Top 100 stores and five friendliest places in Ireland chosen by Retail Excellence 9 months ago

Top 100 stores and five friendliest places in Ireland chosen by Retail Excellence

Did your favourite place or store make the cut?

Retail Excellence has unveiled its picks for the top 100 stores and five friendliest places in Ireland.


Ireland’s largest retail representative body, Retail Excellence made the selections ahead of its annual award ceremony, which aims to identify outstanding examples of retail businesses across the country.

The places and stores chosen now move on to the next stage of AIB Merchant Services Retail Excellence Awards, which will take place on 12 November in the Galmont Hotel in Galway.

In terms of the Ireland's Friendliest Place category, the nominees are Ashbourne and Moynalty in Meath, Carrick-on-Shannon in Leitrim, Ennis in Claire and Monaghan town.

Meanwhile, a full list of the 100 store finalists can be found below, with the nominees broken down into their category of store.


Electronic & Tech Store of the Year

  • Expert, Sligo
  • Select, Dublin 2
  • Sky, Dundrum
  • TechStar, Ballincolig
  • TechStar, Castletroy
  • Three, Dun Laoghaire
  • Vodafone, Tallaght

Fashion | Footwear | Childrenswear | Dept Store | Accessory Store of the Year

  • Choice Boutique, Castleknock
  • Ecco, Blanchardstown
  • Ecco, Patrick Street Cork
  • Ecco, Dundrum
  • Ecco, Wicklow Street
  • Fabiani, Longford Town
  • Folkster, Dundrum
  • Gerard Anthony Menswear Superstore, Carrick-on-Shannon
  • Kate & Charlie Children Shop, Tullamore
  • Moran's Menswear, Thurles
  • Movrs, Dublin 2
  • Parfois, Newbridge
  • Parfois, Swords
  • Tempted, Raheny
  • WardrobePlus, Ashford, Wicklow

Garden | DIY | Agri Store of the Year

  • Arboretum Home and Garden Heaven, Kilquade
  • Ardcarne Garden Centre, Boyle
  • Dairygold Co-Op Superstores, Mallow
  • Dairygold Co-Op Superstores, Mogeely
  • EEC Homevalue, Balbriggan
  • Flynn's Homevalue, Dungarvan
  • Outdoor Living, Kilmacanogue
  • Shanahan Paints Albany, Ennis
  • Shanahan Paints Albany, Shannon
  • Smyth's Homevalue, Enniscorthy
  • Templeogue Decor, Dublin
  • Topline Heavins & Euronics, Athlone
  • Wallace's Homevalue, Wellington Bridge
  • Windyridge Nurseries & Garden Centre, Dun Laoighaire

Health | Pharmacy | Beauty Store of the Year

  • Adrian Dunne Pharmacy, Ashbourne
  • Adrian Dunne Pharmacy, Balbriggan
  • Adrian Dunne Pharmacy, Portarlington
  • Allcare KCR, Kimmage
  • C.H. Chemists, Tralee
  • Darwood Pharmacy, Newcastlewest
  • Haven Pharmacy Butlers, Birr
  • Hickey's, Drogheda
  • Holland and Barrett, Blanchardstown
  • Jens pharmacy Ltd t/a Morrison's pharmacy, Cahir
  • Jump Juice Bar, Blanchardstown
  • Jump Juice Bar, Clondalkin
  • Jump Juice Bar, Wilton
  • Laura Armstrong Life Pharmacy, Arklow
  • Loftus Allcare, Bunclody
  • McCabes Pharmacy, City West
  • McCabes Pharmacy, Dundrum
  • Meaghers Pharmacy, Churchtown
  • Nourish, Tralee
  • Reens Life Pharmacy, Millstreet
  • Serenity Day Spa, Sandycove

Furniture & Home Store of the Year

  • Brian Mulligan & Co., Ballaghaderreen
  • Diamond Furniture, Longmile Road
  • EZ Living Interiors, Sandyford
  • Home Street Home, Dublin
  • Lawlor's Furniture & Flooring, Graiguecullen

Jewellery | Gift Store of the Year

  • Carrolls Irish Gifts, Galway City
  • Rocks Jewellers, Stillorgan
  • Stephen Faller since 1879, Galway
  • The Kilkenny Store, Emmet Cork City
  • The Kilkenny Store, Shanagarry
  • The Kilkenny Store, Nassau Street, Dublin
  • The Kilkenny Store, Ennis
  • Wilkinsons Jewellers, Navan

Lifestyle Store of the Year

  • Barker & Jones, Naas
  • Carraig Donn, Galway
  • Foxford Woollen Mills, Foxford
  • Great Outdoors, Dublin
  • Maynooth Office Supplies, Maynooth
  • Mrs Tea's Boutique & Bakery, Ashford Castle Estate Cong
  • Petstop Douglas, Cork City
  • The Book Centre John Roberts Square, Waterford
  • Tony Kealys, Cork
  • Tony Kealys, Belfast
  • Tony Kealys, Walkinstown

Optician Store of the Year

  • Nolke Opticians, Waterford City
  • Specsavers Opera Lane, Cork City
  • Stephen Olwell Opticians, Longford
  • Vision 2 Opticians Sarsfield Street, Limerick
  • Wild Atlantic Opticians, Kilrush

Restaurant, Wine and Coffee House of the Year

  • Butlers Chocolate Cafes, Rathmines
  • Butlers Chocolate Cafes, New Pembroke Road
  • Insomnia, Thurles
  • O'Briens Wine, Sandyford
  • O'Briens Wine, Donnybrook
  • O'Briens Wine, Lucan
  • Whelehans Wines, Loughlinstown

Supermarket | Forecourt | Convenience | Food Store of the Year

  • Applegreen, Blackrock
  • Donnybrook Fair, Dundrum
  • Fresh Today, Coolaney
  • Garvey's SuperValu O'Shea's Supermarket, Cobh
  • Junction 14, Monasterevin
  • Kerrigans, Malahide
  • Lee's Centra, Limerick Road, Charleville