As one of the Directors at Molloy’s Fish Market my working week involves a lot of fish! My family established the business over 40 years ago and I have always wanted to be part of the business and continue to develop it. In 2012, along with my brothers Conal and Paul, we opened Enniskillen’s first dedicated Fish Market in the heart of the town on Belmore Street. We expanded in August 2013 with the opening of Molloy’s Fish Counter in Tesco.

Monday My days always begin with an early alarm clock - the fishing world has half a day’s work done before most of the 9-5 jobs begin! Typical starts are at 5am, definitely a way to shake of the weekend cobwebs!

I begin the working week at our state of the art processing facility in Killybegs and designate it as an ‘admin and supply’ day. We pride ourselves in supplying our customers with a large range of products available daily, ranging from fresh white fish such as Cod, Whiting, Haddock and Hake to prime fish fillets such as Brill, Turbot, Black Sole and Monkfish at the best prices.

To ensure we purchase the freshest best priced stock, Monday mornings involve monitoring the activities at fishing ports throughout the country including Killybegs, Cork, Galway and Kilkeel – checking what boats have docked, their supplies and prices.

Tuesday My morning begins at Killybegs for a sales meeting with some of the team about the orders for the week ahead and stock levels for Belmore Street and the Tesco counter. It’s then off to Enniskillen to open our Belmore Street store.

I really enjoy being hands on in the front of shop and meeting our customers. We offer great, friendly and knowledgable service, even if I do say so myself!

I am also currently preparing some upcoming promotions and tasting events. We are delighted to support local events and recently had a great day supporting the Marie Curie Craft and Coffee Morning at the South West College.

Wednesday My diary is busy with meetings today. The first stop is Tesco – meeting with the management to discuss promotional plans. I then meet with our Tesco staff briefing them on our daily price specials which are also available in our Belmore Street store.

That afternoon I meet with some of Molloy’s trade customers (local hotels, restaurants and bars) throughout Enniskillen to discuss orders and new menus featuring Molloy’s produce. Then I head over to the South West College to host a talk with the hospitality students.

I am really passionate about promoting careers in the food industry in Ireland and educating students on the importance of supporting Irish suppliers.

Thursday I’m back in Killybegs first thing to re-stock supplies for our key retail days, Friday and Saturday. It’s a busy morning getting lots of quality fish ready to despatch and take to Enniskillen.

Social media plays an important part in keeping our customers up to date on what is happening and special offers. On my return to Enniskillen, I update our social media pages on Facebook and Twitter – so be sure to Like and follow us to stay informed!

Friday It’s the start of the weekend and Friday is still known as a ‘traditional’ Fish day.

As I gear up for the busy weekend, I enjoy the Friday banter with customers who are planning weekend dinner parties with Molloy’s featuring on their menu; tourists on a self-catering weekend break who are stocking up on ingredients; and customers who are in to do their weekly shop!

Making fish a part of your diet is a great way to stay healthy as it is low in fat and rich in protein as well as iodine, zinc and selenium – essential nutrients that are not found in many other foods. So it is with good reason that nutritionists recommend that we eat fish at least twice a week.

Our staff are always on hand to offer cooking tips and advice and we will soon have Molloy’s recipe cards in store to help you create delicious dishes at home.

Saturday Saturday’s are spent between our Belmore Street store and Tesco counter, managing our stock levels, merchandising stock and serving our customers. In between all that I will make any deliveries to trade customers, update our social media pages and manage any telephone and email orders.