Freyne's Pharmacy Make a Full Recovery - New Shopfront is the Best Medicine!!Back to List
Freyne’s Pharmacy Make a Full Recovery – New Shopfront is the Best Medicine!!
Local pharmacy Freyne’s and Co. Ltd have been awarded €1,000 in recognition of the work undertaken to transform the shopfront design of it’s business premises. Freyne’s Pharmacy, Orchard Road, Clondalkin Village, received €1,000 from South Dublin County Council under the Council’s annual Shopfront Grant Scheme. The award of Best Designed Shopfront was in addition to a grant received to part fund the installation of an improved shopfront design.
“I congratulate Sallyann on the fabulous improvement to the new shopfront at Freyne’s Pharmacy in Clondalkin” said Mayor Mark Ward. “The Shopfront Grant Scheme provides an opportunity for local businesses and retailers to preserve and enhance our villages. The wonderful façade sets off what is already a lovely street scape in this picturesque village. Winning the Best Designed Shopfront award on top of receiving the grant towards the improvement works shows that it makes sense for local businesses to apply for the Shopfront Grant Scheme. How a shopfront looks matters to both the business owner and the local community.”
The annual Shopfront Grant Scheme provides grants for something as simple as painting to replacing an entire shopfront. Grants are available for a maximum of 50% of overall costs. Furthermore, a prize of €1,000 is awarded for the Best Designed Shopfront under the scheme. South Dublin County Council launched the scheme for the fifth year running and would encourage businesses to apply, closing dates for applications is 29 March 2019.
“We are delighted to win this award” said Sallyann Freyne of Freyne's Pharmacy, Clondalkin.
“My family have been serving the community of Clondalkin since 1935 and we are very proud of that. We wanted to give the pharmacy a revitalised look, but in keeping with the traditional values of a pharmacy. Our customers are delighted with the transformation and we are extremely grateful to the Council for their support with this grant. It's a great scheme for small businesses and I would encourage other shop owners to consider applying for this grant. It improves the overall look of our village, which can only be good for business and customers.”
Under the 2018 Shopfront Grant Scheme, the works at Freyne’s Pharmacy included restoration of the timber shopfront, repainting, new signage and installation of an automated door. Details of the scheme including Terms and Conditions and online form for 2019 are available on the Council’s website at http://www.sdcc.ie/business/enterprise/business-support/shop-front-grant
Closing date for applications is March 29 2019. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01-4149000 ext: 4631 with any queries regarding the scheme.
Left to right – Anita Broderick, Freyne’s Pharmacy; Frank Nevin, Director of Economic Enterprise and Tourism Development, South Dublin County Council;Mayor of South Dublin County Council, Mark Ward; Daniel Whelan; Sallyann Freyne, Freyne’s Pharmacy; Vivienne Smith, Freyne’s Pharmacy.
South Dublin County Council is one of four local authority areas in the Dublin region.
The Council provides and funds a broad range of services including housing, roads, walking and cycling routes, parks and playgrounds, libraries, sports facilities, litter control, arts centres, enterprise units, fire services, community infrastructure and financial supports. It also serves as a platform for local democracy with 40 councillors spread across six electoral areas.
Bounded by the River Liffey to the North and the Dublin Mountains to the South, the County lies 16 kilometres south west of Dublin city centre and has an administrative footprint of 223sq. kilometres. The County has nine main villages Clondalkin, Lucan, Palmerstown, Rathfarnham, Tallaght, Templeogue, Saggart, Rathcoole and Newcastle and is bounded by adjoining counties of Wicklow, Kildare, Dublin City, Fingal and Dún Laoghaire.