Raw steel and sex appeal: Is this the best shop in Ireland?

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

Farrellys' Butchers in Delgany Co. Wicklow has been nominated in the Best Specialist shop category by residents of Delgany and beyond.

To nominate your favourite shop go to irishtimes.com/bestshops

There are ten categories in the Best Shops competition:

Best café/teashop
Best artistan food/greengrocer
Best boutique
Best gift/design/interiors shop
Best salon
Best bookshop
Best destination shop
Best specialist store, be it a flower shop, a pharmacy, a sports shop, a vintage shop, a haberdashery and so on
Best shop window
Best service


So far this year, readers are nominating lots of tasty artisan food and greengrocers and cracking cafes and teashops.