Artaine Castle Shopping Centre

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Artaine Castle Shopping Centre (officially Tesco Artaine Castle Shopping Centre)[1] is a small shopping centre in Artane in Dublin 5, Ireland, anchored by Tesco Ireland.[1]

Location[edit]

The centre is located at a roundabout on Kilmore Road,[2] opposite Butterly Business Park, and backing onto the site of the Artane Industrial School and St. Davids CBS.[citation needed]

History[edit]

The centre was built by Irish property developer Rohan.[3] It was opened in autumn 1982, with Quinnsworth and Penneys as anchor stores, along with Lifestyle Sports and Leisure[2] and other shops, and a total of 44200 square feet of retail space and parking for up to 400 cars.[4][2] The centre was the site of what was billed as "the first Banklink Service in any store in Europe" when an ATM was installed in 1986, capable of issuing vouchers which could be used for payment in the Quinnsworth branch.[5]

Name[edit]

The area’s name is spelled Artane in modern times but Artaine[6] and Tartaine[7] were both used historically.

Today[edit]

Artaine Castle's anchor stores include Tesco and Penneys, a third anchor, Lifestyle Sports, having closed in the mid-2010s. Smaller units in the centre including a florists, a bookshop,[8][9] and a post office. There is a McDonald's restaurant in its own building at the rear of the centre. There are just under 85,000 square feet of space, 21 shops in total, and 539 parking spaces, and as of last public mention, footfall was around 56,000 per week.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tesco Artaine Castle Shopping Centre - About". Tesco Artaine Castle Shopping Centre. Tesco Ireland. Retrieved 29 June 2019. Tesco Artaine Shopping Centre is located in Artane and has top retailers...
  2. ^ a b c "Quinnsworth, Artaine Castle Centre, Kilmore Road, Artane". Evening Herald. Independent News and Media. 16 August 1982. p. 12.
  3. ^ "Artane Castle, Dublin 5". rohanholdings.ie. Rohan Holdings Limited. Retrieved 24 June 2019.
  4. ^ Power, Con (3 September 1982). "For the first time ever". The Irish Press. p. 11. Penneys and Quinnsworth have joined forces and will be operating from the end of September .. at Artaine Castle .. a 5 million development ...
  5. ^ "Hole-in-the-wall shopping: No-cash service starts". Evening Herald. Independent News and Media. 16 January 1986. p. 2. First customer .. Geraldine Dunne-Dawson, of Clonskea, .. Quinnsworth Artaine Castle Shopping Centre
  6. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland - Artaine
  7. ^ Dublin, 1862: Thom's Almanac and Official Directory
  8. ^ Miss Daisy Florist Miss Daisy Website.
  9. ^ "Book Haven Website". Book Haven. Archived from the original on 13 December 2012.
  10. ^ "Artane Castle Shopping Centre, Dublin" (PDF). cushmanwakefield.ie. Cushman Wakefield. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 June 2019.