Who we are?

Established in 1906, by Paddy 'the Cope' Gallagher, the Cope is now recognised as one of the leading retailers in the North West of Ireland.  The Cope is a Community Business creating sustainable employment operating with integrity and honesty through an engaged and inspired team.

The Cope is a multi-location Co-operative with businesses in: Dungloe, Annagry, Kincasslagh & Falcarragh.  Within these four locations we have 12 individual retail businesses.  These include:

  • Four Grocery Stores
  • DW Menswear
  • Lulu - Ladies Fashion
  • Cope Sports
  • hubtec - IT Sales & Services
  • An Club Beag - Kids Play Area
  • Home & Hardware
  • Furniture & Flooring
  • Builders Providers

The Cope prides itself on its diverse product offering, serving the community of North West Donegal and beyond.  The Cope is a community business, employing in excess of 100 locally based employees.

How the Cope is structured...

The Templecrone Co-operative Agricultural Society Ltd., was formally registered on 16th January 1906.

The Cope has always been structured around a Board of Directors. The first Board had 11 members and through-out the years this number increased to 12 , which affectionately became known as 'The Twelve Apostles'.

Today there are 10 'Twelve Apostles'.  Below are some images of faithful 'Apostles' who have served the Cope over the years.