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It’s unprecedented times for businesses as attempts are made to flatten the curve of the spread of coronavirus.

Many doors remain open and The Clare Echo has compiled a local directory by areas to alert you as to what businesses are still operating as normal and are in need of your support.

If your business is open but does not feature below, please contact us and we will add it to the list. Tweet us @ClareEcho, message us on Facebook or Instagram or email

The Country Store are offering to drop meals and baked goods as home deliveries, contact 061 473977. Orders can be made but must be done in advance. They are running an Easter colouring competition in different age categories from two to twelve. Hours: 7am – 7pm (Monday – Friday), 8am – 6:30pm (Saturday), 9am – 4pm (Sunday).

Smith’s Foodstore are adhering to the two metre social distancing guidelines. Customers also avail of the hand sanitiser at the entrance. Hours: 8am – 8pm (Monday – Saturday), 8am – 1pm (Sunday). Contact: 061-924-006

O’Mara’s are running as normal while reminding people in store of HSE guidelines. Hours: 9am – 8pm (Monday – Friday), 9am – 1pm (Sunday). Contact: 061-925-055

Crowe’s Grocery and Bakery are to give their forecourt a major upgrade. They currently remain open as usual. Hours: 7am – 10pm (daily). Contact: 061 367 85

Derg Credit Unions have made some changes to their opening hours. They are available for lodgements and withdrawals only. Opening hours will be altering. See their website for updates. Members have been asked to avoid using the office where possible, to make debit card payments over the phone, to use the online banking facility and to make lodgements through the secure mail box at each office.

Green Cross Pharmacy remains open. They have asked people to phone 48 hours in advance to order prescriptions, their number is 061-620-128. “We will only issue one month’s medication at a time”. Personnel that have been abroad or have come into contact with anyone that has Covid-19 are asked to ring instead of visiting the store. “We can no longer provide private consultations. If you would like to speak to the pharmacist in private please phone us instead. We have adopted measures to support 2 metres social distancing. Please allow two metres distance between you, your fellow customers and our staff while in store. We kindly request that payments are made by contactless card where possible.We would ask young healthy people to check on their elderly relatives and friends and collect their prescriptions for them if necessary”. Open from 9am to 6:30pm Monday – Friday and 9am to 6pm on Saturday.

Queally’s SuperValu on Convent Hill set aside the earlier Post Office opening time for pensioners to get their shopping done on Friday morning. Hours: 8am – 10pm (Monday – Saturday), 9am – 10pm (Sunday). Contact: 061 620 230

The Forge The Forge in Convent Hill continues to trade. Hours: 8am – 11pm (daily). Contact: 061 376 727.

O’Callaghan Oil have said “don’t shiver we deliver”. Contact 0862367133 for orders.

Crowe’s Grocery and Bakery in Quin has appealed to customers to adhere to social distancing. Contact 065 679 6767 between 7am – 10pm (Monday – Saturday) and 8am – 10pm (Sunday).

O’Brien Fuels remain open six days a week. Contact: 087 275 6216.

Varden’s Pharmacy have asked customers to only enter for essential medicines and prescriptions. Orders in advance have been advised. Elderly customers have been told to get younger relatives or friends to collect their prescription. Access to the premises will only be allowed by phoning in advance. Hours: 1pm – 7pm (Monday – Friday), 1pm – 6pm (Saturday). Contact: 061-368149

Centra in Scariff have put in place a temporary perspex screen at their checkout to emphasise the need for social distancing. Home deliveries are in operation. Customers have been asked to respect social distancing, protect the elderly and pay contactless (up to €50) where possible. Contact 061-921 000. Hours: 07:30am – 9pm (Monday – Saturday), 8am – 8pm (Sunday).

Derg Credit Unions can take loan applications plus lodgements and withdrawals. Currently open Monday, Tuesday and Friday (10am – 4pm) and Thursday (10:30am – 4pm). Closed on Wednesday and Saturday until further notice. Members have been asked to avoid using the office where possible, to make debit card payments over the phone, to use the online banking facility and to make lodgements through the secure mail box at each office.

Hogan Computer Services have reduced their services but remain open. For persons that need documents printed, email and include contact number. Payment is to be done over the phone, by cash or cheque in an envelope. Individuals that require ink, toner, paper or any pc accessory are asked to contact them via email or phone. For repair or purchase of PC, printer, laptop, software purchase call or email the store first. Nobody will be admitted for use of internet or printing facilities in person and children will be not allowed enter in any circumstance. Contact: 061-922044, 087 9858089, 087 2333065,

Ted’s Fresh Fruit and Veg are taking pre-orders and doing home delivery. You can text, ring or WhatsApp them on 0867254221.

Nyland’s 24/7 service continues. A sanitising unit is in store with signs also in store. The seating area has been closed off. Hours: 7am – 10pm (daily), hatch from 10pm onwards. Contact: 061-921-198.

McDermott’s Xpress Stop are allowing three customers in their door at one time. Perspex screens have been put in place at the till. Hours: 9am – 7pm (Monday – Saturday), 9am – 1pm (Sunday). Contact: 061-927-001.

Treacy’s Foodstore are adhering to all HSE guidelines. A perspex screen has been installed with safety measures in place. “We’re stocked up as good as we can”. Hours: 9am – 8pm (Monday – Saturday), 8:30am – 1pm (Sunday). Contact: 061-927-006.

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