A Ballyhaunis convenience store is closing its doors today after 100 years in business.
Husband and wife, Seamus and Aisling Caulfield have run the store for the past twenty two years, after they took over from Seamus’s grandfather who opened the shop over one hundred years ago.
Loyal customers and well wishers have been calling into the busy shop today to express their sadness at the closure and to wish the couple well.
Seamus Caulfield told Midwest News this afternoon that it’s an emotional day for him, and his wife, and thanked their many customers who had supported them for so many years.
He added that the day of the small local shop “appears to be coming to an end” in light of developments in the grocery and retail trade.
Caulfield's shop hit the headlines in March this year after selling a winning ticket worth half a million euro in the Daily Millions draw.