Off-Licence of the Year 2015

Ireland's taste for wine is growing, but beer is by far the most popular
Ireland's taste for wine is growing, but beer is by far the most popular

Entering the Off-Licence of the Year Awards can bring huge benefits to a business, which is why those who made it through to round two of this year's competition deserve a hearty round of applause

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13 August 2014 | 0

19958 noffla entry form 2013NOffLA members are reminded that round two of the Off-Licence of the Year Awards scheme runs from Monday, 8 September to Friday, 3 October 2014. The final will be held in Dublin on Monday, 26 January 2015.

Entrants are reminded of the opportunity for your business from the adjudication process alone. Having entered the competition, the real “victory” is to capitalise on the opportunity of preparing one’s business for assessment in this scheme. Given the demands of the independent off-trade, one rarely gets an opportunity to take a good hard look at one’s business. Have you made time to take an objective perspective on how you might improve things? Have you considered how your outlet actually compares with others in the industry? The assessment and adjudication process provides these opportunities.

Last year’s winners, Brendan and Sinead O’Reilly, of Dicey Reilly’s Off-Licence in Letterkenny, are in no doubt as to the benefits of participating in the awards scheme: “This has helped us immensely in both maintaining and increasing our standards, product range and product knowledge, whilst always striving for excellence. 2013 was not an easy year for any independent off-licence and we are truly delighted to receive our award. We are so happy for our team who work very hard, and feel very privileged when looking at the list of finalists that we received The National Off-Licence of the Year 2014.”

Congratulations to the following outlets, that made it through to round two of the awards:

Dicey’s Off-Licence, Market Street, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal.

Lohans Next Door, 232-234 Upper Salthill, Galway, Co. Galway.

McCambridge’s, 38/39 Shop Street, Galway.

Baggot Street Wines, 17 Upper Baggot Street, Dublin 4.

Blackrock Cellar, 23 Rock Hill, Blackrock, Dublin.

Desmond’s Next Door Kimmage, 25 Sundrive Road, Dublin 12.

Deveney’s of Dundrum, 31 Main Street, Dundrum, Dublin 16.

Deveneys Off-Licence, 16 Upper Rathmines Road, Dublin 6.

Donnybrook Fair, 89/91 Morehampton Road, Donnybrook, Dublin 4.

Drink Store, 87 Manor Street, Dublin 7.

D-Six Wine, Beer and Spirits, 163 Harold’s Cross Road, Dublin 6W.

Gibneys’ Off-Licence, New Street, Malahide, Co. Dublin.

Jus de Vine, Unit 10, Portmarnock Town Centre, Portmarnock, Co. Dublin.

Kelly’s Off-Licence, 3 Merchamp Centre, Vernon Avenue, Clontarf, Dublin 3.

Martins Off-Licence, 11 Marino Mart, Fairview, Dublin 3.

McCabes Wines, 51-55 Mount Merrion Avenue, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.

McHugh’s Off-Licence, 57 Kilbarrack Road, Dublin 5.

McHugh’s Off-Licence, 25E Malahide Road, Artane, Dublin 5.

Mitchell & Son Wine Merchants, Unit 4, CHQ Building, I.F.S.C., Docklands, Dublin 1.

Redmonds Off-Licence, 25 Ranelagh Village, Dublin 6.

Shiel’s Londis Plus, Yellow Walls Road, Malahide, Co. Dublin.

Egan’s Off-Licence, Peppers Court, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.

Holland’s, 78 Main Street, Bray, Co. Wicklow.

Next Door @ John Boyle’s Kildare Town, Market Square, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare.

Next Door @ The Mary B, 81-82 Lower Main Street, Arklow, Co. Wicklow.

O’Connor’s Next Door, Abbey Street, Wicklow.

The Wine Centre, 15 John Street, Kilkenny.

Desmond’s Next Door Raheen, Unit 1, Racefield Centre, Fr. Russell Road, Raheen, Co. Limerick.

Galvins Carry Out, Unit 6, Owenabue Mall, Main Street, Carrigaline, Co. Cork.

Next Door, Forum Waterford, The Glen, Waterford, Co. Waterford.

Number 21, Charleville, 2 Park Mews, Park Road, Charleville, Co. Cork.

Number 21, Cork, 21 Coburg Street, Cork.

Number 21, Midleton, Lakeview Filling Station, Midleton, Co. Cork.

O’Donovans Off-Licence, 72 Main St, Midleton, Co. Cork.

O’Donovans Off-Licence, 1 Market Square, Mallow, Co. Cork.

O’Donovans Off-Licence, The Exchange House, Main Street, Ballincollig, Co. Cork.

World Wide Wines, The Cove Centre, Dunmore Road, Waterford.

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