Casual Trading

Casual trading includes trading stalls which operate daily or weekly, and trading at once-off or annual events such as concerts and festivals. Local Authorities issue casual trading licences for these activities, and it is an offence to engage in casual trading without a licence. The Casual Trading Act, 1995, may be viewed at

Kilkenny County Council controls and regulates casual trading within Kilkenny city and county. Casual Trading Licences specify the the designated trading area, the days of trading and the goods to which the licence applies, and may include further conditions (eg. hours of trading, litter management, etc). A trader who wishes to operate at a number of different designated trading areas is required to obtain a licence for each area.

Casual Trading Licence Applications:

Traders who wish to operate at The Casual Trading Area at The Parade, Kilkenny, may obtain application forms and further information, including fees, at City Hall, High Street, Kilkenny. Copies of the Casual Trading Bye Laws, 2013, may be downloaded;

Please note that the closing date for submission of application to trade at The Parade during the period 1st March, 2017 to 28th February, 2018, was Friday, 27th January, 2017.

Traders who wish to operate at the Designated Trading Bays throughout county Kilkenny, may obtain application forms and further information, including fees, at Environment Office, County Hall, John Street, Kilkenny. Kilkenny County Council Casual Trading Act, 1995, Bye-laws 2002 may be viewed here or inspected at the Environment Office also. Applications may be submitted at any time throughout the year.

Click to view the Schedule of Designated Trading Bays within Kilkenny. Maps identifying these trading bays are available for inspection at the Environment Section, County Hall, John Street, Kilkenny, during office hours.

You may download this Casual Trading Licence Application Form.

You may download this Special Events Licence Application Form.



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Opening Hours
Monday to Friday
9am to 5pm
(Closed Lunch Time 1pm - 2pm)

Contact Information
County Hall,
John Street, Kilkenny City
Phone: 056 - 7794470

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