Retail Hierarchy

In relation to the Retail Hierarchy as defined in The South Tipperary County Development Plan, 2009.  Thurles has an important regional role with a good range of convenience and comparison offer. The town services a very large rural catchment. Thurles town has strong established central areas and their strengthening and environmental improvement is a priority to Tipperary County Council.  Retail Strategy and states that the Principle Retail Area is Liberty Square, West Gate and Friar Street shown in the image on the right highlighted in purple.

Main Retail Area Map of Thurles (The Square)

Retail Overview

A review of the retail provision was carried out in September 2015. The area surveyed included all retail units in the Town Centre Zone, (Area marked in red in the Diagram below). It is important to note that a review such as this is fluid and may not represent the actual situation on the date of reading the report.

main-shopping-map

The retail uses are presented below.  In the review retail outlets are identified by their perceived primary function, therefore if a pub has a food service element or offering that appears to be the dominant business, it will be described as a pub restaurant.

Retail Uses Thurles

TOWN CENTRE ZONE

Clothing and Footwear

Print shop

2

Ladies fashion (independent)

10

Angel Shop

1

Ladies fashion (multiple)

0

Outdoor shop

0

Men’s fashion (multiple)

1

Photo shop

2

Men’s fashion (independent)

3

Household

Children’s fashion (multiple)

2

Furniture

1

Children’s fashion (independent)

2

Electrical lights

2

Baby Fashion

2

Tiles

1

Footwear

5

Wallpaper and paint

2

Accessories

0

Blinds/ Curtains

2

Bridal

0

Antique

0

Sports shop

2

Kitchen/ Bathroom

1

Food/ Drink

Services

Supermarket (multiple)

1

Financial institution

4

Supermarket (independent)

2

Estate agent

3

Convenience store

0

Post office

1

Butcher

1

Solicitor

4

Bakery

0

Accountant

1

Fish monger

1

Barber

7

Grocer

0

Video

0

Fruit and Veg

0

Locksmith

0

Health food

2

Casino

0

Wine shop

0

Pet shop/supplies

1

Specialist (e.g. African/Polish)

0

Bookmakers

4

Off license

1

Dry cleaner/ laundry

2

Pub

15

Mobile phone shop/repairs

1

Other Retail

Optician

2

Pharmacy

7

Shoe repairs

1

Jewellers

2

Computer repairs

3

Haberdashery/ fabric/ wool

2

Insurance broker

5

Newsagent

2

Hair and beauty

16

Hardware

1

Tanning

1

School/ office/ play

1

Tattoo

2

Bookshop

1

Alterations

2

Gift shop

3

Health/ Leisure centre

1

Music shop

1

Florist

1

Baby/ Kids equipment/ kids bags/ oddities

2

Dentist

1

Department store

1

Night Club

1

Tourist shop

0

Food

Toy shop

1

Restaurant

12

Vapour

1

Café/ deli

8

Charity shop

1

Fast food

7

thurles-shopping-centreThurles Shopping Centre is anchored by Dunnes Stores and is an edge of centre development. The centre has full vacancy and has a good mix of local retailers, national and international brands including; Vera Moda, Name It, Jack & Jones, Boots, Eurogiant, Pulse Accessories, Easons, Carrig Donn, Holland & Barrett, Vodafone, Meteor & O2.