DISCOVERING GREEN ACRES
James O’Connor, the Founder of Green Acres, comes from a long line of business people who were an integral part of the Wexford community. Over the generations, the O’Connor family included solicitors, bakers, builders, and merchants.
Dating from 1860, James is the sixth generation of his family to carry on business in the town. It started with M J O’Connor his Great, Great Grandfather, who set up Frank O’Connor & Co Ltd at 54 North Main Street Wexford, trading as Bakers, Grocers, and Confectioners.
Building on this theme, Green Acres evolved over time into a fresh food hall and delicatessen with the later addition of a Wine Merchants, an Art Gallery, and a small restaurant. It was in the flat over the shop that James started married life with Paula, his wife. Paula and James received an added incentive to make Green Acres the successful business it is today, by producing triplets, James, Patrick and Louise in 1994. Who knows – perhaps we are witnessing the seventh generation of the family business.
THE GREEN ACRES EXPERIENCE
The building that now houses the Green Acres experience had been purpose-built for the family’s legal practice in 1894. In 2005, James, Paula and their co-director Donal Morris, transformed and extended it into the magnificent building it is today. It does a wonderful job of combining the old with the new and with all its unique elements, provides that sense of discovery as one progresses through the different floors.
This sense of discovery has enabled James, Paula, and the team to grow in scope and reputation becoming renowned well beyond the shores of Ireland for its world class cellar of fine French wine, its eclectic “foody’ shop and its gallery featuring some of the best Irish contemporary artists.
We have launched a special warehouse website which is more conducive to ordering cases of wine. Now you will not be restricted to purchasing just a few bottles from the shelves in our shop! It will be like shopping directly in our warehouse. We will list all of our available stock there for you and we will deliver it to your door. The stock will be constantly changing as we receive and sell wines from all over the world.
All our warehouse stock is listed here, for your perusal. The process is similar to any other online purchase, however mixed cases are not available as an option here. Please contact myself (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Patrick (email@example.com) if you would like to discuss either of these avenues.