NCBI charity shop is set to close its doors

By Maurice Garvey

END OF an era in Drimnagh this week with the NCBI Charity Shop set to close on Friday after 15 years serving the community, reports Maurice Garvey.

The Echo understands the charity were unable to renew the lease at the Galtymore retail unit, which employed six staff plus volunteers.

NCBI Galtymore

NCBI charity shop

Trish Furlong, staff member at NCBI Galtymore Road, said residents have expressed great disappointment at the closure.

“A lot of people are going mad about it,” she said.

“It is a great place for people to come in for a chat, a cup of tea and a bargain. A lot of elderly residents come in for a potter around while they are waiting for a bus. There is a bus stop directly outside.

“A few tears have been shed this week.”

A number of residents expressed their disappointment online.

Ms Furlong said staff in Galtymore Road will most likely migrate to other roles at NCBI shops in Dublin, along with any stock that has not been sold by Friday.

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