On July 1st 1995, Carol took over the Donegal Shop here in Dublin's Stephen's Green Shopping Centre. It it hard to beieve through everything here we are still here trading through possibly the hardest 18 months in business the world has seen in a long time.
When we were forced to close for two days due to heavy snow fall in 2018 we thought that was a nightmare, little did we know that in 2020 and 2021 due to the Covid Pandemic we would close for 6 months of each year.
Thankfully our doors are back open. Local regular customers warm our hearts with their enthusiasm and support of our shop.
Carol, who still works Saturdays in the shop and helps with buying as it is with her great eye we have been able to choose the best of Irish Products. Linda-Mae runs the shop now on day to day basis but mother and daughter are in constant contact discussing what is next!
We have had some very famous faces in over the years, we didn't get photos of them all as many stars simply wished to quietly shop which we always respected but some loved a photo like Ted Koppel CNN News Anchor.
Bill Clinton casually walked into the shop in 2006, congratulated Linda-Mae on passing the Irish Bar exams and shopped for a while!
In Autumn 1995 , Daniel O'Donnell came to Dublin to cut the ribbon on the shop and a very special night was had with a fashion show, a few songs by Daniel and drinks and canapes in what was the Dome Restaurant.
We have had some incredible staff members over the years which have helped us stay in business, coupled with a lot of hard work and grit here is to many more!
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