Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Your Christmas Shop Local Guide

Where we choose to spend our money can say a LOT about what we value in the world, which is why Topic’s favourite way to shop is locally with small businesses, friends, and creators. Spending and purchasing gifts locally can have a massive impact for those businesses and not to mention it makes for the perfect Christmas Gift!

Topic this year, are encouraging and challenging you to shop local for Christmas, and with deals as great as the ones shown here on Topic it’s EASY to do. So we are kicking off our first ever Christmas Shop Local Guide this week!

If you would like to have your business involved email: sales@topicmedia.ie 

Buckley’s Supervalu

Buckley’s SuperValu, Mullingar.

SuperValu is part of the Musgrave Group, Ireland’s largest grocery and food distributor. With 223 stores throughout Ireland, SuperValu has served the people of Ireland for over 30 years and has become a well-established landmark across Irish communities. This reputation has been earned through their fresh food quality, strong value offering, consistent support of local producers and the expertise and customer service across all their stores.

Share the magic this Christmas with SuperValu Buckley’s of Mullingar. Shop with your Supervalu Real Rewards card and enjoy a HALF PRICE Christmas Turkey with 500 tokens. Shop great deals on sides such as Creamy Potato Gratin, Baby Potatoes with Garlic & Rosemary Butter and so much more.

Give your friends a luxury personal Christmas Hamper made to order or make use of the pre-made ready to take away in store hampers filled with some of the best brands you could use this Christmas holiday. Why not treat someone to their Christmas food shop with a Buckley’s SuperValu Gift Card. That will well and truly make for a magical Christmas.

So many offers in-store and online when you shop with Buckey’s SuperValu located on Austin Friars St, Bellview in Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. Their opening hours are Monday-Sunday 07:30-22:00.

Just Books

Just Books, Mullingar.

Just Books Mullingar is a unique and charming bookshop located in the heart of Mullingar. They offer customers a personal touch, making them stand apart from other bookshops.

Their extensive range of books and variety of different genres means there is something for everyone and can make for a family day out to Just Books. Can’t see what you are looking for? No problem – the team at Just Books would be more than happy to speak with you and will try their very best to get what you are looking for. Call them on (044) 933 2969 or email them at justbooksmullingar12@gmail.com and someone will be in touch.

Give someone the gift of books this Christmas.

Don’t worry if you don’t manage to make it into the shop, you can now shop their full range of books on their website here. They now deliver the wide range of books across Ireland.

Just Books are located at 23 Pearse St, Bellview in Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. Their opening hours are Monday-Saturday 09:30-17:30. They are closed on Sundays. Book tokens and gift vouchers are available from Just Books to give to family and friends or to treat yourself this Christmas.

Swarbrigg Shoes

(l-r) Brian, Paddy and Kate Swarbrigg.

Established in 1972 in Mullingar and 1998 in Athlone, Swarbrigg Shoes is a family run business who specialise in Ladies, Gents and Children’s footwear. They are renowned for comfort, quality, and design in footwear, while also keeping up to date with current styles. Their philosophy has always been that customers deserve great choice and a personal service bearing in mind that the shoe market is always evolving with current trends and tastes.

From casual to formal wear, Swarbrigg Shoes bring the latest and most popular domestic and international footwear brands to their customers and provide a best in class service to help everyone from the family, choose footwear that will look and feel great. To ensure back-up and longevity for the shoes sold, they also stock a large range of shoe care products, including cleaners, renovators, protectors, and polish.

The countdown to Christmas is well and truly on and Swarbriggs shoes want to make sure you are suited and booted for the winter weeks that lie ahead of us. Their full range of winter stock is now in store. You can also visit there website here to view their range of footwear.

Swarbrigg Shoes are located at 6 Oliver Plunkett St, Commons in Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. Their opening hours are Monday-Saturday 09:30-18:00. The team at Swarbrigg Shoes would be delighted to help you with any query you might have so give them a call on (044) 934 8298 or drop them an email at swarbriggshoes@eircom.net

Don’t forget to visit their Sale Shop on Mount Street.

The Church Restaurant

The Church Restaurant, Mullingar.

Established in 2013, The Church Restaurant Mullingar has become a firm favourite among locals looking for a family friendly, easy to access modern restaurant. Nestled into the heart of Mullingar, The Church Restaurant is surrounded by a busy up and coming town and yet it still holds an inner peace and serenity derived from a long history as the town’s most central place of worship. Utilising the original church building to create something very special, Head Chef and Owner Aidan Convery redesigned the interior to encapsulate a truly modern and warm urban fine dining experience. The perfect set-up for the perfect Christmas Dinner.

The Church Restaurant serves a wide variety of dishes consisting of Mediterranean, Irish, and European cuisine and has an extensive range of menus for you to choose from, depending on what you are feeling like. Fancy dining for two or a chill family dinner after a day of Christmas Shopping? There is something for everyone.

The Church Restaurant is located on Castle Street in Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, with opening times Wednesday-Sunday from 10:00am. Make your reservations today and call (044) 933 2517 or visit their website here. Treat your friends and family to a dining experience they deserve.

