25 Jan2018 Drink good coffee & read good books
Today, we’ve opened our second 2018 store in Kells!
Home to the book of Kells, Kells is one of the most well-known Heritage towns in Ireland. Located in County Meath, Kells is the centre of arts and culture in the Boyne Valley with an historic background and a friendly atmosphere and welcoming community.
Vaiva, our Store Manager is looking forward to leading the new team and to bring our coffee to the friendly locals, “I love Insomnia&rsquo
Located just off the N2/N3 link road in the heart of the Dublin Enterprise Zone, business is thriving at Maxol Ballycoolin where Insomnia have just opened their newest store. Neighbouring Blanchardstown Corporate Park this is a busy road for commuters and workers in the North West Dublin area.
Maxol Ballycoolin shows a great partnership of Irish brands as Insomnia opens in their fourth location with The Maxol Group, Ireland’s leading family owned forecourt convenience retailer. This is the 3rd largest Maxol development in Ireland
13 Dec2017 Kick back & enjoy a coffee @ SPAR Freshfield
This week we opened Insomnia @ SPAR Freshfield, located in Formby, Liverpool. This is the 5th SPAR in the U.K. to open an Insomnia store. Operations Director, Tony, welcomed the Insomnia staff into SPAR Freshfield this week and said that Insomnia make a great addition to the store “it’s great to be able offer our customers the opportunity to enjoy a coffee break while shopping”. SPAR Freshfield offer free wifi access to Insomnia customers so it is a great space
The Insomnia team are thrilled to have opened another store today, in Spar Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. As well as having a great selection of hot beverages and bakery goods for customers on the go to take-away, Insomnia has a seating area inside EUROSPAR Dungarvan for customers with a bit more time to sit, relax and enjoy their coffee.
Insomnia @ Spar Dungarvan is close to the Strandside South entrance to the Waterford Greenway so it is in the perfect spot for enjoying a coffee and a treat before
08 Dec2017 Coffee and Carols in Cavan this Christmas
Today, our new Insomnia coffee store in Cavan received a warm welcome as it opened its doors to the public. The new store is located at 1 Main Street, Cavan, in a bustling section of Cavan town centre.
Cavan locals will be treated to a live Christmas carol performance by the Starling Blue vocal group today between 3pm – 5pm, as they enjoy relaxing with a coffee in the store. After such a nice welcome into the town, Insomnia Cavan store manager, Kimberly, said that she is looking
Insomnia @ Spar Ashtown opened today, on Ashtown Grove, just minutes from the Navan Road and the entrance to the beautiful Phoenix Park. Insomnia manager Viktorija is delighted to offer the Spar Ashtown customers the full range of Insomnia Christmas hot beverages including the gingerbread latte, hazelnut hot chocolate and delicious Christmas bakery treats such as mince pies, gingerbread people and red velvet cake.
On crisp winter mornings this is the perfect spot to grab a coffee and head for a walk through nearby Phoenix Park. You
We have just opened our doors in Primark Brocklebank Retail Park (Charlton, South London)!
Not too far from the O2, Greenwich Park and the Royal Observatory, our new shop in Brocklebank Retail Park is just a few minutes away from Charlton train station and from the North Greenwich tube station.
Primark and Insomnia are both opening today in this new retail shopping area of Charlton bringing some fashion & coffee together to the busy borough of Greenwich.
This is our eleventh shop in
15 Nov2017 Insomnia woke up in Athy today!
We're very excited to announce that Insomnia opened a new store this week in Athy, Co. Kildare. The store, located on Edmund Rice Square, is the perfect spot to take a break while doing some shopping in the town centre or to grab a hot chocolate and warm up after browsing the markets in the town square.
Insomnia Athy is a stone’s throw away from the jetty in Athy town centre so it’s also the perfect spot for those travelling on the
Watford is home for the well-known Watford Football Club and for its proximity with Warner Bros. Studios where Harry Potter movies were set.
Primark Watford is part of the primary shopping area in town where more than 140 brands can be found.
