Casual Trading Licence

Casual Trading Licence

Anyone engaging in Casual Trading in the administrative area of Meath County Council must hold a Casual Trading License. Meath County Council have designated casual trading sites in the County in accordance with the Casual Trading Bye Laws 1997.

In respect of trading on or near a foreshore area, it is vital that the Beaches, Foreshore, Estuaries and Harbours Bye Laws - County Meath - 2010 are adhered to.

Meath County Council accept application forms for Casual Trading Licences at the following locations:

Town/Village                                 Location                                                     Designated Area

Oldcastle                                 Market Square                                   2 No. Pitches

Athboy                                     Car Park                                             2 No. Pitches

Athboy                                     Main Street                                         1 No. Pitch

*LaytownBettystown               Beach                                                 6 No. Pitches


Meath County Council invites applications from parties interested in taking up Casual Trading Licences for trading bays at Bettystown beach.

These Licences are to allow trading for the 2023 season.

Applications will be open from Monday 13th February and close 4pm on the 31st March 2023.


Please note:  Casual Trading Bye-Laws, 1997 Section 24c states the following “Individual Trading spaces shall be allocated by the Council by such methods that it may, at its discretion decide. This shall not exclude allocation by lot”.  

The Council reserves the right to accept or decline any application and to cancel or withdraw any concession issued.

If you have any queries in relation to applying for a Casual Trading Licence for trading bays at the locations noted above, please contact Meath County Council at 046-9097000 or email

Further details and application forms / regulations can be obtained from:

  • The Environment Department, Meath County Council, Buvinda House, Dublin Road, Navan, Co. Meath. C15Y291
  • by emailing