WELL KNOWN LOCAL DERRYBEG MAN & OLDEST CUSTOMER CUTS THE RIBBON ON NEW MAPLE STORE!
Jimmy Gallagher, the oldest customer from Maple Derrybeg was delighted to cut the ribbon when he was asked by manager Cathy Sharkey at the official opening & charity family fun day at the new Maple Store in Derrybeg last Saturday. Speaking at the opening Jimmy said “There is not a day goes by but I am in this store, whether its just to get a paper or some milk, I just love coming into the store. The staff and girls are so friendly & I am looking forward to many more years of walking from my house to this lovely new Maple Store. I was delighted & am happy to be asked to cut the ribbon today.” The first of six Maple Convenient Stores and forecourts was officially opened last Saturday in Derrybeg. The Derrybeg store was formerly a Happy Days store & was recently acquired & rebranded by Donegal Oil Company. Alot of work & preparation has gone into the rebrand & roll out of this new chain of Convenience Stores in Donegal. This is the first to open and the rest will follow at Castlefin, Milford, Falcarragh, Burtonport & Carrigart in the coming weeks & months. A substantial investment has been made in the Derrybeg store to date. The local food & fuel offering is now second to none & the store will be hard to beat locally for value, convenience & selection. All fresh foods are sourced locally from local artisan food suppliers & that ethos will continue & the Maple brand which is about about fresh, convenient & local intends to build a strong local offering for many years to come. Speaking on behalf of the management & staff Cathy Sharkey commented, “We are absolutely delighted with the way the store has turned out from the forecourt, signage, uniforms, store renovation and the fresh artisan & locally produced & locally grown fresh food offering. It has taken a long time to get to this stage but when you come into the shop or forecourt you will see the hard work, thought & sweat that has got us to this stage. Our staff are the friendliest staff in our locality & just love being part of this new Maple brand & we look forward to welcoming you to Maple Derrybeg soon.” The official launch was held as part of a Charity Family Fun Day and the chosen charity was close to the hearts of the staff at Maple. Helping to Fight Leukaemia and the Bone Marrow for Leukaemia Trust was chosen as Grace Ann Brady’s son is recovering from treatment after being diagnosed with Glaucoma. The staff would like to thank everyone for their support and to everyone who has donated to their chosen charity!
Photo: Arthur McMahon, Donegal Oil Company, Grace Ann Brady, Cathy Sharkey, Manager Maple Derrybeg, Brian Murphy, Maple Group Manager & Jimmy Gallagher, Derrybeg. Credit: Owen Clarke Photography