Retailer of the Year

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  • Cafe Rua



Spencer Street, Castlebar, Co Mayo

Nobody presents the totality of their business better than Aran McMahon in Castlebar’s RUA. He cooks with masterly insouciance and flair, and he communicates with masterly style. His shop and restaurant have a grace that is simply life-improving, and his team follow this modern master every step of his enlightened way. Just on the other side of town, Aran’s sister, Colleen, runs another superlative show at Café Rua.