Swan Net Gundry’s New Marine Retail Shop in Killybegs Officially Opened
December the 8th saw the official opening of Swan Net Gundry’s new purpose built Marine Retail Shop in the heart of Killybegs. Located between the two main piers and overlooking the new marina, this marine retail facility is ideally situated to cater for the needs of all the vessels entering Killybegs harbour both commercial & leisure.
Swan Net Gundry have had a marine store in the town at Kelly’s Quay since 2002, this was mainly a storage & dispatch facility. With the ever changing needs and demands within the fishing industry it was felt that the company needed to make changes to keep up with customer requirements. Speaking at the official opening, Malachy Murrin Inshore Marine Division Manager said “We are delighted to be trading from this new purpose built retail facility and look forward to serving the needs of our Inshore fishermen.”
He thanked the entire team at Swan Net Gundry for their support as all divisions within the company were involved in getting the project over the line. He also thanked Carr & Company Architects and McMenamin & Son Building contractors for their involvement in the development and completion of the new building.
Speaking of the Managing Director Evelyn Kierans, Malachy said; “Without Evelyn’s drive and commitment to this project it would not have been possible, we look forward to servicing the entire marine industry both locally and afar for many years to come from these fantastic new premises.”
A wide range of products have always been available from Swan Net Gundry, catering for the needs of the Inshore Fishermen as well as the Pelagic & Whitefish fleets. With this new facility the SNG team hope to expand the product range to include a wider variety of marine clothing, electronics & safety equipment for both commercial & leisure vessels of all sizes.
Managing Director, Evelyn Kierans in her address, thanked all of the staff for their cooperation and hard work in bringing the new shop to fruition. She thanked the customers for their loyal support and said “The years have seen a lot of changes with many people who were a big part of the success of Swan Net Gundry no longer with us but they, or their contribution has not been forgotten.” Evelyn mentioned Albert Swan, James McLeod, Jimmy Cunningham, Gerry O’Neill and Martin Howley.
“Martin Howley was involved in this new shop project from the outset and really wanted to see the new shop completed, I think he would be very pleased with the outcome.” Evelyn felt it would be fitting to remember him on the day of the opening so asked his son Shaun Howley to unveil a commemorative plaque to officially declare the new shop open for business.