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Tiger set for roaring trade as it opens new store in Killarney Outlet Centre

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Management and staff at the opening of the new 'Flying Tiger Copenhagen' store in Killarney Outlet Centre. Front from left are Caroline Griffin (Manager) Niall Stringer (owner), Paul Sherry (Killarney Outlet Centre Manager) Gillian Maxwell (owner) and Kate Stringer. Back from left are April Dillon, Nigel Leahy, Paul Clifford, Ashton Bingham, Nora Nelligan and Bobbie Jean Bainbridge. Picture: Eamonn Keogh

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POPULAR Danish brand Tiger has opened its latest store today in Killarney Outlet Centre. Tiger started as a single shop in Copenhagen in 1995 and is today a highly successful international chain trading 613 stores across 28 countries. The company has been through a major evolution and has become a “fun shopping” concept offering a broad range of affordable products with a Scandinavian design. Its stores offer a quirky, ever-changing selection of own-designed items at surprisingly affordable prices with no single item exceeding €30.

Gillian Maxwell and Niall Stringer opened the first Tiger store in Ireland in 2011, and the Danish lifestyle bran, has grown from strength to strength. It now trades from 23 stores including many of the premier shopping centre’s and high street locations throughout Ireland. Tiger has recently been confirmed as one of the finalists in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 Awards.

The scheme is currently anchored by one the country’s largest Nike Factory Stores and is home to a mix of local and national tenants including DV8, Costa Coffee, Holland & Barrett, Claire’s Accessories, Paco, Leading Labels, The Works, Pavers Shoes and Trespass. Costa Coffee has also recently opened a new concept store in the scheme.

Niamh Sheahan of CBRE stated: “We are delighted to welcome Tiger to Killarney Outlet Centre and look forward to confirming further new store openings in the coming weeks. Stephen Murray of JLL acquired the unit on behalf of Tiger who have plans to further expand their portfolio."

For further information on any retail opportunities in the scheme contact CBRE on 01-618 5500.

 


 

Photo: Management and staff at the opening of the new Flying Tiger Copenhagen store in Killarney Outlet Centre. Front from left are Caroline Griffin (manager), Niall Stringer (owner), Paul Sherry (Killarney Outlet Centre manager), Gillian Maxwell (owner) and Kate Stringer; back, April Dillon, Nigel Leahy, Paul Clifford, Ashton Bingham, Nora Nelligan and Bobbie Jean Bainbridge. PICTURE: EAMONN KEOGH

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Therapy dog begins first day of school

By Michelle Crean A four-month-old puppy is the latest addition to school life at one local secondary school and his homework is to help students and staff. On Wednesday, there was great excitement as therapy dog Zoomer joined the school community at St Brigid’s on New Road – the second post primary school in the county […]

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By Michelle Crean

A four-month-old puppy is the latest addition to school life at one local secondary school and his homework is to help students and staff.

On Wednesday, there was great excitement as therapy dog Zoomer joined the school community at St Brigid’s on New Road – the second post primary school in the county to welcome such a dog.

It’s part of the My Canine Companion (MCC) charity which has a number of therapy dogs in schools across the country.

Deirdre Horgan from MCC paid a visit to schools looking for families for the charity’s socialisation programme. ​​​​​​

Zoomer is a mix of a sheepdog and a poodle and Deirdre’s dog Fifi is his mother.

In May Fifi had 10 puppies all named with the letter ‘z’. Just recently Fossa National School welcomed Zoomer’s sister Zazu to their classrooms, and puppy Zoro went to the CBS in Tralee.

The dogs not only provide comfort and support to pupils and students with Autism but to all in the school.

“There is an increasing body of research to support the benefit of a dog in school,” Ber O’Connor, a teacher in St Brigid’s, said.

Zoomer will be under the guidance of Ms O’Connor and some Transition Year students who will undertake a specific training programme for the therapy dog.

“The dog will be based in different rooms around the school but will have a timetable of interactions. We hope Zoomer settles in well and brings joy to many of our students lives. You can follow all the updates of Zoomer’s life on Instagram by following @zoomersbk or his TikTok account ‘zoomerthepuppy’.

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Brian James secures much sought after award

A local business is celebrating receiving a very special accolade – beating off stiff competition from UK and Irish retailers – by taking home the title of ‘Menswear Independent of the Year 2021’. Brian James, whose business is located on Main Street, secured the award at the internationally acclaimed Drapers Independents Awards in London last […]

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A local business is celebrating receiving a very special accolade – beating off stiff competition from UK and Irish retailers – by taking home the title of ‘Menswear Independent of the Year 2021’.

Brian James, whose business is located on Main Street, secured the award at the internationally acclaimed Drapers Independents Awards in London last week.

The highly respected and sought after Drapers Awards celebrate the very best of independent fashion retail and Brian James saw off exceptionally tough competition from other menswear stores to bring home this much coveted award.

Brian James were announced the winners at a celebratory luncheon in The Hilton London Bankside amongst fashion industry leaders and were presented with the iconic Drapers mannequin bust to much applause.

Commenting that Brian James has been a destination for fashion-conscious shoppers for more than 15 years, the judges praised Brian James’ strong “roster of brands” and said that it “offers an aspirational experience in Killarney”.

“Killarney is an incredible town to trade in – it is a brand in itself, offers the best of everything to those that are lucky to live here and an unbeatable experience for those that visit,” Brian O’Shea, who founded and runs Brian James for the last 15 years, said. “This award recognises Brian James and Killarney as a superior shopping destination town. Brian James and the other superb retailers in Killarney are an important piece of the jigsaw – the Park, the lakes and mountains, the hotels, restaurants and bars… it is the whole picture which guarantees the experience is first class.”

He added that his team are a key element of the experience at Brian James.

“My sincere thanks go to each of the team as without them we could not provide the customer experience and service we aim to ensure each and every time. Brian James’ success is also down to the partnerships we have developed over time with key international brands. On the store itself, of course we have relocated to our new super store on Main Street and more than doubled our floor space. Although it has been great to be able to design and create this stunning space to enhance the customer experience, it also allowed us to add more brands to our menswear mix. This year we will have added Hugo Boss and Eden Park to our familiar brands such as Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Gant, Barbour, Bugatti and Farah. The new space also plays host to ladies collections from Tommy Jeans, Calvin Klein, Diesel and Superdry and this is an exciting new element we are really enjoying too!”

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