• ATHENRY MART (1959-1985)

    ATHENRY MART (1959-1985) In 1959, 16 men came together in Athenry to attempt to put a National Farmers Association ideal to work. Two years later the Athenry Co-operative Mart officially opened. Their first turnover in 1961 was £40,000 and in ...
  • Athenry Mart-Paddy Ryan’s Memories

    Paddy was interviewed by Gerry Ahern When was the mart established? The Mart was built in 1960/61. It held its first sale on the 24th of October 1961 and the second one on the 7th of November 1961. At that time ...
  • Athenry Mart-Minister’s Speech on its 50th Anniversary-9th December 2011

    Speech by Minister of State Shane McEntee on the 50th Anniversary of Athenry Mart, Raheen Woods Hotel, Athenry, Co. Galway on Friday 9th December 2011 I’m delighted to be here with you all this evening at the 50th anniversary celebration ...