About Gala

The Gala Story

Modern, fresh and community retailing is what Gala’s all about!

Delivering innovative and customer-focused retailing from our 200 strong Gala stores to thousands of shoppers every day, Gala family strives to deliver the best in community retailing, day in, day and is recognised as one of Ireland’s superior convenience retailing Groups.

From freshly baked items in Baker’s Corner to Gala’s very own, freshly-brewed Coffee Junction offering, fresh hot and cold food options from our New Street Deli and chilled dessert options from Galato, there’s something for everyone at your nearest Gala store.

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Gary Desmond, CEO, Gala Retail

We’re proud to be one of Ireland’s leading convenience Groups, and with almost 200 stores operating nationwide, serving thousands of shoppers daily, Gala plays a central role in many communities in Ireland.

From our store owners, to our commitment to Irish organisations, including Special Olympics Ireland and Starcamp, and our Inspiration Awards that recognise the work of home-grown heroes in counties across Ireland, Gala’s values – community, Irishness, innovation and quality – are central to everything that we do.

Since the Gala Group was established in 1998, we’ve come a long way. From a small number of retailers we’ve created a strong national brand that symbolises modern, fresh and community retailing. Gala customers are at the heart of everything we do, and our forward-thinking focus on innovation and consumer trends is what keeps Gala stores relevant and makes them an essential part of the communities in which they operate.

Gala stores are now regarded as amongst the best convenience retailers in Ireland, as demonstrated by the many awards and accolades that the Group, it’s retailers and partnerships have received over the years, with many more to come! At Gala, we strive to deliver the best in community retailing, day in, day out, and we hope that every experience you have in one of our stores, is a ‘memorable’ one.

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Latest News

Gala Retail Christmas Ad 2021 – The Recipe

Keeping old family recipes alive is a big part of Christmas. But if that recipe gets misplaced, a bit of trial and error comes into play. Thankfully, there’s always a Gala nearby to pick up whatever ingredients you might need. That’s exactly what our brand new Christmas ad is all about. Watch it below and… Read more »

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The Overall Inspirational Hero of the Year in the Gala Retail and Virgin Media Inspiration Awards announced

Pictured – Brian Tuffy, John McGloin, Gary Desmond & Mayo’s Inspiration Winner, and National Winner Marion Mattimoe from Ballina, Co. Mayo.  FOLLOWING a nationwide search to uncover Ireland’s most inspirational people, Marion Mattimoe from Ballina, Co. Mayo is celebrating after being named Overall Inspirational Hero of the Year in the Gala Retail and Virgin Media… Read more »

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Polar Plunge has returned in style for December 2021 (Video)

We are delighted to announce that Polar Plunge has returned in style for December 2021. Stephanie Roche was at Sandycove Beach to launch this year’s campaign in conjunction with Gala Retail – It wasn’t your normal PR launch, Stephanie and the athletes wanted to show us exactly how it’s done. This year Special Olympics Ireland will have… Read more »

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