Build it and they will come, the saying goes, but eight years ago when Gerard Maguire took over an old Londis premises in Glasthule village and converted it into a wine shop, he could not have anticipated just how many people would come.
Best Shops: Article Dublin, situated in what was originally Lord Powerscourt’s dressing room in the Powerscourt Townhouse Centre on South William Street, first opened its doors in 2010 in a much smaller shop in the centre
We've had almost 18,000 nominations for this year's Best Shops competition. We sent Alanna Gallagher and Daniel O'Connor to Skerries in north Co Dublin to meet the team behind Frock Exchange, one of the nominated businesses
The small town of Delgany in Co. Wicklow is home to Farrellys' Butchers, a family shop famed for both its meat and friendly banter. It's been nominated by readers for the Irish Times Best Shops 2014 competition. Video: Daniel O'Connor