2017 has been an amazing year for Insomnia’s expansion in the UK and Primark Watford opened just in time for Christmas shopping – customers can now relax after a busy shopping day and
Our exciting partnership with leading fashion retailer Primark, has seen us open our doors to another UK Insomnia store, located in Trinity Leeds Shopping Centre.
Home for the renowned University of Leeds and known as one of the best shopping destination in the UK, Leeds city has one of the largest pedestrian shopping areas in the UK!
Currently, we have five stores operating in Primark UK – Bromley, Oxford Street, Reading, Stockport and Trinity Leeds.
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09 Oct2017 Insomnia Coffee spreads its wings!
We are thrilled to have opened last week our first Northern Ireland store!
Harry O’Kelly, Insomnia’s Coffee Company chief executive, said “We are delighted to open in Belfast. It’s a very special opening for me as it is our first store in Northern Ireland.”
The store is part of a new forecourt area in the busy Belfast International Airport, this new development aims to provide more offer to passengers and airport visitors (…and we do offer
19 Sep2017 EAST WALL WELCOMES INSOMNIA COFFEE
We have just opened our doors in East Wall, an inner-city residential area in Dublin 3 that is also close to some of the busiest business and financial areas of the city.
Laura, our Store Manager lives in Dublin 3 and is confident that the new store will be a fantastic addition to the area “There’s a nice cinema close-by and 3 Arena is just around the corner, also the people are nice and everyone is willing to help when needed”. Laura is excited to lead
15 Sep2017 Stockport UK – We have arrived!
We’ve just opened in our eighth Primark store in the busy town centre of Stockport, south-east of Manchester!
Located in the Merseyway Shopping Centre, Primark opened in 2011 bringing new life to Stockport and the city centre became a vibrant shopping area. Primark visitors can now enjoy a cup of coffee and have an enhanced shopping experience with the new addition to the store.
Our partnership with Primark started just a few years ago, in 2015, with our first opening in Swords, Ireland. We
We're thrilled to announce that we opened our doors to the people of Artane today! Our latest store, which is located in Artane Castle Shopping Centre, inside the Graham O'Sullivans, offers a comfy, spacious seating area for you to be able to sit back and relax, enjoy a premium double shot of Insomnia coffee. The shopping centre has everything you could need under the one roof, which now includes a quality coffee offering.
Our friendly barista's are on hand to serve up your
30 Jun2017 Insomnia Struts its Stuff at Walkden
We're delighted to announce the opening of our latest Insomnia store, which opened today in SPAR Walkden. Walkden, a suburban area of Manchester is now home to its first Insomnia coffee shop, located just off the busy Manchester Road, its ideally located for busy commuters and locals alike. The store itself is fully furnished with comfy seating and a friendly staff, who are excited to welcome the community to Insomnia's double shot of premium coffee for the first time.
With ample parking outside,
09 Jun2017 Beat the Drums – We are open in Drumcondra
We’ve just opened our brand-new store in Drumcondra!
Insomnia is the newest addition to this lovely residential area on the North Side of Dublin. Surrounded by interesting sites to visit, the store location (2 Drumcondra Road Upper) is on walking distance to the Botanic Gardens, Croke Park and Griffith Park.
Drumcondra Resident Rami who was the Manager at Insomnia Montrose, is now leading the team here and couldn’t be happier, she
23 May2017 St. Stephens Green reopened with a new look
Summer has arrived and brought us not only the new delicious summer drinks but also a completely refurbished store – St. Stephens Green!
St Stephens Green reopened last week after a huge makeover, the store has now a new comfy sitting area, perfect for a quick meeting or catch up with friends.
The new store design incorporates natural wood, granite and brick finishes with a retro vintage feel through quirky fun branding and wall features.
The main feature in
Insomnia at Eurospar Fairview had its official opening on Saturday, right across from the beautiful Fairview Park, customers were pleasantly surprised when Dublin footballers Dean Rock, Ciaran Kilkenny and Brian Fenton made an apperance to the store, picking up their weekly shop, and enjoying a delicious coffee, and say hello to the locals of course.
