The Edinburgh Woollen Mill officially opens its 6th Store in Ireland at The Showgrounds Shopping Centre, Clonmel

by admin on 19/03/2011

Leading fashion retailer The Edinburgh Woollen Mill officially opened it’s 6th store in The Showgrounds Shopping Centre, Clonmel last Saturday.

The Mayor Of Clonmel, Cllr Siobhan Ambrose, performing the  opening of the store commented that “this was another positive sign that Clonmel is becoming a significant retail destination within the South East with the Edinburgh Woollen Mill adding to the overall shopping experience of the town. It is also a sign of what can be achieved by a consistent marketing strategy at the Showgrounds in spite of difficult trading conditions nationally” she added

The Edinburgh Woollen Mill, renowned for its cashmere ranges, was established in 1946 and opened its first retail store in Scotland in 1972. Since then the Company has grown into a diverse retail group which includes over 192 mainstream High Street stores along with speciality tourist and destination outlets throughout the UK and Ireland.

The new 4,000 sq ft store in Clonmel includes high quality, great value fashion lines for both ladies and gents including leisurewear and golf ranges.

Showgrounds Shopping Centre Manager Julian Smith is also delighted with the new addition to the scheme. “Following on from the recent opening of Argos and Luigi’s, this latest addition to the Centre will add greatly to the retail fashion offer here, and we fully expect to build upon our 73% occupancy rate during the course of 2011” he said.

The Showgrounds features a very strong mix of tenants in the centre. On the fashion front there is Jack & Jones, Pamela Scott, Only, Vila, Marks & Spencers and Mum 2 Be with other tenants including First Chapter, Sportsavers, Hype Hair Salon, Seruni, Pralibel, Shooz Supermarket and Golden Discs amongst others with a good food offering including BB’s, Luigi’s and Eddie Rockets.

“The Showgrounds was the only shopping centre to open in Ireland in the past 18 months and the addition of The Edinburgh Woollen Mill, shows there is still strong demand for quality retail space and continuing job creation in the retail sector despite the challenging economic climate” added Mr. Smith.


{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Rosaleen Doris August 28, 2017 at 11:41 am

Hi do you have a store in Dublin city Ireland ?


2 doug November 7, 2012 at 10:59 am

i have stopped buying mens shirts from this company, over the years i have bought around 50 short and long sleeve shirts, i have always purchased XL that fitted me perfectly but over the past year or so i’ve noticed any new shirts don’t fit me, i measured the chest on the old shirts and found that they are around one and half inches bigger than those i bought recently, one and a half inches might not sound like much but it does make a big difference, i assume the company by using less material will be able to make more shirts from what is saved which in turn means more profits, each and everyone of the brands they sell ewm, palmer, hippo are all smaller, well done you make more profits but hopefull will be losing more customers when they read this, shameful


3 annemariebeirne October 13, 2011 at 11:15 pm

Iv been watching a TV programme where it is suggested this company just “designes in Scotland” but their products are made with slave labour in Korea and the workers get little wages and are not allowed to leave the compound. Why buy from this company and feel guilty. There are plenty of other similar companies that dont fund North Korean oppression


4 admin April 14, 2011 at 10:09 am

Hi Catherine, the telephone number for The Edinburgh Woollen Mill in Clonmel is 052 6170835 if you would like to ring them.


5 Catherine McFarlane April 14, 2011 at 5:53 am

Hi, I am looking for a sweater I viewed on the EWM website.

Its a Black/Charcoal Roll neck, Medium, Man’s Cashmere. £70stg

Would you please let me know if you can source me one and deliver to Co Mayo.

Many Thanks


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