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FEATURE


Happy Birthday George’s Court G


eorge’s Court Shopping Centre hits a major milestone this month as they celebrate 30 years in business.


Since the shopping centre opened in


1981, capacity has doubled and now boasts 26 shop units and some of Ireland’s major brands, including Boots, Pamela Scott, Paco, BB's, O'Brien's Irish Sandwich Bar and Mothercare. It also houses a number of locally


owned stores like Tony Roche Menswear, Phelan's Shoes, Brunch Cafe, Lorraine's Beauty Salon, Cobblers2U, The Print Gallery, Ahvage, The News Room, Hype


Hasbro will donate a game to St Vincent de Paul for children in need. Kathleen Fitzgerald and her late


husband Liam developed the Centre in 1981 and Kathleen with her family still run the business today. At the official opening then Minister


Hair and Lily O’Brien’s – The Chocolate Cafe, which is the first Lily O'Brien's Chocolate Cafe in Ireland. As the run up to Christmas begins in


earnest, there’s lots on at George’s Court, with fantastic competitions to celebrate their birthday and the Lions club Hamper Appeal Headquarters will also be based there. Back in the early 80s, the Hasbro


Giving Tree was a prominent feature in George’s Court and has now returned. Children are asked to make a decoration for the tree and for each decoration made,


of State at the Department of Industry and Energy, Mr E.A. Collins, T.D., said the risk investment at the former Hearne’s Department store “has benefitted many aspects of the economic life of Waterford”, and this still holds true today, thirty years on.


Did you know whenever you spend


€20 in George's Court you will receive an hour’s free parking in the Clock Tower Car Park? Many of the occupiers still remain


on site today, including Full of Beans and John Martin Jewellers and they join with the new businesses in celebrating a milestone, not just for George’s Court but for Waterford.


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