Portumna Mart - Celebrating 50 Years
Much more than just a place where cattle are bought and sold, the mart has huge social importance. With advances in technology in particular, farming has become more solitary than ever. The mart provides an opportunity for farmers, who are often isolated, to meet in a space where they can relax and connect with peers as well as doing business. This year Portumna Mart celebrates 50 years and we invite you to come and visit this microcosm within Portumna.
Five local photographers have worked together to produce a series of images that represent and celebrate the mart. Through their lenses they have captured the people, the animals and the dynamics of a day at the mart. The images will remain on permanent display around the ring at Portumna Mart.
Photographers: Jim Hynes, Brendan Hoary, Michael Molamphy, Joshua St John, Kerry Kissane