Oscars time for three Dundalk businesses
Last week the Oscars were all the rage and this week Oscar time comes to Dundalk for three local companies, who are highly respected in the national Wedding Industry… without any envelope errors!
McKenna Man, Paddy Clarke Photography and Gerry Duffy Wedding Videographer, have all been nominated to be in the Top 5 wedding professionals in their respective categories by the readers of Irish Wedding Diary.
IWD is Ireland’s largest selling bridal magazine and each year the publishers run a National Wedding Awards event. This year has seen three local Dundalk companies nominated as being in the Top 5 in Photography, Videography and Menswear … and the call has now gone out locally to muster as many new votes as possible before the March 10th closing date.
All you have to do, to promote these local business’s is to vote online at www.irishweddingdiary.ie/awards and then validate your vote with your mobile phone number.
Gerry Duffy is celebrating his third year in a row as a Top 5 Nominee and had the privilege of being awarded Best Wedding Videographer in Ireland in 2015 and again in 2016. He joked that the Top 5 nomination in 2017 could very well lead to him matching Stephen Kenny and Dundalk FC’s record of winning three years in a row – quite an achievement for a local Dundalk business.
Similarly, in the Photography section Paddy Clarke was a Top 5 nominee in 2016 and then went on to win the prestigious award as Best Wedding Photographer in Ireland for 2016. This year sees Paddy in the Top 5 again and hoping for the opportunity to win it two years in a row.
Dermot Dawe from McKenna Man says his store is buzzing with the news that they are now regarded as one of the Top 5 Menswear stores in all of Ireland and are hoping to follow in the footsteps of Gerry Duffy and Paddy Clarke.
Fingers, and everything else is crossed, and they are all hoping that a final rush of votes from the greater Dundalk community will help them reach the coveted number one slot.
Voting closes at midnight on March 8th at www.irishweddingdiary.ie/awards
Pictured above are: Dermot Dawe from McKenna Man, centre, along with Paddy Clarke (left) and Gerry Duffy (right)