1966 A Boutique is born
The autumn of 1966 saw the opening of the County Boutique by our parents, the late Merty and Frank Culligan. It was the beginning of what would become a destination for those seeking a curated mix of casual clothing, outerwear, evening and occasion wear. The boutique was also renowned for celebrating Irish Designers as they became some of the most sought out and respected designers in the business including Louise Kennedy, Paul Costelloe, Richard Lewis and Michael Mortell. Today, Aideen Bodkin, Niamh O’Neill and Caroline Kilkenny take centre stage.
1980 Eighties Glamour
The store’s reputation grew, becoming one of the best boutiques in Ennis, Co. Clare and in the mid-west. By the 1980’s it was visited by customers from all over Ireland and was also popular with visitors from the UK and the US.
1990 Mother and Daughter Unite
From a career in banking, Gwen joined the family business.
1995 Not just a Boutique, a Destination…
It was certainly the year of the Banner roar! Not only were Clare crowned All-Ireland Hurling Champions, the County Boutique also trebled in size to over 1,500 sq.ft., trading over 2 floors in a modern, sleek environment.
2002 A Family Affair
Sister Maeve joined the team from a background in retail management.
2006 40 Years and a Makeover
To celebrate 40 years, the store received a fabulous new makeover and continued to thrive during the boom years.
2014 Nenagh Store is born
In July 2014, the time felt right to expand and the doors opened to our second store, in Nenagh.
2016 Looking forward
Now with two stores and a team of 13 staff members, a website and several social media platforms, we continue our commitment to deliver excellent customer service. Our aim is to bring our customers unique, covetable pieces they will treasure. Carrying on our mother’s dream, we now embark on the next chapter. We pride our success of five decades in business at keeping the customer at the heart of everything we do. This is both the legacy and the promise of the County Boutique.
A SELECTION OF BRANDS WE STOCK
Carefully chosen pieces to make the wearer feel wonderful and to suit a wide range of ages.