The iconic doughnut brand celebrated its newest shop opening in Galway today, giving away free merchandise to lucky customers. 

 Tuesday 14th March 2023: Excitement built in Galway this morning as Krispy Kreme opened its very first shop outside of Dublin, on William Street bringing an early morning party atmosphere to the city centre. Fans of the made fresh daily doughnuts were treated to a joy filled morning as people travelled across the county, queuing to be one of the first through the door.

Local restaurant owner, Scotty Ishmael was selected as Krispy Kreme’s biggest fan as part of a competition to cut the ceremonial ribbon that officially marked the opening of the shop. Scotty also received a €150 voucher to keep topped up with the made fresh daily treats along with Iva Flieglova who was first in the queue today, queuing from 4:30am ahead of almost 70 other fans. Loyal lovers of the delicious  fresh daily doughnuts were not left short of joy, as the first 50 customers through the door also received free exclusive Krispy Kreme Galway merchandise to take away with them.

Local musicians Fintan O’Malley, Sean O’Malley and Anna Falkeanau sprinkled joy across those in the queue in the early hours of the morning with a trad session, strumming up the excitement and keeping the crowd entertained.

Krispy Kreme superfan Scotty Ishmael said, “We’re so excited Krispy Kreme has finally come to Galway, it’s been a favourite in our family for generations. It’s been my favourite from when I was a little kid and I’ve passed that love onto my kids. We’re ready to rule the world with these doughnuts – they’re just great!”

Commenting on the Galway opening, Ireland Country Manager Declan Foley said, “We are delighted to open our doors in Galway today, continuing to spread the joy of our handcrafted doughnuts throughout Ireland.  As our 13th Irish opening we are thrilled to see those who have travelled to be with us here this morning and soak up the atmosphere of opening day, especially as it is our first shop opening outside of Dublin. We look forward to opening our next shop in Cork in the coming weeks, I encourage fans of the Original Glazed to keep their eyes peeled during the weeks ahead.”

The newest location  will serve handcrafted Krispy Kreme favourites. Customers to Krispy Kreme Galway can also enjoy the much-loved melt in the mouth Original Glazed as well as getting their hands on the limited edition Mother’s Day & St. Patrick’s Day range promising a Hole Lotta Luck to customers.


Opening hours: 

Monday: 08.00 – 19.00

Tuesday: 08.00 – 19.00

Wednesday: 08.00 – 19.00

Thursday: 08.00 – 21.00

Friday: 08.00 – 21.00

Saturday: 08.00 – 21.00

Sunday: 10.00 – 19.00

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