Insomnia Fairview manager, Laura, who is a native of Fairview, expressed her delight at her new position and is looking forward to the
10 May2017 We’re open in Saggart!
We are delighted to have opened a new store in Saggart today.
Saggart is a lovely heritage village in South Dublin.
Our enthusiastic team are eager to serve you the nicest cup of coffee!
With a spacious and cosy seating area, this most recent Insomnia coffee shop has a fresh and contemporary feel, so you can comfortably relax and treat yourself with a delicious coffee and cake.
Our store manager, Elisabeth is
08 Mar2017 Sippin’ on Finglas
We're thrilled to announce our latest store opening, as of today, Insomnia coffee is open in Finglas! The store which is located on Finglas Main Street, opposite the Permenant TSB bank, has been transformed into a cosy coffee shop for locals to call their own, with comfortable seating and friendly staff to serve you up your favorite hot beverage.
Insomnia Finglas store manager, Amanda, who has been living in Ireland the past 3 year, originally from Brazil, cant wait to get started. Amanda who
08 Feb2017 Home to Brew for me
We opened in Market Cross Shopping Centre Kilkenny today.
This is the first Insomnia Coffee Shop to open in Kilkenny, and a very special one for me, since it’s my home city.
My dad, Bobby Kerr Senior, owned and ran the Newpark Hotel for over 40 years. The Hotel was in the family for 48 years.
The store itself provides a spacious and cosy seating area, offering customers a chance to unwind after a long day’s shopping in the centre.
08 Dec2016 New coffee destination in Blackpool
We've opened our doors in one of Cork's largest shopping centres, Blackpool! This is our fourth store in the Rebel county.
Our store manager, Antonio is delighted and exited to lead his team as he has set big goals for the store. His favourite coffee is an espresso. From Rosscarbery in Cork, his favourite thing about the area is the waterfront. In his opinion, our lattes and americanos will go down a treat with locals! When he is not working he enjoys playing the
Penneys, operated by Primark, today opened the doors of its new store in Liffey Valley, which is the 37th Penneys store in Ireland. The doors officially opened at 9:30am as customers enjoyed the amazing fashion at amazing prices that Penneys has to offer.
The new Liffey Valley store, has 53,900 square feet of retail space over three floors and features the latest trends in women’s, men’s and children’s fashions including footwear, accessories as well as lingerie and homeware. The store&rsquo
14 Nov2016 Insomnia in Parnell
We have just opened our doors on Parnell Street. Home to The Ambassador Theatre and The Gate Theatre, while The Garden of Remembrance, Dublin Writers museum and the Hugh Lane Gallery are all on the north side of the street.
The area is a central spot for shopping with the Ilac Shopping Centre - which is the city's oldest shopping centre and the recently built Moore Street mall.
Romena wanted to work for Insomnia because he is a big
01 Nov2016 Getting Reading in Insomnia Primark
Today marks the first day of winter, but more importantly we've opened our second UK Primark store in Reading. This is an exciting opening as it is a brand new Primark store as well!
The former BHS building in Broad Street now acts as Primark's flagship store. Reading is also the location of the company's UK headquarters. The 1960s building has undergone a major renovation to accomodate the large fashion retailer. The store is glass-fronted with black grantie pillars.
We now have
25 Oct2016 We’re open in Sligo!
Sligo is one of Ireland’s largest towns. In fact, it is the second largest urban centre in the West, with a population over approx 20,000. Rich in history, culture and heritage, Sligo is a popular destination spot for tourists.
We are now lucky enough to have joined the coast with our first Sligo store which opened yesterday in the Quayside Shopping Centre. Alina, our store manager has been with the Insomnia team for a while, living in Dublin. She has since relocated with her family
19 Oct2016 Westland Row welcomes Insomnia Coffee
We're delighted to announce our latest opening with partners SPAR on Westland Row, which is a street on the south side of Dublin city, dating back from the year 1776.
