Castleblayney MartEst. 1963
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Castleblayney Mart was established in 1963 by Edward Paul Nugent, who saw the need to move away from the old system of street fairs where each farmer had to haggle with buyers to sell his animals.
The mart system is much fairer to the vendor where in potential buyers have to bid against each other thus achieving a better price. This system has stood the test of time for over 50 years. Sheep and Pig Auctions have been held every Monday since 1963 to 2015.
From October 2015 the Sheep and Pig auction Saturday mornings start at 9.30 am to suit part time farmers.
Cattle Auctions every Friday at 12 noon.
Cattle Auctions were traditionally held on Thursdays, but when Carrickmacross mart closed down over a decade ago, the cattle auction was moved to Fridays. Horse and Donkey Auctions are held on the second Saturday of each month. Alongside the livestock mart, EP Nugent also established a real estate sales, letting and valuation business, Plant & Machinery Auctions are held periodically.
Since 1980 the entire operation has been run by the late E.P. Nugent’s (RIP 2008) son Arthur Connell Hugh Nugent ably assisted by his sister Carmel, sister- in- law Maura and four other office staff together with 10/12 part- time yard staff. Connell Nugent is a Chartered Surveyor – a member of the Irish Society of Chartered Surveyor and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyor’s in London.