As we are approaching the end of the year it is tradition to take stock of what we have accomplished over the last twelve months. And rightly so, for 2018 has been good to us.
Following the big snow in March, we revisited Barberstown Castle. On our first visit over 15 years ago we manufactured and fitted the Castle’s grand entrance screens and windows. This time we created all the external joinery for the new wedding pavilion including mammoth screens and a stunning rooflight. Opening out onto the beautiful grounds, the pavilion really shows our joinery at its finest.
In April we celebrated our 40th anniversary at our Joinery in Walshestown, Lusk. It was a real treat to hear some lovely memories of Joe and many entertaining stories from the humble beginnings of McNally Joinery.
We worked with Hope Brewery to create a limited edition #mcnallyheroes beer which we shared with our fantastic team to celebrate the 40th anniversary of McNally Joinery.
One of our favourite projects which we photographed this year was the manufacture and installation of a full house of joinery in beautiful Dalkey. The quality of the finish in this house made it one we were proud to work on.
At the end of the summer we celebrated the “retirement” of one of our joiners who worked with us for 40 years. We are wishing Jem well on another journey as he joins his sons in their family business.
Shortly afterwards we took the opportunity to revamp the showroom at our Lusk manufacturing facility. Come visit us and see for yourself where your Irish joinery products are made. Have a coffee with us and take some inspiration from our previous projects.
There are some projects every year that challenge our craftsmen to come up with solutions for big ideas. This project on Ailesbury Road was one of them. It included mammoth sliders, pivot doors and screens which were all breath taking.
The later part of the year is always our busiest time. To get all our customers and their homes ready for the festive season we created a third fitting crew. It was headed up by Damien, a craftsman who completed his apprentice at McNally Joinery. After a 9 year stint in Canada he was back with us for another season.
Breda, founder and soul of McNally Joinery was shortlisted for Business Person of the Year, at the Fingal Chamber of Commerce Awards. We’re not only super proud, this is also very well deserved. Well done Breda!
At McNally Joinery, we love our staircases and take great pride in crafting them. They are only limited by the customer’s imagination which can get very creative at times. This staircase was what we like to call the ‘chocolate staircase’. It has a beautiful dark stain, contrasted with a white colour, a fabulous gentle sweep and is perfectly complemented by a herringbone floor.
At the end of the year, David Duffy and his Irish Wingsuit Team were awarded “Group Diploma of Honour” for Outstanding Achievement in Sporting Aviation in Luxor, Egypt. This prestigious award was received for a high altitude project where world records were established for longest time of fall and distance of flight.
We have some new faces at McNally Joinery including a product purchaser, a product development intern and a select group of new apprentices. We look forward to seeing the knowledge of our experienced craftsmen being passed on to the next generation as has been our tradition since we set up in 1978.
Last, but not least, we were very privileged for McNally Joinery to be selected as a case study for DCU marketing students. The feedback was absolutely brilliant and we were blown away with their ideas and insights. Our future is in the hands of our students…and the future is bright.
In short, 2018 was a big year for McNally Joinery especially with the celebration of the 40th anniversary. We have exciting plans for 2019 so watch this space…
As this year draws to a close, we wish you and yours a very peaceful, healthy and happy New Year. Cheers for now, see you soon.