Le Comptoir Irlandais
A special story born in Brittany in 1987
As a former fine food and specialities shop, Le Comptoir Irlandais opened up on the harbour of Brest as a supplier for commercial ships transiting in the bay of Brest. Over the years, the store specialized in Irish products, typical whiskey, textile, tea and rugby shirts directly imported from Ireland. In 1987, the brand was officially registered in Brest as Le Comptoir Irlandais, a big step for the small grocery !
Between the Celts, Irish, Britons and Scots, the vibe felt right from the very beginning. People came from far away to discover and enjoy Irish products and rare Anglo-Saxon specialities. Naturally, Le Comptoir Irlandais came to Quimper and was then established in Nantes and Rennes. Today, it is a network strong of 45 stores all over France.
We are proud to source the best of Ireland (and Scotland) and the highest quality food enjoyed by Irish people from the four corners of the world. Le Comptoir Irlandais offers a wide variety of products from inspiring origins. Our whisky cellar contains more than 1200 references, including a lot of Irish whiskeys (knowing that Irish whisky is whiskey).
Ethics & Reliability
Life in the harbour of Brest is pretty much like life in Ireland: we enjoy discovering the world, we appreciate open-minded people and strong relationships based on mutual trust. We pay a special attention to our customers and suppliers, partners of our trademark identity.
Our presence in Ireland is the only way to discover genuine and unique local products made by family run businesses, such as the small Follain jam factory in Cork County, or our range of Mileeven cakes from the Kilkenny Company.
We keep good relations going with prestigious companies such as Bushmills, the oldest distillery in the world based in Antrim Country, Northern Ireland (April 1608 !)
We've built over time a strong partnership with our suppliers that enable us to provide you with genuine, sometimes unusual but always of the highest quality products.
Authenticity & Innovation
Deeply innovative, critical and highly demanding, we rely on our enthusiasm and our curiosity in order to surprise you with fine new products.
Whether our products are made on the soil of the Green Island or “Out of Ireland”, we pay attention to every step of their journey, from the producer to the retail store.
We hope to welcome you very soon at Le Comptoir Irlandais, and provide you with many reasons to come back as Irish and Scottish Ambassadors in France!
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