Live business blog: What’s open in Clare

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Since the outbreak of COVID-19, The Clare Echo has been determined to support local business and now we’re going to keep you updated on businesses back in operation and those that have kept going during the pandemic.

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Village Stores, Spar are asking customers to use the hand sanitiser at the entrance of the shop and at the tills. Trolleys, shopping baskets and coffee machines are all being sanitised frequently. Hours: 08:30am – 7pm (Monday – Saturday), 08:30am – 5pm (Sunday). Contact: 065 707 7181

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. Hours: 7am – 7pm (Monday – Friday), 8am – 6:30pm (Saturday), 9am – 4pm (Sunday).

Long Dock is open as a weekend takeaway. Ideas on what to order available from Ring and collect from 065-905-8106 between 12pm and 8pm (Friday to Sunday).

Deasy’s Centra have encouraged contactless payments. They have a delivery service in place for elderly customers and those most vulnerable from Covid-19. Contact: 065 682 0152.

Gala Clarecastle on the Kildysart Rd have kept their doors open. Fresh goods baked daily.

Maxol Clarecastle are taking payment for petrol, diesel or any goods through their hatch at the newly renovated store.

New Dynasty Chinese Takeaway has reopened. Hours: 4pm – 11pm (daily). Contact: 065 689 3903

Vaughan’s Filling Station are asking customers to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Deliveries are being carried out for those that make requests. Hours: 7am – 9pm (daily). Contact: 065-905-9338.

Lakefield Service Station have installed a perplex screen in store to protect staff and customers. A one way system is in operation within the shop. Customers have the option to stay in cars if they ring ahead with their order. Deliveries of solid fuels continue on Tuesdays and Fridays with the option for elderly customers to phone in orders that can be delivered. Hours: 8am – 8pm (Monday – Saturday), 8:30am – 8pm (Sunday). Contact: 065-6837-366 / 086-803-4224.

O’Callaghans Daybreak have assured customers they will operate as normal. “We are doing everything to keep everyone stocked up”. Hours: 06:30am – 9pm (daily). Contact: (065) 682 7047.

Meaney’s have installed screen protectors and have hand sanitises at the entrance to their store. Home deliveries are being carried out, alternatively customers can phone in their order and it can be dropped to their car. Hours: 9am – 8pm (Monday – Sunday). Contact: 086-193-2338 / 065-905-9015.

McNamees Londis still open. Their deli is full to the brim. Contact: 065 683 8078.

Hotel Doolin is closed to the public but continues to provide a takeaway service at Stonewall Café. Hours: 10am – 3pm, 5-8pm.

The Ivy Cottage are running a takeaway service only, orders can be phoned in and will be dropped to the car of any customer. Contact: 083 322 2125. Hours: 12pm – 7:30pm (daily).

McInerney’s Shop have started free deliveries. Order and pay by card over the phone. Hours: 08:30am – 08:30pm (Tuesday – Saturday), 08:30am – 2pm, 3pm – 08:30pm (Sunday), 08:30am – 09:30pm (Monday). Contact: 065 9055010.

Best Price tiles on Quin Rd in Ennis have reopened for business. Customers are asked to adhere to HSE guidelines. Gloves and hand sanitizers are provided for customers at the entrance to the showroom, a two metre distance is to be maintained at all times. Hours: 9:30am – 6pm (Monday – Saturday). Contact: 065 6848800 or

Blossom on the Go Garden Centre in Hermitage are open. Phone payment and deliveries are being offered.

Brian McMahon and Daughters Estate Agents have their offices closed and are unable to host viewings at this time. However, they are very keen to hear from people interested in buying, selling or renting in the coming months. “Through property management we continue to support our landlords in arranging emergency repairs and essential maintenance. If you’re having difficulty managing your rental property, call or email us, we can help”. Contact: 0879930179 /

Brian Pyne Tiles are open by appointment only. Customers are asked to adhere to Government and HSE guidelines. Hand sanitisers are provided at the entrance to the showroom, a two metre distance is to be maintained at all times while a maximum of two people are allowed for each appointment. Hours: 9am – 5pm. Contact: 065 6892488 /

Café Aroma is open for takeaways. Food orders finish at 4pm with tea/coffee served till 5pm. Hours: 8:30am – 4pm (food) / 5pm (tea/coffee) (Monday – Saturday). Contact: 0894845309.