Shane, our store manager expresses his love for coffee and recently completed a course with the Dublin Barista School. "I have heard nothing but great things about Insomnia so decided I wanted to be part of the Insomnia family" and so applied for a position with us. With an extensive
18 Oct2016 New store in Ballybrack
Ballybrack is a small suburb of Dublin, located in Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown county. It's neighbouring areas include Killiney and Loughlinstown.
Our team were up bright and early today to open our doors to the Ballybrack community. And just in case people might have missed us we decided to put a giant cup outside the store.
Our manager Anita, orginally from Poland has been living in Tallaght for the last 10 years. She is looking forward to managing the
13 Oct2016 Bromley - our first store in UK Primark
Our exciting partnership with leading fashion retailer Primark, which was announced last year, has seen us open our doors to the first UK Insomnia store, located in Bromley. Currently, we have three stores operating in Ireland - Penneys Athlone, Penneys Swords and Penneys Waterford.
We are enormously proud of this achievement, which marks a high point for all associated with Insomnia, when you look back through the history and where we started - in a Galway bookstore almost two decades ago, back in 1997. Insomnia
13 Oct2016 We’re in SPAR Castleknock!
Castleknock is a suburb of Dublin and located 8 km from the city centre. The village even has its own patron saint, St. Brigid. We were delighted to open in the SPAR store there. Lidia, our supervisor, "Castleknock is a village close to Dublin, its a really nice area! The people here are really nice and welcoming. I'm originally from Poland, but I have lived in Castleknock for many years and have fallen in love with the area."
30 Sep2016 Home roots opening in Monaghan
Last week marked a special opening for me. Having been part of the Insomnia team for the past 10 years, it was great to open our first store in my hometown of Monaghan. This is also our first store in Ulster.
I grew up in Monaghan town and went to school in Beech Hill Collge - It was lovely to see students from the school queing up for hot chocolate, which brought back some fond memories of my time there.
Fellow Monaghan native
20 Sep2016 London is calling!
Insomnia Coffee Company has expanded over sea and joined the UK market. We have recently opened in Cardiff and Bristol, with continued expansion through further openings in the greater London area.
Insomnia is Ireland’s leading independent coffee shop chain and the 16th largest in Europe. It has grown from a single location in a Galway Bookstore in 1997 to over 120 stores, both on the high street and in partnership with retailers such as SPAR, EUROSPAR, Eason, Fresh, An Post, Meadows & Byrne, Heatons, Debenhams, Maxol, Compass
Falch iawn o gael agor yng Nghaerdydd! We had to brush up on our Welsh as we ventured over to Cardiff to open our 5th Debenhams store! This also marks our 7th UK store opening.
Our new store is located on St Davids Way surrounded by a bustling shopping area. The capital of Wales is rich in culture and sporting institutions. Having titles like the most popular Welsh destination and ranked sixth in the world in National Geographic's alternative tourist destinations - we're very
24 Aug2016 We’re open in SPAR East Point
EastPoint is home to a thriving mix of indigenous Irish, and multina tional companies. The business community has over 50 companies, employing over 6000 people. The area is surrounded by waterfront walks along the docks. It is Dublin’s only central office park and easily accessible throught the Luas.
We're now happy to announce our latest opening with concession store SPAR in East Point. We are located in Block E of the business park. Our manager Rafal, is looking forward to the new store opening in
Insomnia Coffee Company has announced an exciting new partnership with Blakemore & Son Ltd. Blakemore was founded in 1917 and is a family-owned food and drink retail, wholesale and distribution business, based at Longacres Industrial Estate in Willenhall, West Midlands, UK.
The Company currently employs more than 7,800 people and has a turnover circa £1.3 billion. Some of the nine separate divisions include Retail, which consists of 300 retail SPAR stores; Trade Partners, which serves 681 independently owned SPAR stores; Logistics, which distributes to 975 SPAR stores in addition to supporting the
We are delighted to announce our 4th Debenhams store has opened in Bristol. This is also our sixth UK opening.
