Tidy Towns prize for Tansey’s shopfront
AS THE Tidy Towns 2008 results were announced on Monday night, staff and management at Tansey’s clothes shop on Quinnsborough Road in Bray were pleasantly surprised to discover that they were awarded a prize for Best Shopfront in the area.
The coveted special award comes with a cash prize of ¤1,000. Tansey’s, which has been open in Bray since 1920, is still in the same family and under the ownership of local man Ciaran Flanagan.
Pleased staff said that the shop front was done up a couple of years ago and that despite a reported downturn in the economy, business is booming.
‘We have our regular customers,’ said a staff member, adding that none of them had known they were even in the running for an award and every- one working there is delighted with the honour.
‘We’re honoured and proud to win such a prestigious award,’ said owner Ciaran Flanagan. ‘It has been a pleasure to serve our town for the last 89 years. As our business has evolved our endeavour has always been to provide our loyal customers
Only seven shop fronts across the country were conferred with such awards, including Queen’s Bar and Restaurant in nearby Dalkey.
Other results in the north of the county included 247 out of a possible 400 points for Greystones, 243 for Delgany and 224 for Newtown. The winning town was Westport in County Mayo at 303 points, just three points ahead of defending champions, Aughrim.
Tansey’s prize-winning shopfront at Quinsborough Road in Bray.