Charlie McEnery Motor Services in operation but with closed yard gates. Free collection and delivery of cars can be arranged without meeting in person. They are carrying out free car inspections of any frontline staff. Hours: 9am – 6:30pm (Monday – Friday), 9am – 6pm (Saturday). Contact: 065 684 9961

Circle K / O’Keeffe’s Spar on the Tulla Rd remains unaffected. Hours: 7am – 10pm (Monday – Saturday), 8am – 10pm (Sunday). Contact: 065 682 4313.

Circle K in Clonroad More are taking all payment through the hatch. They remain open 24 hours. Contact: 065 686 2381

Clare Local Development Company are continuing to deliver their services “where practicable”. CLDC offices at Westgate Business Park in Ennis are closed to the public. They can be contacted via 065 68 66800, or on Facebook.

Clare MABS are open and available to support people over the phone and via email. Money advisers remain in the office. They have details on the latest information about Covid-19 protections agreed with the main banks and how to go about applying for these. Contact: 0761 072 430.

Clonroad Garden Centre can arrange items to collect or drop to your door. Message them on Facebook for more details. They are now open to the public.

Coote’s Shop and Bakery at Cahercalla Cross have stocked up on supplies, only one each of cleaning items such as sanitisers for customers. Elderly motorists won’t have to exit their cars if they go there. “Drive up to the front or back door, beep the horn and we’ll pop out when we’re free and get you what you need”.The store is also giving away goodwill gestures. Open daily from 7am to 7pm, 065 682 4949.

County Boutique is closed on O’Connell St but are taking orders online. Check out their Facebook page to see what looks you can shop.

D2 Print are still trading as normal in the Gort Road Business Park Ennis. Hours: 9am – 5.30pm (Monday to Friday). Contact: 065 6868108 /

DNG O’Sullivan Hurley offering live property tours. “While our doors are closed we are still opening doors for all of you house hunters out there and making remote viewing possible. We are constantly seeking to improve on the service that we offer our clients and would like to offer all customers private one to one Facetime/Whats App video walk through appointments of the home they would like to view from the comfort of their own home”. Contact DNG O’Sullivan Hurley on 065 6840200 to arrange your video call or email

Donie O’Keeffe Champion Meats in Turnpike are encouraging customers to pre-order and avoid queues by ringing 0830106228. Hours: 8am – 6:30pm (Monday, – Saturday), 8am – 7pm (Friday).

Ennis Electrical have kept their stores on the Quin Rd and Parnell St open. Deliveries or collection can be organised. Contact: 065-6829684.

Ennis Mowers and Cycles on the Gort Rd are also open. Hours: 9am – 6pm (Monday – Saturday). Contact: 065 684 2300.

Ennis Pet Centre are restricting access to the shop to allow safe distance between staff and customers. Deliveries are running each afternoon. Hours: 9:30am – 2pm (Monday – Saturday). Contact: 065-6868816 /

Fairgreen Stoves reopened on Monday. For safety & comfort they are meeting people by appointment. Contact: 087 1201747 to arrange a time that suits you.

Fishing Tackle in Quin Rd Ind Estate are taking orders. Hours: 09:15am – 5:45pm (Monday – Friday), 9:15am – 5pm (Saturday). Contact: 065 679 7450.

Food Heaven are operating as a takeaway. Preorders taken by phone. Contact via WhatsApp: 0894491411.

Frank Frawley Butchers in Tesco Shopping Centre are open seven days a week. Only four customers are allowed in store at one time, hand sanitisers and bacterial wipes are outside the shop for trolley handles, front-line staff can have their meat dropped to their car. Hours: 7:30am – 7pm. Contact: 065 682 0876.

Hogan Garden Machinery on the Gort Rd have reminded us that the grass may be greener on the other side but it still has to be mowed. Contact: 0656821020.

