Limerick captain, Munster Cup and Fair City star at opening
Wednesday 23rd September 2013: Limerick’s All Ireland champion captain and Fair City actor Tom Hopkins were just two of the faces at the opening of Moore’s SPAR in Hospital, Co Limerick, yesterday.
Store owner Thomas Moore held a family fun day with free food and drinks, prize giveaways and entertainment to celebrate the opening of the new SPAR.
Limerick hurling captain Donal O’Grady even brought the Munster Cup along to the new store, which has a full off-licence, hot and cold delicatessen, Big Deals value aisle and Tim Hortons coffee.
Donal said: “I was delighted to attend the event. It’s great to see a new SPAR shop opening in the village and I wish them all the best.”
Tom Hopkins, better known as Fair City’s Christy, said: “I was delighted to be involved with the opening of the new SPAR store, it’s great for the area and the local people of Hospital. I’d like to wish Tom and his team all the best with their new venture, it’s great to see new businesses starting up again.”
Store owner Thomas Moore thanked everyone who came along to wish him well on his big day. He said: “We are very excited to be opening our store today and to be meeting with our customers. The opening celebration has given us a great opportunity to showcase our extensive offering, including our popular own-brand range.
“It is our intention to place a big emphasis on serving the people of Hospital with high quality, competitively priced products and friendly service. We will also endeavour to support local producers where possible and seek to establish ourselves as a values member of the business community.”
Willie O’Byrne, Managing Director at BWG Foods (owners and operators of SPAR in Ireland) said: “We are delighted to welcome the Moore family in Hospital to the SPAR family. We know their store will deliver great service and quality to the community and I’m sure local shoppers will get value for money with the variety of products and services on offer, supported by ongoing promotional offers.”
Moore’s SPAR provides employment for 26 staff locally.