wish-accessories

Business Spotlight: Wish

Tell us about your business

Wish is an accessories and gift shop on North Street in Skibbereen. We stock a marvellous range of handbags, jewellery, scarves, belts and other interesting pieces with the emphasis on quality and value for money. We’ve been here 4 years now – we started with the recession!

What do you feel is unique about business in Skibbereen?

Skibbereen is a combination of a vibrant local town and a busy tourist town. So we have loyal local customers year round as well as visiting tourists at holiday times. The best of both worlds.

What do you feel is key to business success in Skibbereen?

For us, it is constantly sourcing new and different products for our customers and offering a high standard of customer service. The business community is important too – supporting each other, promoting Skibbereen together.

What is your opinion on using the internet to bring in more business?

We currently use our website to showcase our range of accessories but we do not sell online yet. The website is a work in progress… It is essential to have an online presence though – even if it only gives a flavour of the business. `

Are you using social media to market your business?

We send promotional emails to customers on our mailing list but we have not yet embraced Facebook or Twitter. The to-do list is getting longer…

Contact

Wish
North Street
Skibbereen
Contact:
Emer Olsen/Catherine Roantree
Phone: 028 40321
Fax:
Email: Click Here
Website: Click Here

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South Coast Adventure Race

The date for this years event is now fixed for Saturday the 22nd October so you can pencil it into your diary. Hopefully we will have another Indian Summer’s day like last year which helped everyone along the course. The course will follow the same route as last year and will finish with an all new purpose-built assault course at the finish line. This is guaranteed to be both challenging and fun….!!

Visit the South Coast Endurance Website for full details.

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A Taste of West Cork 2011

A Taste of West Cork Food Festival, which takes place in and around Skibbereen, West Cork, brings together a unique mix of food markets and demonstrations, cookery competitions, special dinners, brunches and banquets, food-tastings, talks, exhibitions, children’s events, guided walks, boat tours and some great live music!

A Taste of West Cork 2011 runs from 9 – 18 September.

Visit the official website