Posts Tagged ‘Noel Dalzell’

January 7th, 2015

Happy 60th Birthday To Alexanders Of Markethill

Happy 60th Birthday To Alexanders Of Markethill!

Happy Birthday to you…

It’s a little late but it’s most certainly still worth a mention on our blog, a very Happy 60th Birthday to all the team at our good neighbours at Alexanders of Markethill!

Established by Norman Alexander and his good wife way back in 1954 in the towns ‘Market House’, the business is today a household name not just in County Armagh, but throughout Northern Ireland and indeed much of the Republic of Ireland. All of us in Markethill should be rightly proud and celebrating this fantastic family owned business that has done so much to put our small town on the map and contributed to the development of our community.

Norman, a gentleman, deserves much recognition. So too his son and daughters who have very capably grown and extended the concern into the vibrant business it is today. We at Dalzells of Markethill salute you as such and wish you all every success for the many years yet to come!

Indeed, were it not for Alexanders of Markethill, we ourselves might not exist. For it was 1954 that a clearly very wise and perspicacious Norman Alexander took on to his staff a young and ambitious Noel Dalzell from Hillocks’ Merchants in Armagh! Who, two short years later in 1956 established Dalzells of Markethill with his good wife Evelyn with her ready experience gained from Walkers Department Store in Armagh. Not forgotten, across the road.

Best wishes and continued success 

From all at Dalzells of Markethill

February 27th, 2012

Dalzell’s Exhibit At Local Wedding Fayre

Dalzell's of Markethill - Wedding Gift List Service

Markethill Wedding Fayre

Last Wednesday the inaugural Markethill Wedding Fayre was held in The Old Courthouse in aid of Newry Hospice. Organised by Sara Dalzell (Sara Dalzell Photography) and Sarah Jane Farrell (Vintage Violet Floral Designs), the event was a huge success for both exhibitors and visitors alike, not forgetting Newry Hospice who are to receive all proceeds of the event.

Dalzell’s of Markethill proudly took our place among a wide range of exhibitors from across Northern Ireland that included; Alexander’s of Markethill, Sara Dalzell Photography, Vintage Violet Floral Designs, It’s Vintage Darling, Slimming World, Tracey’s Cupcakes, Beauty Afayre, Blue Moon Videographer, The Old barn, Chocolate Blonde, Donna Mullan Headwear, Orchard Crafts, Little Letters, Creative Designs, McCrum Carriages, Bygone Cars and ‘I do ‘ Cars to name but a few!

In addition, the Wedding Fayre also included a Wedding Fashion Show from a number of leading independent ladies and gents providers that included; Lily Pink, Payntor’s Groomsware and Elody Brides with make-up by Sak Designs and music by DJ Robbie C. A big thank you naturally goes out to all the models and those from The Old Courthouse who provided complimentary tea and coffee to guests. The event was followed by leading magazine publisher Getting Married In Northern Ireland.

Wedding Gift Ideas

Newry Hospice

Sara Dalzell, granddaughter of our late founders Noel and Evelyn Dalzell came up with the idea for the event having witnessed at first hand the extraordinary work carried out by Newry Hospice when Noel was in their care late last year. Newry Hospice, a charitable organisation fulfills a gap in the local health care system not catered for fully by the NHS.

Newry Hospice is funded by more than 66% through private donations, many of those who work there do so as volunteers. It is a service that can not be fully appreciated until one has witnessed their work and compassion at first hand. The funds raised from the Wedding Fayre will undoubtedly be put to excellent use.

Newry Hospice was represented at the event by Hospice Volunteer Flo McCall, a former Deputy Principle of Markethill High School who had a range of Wedding Favours on display from the Hospice Shop in Newry. We look forward to announcing to you all soon just how much money was raised through the highly successful raffle which took place thanks to generous donations by exhibitors.

Superb Turnout For Charity Event

Getting Married In 2012?

If you are getting married in 2012 and you didn’t catch us at the event be sure to check out our new Online Wedding Gift List Service or visit us in-store for more information. With our huge range of gifts, personal service and excellent prices your guests will be as delighted as you are when shopping for your special day.

We Appreciate Your Business!

October 22nd, 2011

Obituary: Noel Dalzell 1931-2011

Noel Dalzell, founder of Dalzell's of Markethill

Noel Dalzell

It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our founder, Mr Noel Dalzell, through a long illness. Noel and his late wife Evelyn established Dalzell’s of Markethill in 1956 as a household furnisher. From humble beginnings and through ample hard work, a keen mind and an innate ability to communicate with customers he laid the foundation for our continued success today as the largest independent home appliance retailer in Northern Ireland.

Noel will be sorely missed by his many friends and close family circle. The business continues as it has done since Noel’s retirement in the ever competent hands of his son Trevor.

As a mark of respect we at Dalzell’s of Markethill will be closed on Monday 24th October for Noel’s funeral. We will reopen on Tuesday 25th October. If you wish to leave some of your memories of Noel please leave them in the comments section here or on our Facebook Page.

If you have any requirement in the meantime please do not hesitate to email us: or shop online.

Appliance Trade

Noel was widely known within the business community in Northern Ireland. As an entrepreneur he brought a number of premium appliance brands including Smeg to Ireland for the first time more than 40 years ago as their sole distributor. In later years he also added Servis, Creda, Burco and Electrolux to this network.

Local Football

Throughout his years in business Noel was also a keen supporter of local football and proudly served as Club President of both Lisburn Distillery and Portadown Football Club for many years, there he enjoyed a great deal of domestic success and European adventures. He had many friends in the game and was widely known throughout the country from junior to Premier League clubs.


The funeral will leave Noel’s home at 1.30pm for a 2pm service at 1st Markethill Presbyterian Church. All are welcome, refreshments will be available afterwards in the Small Memorial Hall.

Noel appreciated your business and your visits. We hope he left you, as us, with many happy memories of him.