Community spirit a winner at Clonkill Christmas Market
There were more than 80 stalls and hundreds of visitors at the Clonkill Christmas Market on Sunday. The event raises funds for local causes each year, and this time the beneficiaries include Killucan Area Services, and the Golden Years Club (sponsorship for a demo night); Lucy’s Lifeline; the playschool in Loughegar; the local parents association; Teach Fáilte; the hurling club; and the camogie club.
Vivienne Mulligan, a member of the organising committee, said: “We’ve been doing this since 2016. We started off as a LipSync trio and we had to do a fundraiser for that, and it turned into this market.”
Vivienne and colleagues said they love to bring the community together, and that is an important part of the annual market.
“We’d like to thank everybody for taking part – all the people that applied, all the people that have come to support the market and everybody that sponsored, and all the volunteers that helped out. It takes a huge team effort to put this together, and we couldn’t do it without those people, and the local businesses that support us.”