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