Aldi has opened a new store in Killarney, Co. Kerry, creating seven permanent jobs in the local area.
Located on Park Road, the new €8 million store will replace its existing store at Ardshanavooly, a short distance away, which closed on 10 January after 14 years, ahead of the new store opening today.
The new single-storey supermarket includes an off-licence as well as two smaller retail outlets.
New Store Design
Featuring Aldi’s exciting award-winning Project Fresh layout and design, the new store boasts a large shop floor spanning 1,260sqm, making it 50% larger than the old Killarney store.
There are also 113 car park spaces available to customers in Killarney, along with 15 bicycle rack stands.
Aldi’s Killarney store will also provide access to free-to-use electric vehicle-charging points for customers.
Aldi said it has invested in ventilation heat recovery, which will be used to power underfloor heating, in addition to solar panel energy.
Welcoming the new Killarney store, Seán Kelly, MEP for Ireland South, said, “It’s fantastic to see Aldi continue to confidently invest in Kerry and open new stores despite what has been a very challenging time for the retail industry."
"Aldi’s revamped, larger Killarney store is a very welcome addition to the town,” he added.
Aldi operates seven stores in Co. Kerry and has made a capital investment of €38 million in the county since it first opened a store in Tralee in 2004.