As a large amount of the population in Ireland would know, supporting local businesses is crucial during this unexpected global pandemic.
Business owners have been hit very hard with the financial pressure that has come along with this pandemic, on top of facing nationwide lockdowns. The economy has dropped to the bottom of the spectrum and it’s up to us to support it when we can.
A full directory of online businesses to support are available through the wonderful Click for Clare initiative on The Clare Echo’s website. I am going to mention some local businesses that deserve recognition. Situated in Ballycasey Craft and Design centre in Shannon, Co.Clare.
Lavender Beauty and Hair art are situated in the second courtyard in the craft centre. They offer a wide range of beauty treatments and all under the same roof. From waxing, facials and makeup applications, to getting your favourite curly blow dry, fresh hair colour or even a trim. Containing professional beauty therapists and hairdressers, they ensure that you feel satisfied and confident before you leave. These businesses specialise in taking care of all your beauty needs for weddings, communions, confirmations, large gatherings, you name it. Book your appointment to avoid disappointment. Lavender Beauty – Mobile: 086 858 9229, Hair Art – Mobile:085 229 2508
The Lash Boutique by Shannon is also situated in the second courtyard. Offering a large amount of different eyelash extension styles, which includes Classic and Russian. Be sure to send Shannon a message on Instagram when booking. She also unveils her amazing work on her Instagram grid which can help you decide what style you choose. She always ensures that you’re very comfortable during your appointment while achieving your eyelash goals. Instagram: @thelashboutique_byshannon.
The Fairy Queen offers a wide range of cakes, cookies, and is best known for their delicious waffles and cinnamon buns. From birthdays to confirmations, communions and graduations, this place has you covered. The Fairy Queen (Barbara Kimber) showcases her delicious food on Instagram and Facebook where she gives an insight on what she has to offer. Facebook: Fairyqueen Shannon, Instagram: @thefairyqueenshannon, Mobile: 061 703 577.
Angel Flowers are known for their high quality floral arrangements, including their amazing customer service and wide range of different flowers to choose from. They also now have an online shop where they offer the best quality flowers, just a click of a button. They showcase their gorgeous flowers on Instagram and Facebook. It’s very safe to say these bouquets most certainly speak for themselves. Facebook: Angel Flowers Shannon, Instagram: @angelflowersshannon Mobile: 061 365 990.
The Rowan Berry is very well renowned for their tasty breakfast and lunch menu. From the occasional fry up to your traditional club sandwich, this restaurant offers so much to fill your hungry stomach. Offering fresh coffee and traditional Irish food, this family owned business has a large selection of home baking which is always ready to be delivered. They often showcase their delicious food on their Facebook page. Facebook: The Rowanberry Restaurant, Mobile: 061 360 590.