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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 Larder are posting their menu daily on Facebook. Although they remain open for people to sit down and eat, they are “more than happy” to do takeaways. Hours: 10:30am – 4:30pm (Thursday – Sunday).

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

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.

Hotel Doolin is closed to the public but continues to provide a takeaway service. The resort has received national praise for giving free meals to the elderly and vulnerable which it is continue to do “for as long as we can”. They’re available to call on 0657074111.

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).


Banner Books in The Square is remaining open seven days a week. Message them through Twitter or Facebook, or email on or phone 065 707 1372 to check availability of titles, or to order a book, and it will be kept at the desk for you to collect or brought out to your car. Delivery or posting is also available. Browsing is permitted as long as distancing is respected.

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).

Kev’s Fruit & Veg stall in the Square is open daily.

Some tables have been removed from Market House to enable customers practice social distancing. Open from 9am to 6pm (Monday – Saturday).

Salmon Bookshop & Literary Centre on Parliament St is open, Monday – Saturday. If you are looking for a book, contact the store. Books can be posted directly to homes or kept in store for collection. Hand sanitising and hand washing facilities are available. Browsing is allowed so long as social distancing is maintained. Contact: 065 7081941 /

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. Contact: 085 284 9864.

Unglert’s Bakery and Health Food Store has said “it’s business as usual”. Hours: 9am – 6pm (Tuesday – Saturday). Contact: (065) 707 1217.

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.


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.

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

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.

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.

Beach Burger on the prom are only serving through the window. High hygiene standards being maintained during food prep, customers encouraged to call orders in via phone before collection, home deliveries also in place. Hours: 12pm – 8pm (daily). Contact: 0657081802.

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.

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