Carrolls ‘Fáilte’ initiative could be a gift for small businesses

75% of products carried by Carrolls Irish Gifts are sourced from Irish suppliers.

Carrolls Irish Gifts has revealed a new initiative called Fáilte that will give small businesses an opportunity to have their products stocked in stores nationwide and online.

The business says it is passionate about supporting and championing local Irish talent and says 75% of products are sourced from Irish suppliers.

“Carrolls Irish Gifts has been dedicated to supporting small Irish businesses for as long as I can remember, giving them a platform from which to promote their brand”

Carrolls Irish Gifts has always worked in partnership with small Irish businesses selling nationwide and through online platforms including Europe and North America. As a result of these long-term partnerships, these suppliers and Carrolls Irish Gifts have progressed and expanded significantly.

Local and global

From Monday 3 April Carrolls Irish Gifts are encouraging small Irish businesses to apply for their competition and meet with the Carrolls Irish Gifts buying team and share the journey of their business so far and why they want to partner with Carrolls.

Applications will close on May 1st and successful businesses will go through an interview process before Carrolls Irish Gifts arrive at a final decision and select one winner.

The winner of the competition will receive a comprehensive support package, including stocking their products in multiple stores nationwide, online promotion of their brand worth up to €20,000, and a full day of business mentoring across a range of areas including marketing, finance, retail sales and operations and product strategy.

“Carrolls Irish Gifts has been dedicated to supporting small Irish businesses for as long as I can remember, giving them a platform from which to promote their brand,” said Carrolls Irish Gifts’ CEO Peter Hyland.

“We are delighted to launch Fáilte and put a more formalised process in place to ensure we speak with as many talented Irish suppliers as possible and give everyone an equal opportunity to partner with us.”

Entries are open for one month from 3 April until 1 May and businesses can apply by completing and submitting an online application on the Carrolls Irish Gifts website.

Heather Gilroy from Prints of Ireland, a current supplier to Carrolls Irish Gifts added: “Prints of Ireland was founded by Peter O’Neill and I in 2021 with the aim of creating fun, modern artwork of our beautiful country and to spread our love of the Irish language (Gaeilge).  All of our products are imagined, designed and printed in Ireland. 

“We are delighted to be stocked in Carroll’s Flagship Store on Westmoreland Street. We began to supply our products to Carrolls in 2022 and it is wonderful to see them support more and more small Irish businesses.”

Heather Gilroy and Peter O’Neill from Prints of Ireland with Carrolls Irish Gifts CEO Peter Hyland

John Kennedy
Award-winning editor John Kennedy is one of Ireland's most experienced business and technology journalists.