Bizarrely, the journalist didn’t find any space to mention that Martin and Mary’s very reason for living was catching The Baskerville Sisters in The Stables every weekend.
“There’s more to running a foodmarket than just opening the door and saying ‘yes, ma’am‘” is how Martin O’Donoghue of Greystones summarises his business.
O’Donoghue’s foodmarket now boasts one of the finest shopfronts in Greystones, and, indeed, in North Wicklow. Built of wood and teak in the ‘old style’, it brings a friendly and pleasing old world feel to the premises.
Martin tells us that he will even facilitate customers who give him a ring by having the chickens cooked for them when they arrive. All items are at the keenest prices.
A native of Ruane, County Clare, Martin began his career with Lipton’s in Ennis before moving to Dublin to work for Power’s supermarket.
The chance came when he moved with his wife and family to Greystones, almost six years ago, when he set up the business on Church Road. The fire was a setback, but by rebuilding the premises on a prime position in Greystones’ main shopping area, he is looking forward to a busy future.
He also feels that Greystones is a growing area in which shopping will develop in a major way over the next few years. “After all, it was not so long ago that there were hardly any shops in Bray and now look at it,” he added.