We’ve been so busy the last few weeks that we hadn’t time to bring you images of all the new designs we received in the Autumn and the run up to Christmas… We’re still not 100% up-to-speed but – we’re getting there ! Have a look at the image gallery to see some of the almost 100 designs we have instore and (when it’s stopped raining) call in to pick up a bargain in our Winter Sale !
Naturally, we also have great reductions on our duvets & pillows, especially the “Spundown” duvet that is our best seller as you can wash it at home in your own machine at 60deg. (the temperature that kills dust-mites).
Whether you be of any religion or none, may we wish all our customers & friends a very happy & peaceful Christmas and a healthy & prosperous New Year. Thank you for your support over the last 38 years (isn’t that scary!) and we look forward to seeing you again in 2016 :)
It’s been so long since our last blog post and so much has happened since then… Lots of news and most of it good news thankfully! Of course, first & foremost, Oliver Plunkett St. were adjudicated as overall winners of the “Great Urban Street” Award for 2016 so expect an influx of visitors over the next twelve months to share in the unique ‘flavours’ of Oliver Plunkett St. !
This Autumn also saw the arrival of several consignments from the sale of Clery’s liquidation stock… Clery’s had a reputation that saw people flocking to them from all over Ireland and we have certainly seen the truth of that in the phenomenal response to the sale of bedding from their linen dept.
Right now, we’re in the middle of the “Black Friday” madness and then we’re into our own Winter Sale so you can be guaranteed that there will be exceptional value from now until the end of January.
Our image gallery needs a major update so please do contact us if you’re coming in to buy a particular item – we hope to have this resolved in the next few days.
As you will all know by now, Household Linens have been open on Oliver Plunkett St. for 25 years since the May weekend. That certainly makes some of us feel just that little bit old(er) but we’re still a long way from being the oldest business on the street… Of course, we are trading in one of the oldest surviving buildings which was originally a brass foundry in the early 1800’s. We share that history with other local buildings – did you know that the G.P.O. was the site of the original Cork Opera House ?
So much has obviously changed but the basic fabric of the street has stayed constant. The other constant is the unique nature of the ‘Merchants’ trading on Oliver Plunkett St. and surrounds… Over 250 businesses are currently plying their trade in and around this area and (nearly) all retain the Cork tradition of being indigenous, family owned and run. In a world that is becoming increasingly dominated by multi-national conglomerates, it is this feature that gives Cork (and Oliver Plunkett St. in particular) it’s unique ‘flavour’ and ‘character’. What’s all this leading in to..? Well, the retail trade has suffered more than most in recent years as people, hit by the effects of the recession, have cut back on spending. A group of people have come together, led by Clodagh Daly & Valerie Finnegan-Cahill (of John Daly Opticians & Ikon Hair Style) and they have launched a new initiative aimed at revitalising this historic quarter to make it the ‘must see’ / ‘go to’ destination for shoppers. Think, if you will, of other famous streetscapes such as Chinatown or Bourbon Street or the colour of Las Ramblas…
With the imminent arrival of “One Albert Quay” at the eastern end of Oliver Plunkett St. (the new office block scheduled to open in Feb. 2016 is expected to employ 1,600 people) and the “Brewery Quarter” in the old Beamish & Crawford site at the western end, Oliver Plunkett St. is ideally placed to be the main fulcrum for these projects and the potential spin-off can only be imagined. That’s the vision – it’s now down to the retailers themselves who, with the backing of the City Council, can make the “Plunkett Quarter” the envy of every other retailer in the country !
The Plunkett Quarter initiative can be contacted at email@example.com.
It’s nice to be able to bring you some good news on a Monday morning… Last week we had Rosarie Long collecting her beautiful prize of a “Dorma” duvet set and on Friday Jane McCarthy was drawn as the winner of a fabulous “Spundown” duvet plus two pillows ! This week we have THREE prizes to give away, courtesy of our friends at “Sheridan”.
This Australian company have been known for many years as one of the market leaders in bedding. Their attention to detail and the quality they use is second to none and after you’ve slept in a “Sheridan” duvet cover, or used their sheets, it’s hard to go back to anything else ! Jump over to our facebook page and simply ‘Like’ & ‘Share’ to enter – it’s that easy !
“Damask” (pictured above) has been one of their most enduring classical designs and is on offer right now at about 33% off the usual retail price. We also have great value in ‘Sheridan’s’ 400 thread count sheets so why not spoil yourself next time you’re in town !
Following the runaway success of our last giveaway competition we are delighted to announce another great prize, this time courtesy of our friends at the Fine Bedding Co.:) For many years they have been the market leader in terms of product innovation and their duvets and pillows are designed with one purpose – to give you a great night’s sleep!Again, all you have to do is skip over to our Facebook page, SHARE & LIKE the competition and you may be our lucky winner.
The “Spundown” duvet uses the latest ‘Smartfil’ fibres and these are incredibly soft and light to give you exceptional warmth without weight. Choose from a 13.5 tog, a 10.5 tog or a 7.0 tog. What makes the “Spundown” duvet unique is that ALL SIZES up to super-king are washable at home in a domestic machine at a temperature of 60deg. This is the temperature required to kill dust-mites and many of those other nasty bugs that cause asthma & other related conditions.
So… how much better can it get..? Well – you can win a double or king “Spundown” duvet of whichever tog rating you like PLUS we are going to give you two “Spundown” pillows as well :)
This is what Jan had to say about her “Spundown” duvet… “Have just purchased my second Spundown duvet. Never had such comfort. Absolutely wonderfully luxurious.”
Just in case you miss it over on our Facebook page, news of a fabulous giveaway from our premier brand “Dorma” ! To help celebrate our 25th. year of business on Oliver Plunkett St., they have given us a Double or King duvet cover PLUS 2 oxford pillowcases to give to one lucky customer. All you have to do is skip over to our Facebook page, ‘Like’ AND ‘Share’ the competition and you can be in with a chance to win this fabulous prize worth up to €215.00 !!! Which is your favourite ?