Molloy family mark 50 years in business
ANGELA AND Jim Molloy had great cause for celebration recently, when they celebrated 50 years of business in Bray. They spent the anniversary celebrations visiting each of the local outlets now owned by their four children.
Molloys Bakery began its life in Bray in February 1961, Jim having come from the family business in Kilkenny.
Angela followed suit with the coffee and bakery shop some 12 years later, where one could purchase bread, cakes and other tasty treats from the bakery.
Today, all the Molloy progeny are in business in Bray, with Peter owning and operating the Quinsboro Road bakery and shop, and Patrick the adjoining coffee shop.
Their daughter Elizabeth-Anne owns Liz-Anne's on the Main Street, while Martin has Munch, also on the Main Street.
'It is a great joy for us to see all our children in business in Bray and though times are hard for everyone, I feel that one must face the challenge of these tough times and look to the future with confidence,' said Jim, adding that he and his wife have been very lucky over the last half a century, particularly to have had such loyal and capable staff and the support of the community.
Jim Molloy, Eileen McDonagh, Maria Smyth, Angela Molloy, Marta Wesolek, Patrick Molloy, Shiela Merrigan and Marie Downey outside Molloys Coffee Shop in Bray.