Well-known phar­ma­cist Eliot Nor­val BSc (Pharm) has joined the staff of Sel­skar Phar­macy in Wex­ford

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WELL-KNOWN phar­ma­cist Eliot Nor­val BSc (Pharm) has joined the staff of Sel­skar Phar­macy in Wex­ford, an in­de­pen­dent lo­cal chemist of­fer­ing a uniquely per­sonal ser­vice.

Eliot who trained as a chemist in his na­tive Scot­land, has been liv­ing in Wex­ford since 2003 and has 14 years ex­pe­ri­ence, in­clud­ing a decade as man­ager, in another well-known lo­cal phar­macy where he was ap­pre­ci­ated by cus­tomers for his at­ten­tive man­ner.

Sel­skar Phar­macy pro­pri­etor Eric Jenk­ins said he is de­lighted to wel­come Eliot to the busi­ness at 27 Sel­skar Street which also em­ploys phar­ma­cists Aine Codd from Cleariestown and Laoise Molloy from Barn­town, and added that he is a val­ued ad­di­tion to the team.

Sel­skar Phar­macy was opened eight years ago by Eric (BSc (Pharm) who also owns phar­ma­cies in Clon­roche and Abbey Street, Wex­ford.

The Sel­skar out­let prides it­self on of­fer­ing a mod­ern phar­macy ser­vice with an old-fash­ioned ded­i­ca­tion to per­sonal at­ten­tion.

‘When you come in here, you meet a phar­ma­cist’ said Trin­ity grad­u­ate Eric who worked as a chemist for 20 years be­fore con­tin­u­ing a proud fam­ily tra­di­tion in 2010 by start­ing his own busi­ness in Wex­ford town where his grand­fa­ther Wil­iam Jenk­ins opened a boot mer­chant’s shop on the Main Street in the 1920’s.

Af­ter work­ing with Hayes Cunningham and Robin­son on Grafton Street in Dublin, he re­turned to Wex­ford to man­age a well-known town phar­macy be­fore de­cid­ing to branch out on his town.

Per­sonal at­ten­tion and value for money are the twin prin­ci­ples of Sel­skar Phar­macy with cus­tomers en­cour­aged to call in and ask for a quote for their pre­scrip­tions.

There is a pri­vate con­sul­ta­tion room where cus­tomers can talk to the phar­ma­cists in pri­vacy. Free pa­tient med­i­cal re­views are avail­abe at any time.

The trained and ex­pe­ri­enced staff aim to pro­vide a high-qual­ity ser­vice to all cus­tomers, in a pri­vate and con­fi­den­tial man­ner.

The skin­care range at Sel­skar Phar­macy in­cludes Tril­ogy, Avene and Tis­serand. In the cos­metic line, there are Rimmel and Bour­jois while a wide se­lec­tion of dis­count fra­grances of­fers the best value in Wex­ford. There is an ex­ten­sive first aid and sports in­juries sec­tion.

Eric Jenk­ins comes from a proud re­tail tra­di­tion in Wex­ford. His grand­fa­ther Wil­liam grew up on a small hold­ing in County Ar­magh be­fore go­ing to work as a shop as­sis­tant at the age of 15 and later gain­ing em­ploy­ment in Yount’s shoe shop in Wex­ford which he even­tu­ally took over.

He left the busi­ness to his sons, the late George and Jim (Eric’s fa­ther) who de­vel­oped it into a Jenk­ins Depart­ment Store, a re­tail in­sti­tu­tion in Wex­ford for many years. His aunt Flo­rence also worked in the busi­ness while his mother Christina was the owner of Cris­telle’s ladies fash­ion shop where Su­per­drug is now si­t­u­ated.

Eric’s brother Jan later took over the Cris­telle’s build­ing and de­vel­oped it into a for­mer fur­ni­ture and gift­ware store called WexWorld.

His dad, the late Jim Jenk­ins was also a well­known lo­cal politi­cian who served as Mayor of Wex­ford, was Pres­i­dent of the Cham­ber of Com­merce and Com­modore of Wex­ford Har­bour Boat Club.

Laoise Molloy, Eliot Nor­val and Aine McEl­wee.

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