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MEET THE TEAM

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True Talents

 
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In the front courtyard

 
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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.

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!)



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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.

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. 

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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ANGIE'S CORNER

ALL THAT SHOPPING CAN BE TIRING, SO WHY NOT TAKE THE WEIGHT OFF YOUR FEET AT ANGIE’S CORNER? SERVING GLUTEN-FREE, VEGAN, VEGETARIAN AND TRADITIONAL FAYRE, THE TEAM ARE READY AND WAITING FOR YOU. WITH A NEWLY REFURBISHED PATIO AREA, THERE’S NO NEED TO LEAVE THE DOG AT HOME EITHER! 

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

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BLING BY AMANDA 

JUST UP THE BLACK STAIRS AS YOU ENTER THE BACK COURTYARD, AMANDA’S SHOP IS FILLED WITH BEAUTIFUL HANDMADE BESPOKE JEWELLERY. AMANDA DESIGNS, MAKES AND TESTS EVERY SINGLE PRODUCT HERSELF TO MAKE SURE IT IS ABSOLUTELY PERFECT FOR YOU, AND IF YOU HAVE AN IDEA FOR A BESPOKE ITEM SHE IS MORE THAN HAPPY TO SEE IF SHE CAN MAKE YOUR DREAM A REALITY! ADDITIONALLY TO THE HANDMADE BLING, AMANDA IS THE BRAINS BEHIND RE-3 JEWELLERY, REFINED REFASHIONED RELOVED JEWELLERY. AMANDA RESCUES ITEMS OF JEWELLERY THAT HAVE HAD THEIR DAY, SHE REPAIRS, REJUVENATES AND RESTORES THEM BACK TO THEIR FORMER GLORY AND SPARKLE, REALLY BREATHING NEW LIFE INTO OLDER PIECES, AND 20% OF THOSE SALES GO STRAIGHT TO CHARITY, CURRENTLY FOUR PAWS UK! SHE ALSO CREATED THE TREASURE TROVE THAT IS THE CRAFTER’S CORNER, A ROOM FILLED WITH A RANGE OF LOCALLY HANDCRAFTED GIFTS AND PRODUCTS, FROM HAIRBOWS TO HANDBAGS, FLICKERING CUPPA CANDLES, AND HANDMADE GUITAR THEMED AND BRANDED KEY RINGS BY AMANDA’S EQUALLY TALENTED HUSBAND BTLX GUITARS.  


ADORN AESTHETICS 

UP THE BLACK STAIRS, BESIDE BLING BY AMANDA, YOU CAN FIND ADORN AESTHETICS. CATHERINE, A 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.