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Haven Pharmacy and Irish Mens Sheds announce multi-year partnership

IndePharm, the co-operative group of pharmacies, trading under the Haven Pharmacy brand has announced its intention to partner with the Irish Mens Sheds Association in a multi-year sponsorship agreement. All members of the IndePharm co-operative are working pharmacists embedded in their own local communities – many for generations.

The announcement was made jointly by IndePharm Chairman, Keith Brennan, and Irish Mens Sheds CEO, Barry Sheridan, at IndePharm’s recent AGM in Kilkenny. “Our co-operative ethos is to help to improve the health and well-being of patients and customers in our local communities. Irish Mens Sheds complements this through its programme of activities focused on men meeting to improve their own wellbeing by keeping physically, mentally and socially active” said Keith Brennan.

IndePharm plans to significantly increase its network of pharmacies from its existing 52 Haven Pharmacy stores over the next few years. This ambitious plan is supported by a detailed programme of member supports and initiatives to further improve buying opportunities; upgrade technology platforms; build the Haven Pharmacy brand to drive enquiries to its digital channels and increase footfall in its pharmacy stores.

Irish Mens Sheds is a registered charity focused on supporting a grassroots network of sheds, workshops and meeting places for men of all ages. There are 350 sheds in 150 towns with 10,000 members across Ireland. Its patron is President Michael D Higgins.

IndePharm will provide central funding and advisory services to Irish Mens Sheds and this will be supported by Haven Pharmacies in local communities through the promotion of Health and Wellness awareness initiatives. Developing strong local ties with Mens Sheds members and their families will be actively encouraged.


Barry Sheridan, Irish Mens Sheds CEO, commented:
‘The IMSA is delighted to partner with IndePharm and Haven Pharmacy. This is a practical, mutually beneficial partnership which has one key focus – working together to deliver better health to communities throughout Ireland. While our member sheds cater specifically to men, the knock-on benefits to families and communities are huge, and this partnership can only strengthen those gains. Men’s sheds are grassroots, member-focused and rooted firmly in communities, so there’s an obvious synergy with IndePharm. This partnership has real potential to build on the strengths of both organisations to the benefit of Irish society as a whole’.


haven-mens-shedsIndePharm Chairman, Keith Brennan (left) with Mens Sheds CEO, Barry Sheridan (right)
at the announcement of a new multi-year partnership.


Back to School with Haven Pharmacy

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Haven Pharmacy Lanes Launch

The delightful staff of Haven Pharmacy Billy, Mark, Louise, Jella, Shona, Gillian and Louise

The delightful staff of Haven Pharmacy Billy, Mark, Louise, Jella, Shona, Gillian and Louise

The following article originally appeared in the Limerick Post.

HAVEN Pharmacy on Lower Gerald Griffin Street used to be named LC Pharmacy. It’s now officially Haven Pharmacy following its new identity launch on Friday July 10 which saw Munster and Ireland Rugby star Marcus Horan cut the tape in a big party that rewarded crowds with goody bags, face painting, spot prizes food and cake and what Haven Pharmacy will make its name on, amazing value offers. “We are the leading fastest growing network of Irish independent community pharmacists in the country,” says owner and pharmacist Billy Lane. “We are in control of our own businesses but we operate under the banner of Haven Pharmacy which is synonymous with expert professional care from your local pharmacy team. We bring you excellent value and service in your retail experience with us.”

BILLY and his pharmacy team were delighted with the turn-out and warmth of last Friday July 10’s big day for the company and has special thanks for those who made its impact possible: “Marcus Horan was a credit to himself. He greeted all customers, stood for photos and even let the kids take photos with his precious Heineken and Six Nations medals – a true gentleman”. There was praise too for Sophie, the wonderful and talented face painter, Anthony aka Mickey Mouse who danced with all the kids; Boxes, Bows and Balloons, Corbally for the beautiful balloons on display in the pharmacy; Parle & Hickey, Jaymark and Celtic Candles for the spot prizes and a special thanks to the Charleville Park Hotel, Cork for the big prize give away. “And a big thank you to all our loyal customers who joined us on the day here at Haven Pharmacy,” Billy says.

GIVEN its central location, close to bus stops and the bus/ railway station, Haven Pharmacy has been designed to appeal to the local customer and all their needs – retail, beauty, sun care, as well as pharmacy and consultation – with personal, friendly, experienced service and every respect for client confidentiality. “We are also committed to ongoing training which every staff member will benefit from in areas such as customer service, product knowledge, merchandising and professional services.” Billy would like to thank all his professional staff for their commitment and for embracing this new venture.

Haven Pharmacy is at Lower Gerald Griffin St Limerick. Tel 061-415290. Sister company Haven Pharmacy is at Davis Street, Tel. 061-414330