Tesco opens new Oughterard supermarket

Alan Coughlan, Area Manager West, Tesco, Patrica Duggan, Tesco Oughterard Gillian Joyce, Store Manager, Tesco Oughterard Martina Gormley, Tesco People Partner West and Eileen Gibbons, Tesco Oughterard as Tesco Ireland opens the doors to its latest store in Co Galway. Photo:- XPOSURE.ie

Tesco has recently opened its newly refurbished and rebranded supermarket in Oughterard.

The eight Tesco store to launch in Galway over recent months is part of the takeover of Joyce’s approved earlier this year.

At more than 4,000sqft, the new store promises customers a modern retail experience and a wide selection of quality fresh local and Irish produce.

Local suppliers Galway Bay Seafoods, Divilly’s Meats and Bacus Bhearna, are among a host of local producers who can be found on the shelves in Oughterard.

The new store was officially opened last week by the store manager, Gillian Joyce.

Gillian who is a former All-Ireland Ladies Football Winner with Galway said: “This is a big moment for us here in Tesco Oughterard.”

“We can’t wait to welcome our customers back, and we really look forward to actively engaging with the community.”

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

As part of its first Community Fund drive in Galway, the new Tesco will be supporting Oughterard Men’s Shed, Corrib Basketball Club and Oughterard Mental Health Services.

Through the food surplus redistribution programme, FoodCloud partners and OLIO Food Waste Heroes will be on hand to ensure no good food goes to waste.

The Oughterard team will also join Tesco’s continued efforts to support its charity partner, Children’s Health Foundation which supports all sick children in CHI at Crumlin, Connolly, Temple St, and Tallaght hospitals.

Geoff Byrne, Chief Operating Officer, Tesco Ireland said: “We’re very excited to open the doors of our new Oughterard store.”

“We have had such a warm welcome from all the communities where we are now based, and we are committed to ensuring that these new stores play a big part in local communities for many years to come.”