For four decades the Curry brothers – Ray and Eddie – have been an integral part of the commercial life of Ballina.
The strategic location of their popular butcher shop on O’Rahilly St with its birds’ eye view over the daily happenings in Ballina meant the brothers have been witness to the ups and downs of life in the north Mayo capital for many years.
Their quick wit and excellent customer service have endeared them to locals and visitors alike, representing a continuation of a family tradition initiated over 100 years ago by their grandfather John when he founded the business.
It was no surprise that fellow traders and customers from O’Rahilly St and beyond came out in force to wish them well when word got out that they were officially retiring on Saturday evening last, June 12 – leaving the pair well and truly tongue-tied for the first time in a long time.
Western People staff member Dermot Rice, captured the occasion and the wonderful words of pharmacist Dorothy McKane, Arthur Moran and “the Curry boys” themselves below:
Don’t miss tomorrow’s Western People with a full feature on Curry’s Butchers.