Cookies on The Tuam Herald website
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. We also use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the The Tuam Herald website. However, if you would like to, you can change your cookie settings at any time by amending your browser settings.
Hide Message
  • News

Closure of Duffy’s Hardware Store a blow to Headford

Wednesday, 3rd January, 2018 9:13am

Story by Mark Walsh
Jump to comments
Closure of Duffy’s Hardware Store a blow to Headford
Closure of Duffy’s Hardware Store a blow to Headford

AN institution in the town of Headford for almost 60 years, K Duffy & Sons Hardware Store is getting ready to close its doors.

While the auctioneering side of the business will be kept going, the shop which has sold everything in hardware, as well as lawn and garden equipment and fishing and shooting supplies, is currently in the midst of a closing down sale that is expected to last until the end of January.
Opened in 1959 in Headford’s Main Street by Kevin Duffy, the shop has served people from the local area, encompassing both sides of the border between Galway and Mayo, be they farmers looking for equipment and supplies, or fishermen heading out to Lough Corrib nearby.
Deciding to finally shut down obviously didn’t come lightly for Paul Duffy, who took over the reins from his father.
“The decision was made before Christmas, it was tough but it was one we had to make,” said Paul.
“The insurance premium was going up, it wasn’t making a living. It’s sad to have to call it a day.”

Read more in this week's edition of The Tuam Herald

Latest Video

Purchase a digital edition gift subscription for 1 YEAR  for those overseas. Local news on the move and accessible on all platforms; desktop, tablet and smartphones