Joyce’s Supermarkets have expanded their chain of family owned Galway based stores by recently opening a new store in Oughterard.
This venture is an exciting new move for the Joyce family as they always support local suppliers and local jobs, putting the community at the forefront of everything they do. Pat Joyce continues his father’s legacy, maintaining a business that continues to centre on family and traditions, even as it grows.
This move is also a return to roots for Joyce’s, as Oughterard is where Paddy Joyce’s father hails from. Back in the 1800’s, the Joyce family owned the very same shop premises in Main St. Oughterard. It is here that they opened Joyce’s shop in 1840, selling groceries, hardware, animal feed and farm implements.
More than 100 years later, Paddy Joyce Senior started his own business in 1951 in Headford. In 1979, his son, Pat, officially joined him in the business, and when his father passed away in 1988, continued to run the business, opening a second store in Knocknacarra in 1999, a third in Athenry in 2005 and a fourth in Tuam in 2010.
In 2013 the new flagship store in Headford opened and Joyce’s then added Siopa an Phobail in Inverin in 2014.
More recently, Pat Joyce expanded in Galway city adding four stores at key locations – Fr. Griffin Road, Oranmore, Ballybane and Doughiska in November 2017.
The Oughterard store is currently open while refurbishments are taking place and they hope all changes are ready in time for Christmas. The staff and management at Joyce’s would like to thank all their customers who have shown great support since they opened on October 1st and thank them for their patience while the refurbishments are taking place. “We are thankful to everyone who has welcomed Joyce’s to the business community of Oughterard and look forward to meeting may more customers and friends over the coming months’.
Joyce’s has a long-standing reputation for award-winning quality products and customer service, which will only continue to thrive on Oughterard. We welcome them into the community and wish them every success.
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