After many year of trading in Adare, Henry and Hazel Vokes have decided to retire from the business that dates back to the late 1920s. This premises, in the centre of Ireland’s prettiest village, is now for sale as a going concern. The property comprises of a Hardware Household and Gift Shop with extensive stores and four apartments.
The selling agents are Whelan Auctioneers, telephone 01 2300177 and 087 2605553.

Residents of Adare will miss Henry and Hazel who together have provided an invaluable service in Adare, stocking an extensive range of hardware and giftware. Henry imparted invaluable advice and information on a broad range of products, gardening, painting, DIY, electrical goods, etc. Hazel’s regular recipes on Facebook will be missed by all who love to try new and exciting dishes.

Henry had always “served his time” in the business and he joined his father Harry officially in 1972. In 1985 Hazel joined in marriage and in business. The shop began a process of redevelopment in the 1990’s stocking quality gifts, housewares and hardware.

“Our aim is to provide our customers with quality products at great prices, backed by a friendly and efficient service. Our achievements in these areas were recognized when our hardware department was awarded Irish Hardware Magazines Small retailer of the year 2010 and short listed in 2011. This has given us the impetus to provide an even higher quality of service for our customers”. Said Henry.

We wish them both a very happy retirement from business.

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