Casual Trading

Limerick City and County Council supports casual traders to develop new products and markets and to support historic city and county markets.

There are two types of Casual Trading Licences issued by Limerick City and County Council:

  1. Casual Trading Licence
  2. Casual Trading Special Event Licence

Limerick City and County Council licenses casual traders to sell goods in public areas and designated trading areas. Designated areas include the weekend street traders in the City Centre, Abbeyfeale Main Square and Newcastle West Main Square under the Casual Trading Act 1995. A waiting list is in operation in the city centre.

A Casual Trading Special Event Licence is required to sell goods at the vicinity of an event for the day or days an event is taking place, and the location is at the discretion of the local authority.

The Enforcement Department issues and enforces casual trading licenses.

Applying for a Casual Trading Licence

If you would like to receive an Expression of Interest Form for a Casual Trading Licence in a designated trading area within the City or County, please download the form below.

If you require a Casual Special Event Licence please contact the Enforcement Department directly at:

Planning Department
Limerick City and County Council

Or email:

Note: The acceptance of an application by Limerick City and County Council cannot guarantee the granting of a licence.

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This service is provided by

Planning Development

Phone +353 61 556000
Limerick City and County Council, Dooradoyle, Limerick V94 XF67