THE countdown to Christmas in the Milk Market got under way in earnest as the venue’s festive lights were switched on.
Mayor Liam Galvin was on hand to flick the switch on a smartphone and light up the popular Mungret Street market, which will be extending its opening hours ahead of December 25.
As the lights shone brightly, the mayor said: “I just want to wish all the Milk Market’s customers a very happy and peaceful Christmas. It is wonderful to come in here and see the old fashioned trading going on. It really brings a sense of Christmas spirit here in the city.”
He also appealed to the Limerick public to come and support the market, saying: “We are always promoting the need to shop local. Come in and visit here, and take a look around. It is a beautiful place to be.”
Mayor Galvin extended festive wishes to the many traders, saying: “I hope between now and December 25, they do very well, and their pockets will be full.”
The lights – which adorn the viewing platform of the venue – are sponsored by Clareview Car Sales, based on the Ennis Road.
Its manager Dave Barry was present at the switch-on, and confirmed they will be running special competitions for Munster’s two December home games – versus Leicester and Leinster.