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Who We Are

Irish and family owned, here at O'Briens we're experts in all things wine, beer and spirits. Thanks to our friendly and knowledgeable team, we've been helping Ireland celebrate life's special moments since 1944. Great people are at the heart of what we do and if you're enthusiastic, dynamic and looking for a new opportunity, get ready to raise a glass - you may just have found your dream job!


Irish and family owned, O'Briens Wine Beer Spirits started life as a grocery store in Bray, Co. Wicklow back in 1944, with the aim of bringing quality and value to its customers.

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Since then we have grown to become the most successful and trusted wine retailer in Ireland. We employ over 250 people across 34 stores nationwide and in our support office in Sandyford, Dublin.


It's not just about wine - we're also home to over 500 world and craft beers. Not to mention a huge range of premium Irish and international gins and whiskeys as well as vodkas, rums and more!

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Over the years we have developed close relationships with winemakers and import much of our range of more than 1,000 wines directly from over 180 wineries across the globe.

We pride ourselves on our excellent value and customer service, be it in-person or online, and love nothing more than bringing the world's best wines - and the stories behind them - to our customers.

Why Join Us

One of Ireland’s best-known businesses, O’Briens is a great place to work, with an enthusiastic and supportive team across our stores and support office. We offer a host of excellent benefits too – here's just some of what you could expect in your new role. (*After qualifying period.)

Meet The Team

Working with O’Briens is more than just a job, it’s a career with endless potential, from learning about wine to developing your retail and business skills, all while meeting great people along the way. Here, some of the O’Briens team share their growth stories and what they love most about their roles.

Frequently Asked Questions

If there’s something we haven’t covered in the below you can email us at and we’ll be happy to answer your questions.

Do I need to know a lot about wine, beers and spirits to work at O’Briens?

Not at all, you just need an interest and willingness to learn. We offer a whole host of training opportunities, from weekly in-store tastings to professionally recognised courses for wines, beers and spirits. You’ll be an expert in no time!

Do I need to have retail experience?

You don’t have to have retail experience to work with us as full training across all areas will be provided. You just need to be enthusiastic and a team player.

Do you hire students?

Absolutely! There’s lots of flexibility within a role at O’Briens and we understand the demands of college life, with its course work, classes and study requirements. Our managers work with students to support them with time off for exams etc.

What sort of roles are available?

As well as part time and full-time roles across our stores there are great assistant and senior management opportunities. We also have positions across a variety of areas in our support office and warehouse as well as for drivers and more.

What sort of working hours would be involved?

There are part-time roles available across our stores which vary from 8 – 15, 16 – 24 and 25+ hours a week. The O’Briens team is made up of people of all ages and life stages so flexibility is key for both the business and staff. It’s all about teamwork.

Are there career progression opportunities at O’Briens?

We love nothing more than when colleagues progress to senior positions! Many of our current managers - 90% in fact - started out as part timers and we are always happy to provide the tools to help people reach their potential.

What sort of benefits do you offer?

We have a comprehensive perks and benefits package, from maternity/paternity top up* and pension* to a generous discount on product. You’ll find more info on the 'Why Join Us' tab.

*After qualifying period

How do I apply to a specific store/location?

If you can’t see any available roles in your chose location on the Jobs tab, you can get in touch with us directly at

I sent an application in to my local O’Briens store but haven’t had a response yet. What should I do?

Email and we can follow it up for you.