Paddy Nolan started out in Clontarf in 1954 as a local convenience store. In those days a bag of sugar would have cost a half penny and a shilling would cover most of your grocery expenses.
It was a time when you could also have expected a very personal level of service where your grocer would greet you with a smile and you were assured of quality and value, together with a real sense of community.
We’re happy to say that not much has changed at Nolan’s, we’re still an Independent and family run business with a commitment of excellent service to our customers. Its rooted in our DNA.
Our role in the Clontarf community is something that we are immensely proud of. We enjoy supporting our local sports clubs, schools, charities and community events each year and are always thrilled to see them thrive with a little support.
We are the biggest employer in Clontarf something and our customers shopping with us know that their money stays local and suports the livelihoods of our loyal staff.
After shopping with us, why not pop into our cosy Coffee Shop next door, read the papers from our Newsagents or browse in our Hardware Store for all your DIY needs.
As The Irish Independent put it after including us in their Top 30 artisan food stores in Ireland in 2016 “Nolan’s is the kind of small family-run supermarket that you wish you had within a five-minute walk of your house. It stocks Bertram Salter’s chickens, Goatsbridge trout, Jane Russell sausages and all sorts of other essential and not so essential components of a good food and home life. Lucky Clontarf residents”
Nolans proud reputation of providing finest quality fresh Irish food continues and we are constantly expanding our product offerings in all departments and in particular a growing range of health food, ‘free from’ ranges and of course Irish artisan producers. As a small Irish owned independent business we try and support as many small Irish producers as we can.
We have a huge focus on freshness and seeking products of the highest quality. We are renowned for stocking many ‘hard to get’ products, that other supermarkets would simply never have.
Our customers help inform us which products to stock. We pride ourselves on listening to our customers’ needs and aim to ensure that all products they require are in stock.
That’s why we’ve taken on 30 new Irish suppliers in 2016 alone in order to meet that demands and tastes of our valued customers.
We’ve also increased our in-store tastings and special offers, giving customers the opportunity to sample new or special offer products.