About us


Burgess Department Store was founded in 1839 and is famous for being the longest established department store in Ireland. Located on Athlone’s main shopping thoroughfare, Church Street, Burgess successfully manages to combine contemporary fashion and style with a sense of heritage.

This Irish owned family run retail emporium is renowned for premium customer service, quality fashion and homeware brands, delivering customers a unique and modern shopping experience. Burgess strives to constantly improve and expand the range of labels and brands available, regularly introducing new, exciting, and always quality driven names to each department collection.

In 2009 Burgess celebrated 170 years and to mark the occasion took part in the RTE series Fergal Quinn’s retail therapy, unveiled a complete storefront refurbishment and a fresh ‘new look’ ladies fashions floor.