Hogan Motors on the Gort Rd will reopen on Monday. Contact: 0656821704

Home Gallery Interiors based on the Kilrush Rd are taking orders online. To see a selection of their wide range and for more details, see their Facebook page.

Geraghtys Spar in Turnpike, Ennis have set up a dedicated phone line 085-213-2995 for customers who may not feel safe leaving their homes. Customers are asked to adhere to social distancing as laid out in store.

Gleeson’s Insurance in the Market are operating behind closed doors. They have offered to provide free financial advice for individuals during the pandemic. For more, contact Alan: 0862222204 /

James Quinn Butchers on the Kilrush Rd are taking orders by the phone which will then be ready for collection ensuring no delays in the shop, alternatively they are dropping purchases to the car and carrying out local home delivery. Hours: 8am – 6pm (Monday – Friday). Contact: 0656797000.

Liddy’s EuroSpar in Roslevan have started a phone in order service via 065 682 3808 where the store manager will take orders. Purchases can be dropped to cars parked outside or to deliver to local areas free of charge, EirCode must be on hand. To comply with Social Distancing, credit card payment can be accepted over the phone.

Liddy’s Spar on the Mill Rd remains open. Hours: 07am – 12am (daily). Contact: 065 684 4900.

Location Location are open but not in their Ennis office at Summerhill. Instead, they are offering personalised virtual tours in sales and lettings, your property can be valued via pictures and videos. Contact: to book a virtual tour.

Market Bar & Restaurant in Merchant Square have a takeaway service. Contact: 0656849935.

Martin Daly Tyre Stop is open and is adhering to every instruction issued by the Government. Customers are to wait in their car, the waiting room is closed to the public. Those in the Ennis area can have their car returned to the their home. Contact 0656898070 or 0868118987.

Matt Waters’ Fruit n Veg on the Turnpike Rd remain open. Customers are asked to follow social distancing measures and phone in advance where possible. Contact: 065 684 2816.

Molloy Master Butchers with stores on Abbey St and in Roslevan are both open. Hours: Roslevan- 8am – 7pm (Monday – Friday), 8am – 6pm (Saturday), Abbey St- 8am – 6pm (Monday – Wednesday), 8am to 6pm (Thursday – Saturday).

Moloney Fuels in Clonroadbeg have altered their opening hours. Deliveries will continue as normal on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Hours: 9am – 5pm (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday), 9am – 3pm (Saturday). “We would like to thank all our customers for there continued support and patience in these difficult times”. Contact: 087 669 4438.

Munster Group Insurance on Bindon St have kept their lines open for business. Hours: 09am – 5:15pm (Monday – Friday). Contact: 065 684 1766.

NC Paint & Decor are taking orders by text. Collection is arranged when orders are finalised. Contact: 083 8783752 and 065 6823775.

Next Door Off Licence open from 10:30am to 10pm, one customer at a time policy in place.

O’Briens Community Stores in Cloughleigh and Kilmaley are running a delivery system for customers. Phone 065 682 3838 (Cloughleigh) & 065 683 9038 (Kilmaley), provide full address, contact number, delivery instructions and inform the person at the other end of the phone if you are in isolation.

O’Flaherty Electric and Euronics have opened their doors to customers again on Carmody St. Strict guidelines with regard to social distancing in place. Hours: 9am – 6pm (Monday – Saturday). Contact: 0656844434

O’Sullivan and Hansbury Daybreak on the Kilrush Rd is open. They have started a delivery service to customers in the area afraid to go to the shops. Orders and payment can be done over the phone via 065-682-0312, deliveries start at 12pm and again at 4:30pm. Open 7am to 11pm (Monday – Saturday) and 8am to 11pm (Sunday).

Pat Foudy & Daughter Tyres are offering free tyre checks and puncture repairs to all medical staff and all those who have lost their jobs as a result of Covid-19. Contact: 065 682 8503. Hours: 9am – 6pm (Monday – Friday), Saturday (9am – 5pm).

Peppermill in the Quin Rd Business Park have a takeaway option. Contact: 0656891010.

