Fairgreen Shopping Centre commenced trading in October 2003 at a cost of €50 million. It is the largest and most modern shopping centre 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 south east.
It’s anchor tenants are Tesco, Next and Heatons. It has well-known high street stores such as River Island, a|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 9AM – 6PM Monday to Wednesday, 9AM – 9pm on Thursdays and Fridays, 9AM – 6PM on Saturdays and 12PM to 6PM on Sundays. However, Tesco’s opening hours are much longer – from 7AM to 12AM daily (8AM – 10PM on Sundays). 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 centre purchased one of the cows from the Dublin Cow Parade and commissioned a local artist to paint “The Fairgreen Cow”. – Source: wikitravel.org/en/Carlow
IMC Cinema in Fairgreen Shopping Centre was opened in 2009. It is eight-screen cinema at 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, screaming that he had seen a phantom elderly 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 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 in 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 centre. 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
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