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Dundalk's opticians celebrated their 10th birthday

02 October, 2014
Specsavers Dundalk staff celebrated their 10th birthday in style
Specsavers Dundalk staff celebrated their 10th birthday in style

Specsavers Dundalk, located at Eimear Court in Dundalk’s Market Square, are celebrating a spec-tacular anniversary this month as the store celebrates 10 years of service!

Highest quality of service 

Specsavers first opened its doors in October 2004 and since then has proudly served the people of Dundalk. Led by Store Directors Martina Kelly and Kathleen Campbell, the Dundalk store started with just 10 members of staff but today employs 23 people including six fully qualified opticians, two dispensing opticians, one Audiologist and a hearcare assistant. Five members of the original team including store director Martina Kelly have been with Specsavers Dundalk since the beginning, reinforcing the strength of the store.

A word from Store Director Martina Kelly

'We are delighted to be celebrating our store’s success over the last ten years and we would like to thank everyone for their support along the way. We have had a fantastic ten years with our team and have developed some great relationships with local businesses and community groups, particularly those involved in promoting activity in the Market Square.

We would like to give special recognition to team members Clare Davis, Bernie Kellett, Christina Myles and Gavin Oliver who have been with us for the past ten years. Also deserving of a very special mention is our customers, old and new. We are very much looking forward to celebrating many more birthdays here in Dundalk'.

Fundraising

Specsavers Dundalk are no strangers to raising funds for charity. Over the past ten years, the store has raised much needed funds for the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind, SOSAD (Save Our Sons and Daughters) and most recently, Specsavers Ireland’s national charity partner, Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin.

Family fun day

To date the store has raised over €1,200 for Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin and as part of the birthday celebrations, is to host a family fun day complete with a visit from Dr. Teddington from Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin, face painting and a fundraising cake sale on Saturday, 4th of October. Pop along for some treats on the day and be sure your little ones get a photo with the special visitor!

Healthcare professionals 

The team at Specsavers Dundalk are healthcare professionals that pride themselves on providing the best possible healthcare service for eye and ear health to customers. Having reached the final of the Specsavers Awards for Excellence on a number of occasions and with rigorous training programmes in place for staff, Specsavers are always striving to improve its service for the people of Dundalk.

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