Available now are their Christmas gift vouchers. Give a gift voucher this year for The Church Restaurant.

James Maguire & Sons – Family Butchers

James Maguire and Sons Family Butchers.

James Maguire & Sons Family Butchers are the perfect example of what “shop local” means and are steadfast about what it takes to keep business and the local economy ticking over. Located in Mullingar the continuation of a proud family tradition going back to the year 1999, when the late James Maguire spotted the need for a new family butchers in a rapidly growing Mullingar town, is still thriving over two decades later.

They pride themselves in suppling high quality award winning meats that are produced locally. They endeavor to supply their customers with locally sourced produce that are both top quality and delicious.

Get Christmas ready this year and order your Christmas Turkey and Ham NOW! Order your meat through text (087) 296 7565 and have the relief of knowing your Christmas Dinner will be like no other. They couldn’t make it easier if they tried.

James Maguire & Sons is located in Millmount Shopping Centre, in Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. Opening Hours are: Monday-Saturday 08:00-18:00. You can contact them by Telephone: (044) 934 4836 or alternatively drop Kyle an email at: kylemaguire88@hotmail.com

Nuts & Grains

Nuts and Grains, Mullingar.

Established in 1985, Nuts & Grains, an all natural health food store, was set up on a wing and a prayer by a lady called Rita McKeon. Since then, Nuts & Grains has remained a family affair being passed on from generation to generation making Nuts & Grains one of Ireland’s premier health food stores.

Ran now by Marion, she says the ethos is still the same 36 years on – A friendly, approachable environment, providing the latest in quality wholefoods, nutrition, natural skincare and groceries.

Nuts & Grains have an extensive range of products from health food supplements to beauty treatments and they are always on the lookout for new products. Get your hands on one of their hampers, made to order, using recycled and biodegradable packing for a Christmas gift you that’ll leave you wanting more.

Nuts & Grains is located at 4 Chapterhouse, 1 Friars Mill Rd, in Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, with opening times from Monday-Saturday 09:30-18:00. You can contact them by Telephone: (044) 934 5988 or alternatively drop them an email at: info@nutsandgrains.ie You can also visit their website and shop all their products online at www.nutsandgrains.ie

Pasta Bella Restaurant

Pasta Bella Restaurant, Mullingar.

Looking for a delicious, warm, and friendly dining experience? Look no further. Pasta Bella is an Italian Restaurant located in the heart of Mullingar. With over two decades of experience, you are sure to get an experience you won’t forget.

They pride themselves in delivering meals with their fresh pasta, made daily, and served with only the finest ingredients. You can stop searching for that place to bring the in-laws over the Christmas break, or impress with a romantic Christmas dinner for two. Book now to avoid disappointment.

Why not treat family and friends to a Pasta Bella Christmas Gift Voucher and allow them to enjoy the gift of food. Who wouldn’t like that??

Pasta Bella is located at 54 Austin Friar’s Street, in Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, with opening times from Monday-Friday 17:00-21:30 and Sunday 13:30-21:30. You can contact them by Telephone: (044) 934 7965 or alternatively drop them an email at: info@pastabellamullingar.ie or visit their website at www.pastabellamullingar.ie

The Learning Lab

The Learning Lab, Mullingar.

Established in 1989 initially to sell books, stationery, and school supplies this family business grew into something they could only have imagined. Opening it’s Mullingar store in 2013, the team at The Learning Lab believe that finding the best quality, reasonably priced toys and games that appeal to both children and adults is what creates all the fun!

At The Learning Lab you will be able to find an ever expanding collection of the best toys and games, Arts & Crafts supplies, Educational books, and Stationery on offer, as they bring you the newest quality products on the market.

Pop in-store or order online at learninglab.ie and get your Christmas ready for endless amounts of family fun.

The Learning Lab is located at 34 Oliver Plunkett St in Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, with opening times from Monday-Friday 09:30-18:00 and Saturday 09:30-17:30. You can contact them by Telephone: (044) 934 2497 or alternatively drop them an email at: mullingar@learninglab.ie One of the passionate and friendly staff on The Learning Lab team will be happy to assist you with any queries you may have.

Seamus Bracken Craft Butchers

Seamus Bracken ready for the Christmas Season.

Established in 1990, Seamus Bracken Craft Butcher Shop in Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, has achieved numerous awards for their high quality meat & customer service. They open six days a week from 8am to 6.30pm. They pride themselves in offering an excellent selection of local Beef, Pork, Lamb and Poultry products. Their award winning sausages are homemade and available in a variety of flavours.

They are conveniently located on the Lynn Road, Mullingar (near O’Briens Centra) and offer hassle free parking to all customers. In store they offer a wide range of local eggs and porridge, along with Irish made jams and chutneys. They continually have bundles of offers in store to suit every pocket. Take the stress out of Christmas food shopping this year and get all the essentials in Seamus Bracken Craft Butchers – they have all you could ever want for Christmas Dinner. Some of the available products include – Smoked Ham, Organic Turkeys, Spiced Beef and Local Geese.

