Welcome to O'Keeffes shop

Innovation and New Product promotion has been our shop policy since we took over in 1993. This helps to bring new products to the fore, helps to diversify the local farming ang fishing businesses. This is particularly appreciated because both food & drink industries tend to be charcterised by relatively a low growth rate, big money spent in advertising and the tendency to discourage the innovator. The customers like new products - they get bored with standardised symbol store shelving, product range, colour scheme, and even standarised greetings from staff. The customer is encouraged to call and see new products, local cheese producers give a taste of home for alot of customers, country salty butter bring back reminiscence.

Some comments that one hears in the shop on a weekly basis area as follows

General information

Shop location

O'Keeffes shop is located on:
2/3 Wellington road, St Lukes Cross, Cork city, Ireland.
It is approximately 1 km from Cork city center.

Some independent reviews of the shop:

Some pictures of the shop:

Store front

O'Keeffe's shop appears in a local travel video

O'Keeffe's shop appears in a local travel video "West Cork - The Glorious Mystery". This is a video Belvedere Lodge, a local guesthouse. Watch out for O'Keeffes shop at around 2:00 mins into the video. Even Mary comes to O'Keeffes for ice-cream!

Shop history

There has been a shop on 2/3 Wellington road since the 1800's. Thomas O'Mahony Accountant bought the Grocery Shop in 1899 as a going concern from An Ellen Whelan and his family ran it as well as two other businesses at the St Luke's Cross.

St. Lukes cross history

St. lukes cross is the junction of five arteries, these are Wellington road, Middle Glanmire Road, Summer hill road, Ballyhooly road and Mahony's Avenue. The first time it appears on a city map is in the 1832 Holt Map of Cork city.

Cork butter market

The Cork Butter Market opened in 1770 and continued trading for 150 years. It brought great wealth to Cork.