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

Brave brothers make a splash for Special Olympics

Special Olympics Ireland, in collaboration with The Law Enforcement Torch Run, launch the annual Polar Plunge, proudly supported by Gala Retail. Swimming sensations Eoin and Lorcan Tully call on public to get “freezin’ for a reason” this December This event will raise much-needed funds which will allow sports, leadership, and health programmes to be delivered… Read more »

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Mulrooney’s Gala Wins Ireland’s Best Bakery Offering

Mulrooney’s Gala in Roscrea, Tipperary has received ‘Ireland’s Best Bakery Offering’ Award at the prestigious National Grocery Retail Awards (NGRA’S). Representatives from the Roscrea store attended the awards ceremony which took place at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Dublin, where the best of the Irish convenience sector were recognised for their success and contribution to… Read more »

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Gala Retail Unveils Ireland’s First-Ever Virtual Reality Store Layout Simulator

Gala Retail Unveils Ireland’s First-Ever Virtual Reality Store Layout Simulator Gala Retail, a leading convenience retailer in Ireland, has announced the unveiling of a pioneering virtual reality store layout simulator – believed to be one of the first in Europe. Representing a first-of-its-kind initiative within the convenience retail industry in Ireland and Europe, Gala Retail… Read more »

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