The Doughiska store will employ 16 people and be managed by Kelvin Farragher, who has been with Tesco for more than a decade.
The newly refurbished premises was officially opened by Farragher, who welcomed the first customers into the 3,000-square-foot store.
Commenting on the new Doughiska store, Farragher said, “The team and I are really excited to welcome customers into our store. We have put in a lot of work to ensure that the customer experience is of the highest standard.
“We are all really looking forward to getting to know the local community here in Doughiska.”
The Tesco Express will offer customers an extensive range of fresh, quality Irish foods and feature produce from several local Galway suppliers, including Soho Bake House, Kevin Hughes Potatoes, and Corrib Eggs.
Geoff Byrne, chief operating officer, Tesco Ireland, said, “I’m delighted to be in Doughiska today to see the doors open on our latest store.
“We welcome Doughiska to our store network and look forward to playing a big part in the local community for many years to come.”
The Tesco Community Fund, which supports local community groups across the country with donations, will work with three local causes: Foróige Eastside Doughiska, Castlegar GAA Club, and Merlin Woods Primary School.
According to the retailer, the Doughiska store will collaborate with Tesco partner FoodCloud and food-sharing app OLIO, to ensure that surplus food gets redistributed in the community.