Cootehill Livestock Mart is set to open its doors again in March under new management.

The mart has been closed since the end of 2020 after the previous management exited the business.

Speaking to the Irish Farmers Journal, new managers and Cootehill men Geoffrey and Stephen Drury said: “We are delighted to announce that Cootehill Mart will be reopening in March 2021.

"It will be very much a family-run business and we are looking forward to welcoming all previous customers, farmers, buyers and sellers back to the mart.

"We have been in consultation with the Department of Agriculture for the last few weeks on a few changes needed and we hope to be up and running during March.”

Mart sales will operate on the same days as it was on prior to the recent closure as follows:

  • Tuesday evenings:Sheep sale.
  • Wednesdays: Main cattle sales.
  • Friday evenings: Weanling sales.
  • Closure

    The mart previously known as Station Road Mart, Cootehill, was run by Jimmy and Carmel O'Reilly for the last seven years, but closed at the end of 2020.

    A statement issued to the Irish Farmers Journal said that as and from 15 January 2021, the company would no longer operate the mart at Station Road, Cootehill, Co Cavan.

    It went on to say that the directors of the mart (Jimmy and Carmel O'Reilly) would like to express their gratitude to their loyal customers, staff and suppliers.

    They also said that the mart was and always has been solvent.