Proudly Serving The Village Of Navan Since 1898.
General Grocer – Beer Store – LCBO – Feed Store
In many ways, J.T. Bradley’s is very much the same as it was over 100 years ago. Locals still gather in the morning to share a coffee and a story and it’s still not unusual to see a horse hitched out front. As a social hub of the community, the store has the old time country feel while at the same time offering the modern convenience that we have all come to expect as we deal with our busy lives.
In May of 2015, an opportunity to become a distributor of Purina feed came about and J.T. Bradleys decided to expand our Store to include this very important category. Being a distributor of Horse, Cattle, Poultry, Swine, Goat, Rabbit, and Pet Feed is a wonderful extension of the J.T. Bradley’s offering to the Community. Selling Feed truly brings us back to our roots as we used to sell Feed in the mid 1900s and We are thrilled to be partnered with the Purina Brand.
A message from our honorary tournament chairman…
Back in 2011 I came across a Canadian ice hockey article in the Meath Chronicle in Navan Ireland. At the time, I was hosting a Radio Show about Hockey so I decided to get in touch with the three individuals mentioned in the article; Margaret McNeil, Betty Neiland and David O’Neil, who were residents from our twin town of Navan Ontario Canada. They were planning to visit Navan Ireland in March 2012. Since it was near St. Patrick’s Day, they contacted Paddy Pryle and Tony Brady, organizers of The Shamrock Festival and joined in the festivities. I only got to interview my Canadian guests on their way back to Canada as I met with them at the Dublin Airport. Later that year Margaret invited Paddy Pryle and others (along with myself) to travel to Navan Ontario in August 2012. In total there were 40 of us from Navan Ireland who travelled over in August, in time for the Navan Fair. We were asked if we would like to stay with families or stay in a hotel. The lucky ones stayed with families in Navan that were matched with similar interests. I was fortunate enough to be hosted by Kathy and Ivan Mathews. A fantastic family that gave me their son Craig’s Grads hockey team jersey and took several of us to the Ottawa Senators Arena where we toured every part of it. Then off to the local hockey store, which for me was like the feeling you got as a kid on Christmas morning. I spent most of my days dropping by the Bradley’s General Store where I first seen and held The Bradley Cup. I vowed that one day I’d get back to Navan Ontario and get to see firsthand what this great annual tournament was all about. You can imagine my delight when I received an invitation from John Bradley to attend and be part of this very historic event.
I am deeply honoured to be this year’s honorary tournament chairman. I’d like to congratulate the tournament organizers and wish the teams best of luck and the fans an enjoyable day.
Here’s to another great Bradley Cup tournament!
Liam Burke Navan Ireland