2019 Irish Enterprise Awards

12 EU BUSINESS NEWS / 2019 Irish Enterprise Awards McDermott Memorials McDermott Memorials: Most Unique Monumental Sculptors - Connaught McDermott Memorials is a fifth-generation family run business with almost 200 years’ experience in the monumental trade. To celebrate the firm’s win in this year’s Irish Enterprise Awards we profile it to find out more and explore the secrets behind its phenomenal longevity and ongoing success. Jan19360 you the support and guidance you need. Boasting a long, distinguished and successful history in the monumental business, over the years the firm has evolved its commercial operation, enabling it to offer customers the best possible choice of headstones and memorials at affordable prices. Today, the firm’s use of both the traditional and modern tech- niques along with generations of experience has led McDermott Memorials to be recognised as one of the leading monumental sculptors in the west of Ireland. The firm’s range of beautifully crafted headstones in traditional or modern designs can be found in cemeteries throughout Ireland. The business is currently run by brothers Michael and Declan McDermott, who have carried on the family tradition from their father Miko McDermott. From Situated near the town of Ballinrobe in Co. Mayo, for almost two centuries McDermott Memori- als has developed a reputation for creating superior quality memorials using only the finest natural materials available. Most of us at some time in our lives will have to make the choice of a suitable memorial which will honour the life of a loved one. A headstone is far more than just a stone, it is a history of past events, something to embody the personality, character, accomplishments and beliefs of someone special who has left us. McDermott Memorials understand that your choice is an important one, which is why they take great care to understand your needs and the emotions you will be feeling at that time. You should expect a personal service when it comes to choosing the memorial and you can be sure that they will take the greatest of care to give their father they have learned that quality of service, personal assis- tance and customer satisfaction should always be the main aim of the business and his dedication and commitment to this trade has ultimately put in place the tools that have ensured the firm’s ongoing success. Since taking over the firm, the McDermott brothers have worked closely with their valued clients to deliver truly unique headstones and memorials as fitting per- sonalised tributes to their loved ones. From traditional methods such as hand carving crests and designs, personalised Celtic crosses and other traditional and modern headstones through to computer generated bespoke designs and drawings. Still independently owned and managed since its formation nearly 200 years ago, the com- pany also provide a full range of ancillary services for the maintenance and renovation of headstones. This may include new additions to the lettering on the memorial or on the cleaning of an existing feature. All work is carried out by skilled craftsmen who guarantee excellent results. Putting quality first, the McDer- mott Memorials team believe that every headstone and memorial should have a timeless quality derived from using the finest natural stone materials and highly skilled craftmanship. As such, , they use a variety of materials including Marble, Granite and Limestone. All the materials used have been carefully sourced to ensure they are of the highest quality and are selected from it’s suppliers in Ireland, India and China with whom the firm has a long working relationship. As a result, clients can rest assured that when they choose McDermott Memorials, they are guaranteed only the best possible quality of service available. This attention to detail and its commitment to quality is what sets McDermott Memorials apart from its competitors and has, for almost 200 years, marked it out as the best possible option for customers seeking quality memorials that will stand the test of time and best reflects the memory of your loved ones. Ultimately, McDermott Memorials’ mission has always been to offer its discerning customers a professional, individualised and affordable service. After all, the firm’s expert team understand that choosing a headstone or memorial for a loved one can be an upsetting and saddening experience. As such, they aim to make it as easy and stress free as possible. The firm’s personalised service ensures that clients are assisted in every way in selecting a memorial or headstone. This will remain the firm’s ongoing focus as it looks towards a bright future. Contact Details Company: McDermott Memorials | Name: Michael & Declan McDermott | Address: Partry, Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo, F12 EV67 | Telephone Number: 094 9543961 | Web Address: www.mcdermottmemorials.ie

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