The official launch of the new Georges Street Country Market in Newbridge took place on Saturday last, June 8, at 12pm.
The market was launched by Kildare Rose Hannah Ryan alongside the Mayor of Kildare Councillor Michael ‘Spike’ Nolan.
The Market, which will run every Saturday fortnight on Georges Street, from 12pm to 4pm, has an array of local food and craft stalls.
The stalls will include handmade candles, pottery, handmade jewellery, photography, home interiors, French bakery with handmade macarons and treats, home baking and cheese.
The organisers of the market, a group of local business people from the town centre are delighted with this new initiative, which they feel has created a much needed buzz and attraction in the centre of the town.
They are also looking for additional food producers and suppliers to join the market - check out their Facebook page for further details.
It is hoped that the new farmers’ market in Georges Street will provide the people of Newbridge and surrounding areas with the widest choice in seasonal, local and organic produce and information.
Meanwhile street art commissioned by the county council in 2010 at a cost of €39,500 has yet to be hung on the street.Traders initially wanted the artworks installed for the initial opening of the market in April, however at the time KCC was liasing with the local businesses to agree locations. There were also a number of health and safety regulations that had to be considered as well. The art takes the form of a number of bronze panels, and is called Market Place.