In 2019 MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre paved the way by becoming Ireland’s first age-friendly shopping center. Our previous centre manager Marion Acreman vigorously pushed for the acceptance of all age groups within the centre and with the help of the assistant manager Donna Byrne, the customer service team and Age-Friendly Ireland they were able to achieve this, To this day with the help of our current Centre manager Andrew Diggins we have been able to continue this amazing program.

What do we offer that makes our shopping centre age-friendly?

Every Wednesday morning we have an over 60’s morning from 9 AM to 1 PM where we offer anyone with a discount card (this can be got from our customer service desk) various discounts in participating stores and cafes, We also change our music to more classical music and we lower the volume. We also offer age-friendly parking spaces close to the entrance to the shopping centre. Some of our stores even offer reading glasses that are available for use at the checkouts. Some of our staff members are also trained in dementia awareness. We also have two wheelchairs that can be located in our car park office in the red car park and can be used free of charge.

Some of our age-friendly stores and departments include:

  • MacDonagh Management and Security
  • K-Bowl
  • Next
  • Art it
  • Starbucks
  • Boots
  • Card Factory
  • Carraig Donn
  • Regatta
  • Skechers
  • The Works
  • Pamela Scott
  • River Island
  • Quigley’s
  • TK Maxx
  • Flair Beauty Boutique
  • Dunnes Store
  • Eddie Rockets


For more information please contact our age-friendly champions

  1. Andrew Diggins – Centre manager
  2. Donna Byrne – Assistant Centre manager
  3. Rebecca Doyle – Customer Service, Administration and Marketing Executive
  4. Eddie O’Brien – Head of security


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Personal Shopper

MacDonagh Junction now offer a FREE personal shopper service throughout the Centre. Why not take advantage of this unique opportunity to get personalised style/fashion advice.

  • FREE children’s play area
  • Postal Stamps at Customer Service
  • Spacious toilet and baby changing facilities
  • FREE WiFi
  • ATM
  • Free Phone Taxi service
  • Indoor car parking
  • Customer Service Desk
  • Complimentary children’s buggy
  • Complimentary umbrella loan service
  • Flat battery start service in our car park
  • Bicycle parking
  • Boardroom hire
  • Borrow a bike lock
  • Phone charging service
  • Photocopy service

  • Personal shopper
  • Pregnancy / Mother & Baby Parking
  • Public notice board
  • Gift cards
  • iDME wristband hire
  • Complimentary wheelchair loan service



Customer Feedback

I received fantastic assistance today at the customer service desk. The assistant even helped me enter a draw. The Halloween Party was very enjoyable. The kids had a fantastic time, very child friendly.
Great atmosphere in MDJ today. Lots of activities for the kids to enjoy on a miserable day. Great help from the lady on the front desk. Needed some help as we are in Kilkenny for just the weekend.
MacDonagh Shopping Centre is probably one of the cleanest Centres I’ve shopped in, toilets are always immaculate.
We were in Kilkenny for the long weekend and popped into MacDonagh Junction for a bite of lunch on our way to Kilkenny Castle. We were just about to leave when the kids entertainment kicked off. Many thanks to whoever organised the entertainment – it really made our weekend. We usually head to Spain for the Easter break but I think the smallies will vote for Kilkenny (or rather MacDonagh Junction) again next year.

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