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