St Vincent De Paul To Open A Shop In Tipperary Town


St Vincent De Paul is to open a shop in Tipperary town at the corner of Main and Bridge Streets.  The shop which is expected to open in 2 weeks’ time will be the fourth charity shop in the town which already supports Irish Wheelchair Association, a Self Help Africa and Vision Ireland outlets.

The store will be managed by Mr Chris Butler who also manages the Vincent De Paul outlet in Cahir.  Volunteers to staff the shop are being sought with morning, lunchtime and afternoon morning shifts available.  It is hoped that the shop will be open Monday to Saturday and anyone interested in volunteering should contact Susanne on  085 800 4382.

The Tipperary town outlet will not accept electrical items or baby buggies/prams/cots or high chairs.  Clothing, footwear, bedding and bric a brac items are welcome once the store is open.

The Regional Manager, Susanne McNamara, says there are three types of shoppers that use St Vincent De Paul outlets, those seeking a value range, those seeking to shop sustainably and those looking for a bargain.

St Vincent De Paul will have five outlets in county Tipperary once this unit opens but retail is not the core work of St Vincent De Paul. The organisation exists to visit and support members of the community – be it financially, emotionally or via other means such as with housing or education. The support can be once off or ongoing depending on a person’s circumstances.

Anyone needing support from St Vincent de Paul in the Tipperary town area can make contact by telephoning   061 317 327 or 085 834 4719.