Carraig Donn was born as a single store in Westport, Co Mayo, 53 years ago. Since then it has evolved to a 38-store retail chain across the Republic of Ireland. Owned and run by managing director Pat Hughes, whose parents founded the original store, it is one of Ireland’s most respected fashion, home and giftware emporiums.

Since Pat’s introduction to his parents’ business over 50 years ago, the landscape of products has dramatically evolved. Pat, however, remains the driving force behind Carraig Donn, with a daily involvement in the store.