Owner and Manager
Ivor was born and reared in the area and lives a mere 7 minutes walk from the shop. He "did the state some service" for over thirty years before deciding that providing the good people of South Dublin with great wine might be even more satisfying! During this time Ivor was also working as a music critic and radio presenter and it was here that he learned that while there might be such things as a free lunch free wine just isn’t worth lifting the glass for!
Having learned about wine from long languid holidays in Italy it was only when Ivor became familiar with The Wine Buff range that he truly appreciated the qualities of a good wine. In fact it was a chance gift of a bottle of French wine, bought in The Wine Buff Clonmel, which introduced Ivor to both the wine and the shops!
These days Ivor finds it hard to better the wines from Regis Moro, in particular Pelan Bellevue, for quality and value. He does occasionally, when he feels he deserves it, open a bottle of Vacqueyras or a Chateaux Des Graviers Margaux.
The Ranelagh shop is situated on the Triangle in the centre of Ranelagh village, parking is available outside the front door.
The shop is open 6 days a week.
|Telephone :||01 4983552
|Manager :||Ivor Geraghty|
|Tue - Thur||1230 to 2030|
|Fri||1230 to 2200|
|Sat||1230 to 2100|
|Sun||Closed (winter months)|
The least greasy spoon” café in Ireland and one of Ranelagh’s hidden gems. Famous locally for their “hangover cure” and “all day” breakfasts, pancakes and genuine friendliness.
Superb range of coffee at sensible prices and always service with a smile.
The heart of Ranelagh's artistic community. Check the website for exhibitions, gigs, village festivals and other events.