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Off-Licence of the Year Awards 2012

NOffLAThe second round of the National Off-Licence of the Year Awards 2012 is entering its closing days as we go to press. The final visits to outlets are being made by Joe Coyle and Fiona M Keane as they complete their assessments. The awards now enter their final stage, when the winning outlets will be selected at a blind tasting and awards ceremony on Monday, 9 January 2012, where each outlet will be eligible to win one of the following awards:
• National Off-licence of the Year  
• Regional Off-licence of the Year  
• Wine Specialist of the Year  
• Spirit Specialist of the Year  
• Beer Specialist of the Year  
• Specialist Off-licence Group of the Year
• Franchise Off-Licence of the Year
• Food Retailer Off-licence of the Year  
• Best First-Time Entrant Customer Service Award Certificate of Standard Merit or Excellence

Winners will receive a specially designed award which specifies the category win. Each of the participating outlets has been asked to nominate a representative who will be invited to participate in the final tasting stage and the awards ceremony.
Following on the success of a new-style awards ceremony of the past three years, the 2012 awards ceremony promises to be the networking event of the year for all NOffLA members and their suppliers. After the heady sales of Christmas this will be an opportunity for NOffLA members to kick up their heels, compare notes with fellow members and get a pulse on what to expect from 2012.

It is a very special occasion for the entire NOffLA membership – both outlets and associate member suppliers – to have an opportunity to come together at an event which seeks to recognise and promote excellence within the independent off-trade.
NOffLA would like to take this opportunity to wish those who made it to the second round the best of luck:

• Ardkeen Quality Food Store
• Dunmore Road, Waterford
• Cheers Take Home
• The Silver Granite, Palmerstown,
Dublin 20
• Corcorans Next Door, Irishtown, New Ross, Co. Wexford
• Deveney’s Off-Licence Rathmines, 16 Upper Rathmines Road, Dublin 6
• Deveneys Dundrum, 31 Main Street, Dundrum, Dublin 16
• Dicey Reilly’s Off-Licence, Market Street, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal
• Donnybrook Fair, 89/91 Morehampton Road, Donnybrook, Dublin 4
• Galvins Carry Out, Unit 6, Owenabue Mall, Main Street, Carrigaline, Co. Cork
• Gibneys Off-Licence, New Street, Malahide, Co. Dublin
• Holland’s Fine Wines, 78 Main Street, Bray, Co. Wicklow
• Joyces Supermarket Athenry, Prospect, Athenry, Co. Galway
• Joyces Supermarket Knocknacarra, Shangort Road, Knocknacarra, Co. Galway
• Jus de Vine, Unit 10, Portmarnock Town Centre, Co. Dublin
• Keller’s Off-Licence, Brooklands, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary
• Keller’s Off-Licence, Rosemary Square, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary
• Kelly’s Wine Vault, Vernon Avenue, Clontarf, Dublin 3
• Kellys SuperValu, Elphin Street, Boyle, Co. Roscommon
• Martins Off-Licence, 11 Marino Mart, Fairview, Dublin 3
• Matson’s Wine Store, 5 Market Place, Bandon, Co. Cork
• McCabes Wines, 51/55 Mount Merrion Avenue, Blackrock, Co. Dublin
• McCambridges, 38/39 Shop Street, Galway
• McHugh’s Off-Licence Kilbarrack Road, 57 Kilbarrack Road, Kilbarrack, Dublin 5
• McHughs Malahide Road, 25E Malahide Road, Artane, Dublin 5
• Mitchell & Son, The CHQ building, I.F.S.C., Docklands, Dublin 1
• Next Door @ Gort Road Shopping Centre, Gort Road, Ennis, Co. Clare
• Next Door @ Myles’ Creek, O’Curry St, Kilkee, Co. Clare
• Next Door @ the Square, Market Square, Kilrush, Co. Clare
• Next Door Harolds Cross, 294-298 Harolds Cross Road, Harolds Cross,
Dublin 6
• Next Door Sundrive Road, 23-25 Sundrive Road, Kimmage, Dublin 12
• Next Door Swiss Cottage, Next Door Swiss Cottage, Old Swords Road, Santry, Dublin 9
• O’Connor "Next Door", Abbey Street, Wicklow
• O’Donovans Off-Licence, Summerhill North, Cork
• O’Donovans Off-Licence, 6 Pearce Street, Bandon, Co. Cork
• O’Donovans Off-Licence, 1 Market Square, Mallow, Co. Cork
• O’Donovans Off-Licence, 1 Canon O’Leary Place, Cobh, Co. Cork
• O’Donovans Off-Licence, Grange Hill, Douglas, Cork
• O’Donovans Off-Licence, Cork Road, Carrigaline, Cork
• O’Donovans Off-Licence, 6/7 The Quays, Passage West, Co. Cork
• O’Donovans Off-Licence, 72 Main St, Midleton, Co. Cork
• O’Donovans Off-Licence, The Exchange House, Main Street, Ballincollig, Co. Cork
• O’Donovans Off-Licence, 89 Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork
• O’Donovans Off-Licence, Looney’s Cross, Bishopstown, Cork
• O’Donovans Off-Licence, 36 Thomas Davis Street, Blackpool, Cork
• O’Donovans Off-Licence, Main Street, Douglas East, Cork
• O’Donovans Off-Licence, 56/57 Shandon Street, Cork
• O’Donovans Off-Licence, Riversdale S.C., Midleton, Co. Cork
• O’Donovans Off-Licence, Units 3&4, Mayfield Shopping Centre, Mayfield, Co. Cork
• Redmonds Off-Licence, Ranelagh, 25 Ranelagh Village, Dublin 6
• Samuel C. Cope Ltd., Castledermot, Athy, Co. Kildare
• Shiel’s Londis, Yellow Walls Road, Malahide, Co. Dublin
• Sweeneys Off-Licence Ltd., T/a Sweeneys Next Door, 60 Meath Street, , Dublin 8
• Sweeney’s Wine Merchants, 6 Finglas Road, Harts Corner, Dublin 11
• The Pottery Vine Off-Licence, Esso Service Station, Rochestown Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
• The Vintry, 102 Rathgar Road, Dublin 6
• The Wine Centre Kilkenny, 15 John Street, Kilkenny
• Whelan’s Off-Licence, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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