Superquinn was first established in Dundalk

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Superquinn food chain, which was first established in Dundalk, no longer exists.

Superquinn food chain, which was first established in Dundalk, no longer exists.

It was announced last week that current owners Musgraves will now rebrand all of the existing stores to SuperValu.

Superquinn was established by Feargal Quinn who opened first store, Quinn’s Supermarket, on Clanbrassil Street in 1960. Three years later Mr Quinn opened the first Superquinn store in north Dublin.

The chain grew rapidly. Carroll Village in Dundalk became the home of the local Superquinn and the supermarket was the flagship store of the entire shopping centre.

Feargal Quinn often took time out to chat to local customers in Dundalk and roll up his sleeves to help on the floor.

In 2005, Superquinn was sold for €420 million to Select Retail Holdings.

Dundalk people have recalled their memories of the local store on The Dundalk Democrat’s Facebook page.

Winnie O’Donogh said: “The bakery and the fresh cream birthday cakes. Never got one that taste like them since.”

While Susan Lynch remembered “the smell of the bakery as u walk in.”

Maddy Hoey also recalled that her “Dad made the sausages in it”.

Indeed it emerged this week, that those famous Superquin Sausages were not longer made in-storer but are made by ABP meats owned by Louth man Larry Goodman.