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MEET THE TEAM

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Meet The Team: Welcome

In the front courtyard

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THOMAS JOSEPH ART GALLERY

TOM STEPHENSON BEGAN PAINTING IN THE 1970’S WHILE LIVING IN NEW ZEALAND, WHERE HE DEVELOPED THE HABIT OF PAINTING ‘PLEIN AIR’ (THE OUTDOORS TO YOU AND I!), WHICH HE STILL CONTINUES TO DO OVER HERE, DESPITE OUR LOVELY CLIMATE.  IN 1999, FOLLOWING EARLY RETIREMENT, TOM ALONG WITH HIS WIFE PAT OPENED THE GALLERY IN THE COURTYARD. IN 2000, THE ‘WHIMSICAL WORLD OF THOMAS JOSEPH’ WAS BORN, HOME OF THE ICONIC CELTIC GIFT RANGE. FOR OVER 18 YEARS, THE SILLY SHEEP HAVE BEEN MIGRATING FROM THEIR GREEN PASTURES IN IRELAND, TO THE FAR CORNERS OF THE WORLD, TAKING WITH THEM A SIMPLE IRISH CHARM. THE ENDEARING PAINTINGS ARE HEAVILY INFLUENCED BY THE MOUNTAINOUS LANDSCAPES OF IRELAND AND SCOTLAND, AND THE ACTIVITIES OF THE LOCAL FARM LIFE. THE DELIGHTFUL IMAGERY, COUPLED WITH THE PLAYFUL PUNS ALWAYS RAISES A SMILE, SO COME HAVE A BROWSE THROUGH THE BEAUTIFUL SELECTION OF PAINTINGS AND PRODUCTS, AND FIND THAT PERFECT FUNNY GIFT AND MEET THE MAN, HIMSELF. BECAUSE OF THE TOTALLY NEW STYLE, TOM BEGAN SIGNING THESE PAINTINGS USING HIS CHRISTIAN NAME “THOMAS JOSEPH”. TOM STEPHENSON AND THOMAS JOSEPH ARE THE SAME PERSON.

THE SILVER STORE

WELCOME TO THE SILVER STORE, OPENED IN 2002, WHERE YOU WILL FIND ONE OF THE LARGEST RANGE OF JEWELLERY IN IRELAND! WE HAVE A EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR THAT SPECIAL OCCASION INCLUDING CONTEMPORARY DESIGNER STERLING SILVER, WEDDING AND ENGAGEMENT RINGS, MARCASITE AND A GORGEOUS COLLECTION OF ANTIQUE AND VINTAGE DIAMOND JEWELLERY! VERY FRIENDLY SERVICE, AND WE CAN ALSO HELP WITH YOUR WATCH STRAP AND BATTERY NEEDS, RING RESIZING AND REPAIR, AS WELL AS A GOLD AND SILVER BUYING SERVICE AND GIFT WRAPPING!

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JAVART

OPENED 14 YEARS AGO BY ALISON, JAVART IS A BEAUTIFUL LITTLE TREASURE TROVE OF DIVERSE, UNIQUE OR HANDCRAFTED GIFTS OR HOMEWARE FOR EVERY OCCASION. WITH A RELAXED ATMOSPHERE, ALISON PROVIDES BRILLIANT, FRIENDLY CUSTOMER SERVICE AND ADVICE, ALONG WITH A GIFT WRAPPING SERVICE. THIS COOL AND QUIRKY SHOP IS ALSO AN EXCLUSIVE STOCKIST OF THE WONDERFUL ANNIE SLOAN CHALK PAINT, FOR WHICH ALISON PROVIDES WORKSHOPS STARTING THE END OF JANUARY TO HELP GUIDE THE NOVICE WITH THIS WONDERFUL PRODUCT! ALISON ALSO THRIVES ON THE CHALLENGE OF UPSTYLING AND CAN HELP YOU BREATHE NEW LIFE INTO YOUR OLD FURNITURE. SO IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR THAT UNIQUE AND SPECIAL ITEM, OR THAT SPECIAL PRESENT THEY WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER, LOOK NO FURTHER THAN  JAVART AT THE COURTYARD.

LODGE MEN’S ROOM 

THROUGH THE BLACK DOOR, IMMEDIATELY ON YOUR LEFT UPON ENTERING, AND UP THE STAIRS, YOU WILL FIND LODGE MEN’S ROOM! JACK AND JAI LEAD A TEAM OF FRIENDLY, HARD-WORKING GUYS WHO PROVIDE A FUNKY, FRESH ATMOSPHERE WHERE YOU ARE GUARANTEED TO GET YOUR NEXT FAVOURITE FADE WHILE ENJOYING A STUNNING VIEW OF BELFAST LOUGH. 

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THE WOOLWORX

NEXT DOOR TO JAVART, YOU’LL FIND THE WOOLWORX. JOANNE HAS OPENED UP WITH A RANGE OF DIFFERENT WOOLS, FROM ARAN TO 4PLY, AND COLOURS TO SUIT EVERYONE. SHE ALSO STOCKS A RANGE OF KNITTING AND CROCHET ACCESSORIES, BEAUTIFUL BUTTONS, HOOKS, STITCH HOLDERS, PATTERN BOOKS, THE LIST GOES ON AND ON. AS WELL AS THE SHOP, JOANNE HOSTS A VARIETY OF CLASSES, CATERING TO CROCHET QUEENS AND KNITTERS AT ALL LEVELS OF EXPERIENCE (RUMOUR HAS IT THERE’S TEA AND BUNS!)