Prestige Motors in Doora Industrial Estate will be opening on Monday. They have appealed to customers to follow Government and HSE advice. Contact: 0656844077 / 0851539001.

Quinn Property Management are open and operating in a full capacity behind closed doors. Lettings and sales viewings are available via WhatsApp once you contact the office. All current listing can be viewed on or Contact: 065 6824343 /

Realprint is open for business as normal. Contact: 065 6844545 /

Ryan’s Centra at Toberteascáin are open. Hours remain unaffected. They have started a delivery service to help the elderly and the vulnerable. Open from 7am to 11pm.

Shanahan Paints are operating an order and collect service. Once you complete your order, staff will arrange a collection point. Contact: 0656824052 / / 061718674 (Shannon).

Sherry Fitzgerald McMahon is staying open virtually, 24/7, and will continue working remotely while its physical offices are closed for the time being. “You can view our properties virtually, make offers through and chat to us online and over the phone. Check out

Specsavers have reopened. HOURS: 10am – 2pm (Monday – Friday). Contact: 065 682 1212.

St Francis Credit Union have reminded the public that most if not all of their services can be carried out online or over the phone 065 682 8305.

Supermacs on O’Connell St is open daily for takeaway and delivery. Hours: 1pm – 9pm. Contact: 0656820914.

Suttons Lighting on St Flannan’s Drive have kept normal business hours. Hours: 9am – 6pm (Monday – Friday), 9am – 5pm (Saturday). Contact: 065 682 4045.

The Grove in Roslevan have started a takeaway service. Contact: 0656893280.

The Paperchase in Dunnes Mall on O’Connell St is open selling lotto tickets, newspapers, magazines, books, cards, gifts and confectionery. Contact: 065 6824859.

Tierneys Costcutter are now taking orders over the phone to shorten the amount of time people spend in store. Phone 065 682 1622 to place an order. Hours: 7am -10pm (daily).

Tulsi Indian Restaurant have a takeaway service in operation in Carmody St. Contact: 0656848060.

Vaughan’s Garden Centre on the Gort Rd are taking orders by the phone and dropping flowers to your door. Contact: 065-6893408, Hours: 9:30am – 6pm (Monday – Saturday), 12pm – 5pm (Sunday).

YOUtherapies, specialising in women’s health and general physiotherapy is providing video physio consultations and clinical pilates and yoga online. In-person physiotherapy can be arranged if required, complying with ISCP and HSE guidelines, visit for more. Contact: 0851188108.

Ennistymon & District Credit Union Ltd are open and operating as normal. Social distancing measures are in place, if members are unable to get to a branch they are advised to contact the office via phone or email. Updates are being posted on their website, and on Facebook. Hours: 9:15am – 4:30pm (Tuesday – Thursday). Contact: 065 707 1126 /

Fitzpatrick’s SuperValu have social distancing markings at their tills, deli and meat counters with sanitisers also available at the entrance. Trolleys and tills are being sanitised frequently. Hours: 8am – 9pm (daily). Contact: 065-707-1459.

KathCleans Launderette & Dry Cleaners remain open to clean bed lines, towels, duvets and any other laundry. Contact: 065 707 1093. Hours: 9am – 1pm, 2pm – 6pm (Monday – Friday), 9am – 1pm (Saturday).

Salmon Bookshop & Literary Centre on Parliament St is closed but are taking orders via phone, text and email. Payment can be taken over the phone with books posted directly to your address. Contact: / 0873654974 / 0852318909.

Spar have markings on the floor of their shop to remind customers about social distancing. Hours: 07:30am – 10pm (Monday – Saturday). Contact: 065-707-1459.

The Cheese Press continues to sell Irish cheeses, breads, deli products and takeaway coffee for three days of the week. Hours: 10am – 3pm (Thursday – Saturday).

Unglert’s Bakery and Health Food Store are offering online deliveries for their produce. Contact: (065) 707 1217.

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

Corrib Oil are only allowing a certain amount of individuals in their store at one time. Screens have been installed in store to alleviate health concerns. Hours: 6am – 11pm (daily).