Our new store is located just beside the St James Barton roundabout. Bristol is located in the hills of South West England and is well-known for its passionate character and maritime history. It has also been awarded with a European Green Capital status due to its sustainability approach!
The store itself provides a spacious seating area, cosy with a relaxed atmosphere, offering tired customers a
Today, we opened our second store in Drogheda town centre at the lobby to the Arc Cinema. We have created a new uber cool (if we do say so ourselves!) mall seating area for you to relax and enjoy your Insomnia faves!
Amy Mitchell, our store supervisor, was there today amongst the excitement of the new opening. Originally from Swords in Dublin, she now calls Drogheda home having lived here for 20 years! Her favourite drink is an iced carmel latte, and loves a good catch up with
02 Jun2016 Blanchardstown we have arrived!
Blanchardstown is the largest urban area in the county and now it has its very own Insomnia cafe!
Elizabeth our store manager was on site with her new "Blanch" team setting up the store to welcome new customers. Elizabeth says that she loves working for Insomnia and has been with us for 6 years. Originally from Romania, Elizabeth hopes to receive her Irish passport in the coming weeks. She also admitted that shes slightly "addicted to our coffee
26 May2016 Ardkeen - Our second store in Waterford
Here at Insomnia HQ, we just love Waterford so much that we decided to open a second store in Ireland's oldest city. We've opened in the lovely village of Ardkeen, where Nerijus - our store manager is selfie king! Nerijus is originally from Lithuania but now lives in Dunmore East. He says that he looks forward to sharing his passion and passing on his knowledge to his new Ardkeen team.
The store, located on the Dunmore Road beside Aldi includes a comfy and spacious inside
26 May2016 The West is awake!
Castlebar is home to Ireland's largest GAA pitch and now Mayo's first Insomnia coffee store! We opened in Castlebar Maxol today.
Maxol has invested into revamping their Castlebar and Westport stores. The new revamped Castlebar store has created 20 jobs in the locality. Brian Donaldson, Maxol's group general manager and incoming CEO has said that they're "delighted to be investing in the west of Ireland at these great locations in Mayo, both of which represent a significant development for Maxol
06 May2016 We’re open on little island!
We're delighted to announce our latest opening in SPAR Little Island Cork. Our store will be open from 7am to 7pm. Store manager, Giash and his team look forward to welcoming the "rebels" into the store to try some premium Insomnia coffee as well as some of our tasty treats to go along with it!
22 Apr2016 Annnd we’re open in MACE
And we're open in MACE Turner Cross, Cork! Melissa, our store manager and her team are super excited about introducing the local Rebel County some premium Insomnia Coffee! Call in to say hi and treat yourself to some of our limited edition chocolate products like the mouth watering cookies and cream brownie with ganche (so yummy - take our word for it!)
The Irish Franchise Association has announced that entries received for this year’s Franchise Awards in association with AIB have been reduced to a list of finalists from which the overall winner in twelve categories will be chosen. Insomnia Coffee Company are delighted to be named amongst these finalists, in the Best Indigenous Irish Franchise category.
The Irish Franchise Awards recognise excellence in franchising and reward the outstanding achievements of businesses and individuals through highlighting their contribution to the growth and development of ethical franchising on
06 Apr2016 Our new venture on the M3
Our latest venture is out by the M3 joining forces with other great leading Irish brands like Maxol, Chopped and Supermacs. The store is located on the M3, in Mulhuddart, North West Dublin.
This is our first store opening with Maxol and we’re delighted! We’re also thrilled to be alongside some of Ireland’s best food service brands; Chopped and Supermacs. This means that customers get a variety of choice when they call into the store! Our CEO, Harry O'Kelly was
08 Mar2016 Montrose home to Insomnia Coffee
Opening in a new area gives us the opportunity to experiment with new ideas and try out different interiors and designs within our stores. I was really looking forward to this site (I never thought this would be my last opening for Insomnia so I'll surely be teary eyed tomorrow!) because it's such a busy location, it will attract a wide range of customers. With its proximity to UCD I felt it was an opportunity to try something a little different, surely students will appreciate a funky
30 Jan2016 Calver is latest home to Insomnia Coffee
We're absolutely thrilled to open our latest UK store in the village of Calver, Derbyshire. Our franchise manager Filip Spevak was there on the day along with the new Insomnia Calver team to ensure the smooth running and operation for the opening morning.
