Lidl Ireland has welcomed the decision from Donegal County Council to grant permission for a brand-new, state-of-the-art store in Carndonagh.
The retailer noted that it is set to invest more than €7 million in the locality as part of the project, which will create almost 30 new jobs.
The project will also support 100 additional construction jobs through the development phase, it added.
The new store will be located at Station Road and form part of an adjoining development with McLaughlin’s Homevalue.
The discounter highlighted that McLaughlin’s has traded in Carndonagh for over 60 years and proposed relocating to a standalone, purpose-built facility adjacent to the new Lidl store.
“We have had a long-standing desire to offer a superior shopping experience to the vibrant and thriving community of Carndonagh and the Inishowen Peninsula, and, as such, we are pleased with the decision to grant permission for a brand-new store in the area this week,” said Brian Smyth, regional property director for Lidl Ireland.
Lidl’s plans for the new location are set to incorporate a range of sustainability features, including an ISO 50001-certified energy management system, electric vehicle charger spaces, and a solar panel system.
It will also offer the retailer’s growing customer base in the county a ‘superior shopping experience’, with a spacious interior layout, high ceilings, and wide aisles.
Co. Donegal Store Network
Having first opened in the county in 2000, with its Letterkenny store, Lidl Ireland currently employs more than 160 people in Donegal, across its stores in Dungloe, Millford, Ballybofey, Letterkenny, Donegal Town, Bundoran and Buncrana.
This brand-new, state-of-the-art store in Carndonagh will bring even more job opportunities to the community, and the move will bring the retailer’s store network in the county to nine.