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Meet The Team

TRUE TALENTS

 
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THOMAS JOESPH 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.

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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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TAKE THYME

TAKE THYME IS A FAMILY RUN BUSINESS BY GARY AND CHRISTINE, AND WE HAVE BEEN SITUATED IN THE COURTYARD SINCE 2005. ALONG WITH A WIDE RANGE OF CHEESES, COOKED MEATS, OLIVES, AND PATES WE OFFER A SELECTION OF QUALITY CHUTNEYS, PERSERVES, OATCAKES AND BISCUITS. A FAVOURITE AT LUNCHTIME SERVING FRESHLY FILLED BAGUETTES, SANDWICHES, SALADS AND SOUPS, ALONG WITH FRESHLY GROUND COFFEES AND LOOSE LEAF TEAS. WE MAKE BESPOKE HAMPERS AND CHEESE BASKETS ALL YEAR ROUND. WEDDING CHEESE CAKES ALSO AVAILABLE ON ORDER.

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JAVART

OPENED 11 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.

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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.

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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.

WITH A NEW TEAM ESTABLISHED THE SALON DEVELOPS AND CONTINUES TO PROVIDE THE BEST POSSIBLE SERVICE.

WITH A TEAM OF HIGHLY SKILLED AND PROFESSIONAL TECHNICIANS. 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. 

COME UP THE STAIRS AND ENTER A WORLD OF BOOKS. 

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DREAMY GIFTS AND CRAFTS 

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THE TALKING SHOP

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LODGE MEN’S ROOM 

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THE MULBERRY BUSH 

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MOUNT 10 GALLERY

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LOCOS

OPENING SOON, SERVING THE FINEST, FRESHEST MEXICAN CUISINE, WATCH THIS SPACE!!