Larry and Vera Boyle.

Town Jewellers to close doors after 44 years

Retirement sale as Larry and Vera Boyle decide to take the gold watch!

After 44 years trading on Trimgate Street in Navan, Town Jewellers is closing its doors for the last time this Saturday as Larry and Vera Boyle retire from business.

As well as a jewellery business, the couple have been running a high end giftware business on the premises, and are sorry to be saying goodbye to all their customers, and their fellow traders on the town’s main street.

When they got the opportunity to run the business, Larry trained as a goldsmith, and they worked hard building up the business over the next four and a half decades, selling engagement rings, wedding bands and gold and silver jewellery, as well as men’s and ladies' watches. As the premises was spacious, they expanded into giftware.

This proved very successful and complemented the jewellery business, and the Boyles produced numerous presentation pieces.

Daughter Edel joined them after working in McDowell’s Happy Ring House in O’Connell Street, and at busy times such as Christmas, other family members would lend a hand.

Larry Boyle at work on the Sam Maguire Cup.

Larry engraved and polished all the Meath County Board trophies, and had the privilege of working on the Sam Maguire Cup after Meath All-Ireland SFC victories, as well as the Keegan Cup for Navan O’Mahonys. He carried out many repair and engraving jobs for customers.

The Boyles saw out two recessions, and recall Christmas as a very busy time in the store, with a magical atmosphere on Christmas Eve. Nine staff would be on duty as customers were six deep at the counter – before the social distancing of the current pandemic world!

Among the famous visitors were movie stars Jack Lemmon and Navan’s own Pierce Brosnan.

“We are sorry to be closing our doors as it was a difficult decision to make,” Vera says. “We will miss all our wonderful, loyal customers, but we are looking forward to retirement. We have great and fond memories of our time in Town Jewellers.”

They also thanked the business community of the town, who all gave great support to each other, especially on Trimgate Street, and wish them many more years of successful trading.

“Larry and I will really miss being part of Trimgate Street,” she says.

For anyone in search of a bargain in the jewellery or giftware departments, the shop is open until this Saturday, with a retirement sale in full swing, and a chance to wish Larry and Vera happy retirement.

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