Lynch’s Celebrate Silver on Black Friday

A moment out for a quick photograph from Friday’s celebrations. From left: Saoirse Casey, Aoife Nolan, Bríd Devane, Aileen Lynch, proprietor and her mom, Cáit Browne, Mary Scanlon O’Donoghue, Elaine O’Mahony and Eilish O’Connor. ©Photograph: John Reidy
I’ve got a Silver Ticket: Eileen O’Mahony returned to Lynch’s Pharmacy on Saturday with her Silver Ticket and Bríd Devane (left) and Mary Scanlon-O’Donoghue presented her with One-4-All €250 voucher as part of the 25th anniversary celebrations at the Lower Main Street / Latin Quarter shop. ©Photograph: John Reidy

While the world and her partner were obsessing on Black Friday and its fall-out at the weekend, Lynch’s Pharmacy was celebrating on an all-together brighter, lighter tone.

The pharmacy celebrated its 25th or silver anniversary on Friday with a whole host of treatments and service at the Lower Main Street location.

A Latin Quarter Story

Lynch’s Pharmacy has always been a Lower Main Street / Latin Quarter story. It’s beginnings couldn’t have been more Latin Quarter, based, as it was, under the Killarney Road side of the historic J.K. O’Connor’s Market House roof.

Those beginnings were back in 1993 to 2000 in J.K.’s and the move across the road to the present location happened eighteen years ago this year.

Behind the Counter

Proprietor, Aileen Lynch is a graduate of the local school system: Muire Gan Smál, St. Joseph’s Secondary School  and, eventually, Trinity College, Dublin.

A stint at Harty’s Pharmacy in Tralee followed college life and Aileen Browne was on her way to stepping behind the counter of her own premises.

That’s in the genes anyway from the Headley’s Bridge and Browne’s Cash Stores sides of her ancestry.

One of the finest singers to sit into a session here or anywhere she chose, Aileen celebrated the 25th anniversary of her business surrounded by loyal customers and staff members.

A Silver Ticket

There were goody bags and boxes and make-up hints and tips and food for all the customers and well-wishers who dropped in on the day.

One of the boxes contained a ‘Silver Ticket’ with a valuable, €250 ‘One-4-All’ voucher for the finder.

As it happened, Eileen O’Mahony, Moanmore rang Lynch’s as soon as she got home and found her silver ticket.

Eileen returned to the shop on Saturday morning to claim her prize with the air of one who just got her weekend off to an ideal and lucky start.

For more information on Lynch’s Pharmacy, Castleisland simply click on the card above.

25 Year Journey

“It’s a really special day and I’m very grateful to all my customers and staff for their support and friendship.

The shop is buzzing all day and I value the support of the Browne and Lynch families in getting us along the road on this 25 year journey,” said Aileen.

Good luck to all for the next 25 and beyond.


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