Couglan’s Centra have perspex screen in front of the checkout. Staff are all wearing disposable gloves with cleaning taking place every fifteen minutes. Hours: 7am – 10pm (Monday – Saturday), 8am – 10pm (Sunday). Contact: 091-630-055.

Gort Garden Centre and Church St Flowers open on a restricted basis. The outdoor space of the garden centre is open with social distancing in place. Customers are asked to use gloves, hand sanitiser and disinfectant provided. Staff only indoors. Payments will be accepted outside only through cash or card. They have encouraged ordering ahead. Hours: 10am – 4pm (Monday – Saturday). Contact: 091648532 / 0866667574.

Minihan’s SuperValu say their online service is “through the roof” over recent days. Perspex screens are at all checkout tills, marking reminding customers of the two metre social distancing requirement and hand sanitiser at checkout tills are their measures in place. Hours: 08:30am – 9pm (Monday – Saturday), 09:30am – 9pm (Sunday). Contact: 091-632-784.

Mace staff say a day by day approach is being monitored. All lines and markings are on the floor of the store to remind people that a two metre social distance must be kept. Contact: 065-683-6729.

Safety screens have been installed at Centra for the benefit of staff and customers. Hand sanitiser is in store for customer use. A fresh batch of anti-bacterial wipes has also been delivered to the store. Hours: 7am – 10pm (Monday – Saturday), 8am – 6pm (Sunday). Contact: 0656832056.

Doohan’s Foodstore have said customers are all following HSE guidelines on social distancing. Hours: 07:30am – 9pm (Monday – Saturday), 07:30am – 6pm (Sunday). Contact: 065-683-2100.

Anam Coffee are dispatching coffee nationwide. They are also running a campaign whereby 100% of profits online go to wholesale customers. “It is our way of supporting so many of them forced to close”. Contact: 085-131-6655

Howley’s are reminding customers about social distancing and have stickers all over their shop. Hours: 08:30am – 7:30pm (Monday – Friday), 08:30am – 1pm (Sunday). Contact: 065-708-8028.

O’Gormans Xpress Shop have hand sanitisers and wipes for any customer that requires them while in store. Social distancing is being adhered to. Hours: 9am – 7pm (Monday – Saturday), 9am – 1pm (Sunday). Contact: 065-708-8041

Crowe’s Grocery and Bakery remain open as usual. Hours: 7am – 10pm (daily). Contact: 061 367 85

McNamara’s Shop are following all Government guidelines. Hours: 07:45am – 7pm (Monday – Saturday), 9am – 1pm (Sunday). Contact: 065-905-6075.

Next Door Off Licence open from 10:30am to 10pm, one customer at a time policy in place.

Nolan’s Deli have put new measures in place as they remain open. Six customers only are allowed in the store at one time, all customers must keep 1m apart, contactless payments have been encouraged, cash payments will still be accepted. Hours: 8am – 6pm (Monday – Friday), 8:30am – 6pm (Saturday), 9am – 5pm (Sunday).

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

Irish ICE Cards are open. They produce In Case of Emergency Cards. CONTACT: 0879777011 /

McNamees XL is fully stocked. Hours: 8am – 9pm (Monday – Saturday), 8am – 8pm (Sunday). Contact: (065) 683 9392

Fitzpatrick Costcutter & Circle K have a 24 hour fuel pump payment method via card. Customers have been asked to use hand sanitiser when entering their store. Hours: 07:30am – 09:30pm (Monday – Friday), 8am – 9pm (Saturday), 08:30am – 9pm (Sunday).

Johnston’s Centra are on top of everything with fresh stock keeping their regulars happy. Hours: 07:45am – 8:45pm (Monday – Friday), 07:45am – 7:45pm (Saturday & Sunday).

Ryan’s Butchers are open and are following all HSE recommendations in store.

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

Coffeys Café and Pizzeria at Market Square are operating as a takeaway. Any of their foods can be served in biodegradable plates. Contact: 065 905 1170.

Gleesons Household & Cycles on Henry St now have a phone and collect service. Hours: 9am – 6pm (Monday – Saturday). Contact: 065 905 1127.

