A landmark shop which has provided groceries to
generations of families in the heart of Cashel has closed its doors after nearly 40 years of trading.
Buckley’s (Spar) at the top of the Main Street has ceased trading with the loss of about four jobs. The shop first opened its doors in the early 1970’s before the arrival of retailing giants like Tesco’s and Lidl.
President of the Cashel Chamber of Commerce Séan Laffey said it was another example of the changing nature of retail, with the multi-national discount stores out competing family-owned businesses in the centre of town.
“It proves that someone like Aldi coming in is a mistake,” said Mr Laffey. “There isn’t the clientele to keep these kinds of shops open.” The ending of the Aircoach bus-stop on the Main Street has also impacted on business at that end of town. “We’d like to wish the family well and thank them for four decades of trading,” added Mr Laffey.