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Major discount supermarket with 161 Irish stores confirms opening hours shake-up



A MAJOR discount supermarket has announced a huge opening hours shake-up for Irish shoppers.

Aldi Ireland has today confirmed plans to extend their shopping times five days a week.


Aldi Ireland has confirmed that it will change the opening hours for some of their stores
Shoppers will have extra time to pick up their groceries thanks to the change


Shoppers will have extra time to pick up their groceries thanks to the change

From Monday to Saturday, Aldi stores will now open up at 8am, letting the early bird catch the bargain.

Chiefs at the popular discount retailer confirmed that the change will kick in from March 25, but not all of their 161 stores in the Republic of Ireland will implement the change.

On Saturdays, the store will now remain open until 10pm rather than 9pm, giving shoppers an extra hour to pick up any last-minute weekend needs.

Donald Mackay, who is the Managing Director of Operations, at Aldi Ireland, say they are “excited’ to confirm the new hours. 

In a statement, he said: “They will ensure our customers have evenmore time to explore the wide range of offerings available in-store.

“We know our customers have busy lives, and we want to make shopping with ALDI as convenient as possible.

“We’re as committed as ever to providing quality products at
unbeatable prices whilst also offering more flexibility to our customers.”

Sunday opening hours will remain the same with the store opening 9am-9pm in most locations across the country.

And Aldi bosses confirmed that Bank Holiday opening hours will also remain unchanged.

Eight stores across Dublin, Meath and Cork will miss out on the new extended opening hours, so shoppers are advised to check their local ALDI opening hours.

The store is hugely popular among Irish shoppers for amazing deals on a wide range of essentials and their legendary middle aisle bargains.

There is an ALDI store in every county in the country, so shoppers far and wide will be able to make use of the extra hour in the mornings and on Saturdays.


ALDI bosses have confirmed that not all 161 of their Republic of Ireland stores will bring in the new opening hours. The following Aldi locations will have the opening hours outlined below.

  • Ballyphehane, Cork (9am – 10pm Monday to Friday and 9am – 9pm Saturday, Sunday, and Bank Holidays)
  • Blackrock, Cork (9am – 10pm Monday to Saturday and 9am -9pm Sunday and Bank Holidays)
  • Swords, Dublin (9am – 10pm Monday to Saturday and 10am – 9pm Sunday and Bank Holidays)
  • Laytown, Meath (9am – 9pm Monday to Saturday and 11am – 7pm Sunday and Bank Holidays)
  • Muldhuddart (9am – 9pm Monday to Saturday and 10am – 7pm Sunday and Bank Holidays)
  • Frascati Shopping Centre, Blackrock, Dublin (9am – 10pm Monday to Saturday and 9am – 9pm Sunday and
    Bank Holidays)
  • Blanchardstown, Dublin (8am to 10pm Monday to Saturday and 10am – 9pm Sunday and Bank Holidays)
  • Dunshaughlin, Meath (8am to 10pm Monday to Saturday, 10am – 9pm Sunday and Bank Holidays)

There are also big plans in place to add an additional 11 ALDI stores in the Dublin region over the coming five years.

It comes after Aldi confirmed last month that a new store is set to open in Longford next year.

Located in Granard, the new €6.8million store will create 30 new permanent jobs in the area when it opens in summer 2025.

The new store will feature Aldi’s Project Fresh layout and there will be 120 car parking spaces and 13 bike parking spaces located outside.

There will also be four electric vehicle charging points.

In a move towards a green future, the store will be powered by 100 per cent green electricity, with 245 solar panels on the roof.

The new store will be in one of the flagship locations that was included in Aldi’s €33.6million Midlands investment plan which was announced in September of 2023.

Other stores opening under this plan will include Moate in Westmeath, Kilcock in Kildare and Tullamore in Offaly.

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