Mulligans Opens at Arnotts
6th December 2021
Mulligans open their first pharmacy in Dublin with the launch of ‘The Pharmacy by Mulligans’, a 3000 square foot pharmacy at Arnotts on Henry Street.
For the family-run Mulligan’s Pharmacy Group it is their 19th pharmacy in Ireland and a first in Dublin. The group has 18 stores across Waterford, Kilkenny and South Tipperary and was first established by Jim and Sheila Mulligan in 1957 when they opened a pharmacy at George’s St in Waterford City. The family group employs 250 people across the region with an additional 15 jobs being created at the Dublin store today.
Welcoming The Pharmacy by Mulligans, Audrey Owens Director of Innovation and Enterprise at Brown Thomas Arnotts said ‘This is a completely new service offering for our customers and one we feel is perfectly timed and will offer both convenience and an elevated retail experience.”
Within Arnotts, ‘The Pharmacy by Mulligans’ will offer a full prescription service, health screening, health advice along with wellness products and a particular emphasis is placed on mind, body and spirit with the best in vitamins, supplements along with Mum and Baby and additional services.
Innovation and technology will form the backbone of the new pharmacy which will be complemented by in-store robotics with Ireland’s first automated Click & Collect service for pharmacy. Customer purchases can be collected following receipt of a QR code via the touch screens located throughout the pharmacy for customer use. Innovation has always been to the fore at Mulligan’s stores, this was seen when Mulligans Pharmacy launched Ireland’s first Drive-Thru Pharmacy in 2014. Now at the Arnotts store, there is a large focus on technology and robotics with an in-store dispensing robot designed to dispense prescriptions more quickly and accurately and allows the pharmacist to spend more time dealing with customer issues and queries.
In addition to the full pharmacy offering, appointments can be made at the pharmacy health desk or online for express Covid-19 PCR and antigen testing, health screenings for Diabetes, and vitamin D testing, plus Flu and Covid-19 vaccination services. Patients can also virtually connect with a pharmacist via the soon to be launched ‘Manage My Prescription’ App for any health queries and information.
The Irish family-run business is led by second-generation of the family Ronan Mulligan and this store will be managed by Ronan’s daughter, pharmacist JeanAnne Mulligan. An emphasis is also placed on supporting Irish health, cosmetic and skincare brands with the designation of a pop-up area within the store to support up and coming entrepreneurs in this area.
Pictured are pharmacists Kate and JeanAnne Mulligan with the company directors Garvan Mulligan, Sheila Mulligan, Niall Mulligan & Ronan Mulligan.