LOVE CHRISTMAS? SPEND THIS CHRISTMAS IN BELMULLET ERRIS AND SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES
Dear readers, it’s that time of year again, and whether you’re eager to throw yourself
into all things Christmassy or anxious about what to get and where to get it, we’ve
put together the perfect guide to purchasing great gifts, supporting your independent
community businesses, and helping the environment by shopping local too!
So get your skates on- well, sensible walking shoes- and show your Belmullet
businesses some love whilst picking up some fantastic presents and making the
most of the friendly experts practically on your doorstep.
Have a fabulous Belmullet Christmas everyone
A chairde, agus an Nollaig ag druidim linn arís, agus fonn ort tú féin a chaitheamh
isteach i ngach rud Nollaig nó imníoch nach bhfuil tú tosaithe ag siopadóireacht go
fóill agus ag smaoineadh faoi céard atá ar fáil agus cén áit a bhfaighidh tú é, faigh
liosta do roghanna bronntanais atá ar fáil go háitiúil i mBéal an Mhuirthead agus tú
ag tacú le gnóthaí bheaga i do bhaile mór féin- is le leas na timpeallachta é freisin!
Mar sin cuir ort do scátaí -bróga siúlóide ciallmhara ar aon nós- agus thaispeáin do
thacaíocht do ghnóthaí i mBéal an Mhuirthead agus tú ag ceannacht bronntanais
álainne go háitiúil don te speisialta i do shaol. Bain an leas is fearr as comhairle na
saineolaithe cairdiúla seo atá ar leac an dorais agat.
Beannachtaí na Nollag oraibh uilig i mBéal an Mhuirthead
Langans Home & Garden centre – can you guess- is a garden centre, a local store
that also has a website that ships seeds to every part of Ireland. It is as you’d
imagine perfect for getting your Christmas tree from, and they currently have the
beautiful classic Christmas tree,the Nordman fir. There’s also a great range of
Christmas tree decorations, seasonal decorations for inside and outside, and lots of
lovely fairy lights for your tree, mantelpiece, or wherever else needs a bit of festive
In addition to all that, they stock a wide range of big brand names for presents and
toys, such as Lego and Playmobil. There really is something for everyone at
They’re the only dedicated garden centre in Belmullet, and keep our gardens, pots,
and windowsills going throughout the year, providing necessities such as quality
compost through to gifting opportunities whatever the season. It’s a one stop shop
with superb service, and loyal customers who’ve stuck with them for years and
Damien is also the chairman of the Erris chamber of commerce, and passionately
believes that when the community is thriving, we all thrive. Damien is also part of
several groups that enhance and support community life, such as festival
committees and Christmas lights for everyone to enjoy.
Damian Langan (My Garden Centre at Langan’s)
Christmas Gift Ideas From Langan’s
Where to start at Langan’s Home & Garden centre? It began in 2002 when the
opportunity came up in the town of Belmullet to open a discount store and has
evolved over the years into a garden centre and home store which basically sells a
wide range of quality goods.
It’s the perfect place to get your Christmas tree from, but if you already have one
(and can’t fit in another!) there are plentiful decorations and homeware to make your
home as inviting as possible, and for gifts there are lots of toys for children- or big
kids. In our more environmentally aware era, many people would love a present
such as a beautiful plant, or even some seeds to grow when the weather warms, and
for the gardeners in your life there are plenty of great quality tools and garden
How To Buy From Langan’s Home & Garden Centre
The store is open for you to walk into, and the website www.mygardencentre.ie sells
seeds and garden products.
You can also check them out on social media:
Facebook: My Garden Centre at Langan’s
Instagram: My Garden Centre at Langan’s
Shevlins is a paint, household, furniture and furnishings, lighting, and giftware shop
that is a great place to pop into any time of year- but especially with Christmas
If you have any bits and bobs, or even bigger jobs, to do to get your home shipshape
before entertaining guests, or feeling like you can relax yourself, there’s a great
range of products at Shevlins to help you out.
