Lidl Ireland opens refurbished Donegal store with €7 million local investment

Supporting more than 100 jobs through the development

Lidl Ireland opens refurbished Donegal store with €7 million local investment

LGFA and GAA stars, Emer Gallagher and Michael Murphy were on site to officially open the refurbished state-of-the-art Lidl store on Ballybofey Road in Donegal town this morning

This morning, LGFA and GAA stars and Donegal natives, Emer Gallagher and Michael Murphy were on site to officially open the refurbished state-of-the-art Lidl store on Ballybofey Road in Donegal town.

The retailer’s first store opening since on onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, has supported more than 100 local jobs throughout the construction and development phases, and created 10 new permanent jobs with the retailer as well as a local investment of €7 million.

A welcome feature of this modern new build is an expanded bakery section, welcoming shoppers daily with the smell of freshly baked breads and pastries, one of Lidl’s most popular ranges. A Lidl to Go coffee machine is also available giving customers the option of a wallet friendly hot beverage for only €1.

The new building is bright and airy with a spacious interior layout, high ceilings and wide aisles creating a comfortable shopping experience for customers, when compared to the previous store. The store will feature convenient car park spaces are provided on site, including reserved spaces for families and disabled shoppers, and an increase of 54 from the previous car park.

The modern building is fully equipped with an ISO 50001 certified Energy Management System as well as a spacious interior layout, high ceilings and wide aisles creating a comfortable shopping experience for customers.

To mark the opening, Lidl Donegal welcomed representatives from Blue Stack Foundation to accept a donation of €1,000 to support the incredible work the foundation does with families who have dependants with physical, sensory and intellectual, and mental health disabilities in the Donegal area.

Lidl Donegal customers will have the opportunity to avail of some exclusive, one-time-only offers over the course of opening weekend.  Savvy shoppers can also save even more on their groceries when they shop with Lidl Plus, the retailer’s innovative instant rewards app that promises to save shoppers up to €10 per week using exclusive coupons, available to download from Irish app stores.

Welcoming the new Lidl store, Emer Gallagher, Donegal LGFA Player, said: “I am delighted to officially open Lidl Donegal this morning. Lidl’s frontline store teams across the county have continued to serve our local communities throughout the pandemic, and it’s great to see their smiling faces this morning and their excitement of working in this brand-new, beautiful store.

"The refurbished store is a very welcomed addition to our community, and I am very much looking forward to shopping Lidl’s fresh and high-quality products here and availing of some super savings with Lidl’s new loyalty app, Lidl Plus!”

Speaking at the opening, Stuart Morris, store manager at Lidl Donegal said: “After months of preparation, it is fantastic to officially open our brand-new Donegal store. The past number of months have been challenging for everyone so it is nice to have some good news to share and to continue to bring quality produce at unbeatable prices to our customers in Donegal as we have throughout the country for the past 20 years. The team and I look forward to serving the community of Donegal in our new state-of-the-art store.”

The store will be open from 8am to 10pm Monday to Saturday and 9am to 9pm on Sundays

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