Gillespie’s Menswear and Sport continues to celebrate serving South Sligo for 77 years. A family run business dating back to the early twentieth century when Jim Gillespie purchased the business in 1937 from his retiring aunt Molly Nephin. For the next 40 years his legacy of hard work and the triumph of good business acumen and experience established the Gillespie business as one of the leading general drapers in the North West. Sadly Jim Gillespie died in 1977. His wife Josephine carried the mantel in the very difficult social economic backwater of the 1970’s and 80’s. In turn Josephine handed over the reins in 1985 to her son John, the current proprietor. John had served his apprenticeship in the hard management school of the retail trade in the late 1970’s and early 80’s with Cassidy’s fashions in Dublin, Cork and Limerick and later opened Bolgers of Castlebar before returning home. Gillespies have a strong retail profile, not only in Tubbercurry but through out South Sligo and surrounding areas.
Gillespie’s Menswear and Sport is a family run business with a strong retail profile. Gillespies are stockists of quality Menswear and shoes, Sportswear, ladies casuals, and a fine giftware department.
Gillespies are now in their third generation run by John and his wife Mary who are always there for the personal service.