By Dan Walsh
Lidl Ireland has opened its rebuilt Enniscorthy store on the Kiltealy Road, in a new state-of-the-art store creating eight jobs for the locality bringing the total number of people employed through the store to 29.
Approximately 200 people were employed through the construction phase of the new Lidl Enniscorthy store.
The former store was demolished and rebuilt with a modern finish to create an enhanced shopping experience for customers including a convenient large 117 space cark park which includes two electric vehicle charging spaces. However, the sustainable features don’t stop in the carpark as the store is fully equipped with an ISO 50001 certified Energy Management System including the installation of a solar photovoltaic system.
The Lidl Enniscorthy team were joined this morning by Wexford LGFA star, Clara Donnelly to officially open the store. “It’s an absolute pleasure to officially open the new and impressively improved Lidl Enniscorthy store. As a local myself, I have missed the store since it closed temporarily back in June so it’s great to see it back in business and just in time for Christmas.”
Echoing the excitement of the opening, Store Manager, Fran Butler welcomed the loyal Lidl customers of Enniscorthy to the new store. “Lidl Enniscorthy was one of our first Irish stores to open all the way back in June 2005, which meant building the new store on the same site felt like a nice tribute. This rebuild has been worked on since 2018, so it is great to see it coming to completion just in time for Christmas. We have really gotten to know the local community over the years and missed many familiar faces during our temporary closure. I think I can speak for the entire team here when I say we are looking forward to welcoming our loyal customers to our new store with even more space and range on offer.”
A true entity among the Enniscorthy community, Lidl have also constructed a roadway for nearby neighbours, Wexford Community Workshop, to give them safer access to their facility as well as a pedestrian link between the workshop and the new Lidl store. Likewise, the retailer has built a fence adjacent to the Moyne Rangers Football Club to provide them with greater security.
In celebration of the opening, Lidl Enniscorthy welcomed representatives from the Hope Cancer Support Centre to accept a donation of €1,000 to support the ongoing work they do in the Enniscorthy community, providing emotional support and information to people whose lives have been changed by a cancer diagnosis.