Tesco opens newest Galway supermarket in Athenry

Anne Rabbitte, Minister of State for Disability in the Dept of Health & Dept of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth opens the Tesco Athenry store alongside Rosemary Garth, Communications Director, Tesco Ireland, Sean Mulhern, store manager and colleagues Memba Doggett and Jackie Haverty. Photo: Andrew Downes, xposure.ie

Tesco have recently unveiled their latest branch in Galway with a newly refurbished Athenry store which opened last Friday.

The newest Tesco supermarket in Galway is part of the chain’s takeover of Joyce’s, which was approved last June.

Tesco Athenry, which includes customer favourite F&F, welcomed the community as it opened the doors to the almost 40,000 square-foot shop.

The store will offer customers an extensive range of quality fresh Irish foods and will also feature produce from several local Galway suppliers including Bowes Bakery, Divilly Brothers and Galway Bay Seafood.

The supermarket was officially opened by Store Manager, Sean Mulhern, who will lead a team of local colleagues.

Sean said, “We are delighted to be open for business after a busy period of preparations, and it’s great to see customers coming through the doors.”

“We’re really looking forward to meeting local groups and projects who need our support through the Community Fund over the coming months; where we’re always looking for new projects to support.”


Rosemary Garth, Communications Director, Tesco Ireland said: “We’re very excited to open the doors of our new Athenry store, here in County Galway.”

“We are committed to ensuring that Athenry and all our new stores play an important role in local communities, and we’re looking forward to providing support to local groups and organisations through our Community Fund for many years to come.”

The Tesco Ireland Community Fund is set to play an increasing role in supporting local community groups across Galway.

When all nine new stores are up and running Community Fund donations of €84,000 euro per year will be used to support more than 100 projects across the county.

This funding comes on top of donations of over €200,000 to more than 700 community projects in Galway, since 2014.