Kilcullen Diary Christmas Market 2021

This Kilcullen Christmas Market space is free.  Send a photo of your products, a paragraph about you, and contact details for publishing, to kilcullendiary@gmail.com, reference Christmas Market.


The browsing place in Kilcullen for so many family Christmas gifts has for generations been Berney's Chemist on Main Street. For many years now, their annual Christmas Shop brings together a wonderland of seasonal magic and presents potential, with something for all ages and interests. The entrance to the upstairs space is the door between the main shop and Nolan's.



The Vincent's 
shop is one of the Kilcullen secrets in plain sight for finding clothing, homewares, gifts, reading, or toys, all of excellent quality and at unbeatable prices. With constantly arriving stock, the Kilcullen shop on Main Street is one of those you can come back to at any time and find something fresh, and always surprising. Check it out.



Tech Service on Main Street is the place to buy good value in phones, tablets, and similar technology. Plus all the accessories for gaming — headsets, speakers, and more. And when that iPhone screen or other bits of tech need repair, they provide a quick and permanent fix. Short of a cable or a charger? Tech Service will sort you quickly.



Cross's Centra on Hillcrest
 is the exceptionally well-stocked convenience store serving the extensive population at the north end of Kilcullen. In addition to the normal essentials of food, drink and newsagent, they carry a wide range of seasonal goodies that contribute to the party atmosphere in any home at Christmas. And don't forget those last-minute flowers ...



When it comes to choosing those drinks to accompany the Christmas celebrations, Nugent's CarryOut on the square are the experts to help.  Wines from the Old and New world, at all price levels for yourself or to gift. Best quality spirits of all kinds. The standard well-loved beers as well as a wide selection of Irish craft beers are stocked, from which to choose some different tastes over the Christmas period. All in Kilcullen. All at Nugent's CarryOut.


There's something very special about hand-crafted wood pieces, and they can make presents that are always appreciated. These are local hand-crafted wooden bowls, platters, tea-light holders made from local timber, and other items are also available. Contact Des at dunne.dp123@gmail.com or call 087 2647594.


From quality coffees to mouth-watering and intensely tempting pastries and savouries, there's truly something for everyone at The River Cafe. In cafe terms it is also the key social space in Kilcullen.


Burkes Pharmacy
 is your first stop on Hillcrest to browse for a wide range of Christmas gifts this year. From the traditional scents and toiletry kits to smart scarves and handbags, there's lots to choose from at leisure on their special seasonal displays, in a bright and airy space with good parking behind.


Stina Flowers
 at the entrance to Leinster Marts on the Newbridge Road, offer a walk-in service five days a week for fresh flowers, bouquets, wreaths, and arrangements for all kinds of occasions. With the Christmas season now officially launched, after the Toy Show, they have available a range of handmade Christmas wreaths, and Christmas Trees. Open Tuesday-Saturday 9.30am-6pm. In addition to the walk-in service they can take orders by phone 085 2548543 for local delivery. Contact can also be made by email stinaflowershop@gmail.com and on Facebook at StinaFlowers.



As well as all the everyday staples that a town's main supermarket will always provide, there's the matter of the special goodies for Christmas. Eurospar on Main Street has all needed, including deli, sweets stuff, a wide drinks selection, and more. Always worth detouring from your normal shopping aisles at this time of the year.


Faerly.ie
 was founded during lockdown by Kilcullen-based couple James Byrne and Eoin Houlihan, with the aim of helping people to live a simpler and more considered life and to help reduce unnecessary chemicals and plastics in the world. Faerly sells a handpicked range of products from small Irish makers and eco friendly brands, with hundreds of handmade, plastic free and ethically made items now available. Among the many brands which can be bought through their website are Hawthorn Handmade Skincare, Dublin Herbalists, Wildflower Seed Bombs, FieldDay candles and diffusers, Soilse Candles, Bodhi Blends, and Janni Bars.



A little piece of the La Belle France experience, Armelle's Kitchen on Main Street has been for many years the go-to temptation in Kilcullen for those with a sweet tooth. Every day there are new and luscious patisserie offerings, whether in macarons, cakes or other lovingly-baked treats. And for those with a penchant for something delicately savoury, the daily hot food specials provided by Armelle and Kenny have sated many a hungry lunchtime customer.



Lineva Jewellery
 started through lockdown as a hobby for mother and daughter, Linda and Eva. Linda had studied jewellery making and was delighted to teach Eva her craft. Earrings, bracelets, necklaces, made to order sets for all occasions, phone chains, book-markers and glasses chains, all handmade. Lineva are making special Christmas earrings, for loved ones and for wonderful gifts under the tree. All jewellery is also presented in beautiful handmade bags, which come complimentary with each piece. Currently you can find Lineva Jewellery upstairs in Berney's Christmas shop in Kilcullen and find us on Facebook and Instagram @Linevajewellery. Christmas earrings start at €6.50 each or as a special offer, two for €10. All other earrings are €8 and bracelets, necklaces are €10. Sets (bracelets and necklaces) €25.