Their Christmas Saving Card is now available as well, so not only will you be getting a stress-free, mouth-watering, Christmas Dinner but you’ll be saving money too … you can’t go wrong! Gift cards are also available and would make the perfect stocking filler for all those meat lovers. Call in and Order NOW! Telephone: 044 934 2320

Liffey Mills – Edenderry 

Liffey Mills – Edenderry.

Liffey Mills are specialists in Animal Feedstuffs, Grain, Fertiliser, Seed, Veterinary, Chemicals, Clothing, Hardware and Gardening products. Their animal feedstuffs range from calf to beef finishing rations to specialties such as cooked and flaked barley, peas, beans and soya as well as horse rations. Their toasting and flaking lines provides the highest quality ingredients essential for the creation of the best possible rations.

Get sorted this Christmas and gift your animals, as well as friends and family with the best of the best from Liffey Mills.

Don’t miss out on Liffey Mills – Edenderry Black Friday Sale on Friday the 26th and Saturday the 27th November, 2021 featuring deals you won’t find anywhere else. Check out this weeks Offaly Topic for a sneak peak of the deals you could bag.

Offers are subject to availability or while stocks last. Offers only valid for Liffey Mills Edenderry.

Andean Alpaca Farm

Andean Alpacas Farm.

Andean Alpacas is an award-winning Alpaca Farm. There, they boast some of the most prestigious Alpacas in Ireland and the UK. Located in Mullingar, Andean Alpacas is known for its family fun days out and an experience you won’t forget.

This Christmas enjoy the ultimate Andean Alpacas Christmas Experience. Explore the festive pathways. Visit Santa and his Elves (with a gift included for every child!). Post your letter to Santa in the special post-box destined for the North Pole! Feed the Alpacas (with the special food provided). Take part in Storytime with Mrs Claus and all while the adults enjoy a nice warm cup of coffee in the Café.

Booking is advised to avoid disappointment as spaces are limited. You can book via their website www.andeanalpacas.ie or alternatively give them a buzz on 087 320 9805 and give your children the Alpaca experience everyone deserves!

Make Christmas like their first again!

Ryan’s Pharmacy

Ryan’s Pharmacy.

Many of our readers will have visited a Ryan’s Pharmacy at some stage without realising that the Ryan pharmacies (a group of 5, located in the Kildare and Offaly areas) are run by a very passionate, hands on, young, active working pharmacist named Shane Ryan.

Ryan’s are the first pharmacy in Ireland to be affiliated with the Design and Craft Council of Ireland, supporting Irish crafts by selling Irish products in store. They have won the 2008 Pharmacy of the Year award and in 2019 they were winners of the Small Firms National Awards for Service. The team consists of loyal and dedicated staff and the level of service and customer care offered to this day in every one of Ryan’s pharmacies are second to none.

They offer a varied range of services and products at an unbeatable price within a welcoming space for customers and staff. A gift from Ryan’s truly would make the perfect Christmas Present!!

Celebrating 25 years in business, Ryan’s Pharmacy have a jaw dropping HALF PRICE reduction on selected Yankee Candles from their range.

LARGE – Was €24.95 Now €12.48
MEDIUM – Was €19.95
Now €9.95

Start your Christmas Shopping early while stocks last.

MCK Hardware

MCK Hardware, well-known by our readers, is the go-to place for all your DIY projects in Edenderry, Offaly. From protective clothing to the paint, you use to spruce up that downstairs bathroom or your master bedroom, MCK Hardware can provide!

Stuck trying to find the perfect Christmas Gift for friends and family? Look no further. With the extensive range of products sold in MCK Hardware you will have your Christmas Shopping list ticked off in no time!

MCK Hardware is located on St. Patrick’s Road, Edenderry, Co. Offaly, with opening times from Monday-Friday 08:00-17:30 and Saturday 09:00-17:00. You can contact them by Telephone: (046) 973 1461 or alternatively drop them an email at: sales@mckhardware.ie

LakePoint Retail Park

Lakepoint Retail Park, Mullingar.

Lakepoint Retail Park is the perfect place for all your Christmas essentials. Located on the outskirts of Mullingar on the Delvin Road, the park is perfectly positioned within a few metres of the N4 and N52 motorways. The retail park has been in operation for 20 years and was one of the first retail parks built outside of Dublin.

The huge FREE car-parking space available means that you are never more than a few metres from your mode of transport. Your entire shopping and parking experience is all at ground level, which is also a bonus for shoppers of all ages.

Lakepoint Retail Park is currently home to Woodies DIY Home & Garden, DID Electrical, Home Savers, Énergie Fitness Gym, Harry Corry Soft Furnishings and Interiors, Elvery Intersport, Maxi Zoo Pet Supplies, Brentwood Coffee Shop and IMC 6 screen cinema. FBD Insurance is also on site at Lakepoint Retail Park. Opened 7 days a week – 09.30am to 6pm, with late opening on Thursday and Friday until 9pm.

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