Shopping for Groceries

Here in Ireland, most of us will pick up smaller items, e.g. bread, juice, and milk, at the local supermarket. Depending on its size, there are one or more shops found within the village. Some of the stores are Centra, Daybreak, Gala, Londis, and Mace. Most of the time they are connected to a petrol station.

Supermarket chains, like Aldi, Dunnes, Lidl, Supervalu, and Tesco are located in towns. They will have a wider selection of items and sell many of these at cheaper prices; however, you will need to consider the travel distance to get there and back. Will the money spent on petrol be worth the travel?

Ireland has an abundance of farm shops which will carry local produce. You will find items like homemade breads, scones and marmalade there. Some will have a supply of poultry and most of them will sell fresh diary products like butter, cheese, milk and yogurts. They also offer Irish grown vegetables, salads and all sorts of fruit.

If you just recently moved to Ireland and you are curious about Irish baked goods, then take a look around in one of these shops. Most of the items you will find there are homemade by local people. You will get a taste of real Irish Soda Bread and the famous home-baked scones. By the way, your local supermarket might stock some of these local products as well.

And, in case you haven’t found a farm shop that is close to you, go ahead and do an online search: farm shop + “name” (of any town close-by or the county you are living in)


About Carmen W. (Mirjam Fels)

I'm a help meet, homemaker, mom, and writer, born and raised in Germany, now living in the Sunny South East of Ireland. You can find me at where I’m writing about Life in Ireland and at where I'm posting about Christian homemaking. Additionally, using my pen name, Mirjam Fels, I'm running a small blog about writing and home education.
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