The team at Homeland Plus Westport celebrated 10 years at their current store building on Friday 3rd June where they hosted a fantastic celebration for their customers and team.
They celebrated with a day filled with fantastic offers, goody bags, refreshments including Birthday Cake and a visit from an ice-cream van, live music from the talented Alan Lawlor, face painting and great fun was had by customers and the team alike.
Pictured Right: Darragh O’Malley, Alan Gibbons, Gerry Carmichael, Kevin Moran
History of Homeland Plus Westport
The site at Homeland Plus Westport dates back to 1987 where trading initially commenced as an offshoot of Homeland Castlebar at the site of the Westport Mart site on mart days at Lodge Road. The team’s first customer was Paddy Keane, the marts foreman at the time, where they were trading Animal Feed from a lorry before moving to a premises on Distillery Road in Westport Town.
A store was built on the grounds of the NCF Mart, which had been operating since 1976 and trading commenced on the ‘Lodge Road’ in 1988. The store was extended twice over the following years which doubled the shop and feed store size.
In March 2012 the brand new building and current Homeland Plus store and garden centre opened its doors and the team are delighted to celebrate 10 years at this store in 2022.
Padraig McHale operated as first manager before departing for the Aurivo Feed Sales team in 2000. John Ruane succeeded Padraig before moving to Homeland Agri Castlerea. Seamus Hastings took on the roll as manager and oversaw the transition from the old store to the new premises. He left in 2018 and was succeeded by Gerard Coyne until 2020 when he became Homeland Area Sales Manager. Alan Gibbons now looks after the busy Homeland Plus store.
“I am delighted to be able to say that I am 22 years working for Aurivo Co-Operative Society and am delighted to be working with such a wonderful team at Homeland Plus Westport. We are very fortunate to have such a fantastic Homeland Plus store & Garden Centre located here in Westport. Running such a large and busy store would be impossible without a great team behind you like that team that we have here. I have the best. Thank you also to all of our customers for their continued support and loyalty over the last 10 years at our new building location. Here’s to the next 10." Alan Gibbons – Store Manager
Our team at Homeland Plus Westport are delighted to celebrate this wonderful occasion and look forward to continuing to deliver excellent customer service and value for money to our valued customers in the years to come.
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Homeland Plus Westport
Monday – Friday: 9am-5.30pm
Sunday & Bank Holidays: 12.30pm - 5pm
Homeland Plus, Lodge Rd, Westport, Mayo-F28 XH51
Phone: 098 27535