It was in 1951 that John F Gilna moved his business to Thomas St, the heart of the liberties from Ballybough and set up Gilna Opticians.
Describing the local’s as “Salt of the Earth” people, it was an easy decision for friends Terry & Kevin, to take the shop over as their own in 2004. Although Gilna Opticians had new owners, they decided on keeping the Gilna name, and the building has remained almost unchanged since the 1964 rebuild with deep red carpet and wooden wall paneling.
While staying rooted in Thomas St, Terence & Kevin opened a second store in The IFSC, in the center of Dublin’s financial zone in 2006.
We provide various packages of corporate eye care for small medium and large companies. We go further to ensure you get what you need and are always very happy to discuss any questions you may have.
Finally in December 2020 Gilna opticians expanded once more, opening our third location in the coastal suburb of Clontarf, Dublin 3.
At Gilna we specialize in top quality eye wear & eye care. We provide all types of eyecare and eye examinations. If you qualify for free eye examinations on PRSI or medical card, simply provide us with your details and we’ll look after the rest.
Extremely helpful, friendly and professional staff, would 100% recommend.
Thomas St. Branch