A Bit About Us

Clontarf Wines opened in September 2013. We specialise in wine, with a particular focus on Organic and Biodynamic wines which are low in sulphites and chemicals and have been made by people that care about the environment and how their wines taste.

We are a specialist wine shop, which allows us to have a more extensive range of wines than would be normally available. It also allows us to give space to our Fine Wine room, a place to browse for that special bottle.

We also sell Sheridans’ and Mossfield Farm Organic cheeses, Crackers, Chutneys Olive Oils, Pasta sauces, Chorizos and Salami – to name just some of our range.

Clontarf Wines was set up and run by Ronnie and Helena Caraher until June 2018. Together they built a strong local business, keeping true to their principles of quality products and excellent customer service. Due to Ronnie’s illness and very sad passing in May 2018, the business has been taken over by James Tobin. Regular customers will be happy to know that Helena will remain working with James in Clontarf Wines.

Like Helena, James has the WSET (Wine & Spirits Education Trust) Diploma in Wines and Spirits. James began his working life in his parent’s pub, The Yacht in Clontarf and he has spent the last 12 years working with O’Brien’s Wines, firstly in the Retail part of the business and more latterly having responsibility for Wine Communications and Training. James is a WSET accredited Wine educator and can teach up to WSET Level 3 Awards.

Having been a long-time admirer of the business that Ronnie and Helena set up, James together with his wife Niamh, are hoping to continue this success, and grow the business into the future.