Three Clare pharmacies vie for shop window title

Three Clare pharmacies vie for shop window title


Three Clare retail outlets are seeking the public’s vote to help them win the Go Green with Green Angel Skincare Challenge – a nationwide search to find Ireland’s most creative shop window.

The competition challenges Green Angel stockists to produce the country’s best St Patrick’s Day-themed window featuring the successful Irish skincare brand.

The competition was launched by one of the country’s foremost visual merchandising experts, Gina O’Brien who will be one of the judges along with TV presenter Maura Derrane and beauty expert Mary O’Donnell.

“A store window is the biggest advertising space that a retailer has, yet many Irish stores are content to fill them with posters and merchandising stands when they could be engaging consumers to make a spending decision,” said Gina.

“Since the recession, retailers have tried to cram too much into windows and use them as a merchandising shelf instead of an eye-catching display which should be both topical and creative featuring up and coming events such as St. Patrick’s Day or Mothers Day.”

O’Sullivans Pharmacy, Bank Place, Ennis; Curran’s Pharmacy, Church St, Ennistymon and Sean Hillery Pharmacists, Skycourt, Shannon are all registered for the public vote in the Green Angel Skincare Challenge which closes on March 13.

All of the entrants’ pictures will be posted on the Green Angel Skincare Facebook page where the public can vote for their favourite store and staff to win valuable prizes plus a €1,000 contribution to a charity of their choice.

The panel of judges will choose the best window from the top 12 based on public votes.

You can vote here.


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.