Jeremiah Higgins, Claremorris

#13 of 15 in Shopping in County Mayo
History Museum · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
Jeremiah Higgins is quite possibly Ireland's oldest shop.

It was started in 1820 by Jeremiah himself. Originally, There were two counters on either side of the shop. Jeremiah on one side selling suits, and his wife on the other selling materials for making tablecloths and other household garments.

As time went on, the shop was passed down through the generations. Seeing many important periods of Irish history; Including the 1916 easter rising and 'The Troubles' of the North.

The previous keepers of the shop were the sisters Eileen Cunniffe and Delia Higgins. They ran the shop from the beginning of World War II to twenty fifteen. Leaving an incredible legacy of loyalty, love and persistence.

To preserve its amazing history, renovation work began in twenty sixteen as the shop approached its two-hundredth year anniversary. Now it has been restored to its former self. Everything is accurate to the times, from the floorboards to the counters and even the door handles.

We now stock high-quality leather goods, fashion accessories, crafts and more. We offer brands such as Dents, Oriano, and Gionni, as well as handmade Jewellery from Blacoe Jewellers and great gifts for all occasions. Due to our maintained history, you might find it interesting to visit us in store. You can bring your loved ones, and explore the incredible heritage of the Higgins family on Main Street.

Alternatively, you can visit us online at our soon-to-be-released website.

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  • The staff is very friendly and patient. She told me about the history of this shop. I feel very welcome and not a rush to buy things.  more »
  • This beautiful shop in Claremorris town exudes old world charm, along with quality and value. It is a step back in time where one can browse peacefully, and savour the atmosphere from a time long...  more »
  • Favourite place in Claremorris to Shopwhen im in Claremorris. All mt family love love love it there.
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