News from the West!
Posted by Michele Hehir on 23rd Mar 2015
Happy Monday morning frorm Connemara!!
Well, we have had a gorgeous few days here in the west- the sun has been shining all week and the temperatures have been moving upwards; We had a storm- free St Ptrick's Day! and it was a beautiful day for all those being confirmed on Saturday.
And more good news this Monday- we've made it into the semi finals of Online Marketing in Galway's Digital Marketing Awards. We're really proud, as both the website and this blog are fairly new and it's definitely encouraging us to work harder at them. Thank you guys for considering us worthy of such awards!!
Meanwhile we have a VIP visiting us next week- Maria Walsh, the 2014 International Rose Of Tralee is calling to us, to offically reopen us up after the little refurb. We are thrilled that Maria is visiting us with her hectic schedule- Imagine, the White House and President Barack Obama last week, and lil' ol us next week. And after seeing her on the Late, Late last week, I reckon she could have a career as a TV presenter!! I was lucky enough to meet Maria last year in Tir Ni, Lettermullen, after she won the Rose Of Tralee, and she is just as lovely as she appears on TV- a kind and caring lady. I had said if she was ever in the west. we'd love to see her in the store, but I knew she was up to her eyes with her Rose commitments. I couldn't believe it last week when we got the call from the Rose Of Tralee office to say we were scheduled with a visit from 3-5pm on Mon 30th March and we are just delighted! Everybody is welcome for a little meet & greet, and we'd love to give her a good welcome from Connemara. As Maria is teetotal, and as it's a cause close to our hearts, in lieu of a wine and cheese reception, we are making a donation to Pieta House. ( As an annual fundraiser for Pieta House, Clifden is also hosting a Darkness into Light Walk on Saturday May 9th at 4.15am- For details on this walk, please contact Tom McEvoy on 093-25587 or click HERE for more information).
So, Clifden is reopening after a long Winter- hotels, restaurants, shops- the town is back to life and it's great to see new and returning faces strolling the streets again. Lots of events coming up as well for April; Clifden Trad Fest; Connemarathon and Maam Turks Challenge; and thats just April!! We'll be super fit (and exhausted!!) when it's all over!!
I better let ye know some business details as well!! Shop wise, our shoes have finally arrived- All the women in Connemara can breathe again- Marco Tozzi, Heavenly Feet and sOliver Spring/Summer collections are in stock at the moment or online at hehirs.com. Lots more coming every day! The shop is full of fashions and footwear for men & women- I think Brian will have to extend the shop at the rate the deliveries are coming in!! So pop in and check us out- Keep following us on Facebook / Instagram & Twitter for updates- we LOVE likes and share and retweets!! Talk to you soon..lots of love..mx