Having sifted through almost 28,000 nominations across 10 different categories the winners have been chosen by the judges.
An expert panel of judges was made up of six well known industry figures with decades of retail experience between them. MD of Avoca Simon Pratt, retail, fashion and homewares consultant Eddie Shanahan, fashion designers Sonya Lennon and Brendan Courtney, Irish Times journalist Alanna Gallagher and Robert Doherty of AIB Merchant Services.
Orna Mulcahy Editor of The Irish Times Saturday Magazine said: “Competition was fierce and discussions got heated. We hope you agree with the list. Thanks to readers everywhere for your votes, and to shop owners for flying the flag across Ireland. Take a bow. Your customers love you”
The full list of winners is available on www.irishtimes.com/bestshops.