But just as importantly, there are loads of gift ideas and opportunities too. After all,
who amongst us doesn’t love a little something- or a big something- to make our
home feel more homely.
A family-centred business with nearly three decades of professional expertise at your
disposal, Shevlins has a great selection and a large variety of products, and are
always happy to help you find what you want, or what you didn’t even know you
Neil was born and reared in Belmullet just about 100 yards from where the shop is,
and you don’t get much more local than that. Familiarity with the community over so
many years means Shevlins is able to anticipate and respond to both general trends
and personal, individual needs.
Although of course some classics never age- once again the top recommendation
from the store is Newbridge giftware, with other superb quality brands also jostling
for top place in stock, such as Belleek and Galway Crystal, all perfect for gifting this
Neil Shevlin (Shevlins)
Christmas Gift Ideas From Shevlins
As well as all the fab brands mentioned above, there are even more great products
from the likes of Genesis and Lindy Brown. Shevlins also stocks all the big paint
ranges such as Dulux, Fleetwood, and Color Trend, so if you’re in the mood for a
yuletide spruce-up, you know where to head.
From the large to small, the stocking fillers to the main event gift, Shevlins has a
huge range of products and gift ideas, and you can rely on them for expertise
recommendations. They’ve recently started to widen their specialities into blinds and
curtains, and also stock items such as electrical, household, mirrors and pictures, so
if you know someone who’d appreciate that, this is the store to impress them from.
There’s no website as yet although hopefully one will be coming in the new year, so
pop on down and see for yourself!
How To Buy From Shevlins
Shevlins deliver all over the country, and you can give them a call or an email on email@example.com
Slainte Healthfood is part of a family business, handed down by mother and father
and now run by Dawn alongside Davey & Paul in O’Donoghues Bakery. A focal
point of the community, Slainte Healthfood provides a homely touch in both its
products and its service. A very welcome alternative to multinational companies, this
is a place where locals feel comfortable and know they’ll get a warm welcome and
that special personal service.
Their popular cakes are currently selling like, well, hot cakes, with one of this year’s
best sellers for both Christmas tables and lovely presents being the Porter Cakes,
which are a less rich version of the traditional Christmas fruit cake.
There are also tons of scrummy puddings which loyal customers buy to enjoy over
the Christmas season for themselves and guests, and to give as gifts. There are a
surprisingly low amount of places in the country that do quality fresh puddings, and
Slainte Healthfood’s fresh cream cakes are a particular favourite of the community in
the run up to Christmas. There’s a broad variety of desserts available, including the
ever-popular cheesecakes, and while the store tries to add something new for
people to try each year, they always make sure to also provide the classics such as
Black Forest and Strawberry Gateau.
Paul Reily & Dina Barret (Slainte Healthfood)
Christmas Gift Ideas From Slainte Healthfood
There are lots of tempting goodies at Slainte Healthfood, and you may find it difficult
to give any of it away! But their flexible portions of their huge range of tasty treats
makes it easy to buy a yummy gift for every taste. They’re on hand for any queries
you may have as to ingredients, so do just enquire if you have a gift recipient with
dietary requirements to buy for. As we mentioned above, the Gateau and the Porter
Cakes are particularly in demand at this time of year but there are lots and lots of
different desserts and treats to choose from.
How To Buy From Slainte Healthfood
The Slainte Healthfood Store is located over An BuilínBlasta on Main Street, please
enquire within the store.
There is a Facebook page where you can check out all their
McAndrews Clothing has been established in the local community since 1948 and
has been handed down through the family. As you can imagine, trends have
changed a lot since then, but style never goes out of fashion.
McAndrews Clothing keeps a close eye on what’s in and what’s out, as well as what
the next big things will be and makes sure to always be one step ahead of demand.
With such established close links to the community, the store knows what the word
on the street is, and caters to every seasonal need and every personal taste.
