Tidy Towns prize for Tansey’s shopfront

Bray People - - Bray People -

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.

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