De­lahunt’s pre­pares to shut its doors

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - NEWS -

THE De­lahunt fam­ily are invit­ing ev­ery­one to join them on Satur­day to mark the fi­nal day of trad­ing at De­lahunt’s Hard­ware af­ter over 140 years.

The fam­ily busi­ness has passed through four gen­er­a­tions of the fam­ily ever since Thomas De­lahunt opened a bar and gro­cery on Wick­low’s Main Street in 1870.

The cur­rent lo­ca­tion of the hard­ware store on Abbey Hill was pur­chased in 1907 by Slyvester De­lahunt, the son of Thomas and Cather­ine De­lahunt.

Af­ter Sylvester died, the busi­ness was left to his 21-year-old son Thomas, who is the fa­ther of the cur­rent owner, Syl De­lahunt.

The fi­nal cur­tain for De­lahunt’s Hard­ware draws to a close this Satur­day and cus­tomers are in­vited to join staff at the store for re­fresh­ments and a chat from noon un­til 2 p.m..

Syl and Grace De­lahunt, along with cur­rent and for­mer staff, cus­tomers and friends will be rem­i­nisc­ing and re­view­ing old pho­to­graphs of the store through the years as it served the peo­ple of Wick­low town

‘This will be an in­cred­i­bly emo­tional day for us all. We would love if as many past em­ploy­ees as pos­si­ble could join us. That would be won­der­ful,’ said Syl De­lahunt.

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