J Hartman Jewellers commenced a call and collect service and delivery for any items from their Moore St store. Hours: 10am – 6pm (Monday – Saturday). Contact: 065 905 1135

Kelly’s Meat Store have their Sausage Van on the road dropping orders to the door. Contact: 065-9052818 / 086-8148855. Hours: 8am – 6pm (Monday – Saturday).

Kilrush Laundry on Burton Street is open and adhering to all HSE guidelines. Hours: 10am – 4pm (Tuesday – Friday), 10am – 4pm (Saturday). Contact: 0872379835.

McMahon & Williams Solicitors are open. For more information, visit their website ( Contact: 065 9051009

Next Door Off Licence open from 10:30am to 10pm, one customer at a time policy in place.

O’Sullivan’s located on Moore St have reminded customers to wash their hands. They have posted some virtual browsing on their Facebook page and can put aside any items for collection that viewers like. Hours: 09:30am – 6pm (Monday – Saturday). Contact: 065 9051071 /

Pen2Paper have assured customers they are maintaining the highest health standards possible. Hours: 10am – 6pm (Monday – Saturday). Contact: (065) 908 0946.

Ryan’s Butchers are open and are following all HSE recommendations in store.

Queally’s SuperValu on Francis St have constructed safety screen at checkout tills to protect staff and customers. Home deliveries an option for customers that wish to avoid the store. Hours: 8am – 10pm (Monday – Saturday), 8am – 9pm (Sunday). Contact: 065 905 1885

The Family Store on Moore St have started postage orders with social distancing being followed in store. Contact: 065 905 1703. Hours: 09:30am – 6pm (Monday – Saturday).

West Coast Catering are offering a seven day meal deal for €40. From Monday, they will be offering a small temporary menu on a ring and collect basis only to minimise contact. The menu will be posted in advance on their Facebook page. Contact: 087382767.

Wild Atlantic Opticians in Francis St, Kilrush have reopened to the public and are adhering to all HSE guidelines. Staff and patient safety is a priority, management have said. Contact: 0659051832 /

Quinn’s Hardware are operating a drive through whilst they are open. Hours: 8am – 5:30pm (Monday – Friday). Contact: 091 635104.

Centra owned by Kennedy’s on Rue D’Arzon have said they are doing “everything in our power” to ensure high stocks remain and highest hygiene standards are maintained. Hours: 7am – 8pm (daily). Contact: 065 708 6810.

Daybreak customers are to stay two metres apart and have been advised to use contactless payments where possible. Hours: 7am – 9pm (daily). Contact: 065 708 1562.

Lahinch Surf Shop is taking online orders via their website For anything not on the website just send an email to Staff are also responding to messages sent via Instagram and Facebook messenger. They plan to reopen to the public on June 8th.

Randaddy’s Restaurant has started a takeaway service which runs from 12pm – 8pm, ring 065 708 2740 to place your order and staff will bring the food to your car.

Liscannor Service Station is open. Customers are asked to abide by physical distancing and to use hand sanitiser provided at the entrance. Deliveries to locals are available when requested. Motorists filling up on petrol and diesel are requested to wear gloves.

Ennistymon & District Credit Union Ltd’s Lisdoonvarna branch is open and operating as normal. Social distancing measures are in place, if members are unable to get to a branch they are advised to contact the office via phone or email. Updates are being posted on their website, and on Facebook. Hours: 10am – 4pm (Friday). Contact: 065 707 1126 /

Talty Stores is fully stocked. They are also running a call and collect service, phone 065-683-4151. Opening hours: 7am – 9pm (Monday – Friday), 7am – 8pm (Saturday), 8am – 8pm (Sunday).

Cottage Garden Centre have started local deliveries and have now a call to collect service in place. Hours: 10am – 5:30pm (Tuesday – Saturday), 12pm – 5pm (Sunday). Contact: 087 686 5443.

