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06 Dec 2021

Connolly’s of Bagenalstown scoop national award

A HARDWARE shop in Bagenalstown scooped three nominations and a top prize at the recent Irish Hardware magazine awards. The annual awards ceremony took place in the lavish

A HARDWARE shop in Bagenalstown scooped three nominations and a top prize at the recent Irish Hardware magazine awards. The annual awards ceremony took place in the lavish

grounds of Clontarf Castle. Connolly Topline in Bagenalstown was in the running for the title of paint retailer of the year, tool retailer of the year and electrical retailer of the year. The local store narrowly missed out in the paint and electrical categories before securing the top spot of tool retailer of the year.

According to organisers of the awards, hundreds of entries flooded the magazine in the run-up to this year’s event and the tools category “is always a hotly-contested one”.

Martin Foran, editor of Irish Hardware, applauded the high standard of entries and fantastic quality on offer across the trade. “We have seen in these awards how, year-on-year, merchants have consistently raised their game. This makes

the judges’ job a very difficult one,” said Mr Foran.

According to Mr Foran, judges felt that Connolly’s went the extra mile in the highly competitive tools category.

The judges remarked: “Connolly’s is a hugely impressive store. The tools department shows and understanding of the current market and the staff exude a fantastic mix of passion and knowledge.”

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