QUARTER HOUSE COFFEE 

THIS BEAUTIFUL NEW COFFEE SHOP IS OPENING TUESDAY 28TH MARCH, WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!

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KELLIE COURTNEY HAIR DESIGN

WHETHER YOU’RE LOOKING FOR A SIMPLE TRIM AND BLOW-DRY OR A COMPLETE RESTYLE, KELLIE COURTNEY HAIR DESIGN IS HERE TO ENSURE YOU CAN BE COMFORTABLE AND CONFIDENT WITH YOUR HAIR AND THAT IT IS STYLED IN A WAY THAT COMPLETELY SUITS YOU. WITH A COMFORTABLE AND FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE, WE ARE EXPERTS AT HAIR COLOURING AND RESTYLING, AND ALSO SPECIALISE IN WEDDING AND BRIDAL PARTIES TO ENSURE YOUR HAIR IS PERFECT ON YOUR BIG DAY. WE WELCOME MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN, AND ARE OPENING LATE NIGHT ON WEDNESDAYS.

THE NAIL ROOM

SINCE THE NAIL ROOM WAS ESTABLISHED IN 2007 BY AWARD WINNING PROPRIETOR JULIE MCCAY IT HAS CONTINUED TO EXCEL AND LEAD THE WAY IN HAND AND NAIL CARE.

BY REINVENTING THE SALON, IT STAYS ON TOP OF ALL TRENDS AND PROVIDES PROFESSIONAL ADVICE AND

SERVICE AT ALL TIMES.

THE NAIL ROOM OFFERS A WIDE RANGE OF SERVICES SUITABLE FOR ALL OCCASIONS AND NOW PROVIDES FULL RANGE OF TRAINING COURSES

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THE SECRET BOOKSHELF

‘CARRICK NEEDS A BOOKSTORE!’ ARE THE WORDS JO AND CHRIS HEAR MOST OFTEN FROM CUSTOMERS AT THE SECRET BOOKSHELF (CLOSELY FOLLOWED BY, ‘WOW, YOU HAVE A LOT OF BOOKS!’) 

THERE ARE A LOT OF BOOKS, SPREAD INTO FOUR DISTINCT ROOMS: GIFT AND SHOWROOM, CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS’ ROOM, BARGAIN ROOM, AND GEEK-DEN. WE ALSO OFFER BOOK SEARCHING, BOOK ORDERING AND BESPOKE BOOK HAMPERS, AS WELL AS ACCEPTING AND SELLING NATIONAL BOOK TOKENS. 

HEAD DOWN TO THE END OF THE PATH AND ENTER A WORLD OF BOOKS. 

THE TALKING SHOP

SET UP BY POSITIVE CARRICKFERGUS TO HOST MULTIPLE PROJECTS EXPLORING THE FUTURE OF CARRICKFERGUS WITH THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE HERE, THE TALKING SHOP INVITES INNOVATIVE THINKING AND IMAGINATION, WHILE PROVIDING AN ENCOURAGING SPACE FOR COMMUNITY-ORIENTATED IDEAS AND EXPERIMENTS. 

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PHOTOLEASE LIMITED

UPSTAIRS ABOVE THE NAIL ROOM, PHOTOLEASE IS AN INDEPENDENT FINANCE BUSINESS ESTABLISHED OVER 30 YEARS AGO, SPECIALISING IN EQUIPMENT LEASING TO THE CREATIVE INDUSTRY

ADORN AESTHETICS 

UP THE BLACK STAIRS, YOU CAN FIND ADORN AESTHETICS. CATHERINE, AN AWARD WINNING SCIENTIST WITH A DEEP PASSION FOR SKINCARE, HAS OPENED UP HER SALON, BRINGING YOU A RANGE OF TREATMENTS AND PRODUCTS THAT WILL MAKE YOU FEEL THE BEST YOU IN YOUR OWN SKIN. SHE IS ALSO AN OFFICIAL STOCKIST OF SKINICIAN, A COSMECEUTICAL BRAND, AND IS MORE THAN HAPPY TO HELP YOU ESTABLISH AN EFFECTIVE SKINCARE ROUTINE SO YOU CAN REJUVENATE AT HOME.

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BLUEBIRD COUNSELLING NI

ALSO SITUATED OFF THE GARDEN, THROUGH THE BLUE DOOR BESIDE THE NAIL ROOM, IS BLUEBIRD COUNSELLING NI. JOANNE OFFERS A WIDE RANGE OF SERVICES TO HELP NAVIGATE THE TRIALS AND TROUBLES OF DAY-TO-DAY LIFE. FOR A FULL LIST OF HER SERVICES, VISIT HER PROFILE PAGE – WWW.COUNSELLING-DIRECTORY.ORG.UK/COUNSELLORS/JOANNE-HUDSON.

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