McCauley Chemists were founded in 1953 by the late G.B. McCauley M.P.S.I. who acquired the Brooke Kelly Pharmacy at 21 Rafter Street, Enniscorthy, Wexford which operated as a Pharmacy since 1900’s. Over the next 40 years McCauley Chemists grew into a thriving enterprise. Sam McCauley and his wife Leslie, both Pharmacists, joined the family business in 1978 maintaining the well-established ‘family Chemist’ culture, long nurtured by Sam’s parents and staff.
Sam McCauley Chemists group occupies a unique niche in the Pharmacy – Retailing market in Ireland. Their ‘One Stop Health & Beauty Shop’ concept of prestigious Department Stores embrace a vast range of products and services, including Digital Photo Centres, Prestige Cosmetics and Perfumery, Beauty Salons, and expanded Healthcare Services, all this in addition to the core traditional services provided by experienced friendly pharmacists and staff.
Today they currently operate 30 stores nationally and employ over 500 staff and are ranked amongst the top 500 companies in Ireland and are one of a small group of pharmacies which holds the title of ‘Deloitte Best Managed Companies’.
Carlow has three Sam McCauley Chemists; in Fairgreen Shopping Centre, Carlow Shopping Centre and Shamrock Plaza.