The Pig Market

In 1927 Jack Holohan became an agent for Roscrea Bacon Ltd and started a pig market in Abbey which was held weekly on Mondays. Monday became a busy day with farmers arriving with horses and carts and donkeys and carts each containing a few pigs for sale.

You can learn more about the Abbey Pig Market on our Abbey and District Heritage website:

Abbey Pig Market – Abbey and District Heritage (

On the loop of our village, keep an eye out forĀ Finnegan’s Garden where you will see the old pig weighing scales used during market days.