Shopping In Westport
Westport’s real enigma is its successful mix the traditional and the cosmopolitan – something that is reflected in its shopping experience. Buy unique locally produced goods such as knitwear and pottery or browse through the rails of contemporary fashion boutiques, book stores and music outlets.
Westport Food & Craft Market
Westport Food and Craft Market takes place on Saturdays from March to December in Westport, County Mayo. A selection of fresh local produce, home-made foods and craft are available to the public.
Westport Country Markets
Westport Country Markets Ltd. Opened in the Town Hall in October 1987 following public meetings held in the Teagasc Centre. Teagasc advisors and country market head quarters helped in the set up. The aims of the market are to market members’ fresh quality farm, garden and home produce and traditional crafts, all using native and local materials where possible.
Over the years the market has expanded and is now a thriving business, word of mouth being the best form of advertisement. Produce on offer at the weekly market includes organic vegetables, free range eggs, fresh flowers, baked goods, jams and chutneys. Traditional crafts include woodturning, patchwork, homespun wool, hand woven items, hand knitting, pictures, toys and greeting cards.
All goods supplied by members are produced locally, the vegetables and flowers are freshly harvested just before the market, baked goods are freshly made and are free from all additives and preservatives. Country Markets Ltd. is bound by the health and hygiene regulations of the land, as any other business. The highest standards of hygiene are respected at all times in the preparation of produce.
A tea/coffee shop is open during market opening hours. It is hosted by members of the market. Tea, coffee, sandwiches, savouries, cakes and pastries are served.
The market activities are based on the co-operative principle of self help and mutual help, sharing of skills and knowledge. To this end members must give a commitment to supply their produce throughout the entire year.
At a time when Irish Farmers are coming under increasing pressure, Country Markets can offer a much needed alternative source of income for many farm families. There is no middleman, the producer sells directly to the consumer, customers know where the produce comes from and that they are supporting the local economy. Producers get direct feedback from customers which keep them in touch with needs.
The country markets are held every Thursday from 8.30am – 1pm in the The Boxing Club, James St, Westport.
For More details log on to http://www.westportcountrymarket.ie
One of Europe’s best known design and manufacturers of workwear, personal protective equipment and outdoor leisurewear. With over 100 years experience, Portwest have become a trusted name in clothing, with products designed and based on the hands-on daily experience of customers. Their team of product specialists and designers use both traditional and cutting-edge techniques to ensure quality; investing continuously in the research and developments of new and innovative technologies to best suit the demands of today’s consumers. Portwest strive to provide the best product for the job, with the ideals of functionality, durability, style and value at heart.
Workwear and PPE
When it comes to workwear and personal protective equipment, quality is everything. Their wide range of workwear consists of everything from rigger boots and boiler suits, to thermal gloves and workwear trousers. Their full range of Personal Protective Equipment is certified by international safety standards with materials of the highest quality ranging from safety boots and hi vis vests to ear plugs and eye protection, all at the most competitive prices in the business.
Their collections of leisure and outdoor clothing are designed with functionality, comfort and style in mind. Their wide collection of Ladies, Mens and Childrens leisurewear includes fleece jackets, and rainwear, to long and short wetsuits.
See more at: http://www.portwest.ie
Established in the early sixties, Carraig Donn is Ireland’s premier retailer of Fashion, Jewellery, Gift and Homewares. With 32 prime locations across Ireland, showcasing the very best of Irish and International labels, we strive to give the customer something special.
All collections are handpicked and always feature quality key season trends delivered at exceptional prices. Our buyers travel constantly sourcing whilst attentively listening to the needs and wants of our customers. This winning formula gives our customer base the choice to buy for their personal taste and style and always at great value.
In-store, Carraig Donn houses a clever mix of Irish and International brands in all departments. In fashion, customers enjoy labels Vila, Jackpot, Darling, Peruzzi and Cream to name but a few. Carraig Donn also have successfully designed their own fashion labels J’aime la Vie and Voulez Vous. These French styled labels are aimed at strong, independent women, made to Irish specifications and are worn by ladies who enjoy individual and unique pieces at ready to wear prices with dresses ranging from just €59!
In short, Carraig Donn caters for every occasion at a range of budgets. Whether it’s a race meeting, a wedding or a special dinner date, you'll have plenty of choice. The extensive jewellery collections available from Newbridge Silverware, Knight & Day and Soul adds a perfect, elegant touch to any outfit.
Carraig Donn also stock a wide range of prestigious Irish gift brands including Waterford Crystal, Vera Wang, Tipperary Crystal and Delphi Pottery are some of many. These collections are seen alongside novel themed lifestyle collections to suit any budget. From designer furniture to sentimental token gifts the choice is endless in the Gift & Home department at Carraig Donn. So if you are looking for something for someone special, or a personal treat (why not), you'll be spoilt for choice in-store or online.
Over the years, Carraig Donn has dedicated itself to excellence and houses an extensive awards portfolio. Today, Carraig Donn is listed as one of Ireland’s Top 30 Stores for 2011 by Retail Excellence Ireland. In recent months, the company has opened new stores in Dublin, Kildare and Carlow. 2011 continues to be a busy year with Carraig Donn celebrating over 40 years in retail, more new store openings and online shopping!
Carraig Donn is 100% Irish owned and operated. Its central warehouse, manufacturing plant, dispatch centre and online store are all operated from their home on the Lodge Rd., Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland
Log on to www.carraigdonn.com for more details.