Bank Holiday Monday Return for Crageens Car Boot Sale

Castleisland RFC Car Boot Sale organiser, Brian O'Sullivan with his son, Conor flagging the June Bank Holiday Monday event at The Crageens. ©Photograph: John Reidy
Castleisland RFC Car Boot Sale organiser, Brian O’Sullivan with his son, Conor flagging the June Bank Holiday Monday event at The Crageens. ©Photograph: John Reidy

After a tentative introduction to the culture of the locality last year, the Car Boot Sale experience is set to return on the coming Bank Holiday Monday, June 5th.

Castleisland RFC member, Brian O’Sullivan introduced the idea as a club fundraiser and it was held on the grounds and drew an enthusiastic following of buyers and sellers.

The only reason there hasn’t been more of them in the meantime was that the help necessary to run them safely and successfully didn’t materialise as hoped.

A Well Established Idea

Even so, Brian was delighted to confirm, after last year’s experiment, that it was a success.

The idea is a well established means of fundraising in several parts of the world and in England, in particular, it has become a way of life for millions of people.

“We’re delighted with how it went as we had no idea of how many people would turn up with stalls or car-boots or if people would come to buy the goods on offer here,” said Brian after the first attempt in 2016.

Delighted with Facilities

“The important thing for us is that the people who set up stalls here were delighted with the facilities.

“They told us it was important that tea-making and toilet facilities were so close to the market area and they were asking if we are considering doing it again. So we’re hoping they’ll be back on the bank holiday Monday, June 5th.,” according to Brian.

Stands €10 Each

Stands for traders and sellers will be charged at €10 each and buyers’ admission fee is €2 while children go in free. Traders/sellers are advised to be there between 9am and 11am depending of their setting up time and the gates will open to the in-rushing public from 11am to 2pm.

While no guarantees are ever sought or given at events of this nature, the age old Caveat Emptor / Let the buyer Beware is an essential part of the car boot sale experience.

Brian O’Sullivan can be contacted on: 086 83 77 832

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