The Hopsack is one of Ireland’s longest and best established health stores. It was established in 1979 by Jimmy and Erica Murray and has evolved to become one of Dublin’s best sources for organic, fairly traded, ethnic and special dietary foods.
Jimmy and Erica’s commitment to living an informed and healthy lifestyle has manifested itself in a shop that has an ongoing dedication to education and advice. The shop is now run by the second generation of Murrays, Finn and Kate, who after the untimely death of their father jumped in to take the shop into the 21st century. His spirit of engaging with the local community and encouraging customers to take responsiblity for their health back from the conventional medical pathway lives on and will be fostered well into the future as we continue to push against the tide of increasing over-regulation of complementary and alternative therapies.
The Hopsack is blessed with a great team of staff, some with formal training under their belts and others with a great wealth of personal experience in maintaining their own health, all of whom are best placed to offer sound advice whether it be on preparation of wholefoods, gluten-free baking or dealing with an ailment that requires in-depth consultation, the Hopsack is at your disposal!
From day one when I first started working in the shop, I found the peanut butter machine extraordinary (I still do). I often stood mesmerised watching the butter gently oozing from this Willy Wonka ty...