Michael Power
Michael PowerManaging Director
Michael Power is the CEO of the Castleinch Venue. Michael has grown up with the
carbootsale in his family. From the early beginnings he was present . He has fond memories of the
early stages and has seen how it has grown over the past 32 years to the now “Irelands Largest
indoor and outdoor Sunday Market “.
Alan is the Manager of the Castleinch Venue. Started out as a trader 25 years ago. Has been
on board working at the venue for 16 years. He is overall manager of all the inside and outside stalls.
He can be contacted on 086 0446525 for all stall information.
Lucas Head Chef
Head chef of Betty’s Country Restaurant. 16 years’ experience. 5 years with the team.
Trained as a chef in Prague. Past employment :The New Park Hotel (4 years), The River Court (4
years), and a bakery (2 years).
Ann O'Neill
Ann O'NeillMarketing Manager
Ann is our in house Marketing Manager. Working with the team for 4 years. Also has great memories of what was once a small tea/coffee dock , to the now fine” Betty’s Country Restaurant”.

Our History

The very first day of carbootsale there were only five stalls. Three were belonged to Jack and the
other two belonged to some friends. People came along and had a laugh and some banter.  After a few weeks a bank managers wife and a friend set up a stall too. From then on, week after week it built up form there at a steady pace.

After a while Betty saw great potential in a coffee dock that was in a little corner of the first shed.
Up in the early hours every Sunday morning Betty would make a selection of sandwiches. Bake fresh
scones and some buns. The menu broadened over time. Added was Bettys Coffee Cake which was
Bettys speciality and always went down a treat.

Over the years, what was once a small corner coffee dock, is now a fine restaurant and dining area
that boasts one of the finest equipped kitchens in Kilkenny.

The Castleinch Venue is situated on an 9 acre site. Full on site restaurant. Suitable for families and
Wheelchair accessable. Linked with the Kilkenny tourism and Hertz traveller.
An ideal Venue for: Family functions, Group outings, Parties etc.
Also outside catering available.
It will also be holding events. The Auto jumble being one, that is on October 26 th .