Kilcullen's Vivian Clarke has been providing quality and stylish menswear in Newbridge for 37 years. For this Christmas gift for the man in your life, you could be considering these in the new range of Casa Moda half-zip sweaters. Or beat the now-inevitable cold snaps with the smart and warm options in winter jackets and gilets now in stock. And don't forget the possibility of a Clarkes Menswear Voucher if you want to let them choose their own.





Bláithín
 is run by Gillian in Kilcullen in her garden studio. Working with natural dried flowers, Gillian creates beautiful hoops, wreaths, arrangements and bunches. Bláithín products also feature a lot of Irish grown flowers and Gillian also uses reclaimed copper hoops for some of her designs. Constantly working to make her small business more sustainable and celebrating Irish creators and growers. Visit: Blaithinmakes.com and Instagram @blaithin_makes


Having just celebrated their 10th year in business the  CarveOn premium leather goods enterprise is now a leader in the personalised goods market. In Kilcullen since 2015, CarveOn now employs 10 people in the design and manufacture of a wide range of items, from wallets to notebooks to folio covers to golf-related gifts.

 

Tadhg Brophy's Reindeers will make great Christmas presents. A rare breed with lights and bells. Send PM to Lorna Brophy here to arrange orders.




For the lady in your life, or if you're a lady who figures she deserves to treat herself, there's nowhere in the county like Secret Kloset on Hillcrest. Shirley Kavanagh Hallion knows her customers and their preferences like nobody else does, and there's always something new, unusual, and simply lovely in stylish clothing for any occasion. A special selection of accessories can round out every outfit, or make that special present for someone very special.



One of the oldest family businesses around, Berney Bros is known globally for the excellence of their horse-related products. So a gift for someone with equine interests is certainly easily sorted here. But there's also a wide range of outdoor clothing that will help keep anyone warm and dry through the winter.


Tom Berney Jr's handcrafted Buan leather work is gaining a lot of happy customers, with his latest creation, a Journal Cover, already sold out. But there are plenty of other pieces available in his Athgarvan workshop and online that will make excellent presents for those one likes to be thoughtful about. Personalised key-rings, dog leashes, belt loop trigger hook keychains, wallets and even guitar straps. The website is the best place to start, then you can order, email or phone.



Turkeys get the headlines but they'd be nothing on the Christmas dinner table without fresh fruit and a full variety of vegetables, for which Ger's Fruit & Veg on Main Street is the one-stop shop in Kilcullen. There's also a range of Christmas wreaths and table decorations to finish out the effect. And, of course, the shop always has one of the happiest Christmas windows in town.



The retail jewel in downtown Kilcullen is Woodbine Books, where you will find best-sellers but also a much wider range of reading that provides  travel in time and place without leaving the town. Find something special for yourself, for Christmas presents for friends and family, or simply an excuse to browse among covers of many colours, styles and genres. A book is more than a collection of words, it's a space to get lost in.



The Valu€zone on Main Street has always been one of those those shops where  browsing brings surprises, and where there's always likely to be just what you want. For Christmas the shop is certainly the place in Kilcullen to get all those extra decorations, toys and games, and a large selection of cards. Plus the essentials that can often be forgotten — batteries, wrapping paper, and the extra housewares that will be needed over the festive season. And of course, as the name puts it, for great value. Don't leave town ... you don't need to.


Nichola Kennedy
 has been looking after Kilcullen's eyes for more than 15 years, and her premises on the corner at the traffic lights is the place for a new look, better vision, and the most professional eye-care advice. For New Year, perhaps give yourself the present of a new pair of spectacles, there's a choice from all the best brands. There are also lots of stocking fillers, from anti-fog spray to stylish glasses chains and more. Make an appointment before Christmas.



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The Little Brew Cafe has gained a reputation for excellent coffee and treats to take away, but there's also a range of specialist foods and other things that make excellent gifts for the Christmas season (or at any time!). Chocolate truffles, craft cheeses from Sheridans, nut butters, and of course coffee, and more. There are also cafetières and other coffee-making equipment, and to carry your cold drinks, there are Chilly's bottles. Check them out.



The annual Calendar produced by Kilcullen Photography Club is now on sale at the price of €9. It can be bought from any member of the club, or from Woodbine Books. There is a limited number, and when they're gone, they're definitely gone ... The club has dedicated this year's Calendar to Community, 'all the people that cared for each other, helped from a safe distance, those who kept us going behind the scenes and front and centre'.


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