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Brisk business done as market blooms again

Plants and Fresh vegetables selling like hot cakes on re-opening day

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Martin Mahony of Ballyvourney Nursery and Garden Centre at his familiar stall in Macroom, now with a cordon and hand sanitiser for customers

Martin Mahony of Ballyvourney Nursery and Garden Centre at his familiar stall in Macroom, now with a cordon and hand sanitiser for customers

Martin Mahony of Ballyvourney Nursery and Garden Centre at his familiar stall in Macroom, now with a cordon and hand sanitiser for customers

Shoppers queued up in orderly fashion for nursery plants and fresh vegetables as Macroom's traditional town square market re-opened after an eight week COVID-19 hiatus.

Council workers had been up earlier that morning power washing the space in advance of the returns of the stalls.

The stalls themselves were fewer than had been the case - two stalls selling vegetables were in attendance as well as two others selling fresh vegetables.

Not back yet are stalls selling coffee, a deli stall, a baker and the cheesemonger.

Some of the stalls which used to be in Macroom have gone online due to COVID. People put in their orders by Saturday and collect their items on Tuesday.

"Fair play to the council, they were here earlier doing the powerwashing," said Breda McCarthy, who, along with her husband Diarmuid, have been selling fruit and vegetables for several years. "People are being cautious anyway."

Martin Mahony of Ballyvourney Nursery and Garden Centre said he had been busy all morning as shoppers looked for plants. "I have a cordon up around the stall and people ask for what they need."

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