Aldi opens new store in Graiguenamanagh, Co. Kilkenny
Aldi has opened its 136th store in Ireland, in the Kilkenny town of Graiguenamanagh. The new discount supermarket marked the occasion with a sizeable charity donation towards the restoration of Graiguenamanagh Abbey Hall.
4 December 2018
Aldi has increased its presence in Co. Kilkenny with the opening of its latest ‘Project Fresh’ store in Graiguenamanagh, bringing 20 new jobs to the area. The new store opening also provided a welcome boost for Graiguenamanagh Abbey Hall, with the discount supermarket donating €5,000 to help support the cherished local amenity.
Abbey Hall Committee members joined in the opening day celebrations, where they were presented with their cheque in-store.
On hand to officially open the new store was the Mayor of Kilkenny, Cllr. Peter Cleere, who together with Aldi’s Graiguenamanagh store manager David Rossiter, welcomed the store’s first customers.
The new store is fitted out as an Aldi ‘Project Fresh’ store, which includes a large shop floor spanning 12,000sq ft, wide aisles, hi-spec fixtures and fittings and 93 car parking spaces. The Graiguenamanagh store is Aldi’s fourth store in Kilkenny, bringing the total number of Irish stores to 136.
Officially opening the new store, Cllr. Peter ‘Chap’ Cleere, Mayor of Kilkenny, said that there has been considerable interest and excitement over the last couple of months regarding Aldi’s new store opening. “The overwhelming majority of people I have spoken to are absolutely delighted that this day has finally arrived,” he said. “Aldi opening its doors this morning is a major boost for the area, and a huge help to those who have to travel out of town to do their shopping, meaning that more money will stay in Graiguenamanagh, with shoppers in turn picking up extras in the town centre.”