Carraig Donn’s Largest Store in Ireland to Open in Gateway Shopping Park

07 Sep

Carraig Donn will open a new store in Gateway Shopping Park in Galway on Friday 11th September. The new store will be the largest of all their retail stores with a floor area of 4,700 sq. ft and it will bring the total number of Carraig Donn stores in Ireland to 42.

Carraig Donn is Ireland’s premier retailer of fashion, jewellery and giftware products. Carraig Donn was established 55 years ago in 1965 and has its head office in Westport, County Mayo. It is 100% Irish owned and currently employs over 500 people nationally.

Pat Hughes is the Managing Director of Carraig Donn and the company was founded by his parents, Padraig and Maire Hughes. Pat Hughes said “We’re delighted to announce the opening of our new flagship store, and our third store in Galway. Despite the challenges that exist in our industry as a result of Covid-19, we are committed to our growth and expansion plan. We have a loyal customer base in Galway, and we are delighted to bring the very best of Irish fashion, jewellery and homeware to Knocknacarra”.

Sigma Retail Partners are the asset management company for Gateway Shopping Park. Paddy O Connor, Asset Manager for the park, said: “On behalf of Sigma and indeed the wider design team and the owners, we are thrilled to welcome Carraig Donn to our newly extended and re-branded Gateway Shopping Park. Carraig Donn will join top quality retailers including Boots and Harvey Norman who also opened their fantastic new stores within the last few weeks, and will join existing tenants Dunnes, B&Q, Next, New Look and McSharry Pharmacy.”

The Phase 2 extension is the first provision of new retail space outside of Dublin since 2008 and the first in Galway in more than two decades. The development provided over 150 jobs during construction phase and is expected to create over 300 jobs in Knocknacarra and Galway when fully occupied. The new extension will have open-use retail units, food and beverage units, a creche and a gym.

Gateway Shopping Park already has an impressive line-up of retailers, including Dunnes Stores, B&Q, New Look, Next and McSharry Pharmacy, with two new stores recently opened, Harvey Norman and Boots, and Petstop opening soon in the upcoming weeks.