Liam goes to fashion shows across the UK and in Paris, and deals with suppliers
from all over including Greece, Spain, and France, and is looking to branch out even
But there is and always will be a close relationship with the local customers, who
communicate regularly via Facebook and within the store. It’s become the new
normal for people to have a browse on the website and then come into the shop to
peruse their purchases up close before buying. This mix of convenience of looking
at home then being able to visit in person is a perfect example of local businesses
meeting the changing needs of modern ways whilst still retaining the high street
access that makes all the difference.
Liam McAndrews (McAndrews Clothing)
Christmas Gift Ideas From McAndrews Clothing
Bestsellers at this time of year are always men’s shirts, with a broad range of styles
and cuts to suit every scenario. The top sellers for women at Christmas are hats,
gloves, and scarves, again in a huge variety of styles so there’s sure to be
something perfect for the person or people you’re buying for.
McAndrews stocks a lot of brands from the lesser-known boutique outfitters to the
ever-trendy big hitters, including- but very much not limited to- Ben Sherman, Diesel,
and Mustang, Captain Corsaire (check out their particularly lovely jackets), Braeburn,
Mudd & Water, and Lily & Me.
How To Buy From McAndrews Clothing
Go and enjoy a browse through the rails in-store, or you can order online and collect
from the store. They’re open 9.30-5.30 during the week, with extended Christmas
opening hours in the run up to the big day.
They also offer delivery, you can connect with them through Facebook or Instagram,
and you can check out the website at www.mcandrews.ie
You’re Some Flower provides stunning floral arrangements as well as lots of locally
sourced and locally made products. With a strong link to the community through
being a key part of the big events in people’s lives, they have a strong instinct for
connecting with their customers’ needs and tastes.
Whether you’re buying a decorative piece for your own home or a lovely gift to
brighten up someone else’s seasonal time, You’re Some Flower can provide expert
advice on what will work in different spaces and how best to look after them.
Flowers brighten up any room at any time of the year but are especially effective in
winter when we all need a bit of extra cheer in our lives. With You’re Some Flower’s
beautiful designs, there’s something to bring a smile to every face.
Barbara reflects the strong community values of Belmullet, with an emphasis on
doing good, living well, and connecting with others. They certainly have a lot of
experience in that, having opened during the Covid pandemic of 2020 and quickly
learning how best to safely and efficiently meet all their customers different needs
during a very challenging time.
So whether you’re after a floral arrangement for your Christmas dinner table, some
seasonal foliage to enjoy this winter, a thank you gift for when you go visiting, or a
classy Christmas present for a loved one, You’re Some Flower is your go-to store.
Barbara Ginty (You’re Some Flower)
Christmas Gift Ideas From You’re Some Flower
A table centrepiece or beautiful hat-box design is always very welcome and
extremely impressive at this time of year. You can also use seasonal foliage to
accessorise gift wrapping.
There are lots of lovely bits in-store, and it’s well worth popping in to see what is
freshly in stock and get great advice and ideas for gift-giving. Particularly popular at
the moment is the range of cosy country-living candles, which are made in Mayo,
and there are plenty of other fabulous gifts as well such as locally produced
reclaimed timber stools and boxes.
Barbera is committed to buying locally and supporting other local businesses
wherever they can.
How To Buy From You’re Some Flower
There are different delivery options to suit all needs, and they particularly specialise
in deliveries on behalf of people who can’t be with their loved ones and want to send
a bespoke gift.
You can always pop into Barbara at the shop, which is next to the hospice shop and
has a great relationship with them and their customers. Or if it’s easier for you, give
them a call to order or for advice, and they take payment over the phone too.
The website is currently under further construction as there are exciting plans to go
nationwide next year, but it should be up and running very soon.
You can also have a look at their social media channels; on TikTok they’re You’re
Some Flower, and on Instagram. Facebook, it’s You’re Some Flower Events.
It’s not too late for the last minute Christmas shopping. Local businesses are here for you with a perfect gift for everyone in your life. You can choose from a great variety of products and buy local at the same time. Best wishes to everyone this Christmas season from the visitbelmullet.ie team.
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