McCartan Opticians moving to new building

David Prendeville

McCartan Opticians, which has been in Ringsend since 1987 and Baggot Street before that, since 1935, is moving to 2 Thorncastle Street on the corner, beside Ferrari’s chip shop. The building they’re moving into was formerly the old post-office, and has also been a wine shop, butchers and barbers in the more recent past. 

Jason McNerney, who has worked there since 2004 is going to take over the business from Paddy McCartan, who is retiring from optics. Jason tells me how much of an advantage it is that the new location is a ground-floor premises: “It’s great in that it facilitates mobility-impaired patients. It’s also good for us from the point of view of visibility. We have been hidden away upstairs for the last thirty-odd years.”

Jason is looking forward to an exciting journey ahead, hoping to see the familiar faces of his old clientele as well as making some new friends along the way.

Cllr McCartan will remain on Dublin City Council and wishes to extend his deepest thanks to his clients “for their loyalty over the years.”

Pat Ann Dodd, the chiropodist, will also be moving to the new premises. She will have a room upstairs. 

Here at NewsFour we would like to extend our best wishes to all those involved on the move and to Jason and Paddy on their pastures new.