Many of us like to pledge our support in a crisis, especially around this time of year. You may have heard on the news that The Linen Green in Moygashel was severely hit by Storm Desmond and 31 units were affected by flood damage. The financial loss to stock is estimated to be in the millions of pounds and it’s tough to hear, especially in the mouth of Christmas.
So spurred on by the plucky retailers who have decided to fight back with a new campaign encouraging consumers to #FillYourStockingAtLinenGreen, I wanted to highlight a few reasons why you should stock up with Christmas goodies in this well-known Co. Tyrone shopping destination.
There is definitely something special about Newbridge and this Irish brand has been associated with many high profile names such as Sophie Dahl, Yasmin Le Bon, top international rugby players Keith Wood and Ronan O’Gara, Hollywood actress, Linda Gray, legendary style icon Audrey Hepburn and most recently Naomi Campbell. It’s recent Museum of Style Icons exhibit in the Newbridge Visitor Centre (Co. Kildare) is now rated one of the top 5 visitor attractions in Ireland and with gifts for every ages and price range, you will find something for the loved ones in your life, including your wine bottle!
The company formulates opulent oils, bath milks, lotions and candles from organic essential oils and wraps them in beautiful, sustainably designed packages. The luxury products are free from harmful chemicals and made from only the best essential and plant oils. Owner Colleen has travelled the globe in her quest for knowledge and the best ingredients and dedicated farmers. Sounds like something your mum, sister or even your own bathroom would love! And until Sunday 13th December, each customer will receive a beautiful Christmas candle with every in store purchase.
This fashion retailer stocks labels from across Europe and the States, some of which are new to the north. It is also home to fashion, beauty and lifestyle blog, “My Sister’s Closet” with the collection “My Sister’s Closet-The Label” held instore.
The Boudoir also likes to host exciting fashion events throughout the year – keep an eye here for more info www.facebook.com/theboudoirdungannon
Finally you can’t go through Christmas without a trip to see Santa! Get extra brownie points this year with the little ones and take them to the Santa Workshop.
See him in his very own grotto (pictured, all profits made go to SVP and Salvation Army. Availability until the 23rd December but you must book in advance.
Being self-employed I understand how hard it can be if your livelihood is effected, so hopefully we can all support the retailers in their bid to show that the Linen Green is again open for business. Grab the biggest stocking you can find and hopefully here are a few ideas for you and your loved ones – remember as it’s Christmas the more the merrier rule definitely applies!
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