Cahill's of Limerick 150 Years and Thriving

  • Eric and Eleanor - Cahills Tea.
  • Eric - Cahills Tea.
Eleanor with Eric Anslow, Cahill's Tea, Wickham Street, Limerick.

 As the Covid-19 pandemic appears to be loosening its grasp, we at Cahill's of Limerick are delighted to say that like all the other crises during its 150-year history, the business has survived and we are now looking to the future.

In October 2020 the Wickham Street cycle lane enabled us to use a cherry picker to carry out shop front repairs. We were delighted to track down Eric Anslow, a Limerick tiler whose forefather completed the original tiling on the shopfront in 1870. Eric was able to restore the work to its former glory. It's lovely to see the traditional crafts and skills carried down through the generations in Limerick.

During Covid, Cahill’s opened behind closed doors for several hours every week to serve our regular customers for loose tea, tobacco, snuff and cigars.  We were thrilled to see a considerable growth in sales from our online tea business www.cahillstea.com. To commemorate the Limerick All-Ireland Hurling Champions win, Cahill’s launched a tasty breakfast tea, called Three's a Tea, a specially prepared tea blend with Assam and Ceylon leaf. Many congratulations to the team, Luimneach Abú! The shop's Tea Tasting Salon is now ready to welcome small groups into the parlour for tea sampling, so why not book a tasting and come along for a delightful, fun experience.

We are optimistic about going forward; retail business is evolving, people are eager to return to shops and we hope that customers will enjoy the Cahill’s experience where their expectations will surely be met. Limerick City is growing which in turn will encourage people to come to town. There are a wide variety of shops, cafés, amenities and things to do. With restrictions lifted and over 90% of the public fully vaccinated, shoppers are out and about again. They can feel safer and relaxed while shopping in town. Forging ahead, Cahill’s are growing their product range and online business. We will be glad to serve the people of Limerick for another 150 years with our fine loose teas and tobacco products. We also offer men’s gift ranges and shaving products and don’t forget our super selection of teas are the best in the country. So come to town and be sure to call into Cahill's!

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