Business Person of the Year Award


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Eddie Tobin


Tobin’s Service Station which was first opened in 1980 by Eddie’s father. Occupying it’s current premises on Port Road since 2004 it is a well known business with an excellent reputation. Always keen to upgrade and innovate Tobin’s incorporates a modern forecourt with attended service, a convenience shop and deli/café.

With a team of 38 employees quality is always high on the agenda and they have consistently won forecourt, convenience store and Q Mark awards. Eddie is always striving for excellence with his dedicated team behind him.

Dennis McGettigan


Dennis McGettigan has a huge passion for the hospitality sector which is evident from his recent investments in Letterkenny. In July 2013, he bought the Clanree and Gallaghers Hotels. Since then The Clanree has now been refurbished and McGettigan’s Bar has been added.

Gallaghers has now become McGettigan’s Hotel and just recently he opened the Warehouse Bar. He now employs 200 staff in Letterkenny and supports various local sporting clubs. These Letterkenny hotels are now included in his successful hospitality business as he continues to bring innovative ideas to the sector.

Bernard Gallagher


Bernard Gallagher started his business CBM Signs 10 year ago when he was just 20. The business has gone from strength to strength providing signage and advertising materials nationwide to SMEs as well as to big brand names. He employs 10 people and has expanded rapidly embracing the newest technologies to stay ahead of his competitors.

Bernard grew up amongst the Letterkenny business community, has developed excellent relationships with his customers and values their loyalty in helping his business to succeed. Bernard, never wanting to stand still has big plans for the next 10 year.

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