A major development for one of the country’s oldest market places is set to commence within weeks. The transformation of Limerick Milk Market, which dates back to 1852, is an extensive project due to be completed by early next year. This follows the decision by Limerick City Council, and An Bord Pleanala to grant permission for the project to the Limerick Market Trustees, a non-profit group responsible for running markets throughout the city and environs. David O’Mahony, the chairman of Limerick Market Trustees, said the project will cost in excess of 2 million and would “move quickly to implementation, once the tendering process is complete”. “Our plan is to build upon the phenomenal success of our open air Saturday Milk Market, transforming it into an even more vibrant, enlarged, week-long market venue, which will be weather-proofed and will attract more shoppers and visitors into the heart of Limerick city,” he said.