The store itself has our new modern interior of comfy arm chairs and sofas to sink into while enjoying a cuppa of our finest premium Insomnia Coffee. It has a contemparary feel, ample seating options and decor to match for
07 Jan2016 New Year, New Store - Insomnia in Killester
New Year, New beginnings, New store!
When I went to see the site for the first time with Harry he mentioned to remain open minded. That’s always a warning sign to me. That could mean anything from concrete slab floors that can’t be traced and will be a headache throughout the project to ‘gem’ of a dampness issue!!
This was different though. The site was in a good condition, suitably sized and well located within a lovely buzzing neighbourhood.
21 Dec2015 Insomnia at the home of Irish Rugby
With Christmas less than a few days away and the New Year fast approaching, we are thrilled to announce the last store opening of 2015 in the Aviva Stadium. Now avid sports fans and concert goers can enjoy our premium Insomnia coffee when they attend events at the stadium.
44,925 Toulon and Leinster fans embraced the cold weather on Saturday to support both teams. A cup of hot chocolate or coffee was the ideal warming accessory for supporters to enjoy the game, and our new Insomnia team
16 Dec2015 Insomnia Clare Favorites In Ennis
Having opened in Shannon last week, we find ourselves back in the Banner county once more, this time to open in Ennis Shopping Cenre. The Insomnia team and I have been hard at work this week, ensuring everything was ready in order for our barista's to serve up our premium coffee to the people of Ennis.
Ennis, like all of our more recent stores, has a contemparary feel, ample seating options and decor to match.
With Christmas fast approaching and
We are delighted to announce we have just opened in Londis on O’ Connell Street.
The new store provides a comfortable seating area, with comfy vibrant arm chairs to sink into, for you to sit back, relax and catch up with friends over our premium Insomnia coffee. The store is open 24 hours, which means, you can call in and have your coffee break at any time day or night!
With Christmas fast approaching and the hectic shopping season in full
10 Dec2015 Insomnia Coffee Land In Shannon
Insomnia Coffee has landed in Shannon, as our latest store has opened in the Skycourt Shopping Centre.
The café provides a spacious and comfortable seating area, with comfy vibrant arm chairs to sink into, for you to sit back, relax and catch up with friends over our premium Insomnia coffee.
With Christmas fast approaching and the hectic shopping season beginning, our new Skycourt store will be the ideal spot to take a break and enjoy the Christmas festivities by trying some of
We are delighted to have opened in our third Penneys Store today in Athlone today. This is our first store in Athlone and we are delighted to be there and coincidentally we are opening a second store not too far from there tomorrow in Roscommen Town.
We now have stores in Penneys Athlone, Waterford and Swords Harry O' Kelly our CEO said " At Insomnia we are all very excited to have opened these new concessions over the last few weeks andInsomnia @ Debenhams Opens In Rugby
Our exciting new partnership with leading international retailer Debenhams, which was announced earlier this year, signifying plans to open a number of outlets across the UK and Ireland, has today seen us open our doors to the first UK Insomnia store, located in Rugby. We are enormously proud of this attainment, which marks a high point for all associated with Insomnia, when you look back through the history and where we started out, in a Galway bookstore almost two decades ago. “2015 is
21 Jul2015 Stage is set for Heatons Portlaoise
Insomnia is happy to announce their our latest store opening at Heatons Portlaoise! We've been working hard to get the store going right away and with the help of the fantastic staff. They are very excited to meet plenty of new faces as we are excited to finally be in the Portlaoise area. The area is cozy and the seating is comfy, so come down and see for yourself why there is a lot of buzz about this new location. The smart money is on our