Opening April 5th, 2017: Avoca Dunboyne

Avoca Dunboyne - It’s nearly here


We are beyond excited to confirm that Avoca Dunboyne will open its doors at 8am on Wednesday April 5th. Embracing a whole new way of shopping it will offer the full Avoca experience including Fork Café, food market and retail area delivered in an innovative way.  Themes include a dedication to quality, Irish provenance, locally sourced, a sense of adventure, pride of place and of course a sense of colour and fun, with the interior featuring some interesting and eclectic features. The designers wanted to make use of the floor space and floor-to-ceiling space and incorporate the farm to fork concept in doing so, this has been created by dividing the interior space with indoor structures such as a garden shed which is home to Joeanna Caffrey flowers and a barn which will house the store’s range of books. A silo, a structure used for storing bulk materials in agriculture, stands in the centre of the retail section, re-purposed as a structure for hanging and displaying clothing. The exterior also embraces the same concepts, with vintage tractors in Avoca’s signature bright colours at the entrance, which again take full advantage of the scale of the premises.


We will offer the typical Avoca treasure trove retail experience, with a wide selection of products available across men’s and women’s fashion and accessories, gifts, jewellery, books, stationery, beauty, kids, homeware and lifestyle, and of course Avoca’s signature range of throws and knits.


The Avoca Butcher will command a large space in the Foodhall section of the Dunboyne facility presenting the best of Irish artisan free range organic meat with a full butcher’s counter, a dry aging cabinet and a wide range of meats from oxtail and beef cheeks to prime ribs and roasts!


AVOCA Dunboyne is a unique experience, which takes you on a journey through food with a clear sourcing message at the heart beat of this new store, paying homage to the Farm to fork concept. AVOCA are celebrating the origins of their food, growing produce in grow beds placed alongside the large outdoor seating terrace. Cafe diners will be surrounded by growing vegetables, which are then harvested, used in our kitchens and served in our dishes. AVOCA Dunboyne illustrates the handmade nature and transparency of Avoca’s food, which is made using the freshest ingredients, handmade by our expert chefs and without artificial flavours, colours and preservatives.


AVOCA Dunboyne is very much a sensory food experience which goes beyond taste; watch the dough being kneaded by the bakers and smell the freshly baked bread throughout the foodhall and café areas. In the café, chefs can be seen cooking food on the open grill at the kitchen hatch, which makes the dining experience immersive and exciting.


It takes the Avoca food market concept a step further, where customers can also enjoy a casual dining experience. It has the right balance between fresh produce and presenting food ready to eat as they see, a growing trend in Italy. Surrounded by the Avoca counters and concessions serving salads, sandwiches, hot dishes, cheese and charcuteries, it is an ‘eat as you see’ experience where food can be eaten in or enjoyed to go. Alongside the cheese counter, where a wide variety of cheeses such as parmesan, Gouda, delice, brie, and blue are available is Avoca’s new Mediterranean section. The Mediterranean counter serves antipasti, charcuterie and fresh produce from suppliers all over the Mediterranean including Spain, France, and Italy, perfect for taking home or serving as part of a picnic.


Similar to Kilmacanogue’s Sugar Tree Café or the Birdcage in Avoca Rathcoole, Fork Café will be a self-service café. The café will seat 200 indoors including outdoor seating terrace, which will also provide wood-fire pizza from the terrace’s own pizza van.


Concessions at Avoca Dunboyne:


  • Poulet Bonne Femme

Continuing the partnership from their popular concessions in the AVOCA Kilmacanogue, Rathcoole, and Monkstown stores. Poulet Bonne Femme will bring its delicious rotisserie meats, sandwiches, salads, and sides to the Dunboyne foodhall.


  • Sprout & Co. Kitchen

This is the first Sprout Kitchen to come to Avoca’s stores. In fact, it is Sprout & Co.’s first full concession, following the hugely successful openings of their three Dublin 2 locations, on Dawson St., Mount St., and Sir John Rogerson’s Quay.


  • Kish Fish

This is Kish Fish’s first concession with AVOCA, although they have supplied the AVOCA kitchens with fantastic quality fish for years. Kish Fish is run by the O’Meara family and was founded in 1966. Kish Fish has two existing retail stores, located in Smithfield and Coolock.


  • Howbert & Mays Garden Centre

Anthea Howbert and Tig Mays started out designing and planting gardens in 2002. They opened their garden centre in 2012, just down the road from AVOCA’s Salt Café and Foodhall. This will be their second physical store and their first garden centre at an AVOCA location.


  • Nature’s Gold

Founded in June 1977, Nature’s Gold is one of the oldest health food stores in Ireland, with its original store in Greystones still open today in its original location. Its second store, based in AVOCA Rathcoole opened in November 2013. Nature’s Gold employs qualified nutritionists and homeopaths who are on hand to help customers make informed choices.


  • Mitchell & Son Wines

Established in 1805, Mitchell & Son is an independent family owned wine and spirit merchant specialist with branches at the CHQ Building in Dublin’s city centre, Glasthule in South County Dublin and our own Avoca Kilmacanogue. Mitchell and Son are passionate about delivering the best to their customers, sourcing and selecting the finest wines directly from vineyards around the world.


  • Joeanna Caffrey Flowers

Having trained with one of the top, globally recognised florists in London Joeanna returned to Ireland where she set up her own business providing stylish and beautifully arranged flowers for weddings and events. In Spring 2015, Joeanna opened her first flower shop at Avoca Rathcoole, followed by her second at Avoca Kilmacanogue in November 2016.




Opening Hours:

Shop & Foodhall:    8am - 7pm           Mon – Fri

9am – 6pm          Sat & Sun & bank holidays


Café:                       8am – 5.30pm    Mon – Fri

9am – 5.30pm    Sat & Sun & bank holidays



Avoca Dunboyne, Pace, Dunboyne, Co. Meath, A86 PR26


Phone Number: 01 9031200

Email: / / Dunboyne-café




AVOCA Dunboyne is located in Dunboyne, Co. Meath, taking exit 6 on the M50 northbound  and exit 5 southbound for the Navan Road / M3. Dunboyne is located in close proximity to Castleknock, Celbridge,  Lucan & Lexlip and is just over 30 minutes from Dublin city centre. It is also near towns such as Maynooth and Ashbourne. The new store is located on the site that was formerly the Plantagen Garden Centre on the slip road from the M3.


The new location is superb and will attract customers from West Dublin, Meath, Kildare and beyond, looking to enjoy the full Avoca experience,  a first in the Meath area.






Posted on 16th March 2017 in News & Events