One of Inishowen’s longest established businesses shuts up shop
It’s the end of an era in Gleneely this week with the closure of E.G. McLaughlin’s shop and filling station after more than 70 years.
The popular family-run business, first opened by Edward Gregory McLaughlin in the 1940s, closed its doors on Monday morning and is set to leave the McLaughlin name for the first time in three generations.
Currently on the market, it is hoped that a new buyer can be found to take over one of Inishowen’s longest established businesses, including a supermarket, fuel pumps and an adjoining four-bedroom house.
The Post Office, located inside the shop, will remain open to the local community for the time being.
Proprietor Kevin McLaughlin, who is retiring after many decades behind the counter, said he was saddened to close his business but that ‘life must go on’.