Casual Trading

Casual trading includes activities in a public place, such as the sale of fast food from a van, the sale of flowers from a vehicle or stall, or any similar street market type of activity. It includes selling at a public road to which the public have access as a right or any other place that is a casual trading area as defined by the Casual Trading Act, 1995. Each Local Authority including Town Councils has the responsibility for Casual Trading in its area.

Wicklow County Council in exercise of its powers under section 6 of the Casual Trading Act, 1995, made the bye-laws in relation to the control, regulation, supervision and administration of casual trading in its area. These regulations exempt from the provisions of the Casual Trading Act 1995 the selling of strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, gooseberries, blackberries, loganberries, tayberries and currants and potatoes having loose skins and which have been harvested prior to maturity between the 1st May and 30th September in any year. The exemption is only applicable to growers of the products concerned their servants or agents.

Casual Trading Bye-Laws were adopted by Wicklow County Council on 5th March 2012. The following locations in Co. Wicklow were designated as Casual Trading Areas:

Location Number of Trading Places
Market Place, Rathdrum 3 Trading Places
Weaver's Square, Baltinglass 3 Trading Places
Southern Car Park, Brittas Bay 2 Trading Place
North Car Park, Brittas Bay 2 Trading Place
Opposite Cemetery, Glendalough 3 Trading Places
Upper Car Park, Glendalough 1 Trading Place
The Mart, Blessington 3 Trading Places

The following fees are charged in relation to Casual Trading:

Number of Days Charge in Euros
1 day €508
2 days €635
3 days €762
4 days €889
5 days €1,015
6 days €1,142
7 days €1,270

All applications to Wicklow County Council for Casual Trading must be accompanied by a Insurance Certificate indicating that Public Liability Cover is in force, with a maximum limit of indemnity of €6.4m.