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26 Jun 2022

Longford business in operation since the early 1950s closes doors for last time

Longford business in operation since the early 1950s closes doors for last time

Pictured at Campbell's on their last day in business are l to r; Clare, John, Margo, Seán, Mairéad and Michelle. In front: Seán Óg. Picture: Seán Ó Súilleabháin

Seán and Margo Campbell closed the door on their grocery and butcher shop in Aughnacliffe for the last time on December 31, 2021.

It was a nostalgic occasion as the Campbell business has been in operation since the early 1950s.

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Significant too that the last grocery shop in the village has now closed and there was a time when Aughnacliffe had five grocery shops: Reilly’s, Mulligan’s, Campbell’s, Smith’s and Hourican’s.

A few hundred metres away, Kinlan’s was another grocery and bar. Add to that two sweet shops: Smith’s and Gormley’s. All are now gone.

Pictured at Campbell's on their last day in business are l to r; Clare, John, Margo, Seán, Mairéad and Michelle. In front: Seán Óg. 

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