Gavin's is a family run business. Established in 1898 by the Gavin Family, it was originally a bakery which was attached, at the rear of the building to the Castlebar prison (now the Castlebar Motor Tax Office). In 1968 Shane Rodgers (son of Alice Gavin/Rodgers) took over and turned it into a grocery shop. Where he and his sister Ailish continued to work. It was also where Gavin's famous ice cream machine built it's reputation. Many a warm summers day have been spent on The Mall by people enjoying a creamy Gavin's ice cream.