Ennistymon & District Credit Union Ltd’s Miltown Malbay branch is open and operating as normal. Social distancing measures are in place, if members are unable to get to a branch they are advised to contact the office via phone or email. Updates are being posted on their website, and on Facebook. Hours: 10am – 2pm (Tuesday – Thursday), 10:30am – 4:30pm (Friday). Contact: 065 707 1126 /

Jones’ Super Valu have set up a shop and collect service. After scanning the product list at, email your shopping list to with your name, phone number and address, once the basket is checked out you will receive a phonecall. Collection times will be dictated by the levels of orders but the process is expected to take at least two hours. Queries to 0657085677 or 0879777878. Open from 8am to 9pm daily.

Londis have increased their contactless limit from €30 to €50. They received a new delivery of stock on Wednesday. Contact: 065 708 4101. Hours: 8am – 7pm (Monday – Wednesday, Saturday), 8am – 8pm (Thursday – Friday), 8:30am – 6pm (Sunday).

Rays of Beauty are posting and delivering vouchers. Contact the beauty salon: 087 9063865.

Vaughan’s Spar is offering a free home delivery service to anyone unable to get to the shop, contact 065-7084734 or 0876871040 to avail of it. 24 hour fuel pump is available on site with payment at the pumps. They are open from 7am to 11pm daily.

E&O Chinese Takeaway remain open. Business hours have been changed “due to the safety of our staff”. Their delivery service continues. Hours: 4pm – 10pm (daily). Contact: 061 – 368999.

Eurospar had enforced social distancing measures keeping customers apart from each other as they queue. Hours: 7am – 10pm (Monday – Saturday), 8am – 9pm (Sunday).

Halpin’s Service Station have disposable gloves for customers to wear while using the petrol and diesel pumps. Contact: 086 811 0751

Mamma Mia’s Pizzeria remains open and has brought forward their closing hours to 10pm nightly. Customers must phone in orders, pay with card where possible. One person rather than the entire family is asked to collect food to limit the amount of customers at once. A maximum of three customers at a time are allowed in the premises. The counter, card machine and door are being sanitised very frequently. Hours: 4pm – 10pm (Sunday – Thursday), 2pm – 10pm (Friday), 1pm – 10pm (Saturday).

Meals on Wheels have expanded their services and are now operating deliveries to Ennis and Ballyea as well as its traditional routes of Newmarket, Clarecastle, Kilkishen, Quin, Sixmilebridge and Shannon. The cost is €5 per meal and keeps some of the most vulnerable members of the county nourished. Contact: 061 368030.

Newmarket Family Butchers have a three person in the store at all times policy. Hours: 9am – 6pm (Monday – Friday), 08:30am – 5:30pm (Saturday). Contact: (061) 368 600.

The Inn at Dromoland have started a takeaway service. Shannigans At Home is now serving single portions for dishes. Full menu is available on their Facebook page. Pre-booking now open for the weekend. Contact: 061 368161. Hours: 4pm – 8pm (Thursday – Saturday), 1pm – 6pm (Sunday).

The Sports Bar are launching an off licence from Thursday. To stay in line with COVID-19 social distancing restrictions, customers will only be allowed to enter the porch area of the bar, one person at a time. From there they can give the staff their order from a safe distance. Orders can be phoned in advance. Contact: 061 368171. Hours: 4pm – 9pm daily.

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. Contact: 061-368149. Hours: 09:30am – 6pm (Monday – Saturday).

Clancy’s Shop have a ring and collect service running to limit the amount of people. Their floors have markings displayed with the two metre social distance requirement. Hours: 7am – 9:30pm (Monday – Saturday), 8am – 1pm, 5pm – 8pm (Sunday). Contact: 061-348-848

O’Dwyers XL still open. Contact: 083 892 5389

Paschal O’Dwyers Shop & Filling Station are encouraging customers to let staff fill their fuel or use gloves provided. “Keeping our customers safe is our top priority”.

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. They have a full range of ink cartridges, printers, paper, cables in stock. Repair service still running as normal. Hours: 11am – 2pm (Monday – Friday). Contact: 061 922044 or

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

Cleanwell in Smithstown selling cleaning supplies for all companies. Hours: 9am – 5:30pm (Monday – Friday). Contact: 061 360 191.

