"The joys of being the boss"

Hey folks

Hope you guys are enjoying the Summer, it's great to get some down time and enjoy the school holidays.

We as always are busy-busy here at the Gaiety, just getting ready to head off on a buying trip. The boys leave on Sunday; I fly out Monday night and my son asked 'why do I get to fly and they have to slum it on the boat and do 100's of miles?'. I just said that's the joys of being the boss!!! No, I'm actually working on an interior design project at the moment and need to be about! (That's my excuse!)

Ok, so this blogpost is all about our services and what we can do to help you with your interior needs. We have 5 services we can offer to help revamp your home. These include Interior Design, (get in touch soon as I am booked up until September), a Re-upholstery Service, Handmade Benches and Cushions, French Polishing and a Chalk Painting Service.

I've been busy with interior design clients and I'm working on an exciting new restaurant "House of Plates" opening in Castlebar in a few short weeks. So take a read below and see what we have to offer. Contact us if you have any queries 098 56799.
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1. Interior Design
interior1Make an appointment for a commercial or personal consultation with Clodagh by calling 098 56799.



2. Re-upholstery Service
reupholsterysampleWe can re-upholster chairs and stools and we have an amazing collection of fabrics from our many yeas on the lookout.Drop in and have a browse and a chat and see if we can create a new look for you. Or alternatively phone us on 09856799 and we would be happy to advise.


3. Handmade Benches and Cushions

bench2Nola is an amazing seamstress and can turn out any cushion made to measure. We can tailor something to suit your home, all we need are a few dimensions and your choice of fabric.

We also have a range of handmade Monks Benches that can be ordered in any size. You also have the option of purchasing a handmade cushion to match - oh and did I mention we can arrange to paint it any colour?!

Seeing is believing, drop by or phone us on 09856799 and we can get some ideas going.


4. French Polishing
FrenchPolishingThis is quite simply treating wood with a french polish and it is one of the oldest techniques used to finish expensive wood.

If you have a piece at home that perhaps has been suffering wear and tear, it may benefit from a trip to Herbie's workshop.

Phone 09856799 for more information.

5. Chalk Painting Service
chalkPaintstockphoto2Sometimes you just need to re-imagine what you already have in your home, and give it a new look. If you haven't the confidence to tackle the project yourself, maybe we can help.

Just take a couple of pictures and email them to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we would be happy to send out a quote. Our full ranges of Annie Sloan Colours are available on our website so please feel free to take a browse.


Refocused and better than ever...

The last time you heard from us, was a notice to let you know of our Galway store closing. It's been a very busy few weeks for us here unpacking, adjusting and healing. It all happened so suddenly that it took me a while to take it all in.


Christmas Goodies at The Gaiety

It's time to start getting Christmassy at The Gaiety Antique and Vintage Store. Take a quick look at some of the new items that have just arrived all the way from Germany! Perfect for those stocking fillers and perfect for putting the finishing touches on the festive home. 


The Gaiety Decoupage Workshop - Guest Blogger Joules


Last week, as you might have seen from my twitter and Snapchat (username ‘lovejoules’), I had the pleasure to attend one of The Evening Upcycling Courses at the Gaiety Antique & Vintage Store. The Gaiety is a place for amazing antiques, wonderful vintage, unique furniture as well as homeware and lifestyle products. I actually did a shop tour of the Gaiety store in Galway earlier


La Dolce Vita (The Sweet Life)

My Italian is a bit rusty but as far as I know “ La Dolce Vita” translates as “The Sweet Life” which thankfully I have plenty of.  Another man who has a nice slice of La Dolce Vita is Brian. Brian has just won a raffle and a prize of a diamond and sapphire ring worth €3,000!

Now Brian and his wife are married


We had a visitor from The Irish Times this week!

theGaiety IrishTimes Best ShopYes, we had a suprise visitor from the Irish Times this week and I nearly fell over when I heard what he had to say. It seems that YOU our wonderful customers have been nominating us to take part in The Irish Times Best Shop Competition 2015. This just made my day! 


The Gaiety

The Gaiety (Westport)

Islandeady, Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland, E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., T: +353 (098) 56799




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