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Monday 5 December 2016

Moore Street butchers eyes top spot at Dublin awards

The Troy Butchers' Staff at Moore St yesterday from left; Finbar O'Grady, Manager, Stephen Troy (Owner) and Sean Troy
The Troy Butchers' Staff at Moore St yesterday from left; Finbar O'Grady, Manager, Stephen Troy (Owner) and Sean Troy

TROYS' Butchers of Moore Street have been packing the fridges of Dubliners for 100 years and now they are hoping to be named the capital's best butcher shop.

The family-owned business is run by brothers Stephen and John Troy and has attracted a very famous customer in the past - the man behind Mrs Browne.

"Brendan O'Carroll was in the shop when they were filming on Moore Street and they took a few shots in the shop," Stephen told the Herald .

The store is located in the heart of Moore Street and the owners say that, despite the changes over the years, there is nowhere else they'd rather be.

"Moore Street is the heart of Dublin and the heart of Moore Street is the people," the master butcher said.

"It is very colourful, with people who make my day very easy."

Stephen has been working in the butchers for more than 20 years.

"I've been here since I was ten years old, making mince and cleaning walls," he recalled.

Now that he is at the helm of the family business, Stephen has kept some important traditions going.

The store is famous for its old-fashioned style of cutting meat and for their elaborate window display, which has won awards.

Stephen said he was "over the moon" to be nominated as the best butcher shop in Dublin.

98FM will announce the winners at a gala event in Dublin on May 27, hosted by Adrian Kennedy.

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