Chain store begins Christmas Simon appeal

Chain store begins Christmas Simon appeal



An Irish chain of stores, including its Ennis branch, has launched its annual gift wrapping appeal in aid of local charities.

Kilkenny, which has 15 stores nationwide, will beautifully wrap their stunning range of Christmas gifts with signature paper and beautiful bows in exchange for a small donation and they will match fund every cent donated.

Last year more than €42,000 was raised for charities nationwide.

From December 1st, shoppers can avail of the gift wrapping service in stores in Ennis. The proceeds from the service will be donated to The Simon Community.


Commenting on the gift wrapping appeal, CEO Marian O’Gorman said, “We hope to make your life a little easier in the run up to Christmas, whilst also supporting a great cause.  Every year, Kilkenny Shop does it utmost to support local charities throughout the country.  We are an Irish company that stocks primarily Irish, so it is important to us to support local, and we encourage you all to get your gifts wrapped at Kilkenny this Christmas – we will match fund every cent donated.”

Kilkenny Shop has a stunning range of Christmas gifts and festive decorations at their 15 stores nationwide and online at with free delivery on orders over €49.

You can choose from their collection of stylish fashion and accessories, beautifully crafted jewellery, or their timeless range of Irish art, craft and design.  Kilkenny also has striking keepsakes and quirky stocking fillers for all the family!   Or let them choose their own perfect gift with a Kilkenny Gift Card.

Kilkenny has been promoting Irish design for more than 50 years and has the largest collection in the country

Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.