Lidl opens brand new €6 million store in Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow

Members of St Andrew’s LGFA club did the honours of officially opening the store

The opening of the new state-of-the-art store creates 35 jobs in the locality

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After much anticipation, Lidl Ireland opened its brand new store in Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow on Thursday, 24 June.

In a press statement, Lidl said the opening creates 35 permanent jobs with the retailer as well as having supported a further 75 construction jobs throughout the development phase.

As a leading supporter of female participation in sport through Lidl’s partnership with the Ladies Gaelic Football Association, it was only fitting that members of St Andrew’s LGFA club did the honours of officially opening the store. Following the celebratory ribbon cut, St Andrew’s club members, Leona Lee, Chloe Beck, Georgie Byrne, Sinead McCullagh, Sara Clarke, Leanne Carroll, Rachel McCullagh and Rebecca Kelly were presented with a set of new kits for their team, sponsored by Lidl.

Alongside Lidl’s new bright and airy 1,017sq m store, with a spacious interior layout, high ceilings and wide aisles creating a comfortable shopping experience for customers, the development also includes an onsite café which provides a nice new nook for post-shopping catch ups over coffee.

Lidl Bagenalstown is also a strong example of Lidl’s leadership in the sustainable building field with the store using only renewable electricity as part of its 50001 ISO certified energy management system, providing free EV charging points to customers and the installation of solar panels.

Through its partnership with FoodCloud, Lidl has donated more than 30,000 meals to local Carlow charities and community groups, helping to alleviate food poverty. Furthering its community-focused objectives under its “A Better Tomorrow” corporate social responsibility programme, and to mark the opening, Lidl Bagenalstown welcomed representatives from local charity, Bagenalstown Family Resource Centre to accept a donation of €500 to support the ongoing services they provide for both families and individuals in the community of Bagenalstown and the surrounding areas of South Carlow, from counselling to running clubs.

Commending the Bagenalstown community for their support, Lidl Bagenalstown store manager, Georgina Booth, said the team had been “warmly welcomed by the local community”.

 

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