Fairgreen Shopping Centre commenced trading in October 2003 at a cost of €50 million. It is the largest and most modern shopping center in Carlow County. It includes over 40 shops as well as restaurants, bars, and a cinema.
With a fantastic range of shops, food outlets, and a state-of-the-art IMC cinema. Fairgreen is the premier retail destination in the southeast.
Its anchor tenants are Tesco, Next, and Heatons.
Fairgreen Shopping Centre has well-known high-street stores. Such as River Island, wear, Jack & Jones, Planet Auto, Argos Extra, Omniplex Cinemas, and GameStop. In addition to local businesses like Jason Farrell Sports, Bramley’s “B2” Jewellers, and Bosco’s Butchers. The tenants include also Sam McCauley’s Chemists, Easons, Vera Moda, and Costa Coffee.
All tenants are required to trade between 9 am – 6 pm Monday to Wednesday. 9 am – 9 pm on Thursdays and Fridays, 9 am – 6 pm on Saturdays, and 12 pm to 6 pm on Sundays. However, Tesco’s opening hours are much longer – from 7 am to 12 am daily (8 am – 10 pm on Sundays).
Approx 500 people are employed at the complex, which is built on the site of Carlow’s former cattle mart. In order to maintain the link with the history of the area. The center purchased one of the cows from the Dublin Cow Parade. And commissioned a local artist to paint “The Fairgreen Cow”.
IMC Cinema in Fairgreen Shopping Centre was opened in 2009. It is an eight-screen cinema on the first-floor level by IMC Cinema Group. The facility includes the largest screen in Ireland.
One of the ghost storie is about this cinema. And it is about a teenager who once ran out of a building terrified. He screamed that he had seen a phantom older man wearing a hat. Ghosts from the past usually appear in old buildings. IMC Cinema building is new and modern, so where does this ghost come from? Unfortunately, the authors of this story do not know the film this young man chose. Maybe the ghost came out of the screen? But the teenager’s story is confirmed by some cinema employees. Who confidently claim that they also witnessed “strange phenomena” in this cinema.
It was my No 6 from the Top 10 Haunted Places in County Carlow
The Fairgreen is the dominant retail scheme in the Carlow area. Attracting about 100,000 shoppers a week. Largely because of a strong line-up of national and local traders. And the availability of a highly convenient surface car park, with 762 spaces on the 13-acre grounds.
The owners of the Fairgreen suggest there is scope to develop a third phase of 10,444sq m (112,418sq ft), subject to planning consent. It could take the form of an extension of the existing first phase. Replacing the present row of shops on Barrack Street to form a new streetscape linking up to the town center. Such an extension could allow for an additional 12 retail units, including a new anchor tenant and two sub-anchors. – Source: www.irishtimes.com/business/commercial-property/carlow-s-fairgreen-shopping-centre
Official website of Fairgreen Shopping Centre: fairgreen.ie
Location of Fairgreen Shopping Centre:
Fairgreen Shopping Centre is located at Barrack Street in Carlow Town.
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