Happy Birthday To Our Tallaght Flagship Store

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Our Tallaght Flagship store recently turned 1 and to celebrate we’re having a Marquee Sale this weekend! As well as the sale which will run all weekend, we’ll have a host of fun events for the whole family including a bouncy castle, face painting and free ice creams! You can also enjoy a complimentary Dyson Hair Blow Dry and sample a delicious coffee by Nespresso.

We’ll also have a tasty fundraising barbecue sizzling away all weekend in aid of a local GAA club and the Patient 2 Patient End-Stage Renal Failure Support Group.

On Sunday, RTÉ 2fm will be broadcasting live with three €100 Harvey Norman vouchers up for grabs! Check out our Marquee Sale in the car park where we’ll have 100’s of Bank Holiday Weekend offers across every department!

Over the past 12 months we’ve held a whole host of wonderful events, from cooking classes with celebrity chefs to Family Fun Weekends. No matter what event it was it’s always been you, the customer, who’s made it special. Let’s take a look at some of the events that have made the past year so memorable.

The Launch

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We cut the red ribbon with giant scissors and opened the doors to our 60,000 sq. ft. flagship store on Monday the 31st of July. Joined by many special guests, staff and media partners, we were delighted to welcome our customers to our Flagship store. The launch was broadcast live on Ireland AM, with Alan Hughes joining our guests as he toured the various departments. Bestselling cookery author Roz Purcell even stopped by to test out our mini kitchen, cooking up a bunch of delicious treats. The complimentary Dyson Blow Dry Bar (which we have most Saturdays) was a huge hit with guests.

Interior Masterclass With Neville Knot

TV host and interior design expert, Neville Knott hosted an interior masterclass with top tips on how to make your space work for you. Guests got the opportunity to ask Neville for advice on all interior design woes. Keep an eye on our Instagram & Facebook pages for more masterclasses!

Cooking with Kevin Dundon

To celebrate the launch of the Hoover Candy Vision Oven, top celebrity chef Kevin Dundon joined us for a fun-filled day jam-packed with cooking tips, recipes and advice from the main man himself. It was an absolute blast and the dishes he served were simply scrumptious, including his indulgent chocolate fondants. Never one to disappoint, Kevin also gave us some of his trademark recipes to share, secret ingredients included! We’ll have more cooking demonstrations coming soon to our Flagship store so be sure to come along!

Family Fun Weekend!

We had a few days to remember at our Family Fun Weekend back in May when we organised a bunch of fun events for the whole family. We had BBQ’s, an ice cream van, Nespresso demos, a bouncy castle and a host of other great activities. FM104 even dropped by to give away four Harvey Norman vouchers worth €50 each. On the second day of the event we welcomed DJ, comedian and TV chef Marcus O’Laoire for a cooking demonstration with Electrolux. It was a fantastic weekend where we got to give something back to our customers and enjoy some free festivities at the same time!

Cooking with The Happy Pear

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The Happy Pear, our favourite twins, were in-store last January to teach customers some of the tips and tricks they’ve used to become a household name in Ireland. The Happy Pear brand has grown considerably since 2004, now employing more than 160 people and becoming one of the most recognisable businesses on the Irish food scene. While this event was exclusive, customers still had the chance to meet David and Stephen and get to know the guys behind some of Ireland’s favourite healthy dishes.

Come Cook with Marcus O’Laoire

DJ, comedian, TV chef and all-round wunderkind Marcus O’Laoire brought along his favourite recipes for a fun-filled cooking demonstration last February. Although he may be better known these days for cracking more jokes than eggs, Marcus nonetheless dished out some delicious food to keep our customers going.

Autism Friendly Shopping

On March 30th last we were delighted to host our first Autism Friendly Shopping Evening at our Tallaght store. We’re currently working towards developing Autism friendly environments in all our stores across the country because we understand that our customers have different needs and we’re committed to supporting those needs whatever way we can. 64% of people with Autism avoid shopping because of the stress it can cause and we want everyone to feel comfortable in any of our stores. We partnered with myAccessHub, Ireland’s leading Autism accessibility and inclusivity advisor, to develop our first Autism friendly environment in our Flagship Store. The tools we implemented included dimming our lights, setting all TV’s to one channel and of course, a greater awareness of customers needs.

Cooking with Rachel Allen

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What a great day this was! TV Chef and author Rachel Allen is a household name, mostly mentioned in the kitchen of course! She’s written a number of best-selling cookbooks and last April she stopped by our flagship store to teach the lucky attendees how to whip up some truly mouth-watering dishes at home using super simple recipes. Some of the tasty dishes she put together included potato soup with parsley pesto and gubbeen chorizo, spatchcock chicken and shortbread biscuits.

 Mother & Baby Club

More recently, the Irish Country Magazine brought the Mother & Baby Club to the Harvey Norman flagship store. A very special event, it focused on sleep routines and relaxation time for mothers and babies. TV presenter Mairead Ronan hosted and we had guest speakers including Niamh O’Reilly, a nursery nurse and sleep specialist who gave all the present mums some great tips! See how it went below!

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