Carraig Donn, latter one of Ireland’s well known and premier retailers of Gift-ware, Knitwear, Ladies fashion, Jewellery etc has plans to establish a new branch store at the Thurles Shopping Centre later next month (November 2013). This move could create up to 15 jobs over the coming Christmas period the company reports.
They Are Hiring
Carraig Donn will now hold a recruitment day seeking new employees for this new Thurles store at the Horse and Jockey Hotel, on Thursday October 31st next, between the hours of 10:00am - 3:00pm, inc. and all prospective new employees are asked to call and bring along their CV and expressions of expertises. Carraig Donn are always searching for talented, passionate people who may have previous retail experience and thrive on working in a fast paced environment for our network of retail stores or their Head Office.
Carraig Donn is a truly unique Irish brand and has prospered since its conception as a craft industry retailer back in1965, growing into one of Ireland’s largest retailing outlets.
Carraig Donn still remain today a family owned and managed business concern and through its knitwear manufacturing plant in Westport, Co Mayo and retail outlets, now employ some 400 people nationwide.
When established this new Thurles branch will increase the Carraig Donn nationwide chain to some 33 premises in total and is seen as suggestive of the company’s strong continued growing strength in the retail market over recent years.
Commenting on the store opening in Thurles, the companies Managing Director Mr Pat Hughes has stated; “We are delighted to announce the opening of our Thurles store, and the creation of 15 jobs in the local area. We are in no doubt that there is a strong affinity and loyalty to our brand in the area, with Tipperary customer’s visiting our stores in Carlow, Kilkenny and beyond. We hope to bring our own unique offering to the shopping scene here in Thurles, through our fashion, jewellery and gift-ware departments.”
Le Château ‘Choos’ and Le Château Clothing Boutique showcased their annual Autumn/Winter 2013 Clothing, Shoes and Jewellery Collection on Thursday 26th September last in The Anner Hotel, Thurles, Co Tipperary.
The event which began at 7:30pm, offered the large attendance complementary wine together with a host of other light refreshments before being seated. Some fabulous prizes were also on offer for those in attendance at what turned out to be a thoroughly enjoyable Gala evening.
Tickets for this glamorous annual event were just €15 each, with total proceeds being donated to St Vincent de Paul, latter the largest, voluntary, charitable organisation here in Ireland, committed to working for social justice and the creation of a more just and caring national community.
Exclusive fashion labels in Shoes, Bags, Jewellery, Gloves, Wraps, Scarves and Hats included Beverly Feldman, Chie Mihara, Alex Gold, Satryani, Tracey Neuls, Papucei, Otazu, Maria Calderara, Totoborello, Ganteb’s, Amati Chic, Airfield, Lanzetti, Luisa Cerano and Ganteb.
Europe’s leading and exclusive Fashion House clothing labels were also on show, e.g. Luisa Cerano, Bleu Blanc Rouge, Beate Heymann, Annas Dress Affair, A-Z, Isabel de Pedro, Ischiko, Creenstone, Jota+Ge, Leo Guy, Nougat, Gustav, M.C. Planet, Legatte, Brax, and Fred Sabatier.
The “Le Château,” boutiques here in Thurles, carry a wide range of designs in footwear clothing and jewellery to suit both casual and formal occasions.
For further information please contact Marion O’Shea (Tel: 0504-26535) or Noreen Ryan (Tel: 0504-58587) directly.
Lighting Rig and Sound Equipment for this event were supplied by lighting and audio specialists Star Systems Thurles.
Picture shows (Left Right) Natasha Doyle (proprietor Boutique Salon, Parnell Street, Thurles, Co Tipperary) who recently presented a cheque to Ger Fewer, Mary McDonagh and Mary Daly all voluntary members of Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVP) here in Thurles, with salon staff member Chloe Holohan.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVP) needs no introduction being the largest, voluntary, charitable organisation here in Ireland. Its membership of some 10,500 volunteers throughout Ireland are supported by a professional staff, all working for social justice and the creation of a more just, caring nation. This unique network of social concern also gives practical support to those experiencing poverty and social exclusion, by providing a wide range of services to people in need.
The presentation represented the proceeds of Boutique Salon’s most enjoyable evening event entitled “Style Me Wonderful,” held at “The Watermill ,” Thurles town’s newest & most impressive licensed hostelry.
Three individual ladies from north Co Tipperary have all been short listed for the Network Ireland Awards expected to be held in Cork next month.
They include a Cookery School Proprietor, a Fashion Designer and the General Manager of a Car Dealership.
Sarah Baker: Nominated in the ‘Emerging Business‘ category, Sarah set up the Cloughjordan House Cookery School & Events Venue back in 2009 and today employs seven full-time staff together with some part-time staff. Sarah Baker has also expanded into the Wedding business and is offering Cooking Classes to Transition Year students.
Marion Murphy Cooney: Nominated in the ‘Established Business‘ category, Marion operates as a fashion designer producing ‘made to measure’ pieces. Based in Friar Street, Nenagh, Marion, trading as MMC, has also introduced a ‘ready to wear’ collection, currently on sale through a number of other fashion boutique outlets.
Fiona Connolly: Nominated in the ‘Employee’ category, Fiona is currently General Manager of the car dealership Lyons of Nenagh and is head of marketing for the Lyons Group in Limerick taking care of the brands; Landrover, Ford, Volvo and Jaguar in the Mid-West region.
Earlier this year these three businesswomen won their respective categories at the Network North Tipperary Business Women of the Year Awards, sponsored and promoted this year by AIB and the North Tipperary County Enterprise Board.
“Hair of ‘red,’ eyes of blue, Prettiest girl I ever knew
Skin as white as precious pearl, She was my Tipperary girl.”
Singer Daniel O’Donnell must now be forced to change the lyrics of his song, “Tipperary Girl.” Reason being, and this will come as no surprise to many, that the red haired Tipperary beauty Miss Aoife Walsh has now been crowned Miss Ireland 2013.
Aoife, who hails from Giantsgrave, Clonmel, Co Tipperary, succeeds Belfast’s Rebecca Maguire, last years winner.
The 23 year old Miss Walsh, who recently graduated as a secondary school teacher from Trinity College in Dublin, easily beat off 23 other contestants, to claim the much coveted beauty prize in Dublin last night.
Last night’s ceremony included judges Virginia Macari of Dublin Wives & Podge & Rodge fame, the former successful Miss World Olivia Treacy and former Miss Ireland Sarah Morrissey.
Miss Ireland 2013 will now go on to attend the 63rd edition of the Miss World pageant.
All Tipperary will have their fingers crossed for Aoife at this years Miss World pageant, which will be held on September 28th, 2013, at the 10,120 seat capacity Sentul International Convention Center (SICC), latter a commercial conference hall in the residential area of Sentul City, Bogor, West Java, Indonesia.
Every success Aoife from all in Co Tipperary, we will be watching with immense pride.
Last nights star studded event also featured a performance from former X Factor star Mary Byrne.