Crona Byrne, the daughter of former Late Late Show host Gay Byrne and her husband and business partner Philip Carney opened a new 3Store in Ballincollig last Friday. County Mayor Cllr Barbara Murray was also present at the official opening to welcome locals and new customers to the store.


The new 3Store, which is ideally located at No.5 The Cottages, is the fifth of 10 independently-owned stores opening nationwide under the Three brand, creating a further 30 new retail jobs in Ireland this year. Three has so far invested €5 million increasing its retail footprint with 28 of own retail outlets and 21 independently-owned operations under the Three brand, giving local business owners an opportunity to set up shop with the backing of a major international company. By the end of this year Three will employee over 250 people across 56 stores nationwide.


To celebrate the new 3Store opening, Three, who are also primary sponsors of the Irish National Football Team, gave away great prizes on the day including mobile phone handsets, tickets to the Ireland v Germany world cup qualifying game in October and Ireland jerseys.


Crona Byrne, manager and owner of the new 3Store said: “Ballincollig is a great and prosperous town and is one of the fastest developing towns in the country. We are the first major mobile network to set up shop in the area and I very much look forward to welcoming the local people and inviting them to see our great value price plans.”


Elaine Carey, Sales and Marketing Director at Three commented: “Three continues to back local independent retailers by providing access to the strength of Three’s global brand and all the economies of scale that come from joining a major retail network. Crona and Philip have already enjoyed great success with their other 3Store in Clonmel and I wish them continued success with their new 3Store in Ballincollig.”


Three currently offers fantastic Prepay and Billpay price plans. Under Three’s ‘All You Can Eat’ data offering Prepay customers get to enjoy unlimited data usage by simply topping up by €20 a month, while Billpay customers also enjoy all the benefits of ‘All You Can Eat’ data.



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