Dealz in Sky Court Shopping Centre are open. Their social distancing measures are being checked daily by An Garda Síochána. Hours: 9am – 7pm (Mon – Wed & Sat), 9am – 8pm (Thurs & Fri), 11am – 6pm (Sun). Contact: 061708567.

Dunnes Stores have added additional precautions to their SkyCourt store. Sanitising wipes and gels will be available for trolleys and baskets, the store has been limited to a capacity of 100 shoppers at a time, queues at required social distances are in place outside the store. Fresh counters are closed, group shopping is now limited and is not advised by management. The hours of 11am to 1pm are allocated to the elderly and vulnerable to pick up essentials.

Gleeson’s Goldsmiths are open with minimum staff. All surfaces, counters, door handles and products are disinfected after each customer. Contact: 061 364 115 / Hours: 9am – 5:30pm (Monday – Friday), 9:30am – 5pm (Saturday).

Maloney Garden Machinery are available on a call-out/delivery service for break down support. Hours: 9am – 1pm (Monday- Friday). Contact: 0872526231.

O’Connors Spar and Texaco continues to trade. Orders for Shelly’s Deli are to be done over the phone to eliminate queues and time spent in store, the same applies for groceries. A forecourt service is running from 9am to 6pm daily where a member of staff will fill fuel and get deli/shopping orders for those that wish to shop from the car. Open 7am – 10pm (Monday – Friday) and 8am – 9pm (Saturday & Sunday). Phone in your order to 061 364 484.

Shanahan Paints are operating an order and collect service. Once you complete your order, staff will arrange a collection point. Contact: 061718674 /

Shannon Knights have limited opening hours of their off-licence. (12-8pm daily). Phone 061 361 045.

Shannon Springs Hotel and The Old Lodge Gastro Pub are open for take away seven days of the week. An online ordering system is in place on their website. Contact: 0830703662 / 061364047. Hours: 12:30pm – 8:30pm for delivery (Thurs – Sun), 12pm – 8:30pm (daily).

Shannon Volunteers are appealing for those with spare time on their hands to lend a hand in the area.

Smitz Café have a pre-order, pre-pay, collect service from Smithstown. Order today to collect tomorrow. Email to get the menu, call in your order and process payment by ringing 061703313 then give your next day collection time (12:15pm – 13:45pm).

Superpaws are allowing visitors to their shop by appointment only. This they say will eliminate the presence of more than one person in the shop at a time. Contactless payments have been encouraged. Contact: Hours: 10am – 2pm, 3pm – 6pm (Monday – Friday).

O’Flynn’s Centra have asked customers to keep their distance, use contactless payment where possible, use the provided hand sanitisers, avoid touching glass surfaces, children not to visit the store unaccompanied. Open 7am to 10pm (Monday – Saturday) and 8am to 10pm (Sunday), contact 061 290 663.

Tim Crowe’s Gala are running an OAP dinner service in Sixmilebridge. The store has asked for weekly orders to be placed before Monday morning at 9am. A quota on baby food is in place while they have new social distancing signs in place which were made by local company Indigo Signs.

The Armada Hotel is closed but have started a takeaway service, Armada at Home. They are still taking bookings for gift cards, hampers, luxury soaps, Jo Brown skincare and Armada gin. Phone 065 708 4110 or visit or more.

Carrigs Mace & Applegreen has pointed out dropping fuel prices as it remains open seven days a week. Hours: 06:30am – 9pm (Monday – Friday), 7am – 9pm (Saturday), 8am – 8pm (Sunday).

Family Tree Frames by Mrs V Xx are enjoying the extra crafting time. They have personalised frames for every occasions and also include pebble art. Contact: 0876224698.

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.

Vaughan Supply, Agri & Hardware Supplies have reopened in Tulla. Social distancing in place throughout the store, delivery service is available. Hours: 9am – 6pm (Monday – Friday), 9am – 1pm (Saturday). Contact: 0656835400

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.

Páraic McMahon is Head of News & Sport with The Clare Echo. The Newmarket-on-Fergus native also writes for national papers including The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times along with doing work for RTÉ, Today FM, and A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to -

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