SVP shop in Cavan Town celebrates 35 year anniversary

The Saint Vincent de Paul Shop in Cavan Town say they will continue to move with the times as they celebrate 35 years in operation this weekend.

The shop opened in 1984, at the same time as the night shelter in Cavan, in order to offer people the ability to clothe their families, before being renamed ‘Like New’ in the 90’s.

The shop was then taken over by the Retail Sector of SVP in 2011 and has been a branch of the charity since, with the original shop now operating as just one of their storage rooms.

Staff and volunteers at the shop say they are constantly working to adapt to current fashion trends and appeal to new customers such as students, and people with young families.

Emer Hannigan, the manager of the shop in Cavan Town, told Northern Sound News about its importance for the community;