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12 signs you're an expert JC Savages shopper

Shout out to Barry with the announcements.
Feb 21st 2016, 8:15 PM 22,152 2

jcs Source: Facebook/JCs Savages Supermarket

IF YOU’RE FROM Swords, be it from River Valley or Swords Manor, you will know and love JC Savage’s Supermarket.

For almost 40 years, JC’s on Rathbeale Road has been showing supermarket chains how it’s done – and amassed a serious amount of loyal fans in the process. Here’s how you know you’re one of them.

1. You’ve purchased a wide range of goods from the Wanderley Wagon

wanderly Source: Facebook/JCs Savages Supermarket

Eggs, baguettes, DVDs, cake. There is nowhere that the Wanderly Wagon refuses to wander.

2. And regularly make a pilgrimage to the Wall of Value

But look what I've left behind 😂😂 #theresnoplacelikehome #jcs

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3. Barry’s announcements no longer surprise you

jscswords Source: Facebook/JCs Savages Supermarket

But they still make you laugh out loud. “Chilean wine from Chile, Australian wine from Australia… When they’re gone, there’s more.”

4. You own at least one item of JCs branded merchandise

jcsrock Source: Facebook/JCs Savages Supermarket

Lunchboxes, umbrellas, a sliotar… That iconic red and yellow logo has graced just about everything.

5. You recognised the bag on Blindboy Boatclub’s head instantly

blindboy Source: Facebook/LIT


6. And have Tagged-A-Bag while on holidays

jcsbag Source: Facebook/Brian Bates

It sadly is not as active as it used to be, but Tag-A-Bag Tuesday proved that JC’s reaches the four corners of the globe. Is this what patriotism feels like?

7. It’s no big deal to see Easter eggs on sale in December

eastereggs Source: Facebook/JCs Savages Supermarket

Let the rest of the country freak out. You know it’s a JC’s tradition.

8. You examine everything for a pun

jcpuns Source: Facebook/JCs Savages Supermarket

And you’re rarely disappointed, in fairness.

9. And always keep an eye out for the signs on Rathbeale Road

I don't know if I prefer the "Shove your water metres up your Arse" song or this? Only in Ireland! #watercharges #ireland

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Put it in the National Gallery. It’s art.

10. You’ll happily claim it as a celeb hot spot

simonbird Source: Facebook/JCs Savages Supermarket

Yes, that’s actor Simon Bird (AKA Will from the Inbetweeners) in the toiletries aisle. No, no one knows why he was there.

11. You’ve even made exceptions to what you consider ‘junk mail’

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This cheeky attitude is what you love about the place.

12. And you will forever support them in their rivalry with the Lidl (AKA ‘The Germans’) down the road

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