M. CosgroveIt’s a while since I’ve done a blog about a Sligo shop. This one is well worth waiting for, in fact if you’ve never been to Sligo it’s worth coming just to visit this wonderful shop.

IMG_3612Cosgrove’s is one of Sligo’s oldest shops and was first opened as a restaurant/shop in 1898 by Michael Cosgrove senior. His son Kevin took over the business and expanded the range of food and was in fact the first person to sell ice cream in Sligo. It’s now run by Kevin’s son Michael Cosgrove with the help of Pauline.

Michael CosgroveMichael and Pauline are both very helpful and you are guaranteed a warm welcome. Pauline is very camera-shy (hence why she isn’t in the photo).

Cosgrove DelicatessenStepping into the shop is like stepping back in time. You will find all kinds of everything in this wonderful treasure trove of a shop, in fact there is more choice than you would find in most leading supermarkets and of course you get the personal service and your goodies wrapped in a brown paper bag.

NutsApologies if this post makes you feel hungry!

IMG_3682You’ll find hams, cheeses, olives, salads, pasta, nuts, cereal and all kinds of gluten-free products here, along with the personal touch that money can’t buy.

IMG_3631My thanks to Michael and Pauline for letting me take photos.  The rest of my photos are here.