Tirlán CountryLife officially opens newly-refurbished and extended Fethard branch

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The free, family-focused and fun opening event featured competitions and give-aways, store discounts, food and drinks, as well as live demonstrations with the in-store horticulturist.

Cutting the ribbon at the official opening of the branch, John Murphy, Tirlán Chairperson, said that investing in the local branch network is very much part of Tirlán’s Living Proof sustainability strategy and encouraged farmer suppliers and members of the wider community to continue to support the branch.

Pictured cutting the ribbon at the Fethard Tirlán CountryLife official opening are left to right Tommie Campbell, Branch Manager, John Murphy Tirlán Chairperson and Bill Carroll, Tirlán Board Member.

“Tipperary is of major importance to our farmer-owned Co-operative. Tipperary dairy farmers are our fourth biggest suppliers and we paid €168 million in milk cheques to farm families in Tipperary in 2023.

“This branch has been completely redesigned to improve the customer experience and allow us extend our stock range. Our garden centre has been extended by 30%, Fethard now has a dedicated farm equip area carrying an extended range of farm hardware and machinery and we’ve added a new bagged feed store and more.

“The foundation of our Fethard store dates back to the early 20th century. From small beginnings as a privately owned creamery, it emerged as a progressive business servicing the needs of farmers in south Tipperary.

“Fethard amalgamated with several local creameries over the years, including Coolmoyne, Cloran, Killerk. As part of the South Tipperary Co-op group, they joined Avonmore Creameries in 1973.

“The 80’s saw a period of great change for Fethard, with the old creamery building knocked and in 1983 a new store was built. This comprised of a grocery and hardware shop, along with two warhouses on this very site.”


First Published 8 May 2024


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