Building on the recent success of the new Portlaoise branding and gift card, the Portlaoise Town Team today unveiled the new branded gazebos proudly displayed by the Portlaoise farmer’s market traders. Laois County Councils Business Support Unit worked closely with traders Mary Lowry and Peter McHugh over the past few months with the aim of creating a farmers market that had more visual impact. Making use of the new Portlaoise “We’ll Meet You There” brand the Business Support Unit worked with local designers Penhouse to design a complimentary Farmers Market Logo.

Funding for the new farmers market branding, gazebo’s and windbreakers was primarily provided by the Department of Agriculture, Food & Marine (DAFM) through its Rural Innovation and Development Fund and supplemented by Laois County Council’s Business Support Unit. The fund provides support for initiatives, items and activities which promote or develop innovative agri-food tourism projects in line with the recommendations made by its Commission for Economic Development of Rural Areas (CEDRA).

Present at the launch was Director of Services Kieran Kehoe who stated…

“Laois County Council welcomes the addition of the Farmer Market branding which builds on our overall vision of Portlaoise as a place to meet, live and do business. A visually stimulating Farmers Market will add to the atmosphere of the town centre, bring footfall into the main street and support our plans to rejuvenate the town centre.”

The Portlaoise Farmers Market provides fresh, quality, artisan and craft produce and trades every Friday in Top Square Portlaoise between 8.30am and 3.00pm. If you are interested in joining the Portlaoise Farmers Market contact Jake Lawlor in the Business Support Unit on 057 86 64000 or

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