co Limerick, with the remainder split between Clare and once-off visitors.

Of these, 58% of visitors to the Milk Market visit other parts of the city centre. To have your say on the future: www.milkmarketlimerick.ie