In the sixties when the premises of McBirney’s in Thomas Street came on the market, Joseph A. McCarthy, grandson of Stephen, acquired this 14,000 sq. ft. premises. At that time Thomas Street was not a leading commercial street, but, again, looking to the future, McCarthy’s were confident of this location. Today, Thomas Street ranks as one of the best business streets in the city with a fine range of modern shops.
This then is just a brief history of a local business which is proud to serve the people of Limerick, maintaining a high standard of quality products at affordable prices. The fact that this policy has brought McCarthy’s through over 180 years of trading is ample proof of the success of this approach.
The corner stone of their success is undoubtedly due to the fact that they have always been a family run businness then and now and have nurtured their customers generation after generation.