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Staying ahead in Headford

The town of Headford, located a fairly stiff drive north of Galway city centre, has two claims to fame. Firstly, it had a brief cameo as the back drop to John Wayne’s man’s man, Sean Thornton, in the Oscar winning The Quiet Man; and secondly, its iron-aged archaeological monuments. It may be small, but it’s growing, and that’s good news ...

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McNulty’s business becomes rock of Hospital

It’s usually hedonistic rock stars that grab the headlines at the age of 27, but for young Eric McNulty, it’s the beginning of a blossoming business career. After his (slight) return to Ireland following academic pursuits in Scotland, his new show-stopping forecourt in Co Limerick is quickly becoming a huge hit with the local community. McNulty’s Fuels is located on ...

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Gala award Candy’s Carnew

Michael Kelly speaks to Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer after his Gala store and forecourt in Carnew, Co Wexford, undergoes a rigorous revamp. Achieving buy-in – a personal investment of time, effort and good intention – is one of the strongest foundations any business can have. Candy’s Carnew in Co Wicklow is as good an example of this as you ...

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Fingerboard Tullamore hits the high note

IF&CR speaks to Olive Flynn, who along with husband Aidan runs the recently transformed Fingerboard service station in Tullamore The intriguingly named Fingerboard forecourt on the Charleville Road Tullamore turns 70 next year – what a time to reinvent it. Admired locally for its 99 ice-cream cones, it’s a store where everybody knows your name. A former Esso site, it ...

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Maxol at the heart of it in Dundalk

The Maxol team speaks to IF&CR about the company’s latest forecourt opposite Dundalk’s Institute of Technology Most readers of this magazine would hardly need a lesson on the importance of location, but Maxol seem to have turned the skill into an art form. The latest addition is example of location insight at its best. Speaking to Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience ...

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Veteran Waterford couple hailed as best Newcomers

After only months of trading at their new forecourt site on the Park Road, Waterford, veteran retailers Brian and Siobhan Mooney collected the Forecourt of the Year (category one) title at the recent IFCR gala awards in Dublin… Waterford couple, Brian and Siobhan Mooney were celebrating early success recently with their new Park Road forecourt site in the city after ...

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