McElhinney's take Store of Year award
McElhinney's of Donegal took home the top award for Store of the Year at the 2011 Retail Excellence Ireland Awards.
Trading since 1971, McElhinney's is one of Ireland's largest department stores, with over 90,000 sq ft of retail space.
Other award winners were:
Best Small Store (under 1,000 sq ft) -- The Butler's Pantry, Mount Merrion Avenue, Blackrock, Dublin
Best Medium Store (1,000-2,500 sq ft) -- Imaginarium, Pavilions Shopping Centre, Swords, Dublin
Best Large Store (2,500-5,000 sq ft) -- Donnybrook Fair, Stillorgan Shopping Centre, Dublin
Best Xtra Large Store (5,000-10,000 sq .ft) -- The Kilkenny Shop, Nassau Street, D2
Company of the Year -- DocMorris Unicarepharmacy;
Rising Star of the Year -- Louise Treacy, McLoughlin's Pharmacy, Terryland Shopping Centre, Galway.