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Popular Irish store ‘bidding farewell’ after 23 years as they confirm closure


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A POPULAR store in Galway City has confirmed that they will be closing the doors on their “cosy shop” in just a few weeks.

Woodberry Wines have been operating from their well-known spot on Middle Street for over two decades.


Woodberrys Wines has confirmed that they will be leaving the locationCredit: social media collect
The popular store confirmed that they are having a moving sale


The popular store confirmed that they are having a moving saleCredit: social media collect

But the owners of the popular off-license have confirmed that they will be moving from the location in just weeks.

In a post on social media, they confirmed that they will be “bidding farewell” but warned their loyal customers to “fret not”.

They wrote: “In just a few weeks, after nearly 23 wonderful years, we’ll be bidding farewell to our cozy shop on Middle St.

“But fret not! While we embark on the search for a new home, our commitment to serving you remains unwavering.

“You can still find us online, at the other end of the phone, and hosting exciting events.”

The store confirmed that they have “a surplus of fantastic wines” ahead of their big move and revealed that they will be launching a huge 20 per cent off sale on all wines.

They urged people not to let the “golden opportunity” to slip by.

The owners wrote: “Now, here’s the exciting part: With our big move on the horizon, we’ve got a surplus of fantastic wines that need new homes.


“To lighten our load, we’re offering a minimum of 20 per cent off on all in-store wines, alongside some incredible deals on a wide selection of premium bottles.

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“This is your golden opportunity to stock up for the summer ahead. Don’t let it slip by!”

Thomas Woodberry Wines opened its doors in 2001 and has since been a local Galway owned shop that specializes in wine made by small producers.


Separately, devastation is set for a local Irish community as the closure of the last remaining post office in one Gaeltacht area looms.

A number of years ago saw the closure of the post office in An Sean Phobal and left only one in Gaeltacht na nDéise in Co Waterford remaining.

The community is now set to see the post office An Rinn set to close in the coming days as postmistress Máire Breathnach retires.

Ms Breathnach told RTE: “An Post will come on Tuesday, close at three o’clock and they’ll remove everything from here.”

While efforts have been made to try to secure a new contractor for the post office in the area, numbers have unfortunately not worked out.

An Rinn is now expected to be shut down as hundreds of locals will be forced to travel 12km to Dungarvan for the next closest postal service.

husband until he passed away in 1999.

Since his death, Breathnach ran the service and is now set to retire.

She told the broadcaster that the possible closure of the service is “not good enough” and is “it’s not easy” to know how it will impact locals once she leaves.

She said: “It’s a big change for those. Particularly social welfare and pensioners, having to go into the baile mór to collect pensions, having been here for so long.”

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