Kieran’s XL-ent Community Service Bears Fruit in The Mall

Kieran McAuliffe building and opening a new supermarket in his native village in March. ©Photograph: John Reidy
Kieran McAuliffe is building and opening a new supermarket in his native village in March. ©Photograph: John Reidy

There’s some new year cheer for the residents of Knocknagoshel with the news that local man, Kieran McAuliffe has been granted planning permission to open a new shop in the village in mid spring.

Construction work is due to commence in mid January and local firm, Lee Roche Construction Ltd will carry out the project.

Kieran has been trading in the village’s Family Shop for most of the past two years and the success of that venture has given him the confidence to strike out on his own.

Leading Supermarkets

He has also served a decade long apprenticeship in some of the leading supermarkets in Tralee and Listowel and he knows his business from the ground up. He has also been to the fore with IT back-up for many community events in his locality over the years.

“The new store will be located just up the street, across the road from the village post office. The new premises will trade as part of the XL franchise which is operated by the BWG group, who also own the Spar, Mace and Londis franchises and it will trade as Kieran’s XL,” said a delighted Kieran.

First Purpose Built Store

The new business will be housed in the first purpose built store to trade in North Kerry and will be the third XL to open in the last 18 months along with Listowel and Athea in West Limerick.

Work is expected to be completed in about eight weeks and the new shop will open at the end of March and there will be an official opening announcement later in 2017. The new store will carry a bigger range than currently available.

Jobs Created

Kieran, along with the XL group will strive to bring excellent service, value and a broad range of grocery items to the community of Knocknagoshel and its vast surrounding areas.

As business grows, Kieran expects that further jobs will be created in the store. Kieran would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone in the community for their support over the last two years and he’d like to wish everyone a peaceful new year for 2017.

Business as Usual

“I’m looking forward to seeing everyone in the new XL store soon. In the meantime, it’s business as usual in the Family Shop here in the village. Please keep in touch for regular progress, updates and offers with the Family Shop’s Facebook page,” Kieran concluded.

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